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Cameron County Run Off Election Polling Places

Today Tuesday July 31, 2012. 7:00AM – 7:00PM Be sure and get out and vote as early as possible.

Daily Bible Verse

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 (Read all of Philippians 4) New International Version


EDINBURG, Texas— Nelson Teilon hit a three-run walk-off homerun to help the McAllen Thunder defeat the Edinburg Roadrunners 5-4 Monday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

San Benito man sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a 12 year old male family member

Brownsville, Texas – July 30, 2012 – Armando R. Villalobos, County and District Attorney for Cameron County, announces today that Jose Ernesto Pacheco, 56, of San Benito was sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division.

Harlingen police department news briefs 7-30-12

A 31 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and pending arrest warrants; 2 Raymondville women arrested and charged for theft/shoplifting at K-Mart; 2 men were arrested and charged for possession of marihuana.

Without raising taxes, Edinburg prepared to provide $20 million towards construction of envisioned $76 million county courthouse

With an estimated 6,000 jobs in Edinburg directly linked to the presence of the Hidalgo County Courthouse, which is the heart of county government, city and county leaders are reviewing the historic and comprehensive Hidalgo County Courthouse Master Plan that includes the proposed construction of a $76 million, 294,000-square-foot, seven story Courts Building that would dramatically reshape downtown.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $634,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry In Three Separate Enforcement Actions

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at over $633,600 hidden within a three different vehicles in three separate enforcement actions.

6 persons, 3 men and 3 women entrapped arrested and charged for selling alcoholic beverages to minors

The arrests took place on Saturday July 28, 2012. The Harlingen cops were working overtime using a minor decoy to entrap and make the arrests. Around 20 persons have now been entrapped and arrested by Harlingen police. Most of those arrested and charged lose their jobs and incomes to support their families. This is a cruel and unusual punishment. The only reason for the arrests is the over time income incentive for the cops. No over time no arrests.


Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) marked the 47th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare. Medicare provides a guaranteed set of benefits and affordable premiums to seniors and people with disabilities, including approximately 3,044,936 Texans. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965.


Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Harlingen recently received approval to begin a Registered Nurse (RN) program to meet the health-care needs of the medically underserved Rio Grande Valley.

DPS Seeks Public’s Help in Double Homicide on the Border

AUSTIN – The Texas Rangers and the Maverick County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify two homicide victims found near Eagle Pass on May 22, and a $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for their deaths. Authorities are asking for the public’s help on both sides of the border in identifying the two male victims, who may be from Mexico.

Special message to the Harlingen police department

If you want to make some headlines.  If you want to make LOTS of arrests.  If you want to make LOTS on money.  Go after the 43,000 pending arrest warrants.  Worth over 11 million dollars.  If you don’t address this GIANT problem, it’s going to get much BIGGER.

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