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Texas Public Safety Commission, DPS Honor Outstanding Employees

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart and five Life Saving Awards to DPS employees for their exemplary service. In addition, two DPS employees were recognized with William P. Clements Excellence Awards for outstanding service throughout their careers, and two Highway Patrol troopers received Top Trooper awards for 2015.

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Daily Bible Verse

Romans 8:35,38-39 NIV Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else [...]

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Bank Teller Charged with Fraud

HOUSTON – Christina Ann Ramirez, 26, of Houston, has appeared in court today on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Money Laundering Conspiracy

McALLEN, Texas – Alejandro Morales-Flores, 60, a naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Houston, has entered a plea of guilty in McAllen federal court to conspiring to commit money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

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COMMISSIONER MILLER SUPPORTS U.S. HOUSE BILL TO REPEAL DEATH TAX

AUSTIN – Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, authored by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady from Texas.

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Border Patrol Agents arrest several convicted felons

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector have arrested several convicted felons during numerous operations over the last two days.

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Los Indios to Host Market Day

LOS INDIOS, Texas – April 16, 2015 – The City of Los Indios announces today that it will hold Market Day on Saturday, April 18,from 8 a.m. to 3 pm. The Los Indios Market Day will be held at the Diamantina Ortega-Bennett Community Center, located at 309 E Heywood St., in Los Indios.

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$2,000 Reward Offered for Sex Offender Who Fled From Fort Worth Facility

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Charles Raymond Sprague, 44, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $2,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Sprague, a sexually violent predator, removed his ankle monitor on Wednesday and fled from a Fort Worth halfway house. He is wanted for felony failure to comply with civil commitment requirements and is considered at high risk to reoffend. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Customs and Border Protection Officers at Brownsville Port of Entry Arrest Man Wanted on Charges of Sexual Assault

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Veterans’ International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault from Cameron County.

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CBP’s Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $2 Million in Narcotics, Detects Impostors and Prohibited Items in April

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry have intercepted $2,005,294 in narcotics, detected five impostors in violation of U.S. immigration law and arrested eight other person wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

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Say no to the proposed hospital district taxes by Cameron County, the City of San Benito and the City of Harlingen

As a former Harlingen City Commissioner, I am appalled on the lack of respect for “property rights of property owners” and their right to public notice, hearings and input on taxes and the right to maintain affordable property taxes in accordance to our economic conditions.

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Daily Bible Verse

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Read all of Jeremiah 29 NIV

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Mexican Man Heads to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

McALLEN, Texas – Victor Manuel Blancas-Rosas, 40, of Mexico, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of being unlawfully present in the country after having been previously deported or removed, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A McAllen federal jury convicted Blancas-Rosas Dec. 3, 2014, after only two hours of testimony and 15 minutes of deliberation.

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Daily Bible Verse

Philippians 3:13-14 NIV One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

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Border Patrol keeping community safe

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a sex offender, a convicted murderer and seized millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics over the last several days.

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Heroin Distributor Allegedly Connected to the Overdose Death of a Dallas Teenager is Arrested in Orange County, California, Following High Speed Chase

DALLAS — A 36-year-old Dallas man, who is charged in a federal criminal complaint that was unsealed today with a felony drug offense stemming from his role in the March 2014 heroin overdose death of a Dallas teenage girl, Rian Lashley, is in federal custody following a high speed chase through Orange County, California, yesterday. The announcement was made today by John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

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