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Harlingen, Texas — the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings completed the series and double header sweep over the McAllen Thunder (16-32) by a score of 5-0 on Friday night at Harlingen Field.


Harlingen, Texas — The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings defeated the McAllen Thunder in game one of the double-header by a score of 3-1 on Friday evening at Harlingen Field.


A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and Set about nailing it to a post on the edge of His yard. As he was driving the last nail into the Post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked Down into the eyes of a little boy… “Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your Puppies.”

Harlingen police officer Arturo Martinez recognized as a Law Enforcement Hero

At “The Take the Wheel Law Enforcement Recognition Event” held today at South Padre Island. The event is sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot).

FBI Special Agent Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Embezzling More Than $43,000 in Public Funds

Oklahoma City, OK — This afternoon, FBI Special Agent Timothy Klotz, 45, of Yukon, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to an Information charging one count of embezzlement of public money, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Klotz faces a maximum statutory sentence of 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution. Judge Miles-LaGrange ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set upon completion of that report.

Nationwide Study Shows Texas is #1 in Infrastructure and Transportation

AUSTIN – CNBC’s 2012 Top States for Business study results are out and Texas is on top. In addition to its overall No. 1 ranking, Texas maintained the top spot in the infrastructure and transportation category for the second year in a row and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) couldn’t be more proud.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $12.5 Million in Cocaine at the Pharr Port of Entry Cargo Facility

Pharr, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized alleged cocaine valued at more than $12 million at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge’s import lot.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $76,500 in Methamphetamine at Hidalgo Port of Entry

HIDALGO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo Port of Entry on Thursday seized Methamphetamine valued at approximately $76,500 during a routine vehicle inspection of a passenger vehicle.

Harlingen Police department news briefs 7-13-12

A 32 year old man arrested and charged for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of marihuana; Two 17 year old men arrested and charged for possession of marihuana.

Cinch Connectors, Inc.: The Latest Manufacturer to Bring Jobs to McAllen

Cinch Connectors, Inc., a division of Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA and NASDAQ: BELFB), has formally announced its plans to relocate its Vinita, Oklahoma operation to McAllen, Texas. Cinch, a multi-national manufacturer of a broad range of electrical interconnect products, will create approximately 70 technical jobs, which will require some experience in machining and tooling. The operation will mainly supply the aerospace industry.


Laredo, TX—Your vote is your voice, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) likes to say, and this week he launched an interactive voting registration app on his website aimed at making sure that voters in Texas have their voices heard. The app is designed to inform Texans on how they can register to vote and what they need to bring to the polls.

Friday the 13TH

Face it, you’re screwed. Today is Friday the 13th — the unluckiest day on the calendar — so try not to crash your car, fall down a flight of stairs, set yourself on fire or do anything else that might compromise your well-being. And for God’s sake, stay away from men in hockey masks. (Read “What Happens When We Die?”)

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