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Daily Bible Verse

He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. Proverbs 13:3 (Read all of Proverbs 13) New International Version


EDINBURG, Texas— Tim Battle hit a go ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that lifted the Edinburg Roadrunners past the San Angelo Colts 6-4 Wednesday night at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.


Harlingen, Texas — the Rio Grande Valley White Wings (45-32) scored five runs in the first four innings and did not look back as they defeated the McAllen Thunder (28-50) by a score of 5-1 on Wednesday night at Harlingen Field.

McAllen Border Patrol Station to Host Graduation for Explorer Academy

MCALLEN, Texas — The McAllen Border Patrol Station is hosting a graduation ceremony for its first Law Enforcement Explorer post. The media is invited to attend the ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16.

San Benito police department news briefs 8-14-12

A 49 year Harlingen woman was charged with theft after stealing money from her former employer; A 35 year old man was charged for driving while intoxicated after crashing against a road guardrail.

Electing House District 41 lawmaker Miriam Martínez would help secure state funding for Valley VA Hospital

Miriam Martínez, the Republican nominee for House District 41 state representative, says if she is elected in November, she would help push for major legislation next spring that would allow Gov. Rick Perry to use money from the Texas Enterprise Fund to help build a Valley Veterans Hospital.

McAllen Police Department Partners with McAllen ISD, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Walgreens to Host Back to School Fair

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez will host a news conference Thursday August 16, at 10 am, in the McAllen Convention Center Palm Lobby (700 Convention Center Boulevard) to announce the details of an upcoming Back to School Fair.


The Weslaco Police Department needs help to catch a man and woman who allegedly stole some fuel from one store, and then stole some meat from a meat market.

DPS Bids Farewell to Ranger Chief

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw and Texas Gov. Rick Perry today honored retiring Texas Ranger Chief Hank Whitman after 22 years of service with DPS. At the same PSC meeting today, the Border Security Operations Center (BSOC) was honored for the groundbreaking border camera program known as Operation Drawbridge, and Criminal Investigations Agent Cabora Domingue received an award for saving the life of a fellow agent.

DPS Hires Sarandos as Head of IT Division

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission and Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today announced the hiring of Chris Sarandos as the assistant director for the Information Technology (IT) Division effective September 4, 2012.

NO COST TO YOU HAZMAT TRAINING going on in your area

Zapata County is hosting a one day H100 Hazmat Awareness on 08/28/12; and a two day H200 Hazmat Operations class 08/29-30/12 at the Zapata County Courthouse, 200 E. 7th Avenue, Room 248 Second floor, Zapata, TX 78076. The host point of contact for this class is Jose Alejandro and he can be contacted at 956-489-7083.

Free Movie Sunday at Santa Ana NWR

The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge invites the Rio Grande Valley public to the first ever Sunday afternoon movie screening called “Reel Nature in Santa Ana”. Santa Ana will be having a free showing of We Bought a Zoo on August 19, 2012 at 2pm at our auditorium located inside the visitors’ center. This nature movie will provide a virtual exploration that the entire family will enjoy in the Santa Ana’s auditorium. The auditoriums provides comfortable row seating, surround sound and projected screen giving a theater type atmosphere with the thrill of an adventure.

Harlingen police entrap and arrest one more man for selling alcohol to minors

They have now entrapped and arrested over 20 individuals in the last 12 months.
The HPD is using grant money to pay cops overtime to entrap and make the arrests.
Most of those arrested lose their jobs and incomes to support their families.
This is cruel and unusual punishment as a result of the entrapment sting operations.

Harlingen police department news briefs 8-14-12

Beer run thief caught plus charged for driving while intoxicated; A 35 year old man was charged for felony improper photo/visual recordings to arouse and gratify after a flash drive was found and turned over to the police department with in-appropriate pictures; a 26 year old man charged for aggravated assault on another man with 2X2 board over the head; A 31 year old woman was charged for felony theft/shoplifting at Dillard’s and possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Texas Law Enforcement Gets Safety and Survival Training

HOUSTON – More than 200 law enforcement agents and officers from across the state of Texas are attending an officer safety training conference sponsored by the Department of Justice, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The training program is entitled Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability, aka VALOR.

The eighth murder suspect has been arrested in connection with the Brownsville kidnapping murder case

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Ice, and the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office, Brownsville Police have made another arrest in the murder that occurred on July 18, 2012. Serafin Lazaro Lugo was arrested on the 900 block of Foster St in Edinburg TX, shortly after midnight after authorities received information of his whereabouts.

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