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Former Laredo Police Officer Ordered to Federal Prison for Deprivation of Civil Rights

LAREDO, Texas – Frank Carter, 43, a former officer with the Laredo Police Department (LPD), has been sentenced to prison following his conviction for violating the civil rights of an arrestee, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez. Carter pleaded guilty on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

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Brownsville Police Department News Brief 5-23.13

Earlier this morning, there was a 24 year old male that climbed to the roof of a building on the 4900 block of N. Expressway and threatened to jump.

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Brownsville Money Launderer and Former Fugitive Headed to Prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Leonel de La Torre, of Brownsville, has been ordered to prison for nearly 14 years for his involvement in a money laundering conspiracy operating in South Texas as well as other states, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA Votes NO on GOP Bill That Would Increase Student Debt by $3.7 Billion

Washington, D.C.- Today-Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) voted against the GOP Making College More Expensive Act, which claims to help students but would actually make college more expensive for students and families, forcing them into loans with skyrocketing interest rates that fluctuate year by year, further compounding the student debt crisis. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill would charge millions of students and families $3.7 billion over the next decade in additional interest payments relative to current law.

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New DPS Airplane Named in Honor of Fallen Texas Ranger

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned its newest airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 NG, at a ceremony in Austin. The aircraft was named in honor of the late Texas Ranger Bobby Paul Doherty, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1978.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAILY PROPAGANDA TOUTING DA MAYOR’S SUCCESSES?

A quick perusal of the VMS after the City of Harlingen election has left us wondering…where’s all the good news? As you will recall, prior to the election, the VMS had hiz honor in the paper daily. It was one good feel story after another. Da mayor did this, da mayor did that…blah blah blah.

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Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 5-23-13

A 34 year old woman was sentenced to 2 years in prison for burglary of a habitation; A 29 year old Riverview, Florida man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of marihuana; A 55 year old Rio Grande city woman was sentenced to 2 years in prison for possession of marihuana.

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Daily Bible Verse

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 (Read all of Colossians 3) New International Version

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA announces $2.7 million Fema-Homeland Security grant awarded to Mcallen Fire Department

Washington, D.C.- Today-Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced a grant of $2,751,400 was awarded to the McAllen Fire Department by FEMA under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant (AFG).

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TXDOT OFFERS TEXANS A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AS A MOTORCYCLIST

AUSTIN — With nearly nine out of 10 motorcycle crashes resulting in the death or injury of the rider last year, TxDOT is inviting Texans to a photo opportunity on a motorcycle while viewing themselves as they would appear in a rearview mirror. All done to better understand the dangers of sharing the roadways with motorists. TxDOT’s Look Twice for Motorcycles photo booth is part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which reminds drivers to Share the Road with motorcycle riders. The safety campaign is aimed at vehicle drivers who report a lack of visibility as the reason for crashes and near-misses involving motorcyclists.

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Guatemalan National Convicted of Stabbing Border Patrol K-9

McALLEN, Texas – A federal magistrate in McAllen has accepted the guilty pleas of Guatemalan National Luis Gilberto Cruz-Solis, 19, of willfully and maliciously harming a police animal and for illegally entering the country, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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Attempted Crystal Meth Distribution Lands Two Mexican Men in Federal Prison

McALLEN, Texas – Arturo Cesar Rodriguez, 30, and Josue Gonzalez-Cardenas, 39, have both been ordered to federal prison for distributing crystal methamphetamine in two separate, but similar cases, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Javier Peña, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Rodriguez, of Hurapan, Michoacan, Mexico, and Gonzalez-Cardenas, of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, entered guilty pleas on Feb. 27, 2013.

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