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Roadcheck Leads to 8,000 Truck and Bus Inspections

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected more than 8,000 commercial motor vehicles during a three-day inspection effort earlier this month as part of Roadcheck 2012. DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers, specially trained Highway Patrol troopers and civilian inspectors joined forces from June 5 – June 7 during the annual inspection effort aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety.

Harlingen police department news briefs 6-26-12

A 22 year old San Benito woman arrested and charged for shop lifting theft, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug; A man and a woman arrested and charged for possession of marihuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and municipal court arrest warrants. Click the web site links below to view the Harlingen police department reports.

San Benito police department news briefs 6-26-12

A 36 year old man arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication; A 23 year old man arrested and charged for assault family violence; A 17 year old man arrested and charged for possession of marihuana in a drug free zone.

Student Loan Rate Hike Hits Latino Students Hard

Today, college student leaders from the University of Texas at Brownsville, Pan American, and San Antonio, and Christine Lindstrom from the Texas Public Interest Research Group called on US Senators Cornyn and Hutchison to support a bipartisan bill to keep student loan interest rates low. They were joined by financial aid administrators who detailed the barriers to college access at their colleges.

UTPA’s Jerry Polinard named statewide Champion of the 7th Amendment

When Dr. Jerry Polinard, political science professor at The University of Texas-Pan American, heard about the latest honor bestowed on him, he responded in his typical self-deprecating manner. “Let me thank the previous two recipients for not returning their awards in protest,” he said.

Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge Seizes Close to $200,000 in Methamphetamine, Reynosa Man Arrested

PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr International Bridge seized methamphetamine valued at close to $200,000 and arrested a man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

CBP Officers at the Pharr International Bridge Arrest a Pharr Woman for Alien Smuggling

PHARR, TEXAS— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a female from Pharr, Texas on charges of alleged alien smuggling and officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two male imposters this past weekend.

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