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June 14, 1775 Happy 237Th Birthday

6-14-12   United States Army   Tony Chapa MyHarlingenNews.com Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-367-5868 Phone number tchapa1@att.net / tchapa1@att.blackberry.net http://www.myharlingennews.com

The United States Army History

The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The modern Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775,[1] before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784[2][3] after the end of the Revolutionary War to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The Army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.[1]

Flag Day

6-14-12   Fly it High Fly it Proud   Tony Chapa MyHarlingenNews.com Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-367-5868 Phone number tchapa1@att.net / tchapa1@att.blackberry.net http://www.myharlingennews.com

The History of Flag Day

Though the origin of Flag Day dates back to the late 19th century, its inspiration takes us further back to 1777. On June 14th of that year, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress passed a resolution specifying that the flag carry 13 stripes and 13 stars. The colors would represent hardiness and valor (red), purity and innocence (white), and vigilance, perseverance and justice (blue).

Daily Bible Verse

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 (Read all of Psalm 119) New International Version

Hundreds expected to participate in job fair being hosted by EEDC on Thursday, June 21

Edinburg city leaders are hoping to attract from 800 to 1,000 area residents for the Edinburg Job and Resource Fair scheduled for Thursday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

City of McAllen to Host 84th Annual Independence Day Celebration Wednesday July 4

The City of McAllen will host its 84th Annual Independence Day Celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, with the popular Main Street Parade, the “Concert In The Sky” fireworks display and several other events throughout the day.

“KNOWLEDGE THROUGH AWARENESS”

The Brownsville Police Auto Theft Unit and Brownsville Explorers will be out at the Sunrise Mall, 2370 N. Expressway (Food Court), next Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 01:00PM – 4:00PM. The objective is to raise public awareness on auto theft and burglary preventative measures.

Study shows there’s money in small-acreage vegetable production

WESLACO – Growing organic vegetables on small plots of land in South Texas can be profitable, according to a feasibility study recently concluded at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.

Harlingen police department news briefs 6-13-12

2 men arrested and charged for felony shoplifting theft at Kohl’s; A 33 year old man arrested and charged for carrying an unlawful weapon; A 43 year old man arrested and charged for assault with a deadly weapon, his car and criminal mischief.

My e-mail system working again today

Spend 1 hour with ATT re-setting my password.  For some reason it quit accepting the old password.  It’s frustrating with out the e-mail system.

CUELLAR APPLAUDS VA’S DECISION TO HIRE ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY

LAREDO, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) expressed his support for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to add 24 mental health personnel to its existing workforce in the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley as part of a nationwide initiative to expand its mental health team.

ROADRUNNERS SWEEP DOUBLEHEADER

ABILENE, Texas— Pascual Del Real delivered an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Edinburg Roadrunners to a 6-5 victory over the Abilene Prairie Dogs to sweep the doubleheader Tuesday night at Walt Driggers Field.

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