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Have a Nice and Safe Juneteenth Celebration Day

6-19-12    Happy Juneteenth Celebration Day    Tony Chapa Harlingen, Texas 78550 956-367-5868 Phone number /

History of Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free.

Daily Bible Verse

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” Psalm 91:14 (Read all of Psalm 91) New International Version


EDINBURG, Texas— Nick Mahin drove in seven runs for the McAllen Thunder as they beat the Edinburg Roadrunners 13-3 Monday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.


WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Chairman of the Pro-Trade Caucus, and Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX-23) announced their support for the decision to extend Mexico an invitation to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The TPP is a free trade agreement that seeks to facilitate U.S. trade engagement in the Asia-Pacific region’s huge and growing markets. In addition to the United States, the countries currently negotiating the TPP are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Administrative Relief for DREAMERS Webinar

United We Dream will be holding a webinar (online seminar) to inform all DREAMers on the new “Administrative Relief” policy that was signed last June 15th. Webinar will be led by Yale Law School Professors and members of the National Coordinating Committee. They will have 4 seminars total: Two on MONDAY 18TH and two on TUESDAY 19TH at 7 PM in English 8:30 PM in Spanish CST TIME. Please join us to stay informed and up to date and tell every DREAMer you know of this event!

Marchan Convicted of Paying Bribe Money to Judge Limas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Ray Roman Marchan has been found guilty on all counts in the FBI’s public corruption investigation of former 404th District Court Judge Abel Corral Limas, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Marchan, 56, of Brownsville, Texas, was found guilty just a short time ago on seven public corruption related counts after two days of deliberation.

Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in San Angelo

AUSTIN – Rocky Duran Ramirez, 32, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested in San Angelo. Ramirez, who is affiliated with the Tango Blast-West Texas gang, has a lengthy criminal history, including Engaging in Organized Crime.

Breaking News: Jurors found Brownsville Attorney Ray Marchan guilty on all 7 counts

More details as they become available.


Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 19, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will participate in a subcommittee hearing examining the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) response to evolving national security threats. Members will have the opportunity to question witnesses from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the Department of Homeland Security’s operations and capabilities.

Harlingen police department news briefs 6-18-12

A 25 year old woman arrested and charged for 2 counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of marihuana; A 42 year old woman arrested and charged for felony aggravated robbery; 2 men arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marihuana; A man, a woman and a juvenile arrested and charged separately for possession of a controlled substance and municipal court arrest warrants; A 48 year old man arrested and charged for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

DPS Urges Drivers to Move Over, Slow Down for Tow Trucks

AUSTIN – This week the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. To remind the public of this important safety measure, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will activate electronic signs this week, which will read: If Tow Truck Stopped Ahead, Move Over or Slow Down, It’s The Law.

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