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Posts from ‘June, 2017’

Former Postal Employee Sent to Prison for Soliciting Bribes During Election

McALLEN, Texas – A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) carrier has been ordered to federal prison for receiving bribe money in exchange for providing addresses of postal ballot recipients, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

Former Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Making a False Statement

McALLEN, Texas ‐ A former Border Patrol (BP) agent has been convicted of making a false statement regarding a narcotics seizure, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Eduardo Bazan, 49, Edinburg, Texas, pleaded guilty today.

Public Hunting Opportunities at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge offers public hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, exotic nilgai antelope and feral hogs. For the 2017-18 hunting season, the refuge will offer three archery hunts and seven firearm hunts. Up to 250 permits will be issued for each archery hunt, and up to 35 permits will be issued for each firearm hunt. Applications and permits are issued through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Public Drawn Hunts website at www.tpwd.texas.gov/drawnhunts. All hunters are selected through a lottery. Application fees are $3 per application. Permit fees are $130 for the 5 day archery hunts and $80 for the 3 day firearm hunts.

Pair Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

LAREDO, Texas – Two Texas men have been ordered to prison following their convictions for conspiring to fraudulently claim federal income tax refunds using stolen identity information, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez and Special Agent in Charge Rick Goss of IRS-Criminal Investigation. Sunday Quincy Usoh, 47, of Dallas, and Jeffery Wahab Jubril, 43, of Killeen, pleaded guilty May 17, 2016.

Daily Bible Verse

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”

Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of Repeat Sex Offender

HOUSTON – On June 27, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex abuser, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any rights, privileges or advantages of U.S. citizenship, and ordered him to immediately surrender and deliver his Certificate of Naturalization and any other indicia of U.S. citizenship to federal authorities, the Justice Department announced.

Authorities Announce Initiative Targeting Houston Violent Offenders

HOUSTON – Houston area federal, state and local law enforcement agencies came together today to announce a collaborative initiative to proactively fight violent crime across the Greater Houston area. The Houston Law Enforcement Violent Crime Initiative brings together personnel from 10 area law enforcement agencies to not only augment investigative and prosecutorial efforts, but also to enhance collaborative training and community outreach efforts.

DPS Increases Patrols for Fourth of July

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase traffic enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4. DPS Troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, and speeding, seat belt and other traffic violators.

Daily Bible Verse

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

DPS: Leaving Children in Vehicles Can Be Deadly

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. Every year children die from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle or entering a vehicle unnoticed. Such negligence could lead to criminal charges. A child should never be left unattended in a vehicle.

Daily Bible Verse

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

New DPS Airplane Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today dedicated its newest airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 NG, at a ceremony in Edinburg. The aircraft is being named in honor of the late Trooper Ernesto Alanis, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop near McAllen in February of 1983. Several members of Alanis’ family attended the ceremony.

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