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Border Patrol seizes over 1,900 pounds of marijuana

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station successfully interdicted three narcotics seizures totaling over 1,900 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday, with an estimated value of more than $1.5 million.

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Border Patrol agent assaulted by brush guide

RIVIERA, Texas ̶̶ ABorder Patrol agent was assaulted in the brush during the apprehension of several subjects Monday. The incident occurred just south of Highway 285, north of the Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.

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Daily Bible Verse

Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law. Psalm 94:12 (Read all of Psalm 94) New International Version

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HARLINGEN, MATAMOROS BEGIN FIREFIGHTER ACADEMY

Firefighters and leaders from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Harlingen took a step forward Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in the two communities’ “sister city agreement” by starting the first City of Harlingen International Firefighters Academy.

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Heroin and Methamphetamine Traffickers Ordered to Prison

LAREDO, Texas – A total of 12 drug traffickers have been handed federal prison sentences for their convictions related to a far-reaching drug trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Edgar Loera and Miguel Angel Vives-Macias were convicted by a federal jury of multiple counts involving heroin and methamphetamine on March 3, 2014, following a five-day trial and less than four hours of deliberation. Ten others pleaded guilty in advance of that trial.

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DPS Offers Spring Break Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to drive responsibly and to take extra precautions as they make travel plans during Spring Break.

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Border Patrol agents assist in delivery of newborn at local station

MCALLEN, Texas ̶̶ Border Patrol agents assisted with the delivery of a newborn baby at the McAllen Border Patrol Station on Monday.

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Immigration: The Next Five Years

The Texas Tribune is excited to present a special statewide series of public events looking ahead five years in eight major policy areas: criminal justice, energy, the environment, health, higher education, immigration, public education and transportation. Each event will feature a conversation with leading thinkers and policymakers on that day’s particular subject.

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Two Brownsville Institutions Named Finalists for National Award

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Brownsville, TX: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has named the Children’s Museum of Brownsville (CMB) and the Gladys Porter Zoo (GPZ) as finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The prestigious award is the United States’ highest honor for institutions that make a significant impact on their local communities.

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TIP LEADS TO 688-GRAM COCAINE BUST, SEIZURE OF $14,000

A Brownsville woman was arrested last week after a tip led to the seizure of 688 grams of cocaine and $14,000 in U.S. currency found at a local business co-located with a residence.

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Daily Bible Verse

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (Read all of 2 Corinthians 5) New International Version

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School of Medicine receives candidacy to begin accreditation process

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has received notice from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that it has approved the new medical school’s candidacy for accreditation.

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Corpus Christi Man Charged For Kidnapping Child

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Austin Carlin, 19, of Corpus Christi, has been charged in a criminal complaint for violating the federal kidnapping act, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive From Laredo

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Iris Iliana Rodriguez, 25, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to her capture. Rodriguez is wanted for indecency with a child, harassment and unlawful restraint. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Community invited to launch of the Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Feb. 27-28

Not many people, even South Texans, know that the last land battle of the American Civil War in May 1865 was fought at Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas. Nor are they aware of the visits to the region by Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

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Read Across America

Harlingen , TX – On March 2nd and 3rd 1,500 first graders in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will have two reasons to celebrate reading. In commemoration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Sylvan Learning Centers of the Rio Grande Valley and HCISD have teamed up to promote reading as a part of the National Read Across America event. This national event happens to coincide with Texas Independence Day and they’ve combined the occasions and entitled it “Oh the Places you will go in Texas!”. The two-day event is dedicated to teaching our students about the different landmarks in Texas while demonstrating how reading and imagination can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning.

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