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Congressmen Cuellar, Conaway, McCaul Introduce Student Agriculture Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants.

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Daily Bible Verse

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 NIV Now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that [...]

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McAllen Man Sentenced for Using Government Vehicle to Deliver Cocaine

McALLEN, Texas ‐ Mario Guadalupe Saenz, 28, of McAllen, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of attempting to possess with intent to distribute approximately nine kilograms of cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Saenz pleaded guilty Jan. 28, 2015.

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In Case You Missed It: DPS and Border Patrol Rescue Victims from Stash House

WESLACO – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents together helped rescue seven people, including two pregnant women, from a suspected illegal alien smuggling stash house in Starr County, where they were allegedly being held against their will. A 32-year-old suspect at the residence has been charged with unlawful restraint, a state jail felony, in connection with the incident, which occurred early Sunday morning.

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Seguin

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Christopher James Lopez, 20, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Lopez is wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Border Patrol agents apprehend murderer, assist injured man

EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted murderer and rendered assistance to a man who fell while attempting to scale the border fence Monday.

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Daily Bible Verse

Psalm 42:11 NIV Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Read all of Psalm 42 NIV

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Border Patrol agents rescue two, take criminals into custody

EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents were busy over the weekend with several rescues and numerous significant arrests.

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Austin Doctor Heads to Prison for Health Care Fraud

HOUSTON – Dr. Dennis B. Barson Jr., 42, has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions related to a conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.1 million in less than two months, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A federal jury convicted Barson and his medical clinic administrator, Dario Juarez, 55, on Nov. 5, 2014, of all 20 counts charged. Co-defendant Edgar Shakbazyan entered a guilty plea to the 21-count indictment on Oct. 27, 2014.

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Telemarketer Sent to Federal Prison in Timeshare Resale Fraud

HOUSTON – The lead defendant in connection with a telemarketing fraud and money laundering scheme spanning nearly five years has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions of conspiracies to commit wire/mail/telemarketing fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. James Assi Jariv, 64, of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty May 18, 2015.

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Director of Operations of Retail Clothing Business Heads to Federal Prison for Failing to Pay Federal Tax Withholdings

HOUSTON – William John Shoemaker has been ordered to prison following his conviction on one count of willfully failing to truthfully account for and to pay federal tax withholdings to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Lucy Cruz, special agent in charge of IRS – Criminal Investigation (CI). Shoemaker pleaded guilty March 2, 2015.

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Final Defendants Head to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON – A 35-year-old Spring resident and a Brooklyn, New York, man have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme to scheme to use steal identities and file fraudulent federal tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Jason Maclaskey, of Spring, and Omar Butt, 31, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, previously pleaded guilty to the respective charges.

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DPS Reminds Texans to Stay Prepared During

AUSTIN – With more than four months remaining in the 2015 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30 – and historically, the more active months during a hurricane season are August and September.

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Daily Bible Verse

Titus 1:7-9 NIV Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless — not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy [...]

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