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Daily Bible Verse

At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. [...]

ROADRUNNERS LOSE THIRD IN A ROW

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners lost their third-straight game on the road with a 9-4 loss to the Fort Worth Cats Monday night at LaGrave Field.

THUNDER HELD SCORELESS

Edinburg, Texas — Luis Noel kept the McAllen Thunder (25-45) off the board during his six innings of work and the Rio Grande Valley White Wings (40-29) beat the McAllen Thunder, 7-0.

CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES $1.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS AWARDED TO 2 SOUTH TEXAS LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROVIDERS

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced two federal grants totaling $1,547,892 were awarded, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to two low-income housing providers in the Rio Grande Valley. $1,453,806 was awarded to Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. (AHSTI) in McAllen. $94,086 was awarded to the South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc. in La Feria. The grants are available through the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) program with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

San Benito police department news briefs 8-6-12

2 men and one woman arrested for road rage in a hit and run accident; a man and a juvenile female arrested and charged for theft by possession in reference to a recent church break in.

Convicted Pharr Drug Trafficker Handed Federal Prison Sentence

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Israel Guerrero Sr., of Pharr, Texas, will now be serving 108 months in federal prison following his convictions of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and possession of 122 kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Guerrero, 49, was convicted by a jury on both counts as charged after a three-day trial on April 16, 2012.

Border Beer Fest Announces Oktoberfest 2012

LAREDO, Texas—Border Beer Fest, who brought you the first-ever beer festival back in February, has announced the next biggest celebration down on the border; Oktoberfest 2012, presented by L&N Distributors and Family Chevrolet.

Breaking News: Former Harlingen City Attorney Allegedly Hired As Attorney for TSTC

As city attorney Brandon Hall was not supposed to do any outside work, yet he did for some of the city boards.  Right now he is the city attorney for the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation and the Harlingen Housing Authority.  It will be interesting to see if TSTC allows outside work.  More information as it [...]

Address misunderstanding leads to the stabbing death of 14 year old in Cameron County

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Harlingen police department news briefs 8-6-12

A 19 year old man arrested and charged for sexual assault against a 17 year female who was impaired by alcohol and drugs; A 34 year old man was arrested and charged for theft of motor vehicle, bond forfeiture and failure to identify; 2 men were arrested and charged for possession of marihuana; A 17 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and possession of marihuana in a drug free zone; A 48 year old man arrested and charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault, total bonds set at $400,000; A 46 year old man was arrested and charged for possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest and detention with previous convictions.

Houston Man Convicted of Alien Transportation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Leonel Alvaro Abundis-Carreon, 22, of Houston, has pleaded guilty for conspiring to transport 14 aliens within the United States and causing serious bodily injury to a person, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Abundis-Carreon was driving a truck loaded with several illegal aliens, one of whom was killed.

Breaking News: Two incumbent Harlingen city commissioners have filed for re-election on November 6, 2012

District 3 city commissioner Mike Mezmar has filed for re-election. Mezmar special election was bought and paid for by the Harlingen Old Guard (keep the city stagnant) Red Liners. No one has filed yet for District 4 city commissioner’s seat now held by Jerry Prepejchal. District 5 city commissioner Joey Trevino has also files for re-election. The Flip Flop city commissioner Joey Trevino is accused of indirect conflict of interest involving city contracts with his employer Halff and Associates.
I’m told Trevino will have at least one contender running against him.

Agricultural loans fund food and fiber production

EDINBURG – Vidal Saenz is gearing up for his busy time of year, mid-August through December, when farmers and ranchers come to his office for help in applying for federal agricultural loans.

The Port, Valley International Airport and their proper role in area Economic Development

Today’s VMS story about SpaceX’s good fortune combined with the latest newsletter from Representative Ruben Hinojosa promising a new emphasize on economic development (instead of further expansion of the welfare state) reminded me that I had promised to continue my efforts to highlight the Port of Harlingen and the industrial lands owned by Valley International Airport that despite the efforts of the old, old guard remain “in fallow” these many years, while our 4A EDC continues to squander precious resources for such as job training for nonexistent jobs.

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Daily Bible Verse

He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. Proverbs 3:34 (Read all of Proverbs 3) New International Version

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