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Daily Bible Verse

All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 (Read all of Proverbs 21) New International Version

Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 7-25-12

A 48 year old Raymondville man sentenced to 2 year in prison for felony driving while intoxicated; A 20 year old Weslaco man sentenced to 3 years in prison for possession of marihuana; A 28 year old Raymondville man sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated; A 59 year old Raymondville man was sentenced to 2 years in prison for felony driving while intoxicated; A 47 year old Raymondville woman was sentenced to 6 months in prison for theft; A 32 year old Brownsville man was sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession of a controlled substance; A 21 year old Mexican National sentenced to 6 years in prison for Possession of cocaine.


EDINBURG, Texas – University of Texas-Pan American baseball head coach Manny Mantrana announced on Wednesday the commitments of McAllen Memorial High School outfielder Bryant Stites, PSJA North pitcher Jacob Garcia, and Roma High School pitcher Isaac Martinez for the 2012-13 academic year.


EDINBURG, Texas— Cristobal Santana hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth giving the Edinburg Roadrunners the 4-3 win over the Fort Worth Cats Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.


Harlingen, Texas — The McAllen Thunder (21-38) and the Rio Grande Valley White Wings (33-25) each put runners in scoring position on Wednesday, but the McAllen Thunder capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 4-2 win at Harlingen Field.

Harlingen police department news briefs 7-25-12

A man and his wife arrested and charged for stealing a cellular telephone; 2 men were arrested and charged for possession of marihuana, possession of a controlled substance and assault.

Two More People Sentenced to Federal Prison for Straw Purchasing‪

‪MCALLEN, Texas – Two additional members of a straw purchasing ring who were making false statements on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) forms 4473 in the acquisition of firearms from federal firearms licensees (FFL) are now serving federal prison terms, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. David Ricardo Gonzalez and Jolynn Perez, both 21, each pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements in the acquisition of firearms on April 25, 2012, commonly referred to as straw purchasing.

The Brownsville police department assists the drug enforcement Administration in raiding 13 smoke shops in Brownsville

The Brownsville Police Department assisted DEA in executing a Search and seizure warrant at 13 different smoke shops in Brownsville. The DEA confiscated over 7,500 packages of synthetic Marijuana. Some of the products confiscated were Kush, Mad Hatter, Mary Jane and Scooby snacks. Scooby snacks tested positive for having a synthetic canabinoid.    

Three Most Wanted Fugitives Arrested in Last Week

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced that three of the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives or sex offenders were captured within the last week. Fugitives Daniel Pineda Jr., 26, and Trinidad Diaz Mermella, 46, were both arrested on Tuesday, July 24, in separate incidents after tips led to their capture. Additionally, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, Brandon Gary Johnson, 42, was arrested last week in Dallas.

Brownsville man arrested for driving while intoxicated

His 15 year old son was arrested for assaulting a police officer. A total of 6 children were in the car ranging in ages from 6 months to 15 years old.

Brownsville police raid 2 8-liner establishments, a man and a woman arrested

SIU Agents conducted an undercover investigation into two separate illegal, gambling establishments. Agents garnished sufficient evidence to satisfy the requirements for a search warrant. The warrants were drawn-up, signed, and executed.

Financial leader Paul R. Rodríguez of McAllen unanimously appointed to STC Board of Trustees

Paul R. Rodríguez of McAllen, who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Valley Land Title Company, on Tuesday, July 24, was unanimously selected by his now-six colleagues on the South Texas Board of Trustees as the replacement for the late Michael Allen, who had passed away almost two years ago.

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