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Mardi Gras History And Facts: The Real Meaning Behind These 5 ‘Fat Tuesday’ Traditions

This year’s Mardi Gras, a festival marked by an endless cyclone of feathers, costumes, beads and booze that whips through city streets all over the world, is well underway. It’s been called the wildest fete in the U.S., and for good reason: Every year, droves of partygoers flock to New Orleans to take in the floats, the festivities and the food, and to leave their mark on the Big Easy.

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Daily Bible Verse

During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise [...]

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Agents arrest 27 sex offenders; 15 gang members in February

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested 27 convicted sex offenders, who were illegally present in the United States, and 15 members of notorious street gangs throughout the month of February. Additionally, a man with a prior conviction for murder and a man convicted for voluntary manslaughter were apprehended.

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National park tourism in Texas creates $188.1 million in economic benefit

DENVER – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 3,939,160 visitors to Texas national parks in 2012 spent $188.1 million and supported 2,592 jobs in the state.

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Reward Increased to $20,000 for Featured Fugitive with Ties to Bexar County

AUSTIN – The reward for Raul Ambrosio Jimenez Jr., 46, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to up to $20,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March. The Texas Syndicate gang member has a lengthy criminal past and is wanted for trafficking of a person under 18 – prostitution, sexual assault of a child and probation violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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South Texas strawberry trials yielding plump, tasty fruit

WESLACO – It’s not easy to find strawberries growing among the lush, subtropical landscape of South Texas citrus, sugarcane and palm trees. But that could change, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service fruit and vegetable specialist.

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Daily Bible Verse

Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The [...]

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Daily Bible Verse

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (Read all of Galatians 2) New International Version

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Jury Convicts Mexican Resident Alien of Bringing Cocaine and Methamphetamine into U.S.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Valentin Muniz-Saavedra, 44, residing in Brownsville, has been convicted of conspiracies to possess and import and possession with intent to distribute and import cocaine and methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The jury deliberated for more than a day and convicted Muniz-Saavedra tonight of possession with intent to distribute 18 kilograms (39.6 pounds) of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute 5.5 kilograms (12.1 pounds) of methamphetamine as well as conspiracy to import cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States.

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Jury Convicts Austin Lawyer in Relation to “Butch” Ballow Case and Stock Sale Scheme

HOUSTON – Patrick Lanier, 65, of Austin, has been convicted on 16 counts to include one count of harboring and concealing Harris “Butch” Ballow from arrest, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Lanier was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud arising from a stock sale scheme, 13 counts of wire fraud, one count of harboring and concealing Ballow from arrest and one count of assisting a federal offender. The jury returned its verdicts last night following a 13-day trial.

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