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Wife Who Assisted Husband Sentenced in Limas Scheme

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Karina Pena, wife of a man on probation, has been sentenced for her role in the scheme of former State District Judge Abel Corral Limas to solicit and accept bribes in exchange for official action, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Pena, 29, of Brownsville, Texas, entered a guilty plea in July 2011 to aiding and abetting honest services wire fraud.

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Several people shot, killed North of La Blanca

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Daily Bible Verse

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Read all of 1 Corinthians 15) New International Version

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UPDATE: Austin High-Risk Sex Offender Captured

AUSTIN – Wanted fugitive and high-risk sex offender Robert Lee Moone Jr., 55, was arrested this evening at a bus stop in Austin by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Austin Police Sex Offender Apprehension Registration Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General and the Texas Attorney General Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA VOTES NO ON TRANSPORTATION EXTENSION AFTER REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO STRIP OUT FUNDS FOR FOREIGN ROADS

“I am saddened that Republican leadership once again refused to even allow a vote on the two year transportation reauthorization bill that passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. Instead, Republicans put together a transportation bill so bad; they couldn’t even get many of their own members to vote for it. As a result, we are voting on yet another 90 day extension. This does not help create jobs. Infrastructure investments require long-term planning. Voting on yet another extension instead of a multiyear transportation bill prevents Texas from committing to long-term transportation projects.

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Top students are the stars at annual UTPA awards convocation

Like father, like son was very apparent for one family attending the 33rd Annual Awards and Recognition Convocation April 15 to honor outstanding students at The University of Texas-Pan American.

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Austin High-Risk Sex Offender Added to Most Wanted List

AUSTIN – A $3,000 reward is being offered for anonymous tips leading to the arrest of a wanted fugitive. Robert Lee Moone Jr., 55, is a high-risk, sex offender who was staying at the Encore House, 1109 E. 52nd Street, in Austin when he left without required authorization and cut off his ankle monitor on April 4.

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State Increases Reward on Sex Predator

AUSTIN – Troy Allison, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is this month’s featured fugitive with a $12,000 reward offered for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April. Texas Crime Stoppers tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Harlingen police department news briefs 4-18-12

A 17 year old woman arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance; A 24 year old man arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance; A 37 year old man was arrested and charged for assault and family violence; A 46 year old man arrested and charged for assault and family violence.
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Willacy County District Attorney News Brief

The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office Asset Forfeiture Division announced today that an online public auction of 24 vehicles and 2 trailers netted $84,300.

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CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR’S BILL TO IMPROVE FEDERAL CUSTOMER SERVICE PASSES HOUSE COMMITTEE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (D-Laredo) Government Customer Service Improvement Act with unanimous bipartisan support, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. Cuellar’s bill, H.R. 538, would set in place standards to increase the quality of customer service provided by government agencies and ensure taxpayers get the quality of service they deserve.

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Ocelot Photo Opportunity at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

The media and nature photographers are invited to an exclusive photo opportunity of a live ocelot. Sihil, an ocelot from the Cincinnati Zoo, will be in the Valley as part of the 13th annual Ocelot Conservation Festival and will be available for photos. Photographers will be able to get within 20’ of the collared cat. Refuge staff and Cincinnati Zoo trainers will be on hand to conduct interviews after the photo opportunity. Ocelots are considered an endangered species with an estimated 50 cats remaining in the wild in the United States.

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Brownsville police arrest and charge 22 year old woman in 8 liner raid

SIU Agents executed a search warrant at 7077 Exp. 77/83 (Illegal Gambling Establishment). Agents cited 26 patrons at location for gambling violation.

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Daily Bible Verse

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians [...]

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Willacy County District Attorney News Briefs 4-17-12

April 15-21, 2012 declared Willacy County Crime Victims Awareness Month; 36 year old Raymondville woman sentenced to 20 years on prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; 34 year old Brownsville woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of cocaine.

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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA STATES AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING: “Modern, Accountable Federal Workforce Investment and Training Program is Key to Economic Growth”

Washington –Today- Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) along with other Democratic members of the Education and the Workforce Committee, listened to witnesses at a House committee hearing who said that the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) system needs to be modernized to better assist out-of-work Americans, including the long-term unemployed, acquire the skills that growing industries need.

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