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Raza Unida Party Convention 40th Commemoration El Paso, Texas

University of Texas at El Paso and Mercado Mayapan. See the full schedule below.

Daily Bible Verse

I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a [...]

ROADRUNNERS WIN THIRD STRIAGHT

EDINBURG, Texas—The Edinburg Roadrunners won their third-straight game behind seven strong innings from starter Dave Dinelli defeating the McAllen Thunder 6-2 Thursday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Last of 12 Sentenced in Straw Purchasing and Export Ring

McALLEN, Texas – With the sentencing of five people today, 12 people have been now been convicted and sentenced for their respective roles in making false statements on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) forms 4473 in the acquisition of firearms from federal firearms licensees (FFL) and exporting those firearms to Mexico, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Marco Antonio Gonzalez Jr., 24, of McAllen, Texas; Jorge Alberto Cruz-Lopez Jr., 20, a United States citizen living in Reynosa, Mexico; Ruben Barraza, 18, of Pharr, Texas; Jeremy Dick, 23, of San Benito, Texas; and Fabian Lopez, 22, of Edinburg, Texas, were all sentenced today. All previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR NOTIFIES RIO GRANDE VALLEY RESIDENTS ABOUT CBP’S EVALUATION OF DOD EQUIPMENT IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY

Laredo, TX—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in notifying residents of the Rio Grande Valley that CBP will soon begin testing and evaluating whether surplus Department of Defense (DoD) equipment can be re-purposed for CBP border security efforts in the United States. Beginning this week, CBP will be evaluating “aerostats”—large, balloon-like devices—by launching them in the airspace above the Rio Grande Valley area.

Harlingen police department news briefs 8-9-12

A 32 year old woman arrested and charged for felony driving while intoxicated and felony spitting in a police officers face in a correctional facility; A 20 year old man arrested and charged for possession of marihuana; A 35 year old man arrested in Waco for felony theft for taking $1,865 worth of power tools from a Harlingen home.

CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN USDA ASSISTANCE FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS & RANCHERS IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced the following entities that help develop more Hispanic and female producers will receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

Spanish Post: CBP Aviso a Cazadores Obtener Permisos de Importación de USDA para Aves Silvestres con la Llegada de la Temporada de Cacería

HIDALGO, TEXAS -Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en inglés) está alertando a cazadores quienes viajan a México para la cacería de aves acerca de un nuevo requisito. Los cazadores deben obtener permisos de importación de la Oficina de Servicios Veterinarios del Departamento de Agricultura para sus aves antes de su llegada a los E.U.A. a un puerto de entrada.

Adding highway shoulders, width, reduce crash numbers and save lives

AUSTIN—Texas highways are safer now thanks to hundreds of projects completed in the last few years to add shoulders, width on more than 1,000 miles of rural, two-lane highways.

CBP Launches Evaluation of DoD Equipment in Rio Grande Valley

WASHINGTON ─ In partnership with the Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection will begin to test and evaluate whether equipment no longer being used by DoD can be repurposed for CBP border security efforts in the United States.

TSTC AMONG TOP COLLEGES FOR LATINO GRADS

A nationwide report on college and university graduation rates for Latinos ranks Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Harlingen in the ninth position for associate degrees in science technologies.

DPS Patrol Vessel Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned the Tactical Marine Unit’s fifth new patrol vessel at a ceremony in Austin. The boat is named in honor of the late Trooper Russell Boyd, who was shot and killed at the age of 25 in Waller County on October 11, 1983. Trooper Boyd was shot after pulling a suspect over for speeding on S.H. 6 north of Hempstead, Texas. The suspect, who had already killed two people before shooting the trooper, killed a total of six people before he was captured.

Charges dropped against 1 out of 5 Brownsville kidnapping murder suspects

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Mexican Couple Handed Federal Sentences for Transporting Huge Stash of Ammunition

LAREDO, Texas – Abraham Garcia-Perguero, 38, and his common-law wife Maria Isabel Rodriguez-Olivio, 36, both undocumented Mexican aliens living in Laredo, Texas, have been sentenced to federal prison following their convictions of possessing 27,000 rounds of ammunition, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Both pleaded guilty May 14, 2012.

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