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Edinburg, Texas — The bats were busy at Edinburg Baseball Stadium on Wednesday night, and when the dust cleared the McAllen Thunder (25-40) outlasted with a 10-9 win over the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (35-29).


ABILENE, Texas— The Edinburg Roadrunners rallied after trailing by four runs to beat the Abilene Prairie Dogs 8-5 Wednesday night at Walt Driggers Field snapping their three-game losing streak.

Attempted Firearms and Ammunition Smuggling to Zeta Cartel Lands Two Men in Federal Prison

LAREDO, Texas – Damaso Alberto Rueda-Cabrera, 30, and Rene Chapa, 51, have been handed federal prison sentences in case involving the attempted smuggling of 147 firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammunition for Zeta cartel in Mexico, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Rueda-Cabrera, of El Cenizo, Texas, previously pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of firearms, while Chapa, of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, entered a guilty plea to attempting to export firearms.

Leader/Organizer Handed 21+ Years in Marijuana Conspiracy

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Julio Alberto Chapa, 40, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a significant federal sentence for his leadership role in a conspiracy to smuggle 1,257 kilograms of marijuana into the United States on board several small fishing vessels, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Robert Rutt, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Chapa pleaded guilty May 3, 2012.


Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announces that under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women will now have access to life-saving preventive care, such as mammograms and contraception, without paying any more out of their own pockets.

Tire Recycling and Processing Grand Opening Set for August 16, 2012

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Tire Recycling and Processing, LLC, (TRP), the newest industry to located in the Harlingen Industrial Park.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett: If there were an Olympic medal for protecting those sitting atop the economic ladder, these Republicans would go gold without any competition

Washington—Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, spoke against the House Republican majority’s bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 a year while at the same time allowing other tax credits that help working families expire, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit that he authored to make college more affordable for millions of families.

Rep. Farenthold Introduces the Tax Exemptions for American Medalists (TEAM) Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) introduced the Tax Exemptions for American Medalists (TEAM) Act. This bill will exempt U.S. Olympic athletes from having to pay taxes on the medals and awards they win competing on behalf of the United States in the Olympics.

Harlingen police department news briefs 8-1-12

A 63 year old man was arrested and charged for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault; 2 men and 2 woman arrested and charged for minors in possession of alcohol; A 17 year old woman was arrested and charged for aggravated assault, retaliation and resisting arrest; A 20 year old man arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marihuana and pending municipal court arrest warrants.

Selection of Jan Clark as Assistant Port Director Trade at the Brownsville Port of Entry

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—Eugenio Garza Jr., Director of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office announces the selection of Jan Clark as the Assistant Port Director for trade at the Brownsville Port of Entry.

San Benito police department news briefs 8-1-12

A 38 year old woman arrested and charged for assaulting her husband; A 22 year old woman arrested and charged for burglary of a building.

Featured Fugitive Reward Increases to $13,000

AUSTIN – The reward for Dallas Wayne Waddell, 47, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of August. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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