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Daily Bible Verse

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. 1 John 3:21-22 (Read all of 1 John 3) New International Version

Edwards gets 300th win with Colts Roadrunners Rally Falls Short

San Angelo, Texas — Manager Doc Edwards earned his 300th win with San Angelo Thursday night at Foster Field, as the Colts defeated the Edinburg Roadrunners 10-7. Edwards has a 300-247 record as the Colts’ skipper.


Edinburg, Texas — The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (12-8) were lead by left fielder Rudy Yan who went 3-for-3 on their way to capturing an 8-1 win at Edinburg Baseball Stadium on Thursday night.

Harlingen police department news briefs 6-14-12

A 23 year old man arrested and charged for assault, driving while intoxicated, assault on a public servant and possession of marihuana; An 18 year old Primera man arrested and charged for felony possession of marihuana and criminal mischief; A 27 year old woman arrested and charged for possession of Marihuana; A 19 year old man arrested and charged for possession of marihuana. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.


Laredo, TX—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) congratulated Workforce Solutions and the Border Workforce Alliance (BWA) after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has awarded a Workforce Innovation Fund Grant in the amount of $5,999,998 to Workforce Solutions of McAllen, as the lead entity for the BWA. The BWA is a consortium of the five workforce boards located along the Texas-Mexico border. Earlier this year, Cuellar wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates in support of the BWA’s application for this grant.


Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announced today the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Workforce Solutions (McAllen) and Cameron Works, along with other border programs, $5,999,998 through the Workforce Innovation Fund grants to develop and expand innovative strategies to help Americans return to work.

United States Settles Lawsuit Against Christus Spohn Health System Corporation

HOUSTON – Christus Spohn Health System Corporation has paid the United States more than $5 million to settle allegations regarding violations of the False Claims Act, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The allegations included inappropriately admitting patients to inpatient status for outpatient procedures.

Summer 2012 Conservation Adventure Camp August 6th-10th, 2012

Come join U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), Friends of the Wildlife Corridor, and Friends of Laguna Atascosa for a week long camp in August. 15 lucky participants from Valley Schools will be chosen to participate in this summer camp. Participants need to be entering 6th-8th grade. Participants will get to visit and conduct activities at National Wildlife Refuges, World Birding Centers, and State Parks in the valley. There is no charge for the camp which has been funded through a USFWS grant. Participants will be chosen from Roma through South Padre Island but is limited to only 15.

Allen Stanford Gets 110 Years for Orchestrating $7 Billion Investment Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON – R. Allen Stanford, the former Board of Directors Chairman of Stanford International Bank (SIB), has been sentenced to a total of 110 years in prison for orchestrating a 20-year investment fraud scheme in which he misappropriated $7 billion from SIB to finance his personal businesses.

Newest DPS Patrol Vessel Commissioned in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned the fourth of its new patrol vessels at a ceremony in Austin. The boat is named in honor of the late Trooper Troy Hogue, who was stationed in Big Spring, and at the age of 39, was shot and killed by a DWI suspect after a traffic wreck on I-20 in Howard County on December 30, 1994.

Facts and figures about the American Flag

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May you Rest In Peace! Van T. Barfoot died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012

Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flag down? You might remember a news story several months ago about a crotchety old man who defied his homeowners association and refused to take down the flagpole on his property and the large flag that flew on it. Now you can find out who, exactly, that old man was.

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