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Thunder Win Going Away

ABILENE, TX – McAllen finished Thursday night’s game the same way they started it, by pasting a crooked number on the scoreboard. The Thunder scored four runs in the first inning and five in the ninth on the way to a 12-6 victory in Abilene.

DINELLI LEADS ROADRUNNERS PAST ‘WINGS

HARLINGEN, Texas—Dave Dinelli allowed one earned run in eight innings as he pitched the Edinburg Roadrunners past the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings 5-2 Thursday night at Harlingen Field.

UTPA’s Master of Accountancy program offered in Harlingen

The University of Texas-Pan American is offering a convenient location for students in the lower Rio Grande Valley to pursue its Master of Accountancy (MACC) program.

CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES USDA GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE IRRADIATION FACILITY IN MCALLEN

Washington, D.C. today-Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a final rule that will allow new irradiation treatment facilities in Texas and other Southern States. This rule will allow the construction of a $22 million dollar irradiation facility in the McAllen Free Trade Zone that will add over 100 direct jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs.

Monte Alto man charged with deadly conduct after shooting at a crop duster airplane

Richard Lisboa was arraigned this morning at the Hidalgo County Jail.

Zapata Man Handed Sentence for Trafficking 200+ Kilos of Marijuana

LAREDO, Texas – Lenny Salinas, 25, of Zapata, Texas, has been handed a 63-month-term of federal imprisonment following his conviction of possession with the intent to distribute 216.2 kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. A Laredo jury found Salinas guilty on March 7, 2012, following one day of trial testimony and approximately 4 ½ hours of deliberation. ‪

DPS Honors Those Committed to Protecting Children

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission and Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today presented two Medals of Merit, a Unit Citation and three Director’s Awards to individuals who helped target those who prey on children. Texas Rangers and other law enforcement officers were honored for their efforts in the 2008 raid and subsequent investigation into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ (FLDS) Yearning for Zion Ranch in Schleicher County that resulted in multiple convictions for sexual assault of children. Also, DPS Sgt. Derek Prestridge was honored for a groundbreaking program to teach patrol officers to identify missing and exploited children.

Former TV anchor man arrested for DWI in Harlingen

56 year old peter Torgeson was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated after striking a parked vehicle. He sure looks different then the times in the television news.

CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR HOSTS TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH HIDALGO COUNTY RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS TRANSPORTATION NEEDS

Hidalgo County, TX— On Wednesday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) joined Hidalgo County residents for a town hall meeting conducted by telephone. Cuellar hosted the telephone town hall to facilitate a question and answer session with people living in Hidalgo County about issues facing their community, particularly matters related to transportation and roads. Representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), including Pharr District Engineer Mario Jorge, also participated in the telephone town hall and answered questions from callers about TxDOT’s role in addressing their transportation needs.

Two More Convicted for Attempting to Smuggle Assault Rifle Magazines

LAREDO, Texas – Julio Cesar Flores-Martinez, 46, and Francisco Padilla-Perez, 41, both Mexican nationals, have pleaded guilty to attempting to illegally smuggle a total of 652 assault rifle magazines to Mexico, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Padilla pleaded guilty just a short time ago before United States District Judge Diana Saldana, while Flores pleaded guilty last week.

Harlingen police department news briefs 7-19-12

2 men arrested and charged for possession of marihuana; 2 men arrested and charged for evading arrest and detention and failure to identify; A 19 year man arrested and charged for the sale of alcohol at the Harlingen field; A 67 year old man was arrested and charged for felony driving while intoxicated after a car accident; A 20 year old McAllen was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated; A 56 year old man was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated after striking a parked vehicle; A 28 year old woman was arrested for felony assault/family house member impeded breath/circulation.

Public Transportation Survey

The Harlingen-San Benito MPO is currently working with Nelson & Nygaard (lead consultant) & Team Better Block (sub consultant) on a Public Transportation Operational Analysis & Implementation Plan that will evaluate the current transit routes with the Harlingen-San Benito area & they will provide a 10 year implementation plan.

Presidential Pardons Shades of Mercy

White criminals seeking presidential pardons are nearly four times as likely to succeed as people of color, a ProPublica examination has found.

Brownsville Aggravated Kidnapping-Capital Murder

On July 18th 2012 Officers responded to 374 Military Highway (Mariscos Playa Azul) in reference to an Aggravated Kidnapping.

CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR NEW INITIATIVE TO DEDICATE RESOURCES TO TEACHERS IN STEM FIELDS

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) announced his support for the Administration’s new initiative to dedicate nearly $100 million to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers, as well as a proposal to create a national Science, Math, Technology and Engineering (STEM) Master Teacher Corps. School districts in Texas will be eligible to apply for funding from the Teacher Incentive Fund to implement high-quality plans to establish career ladders that identify, develop and leverage highly-effective STEM teachers.

CUELLAR: STARR COUNTY TO RECEIVE $450,000 FOR SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION

Rio Grande City, TX— Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) congratulated Starr County on receiving a $450,000 grant from by the Board of Directors of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission and the North American Development Bank (NADB). The grant will finance part of a solid waste transfer station.

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