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DPS Reinstates Fired Trooper

AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw has reinstated Trooper Jennie Bui after a Brazoria County Grand Jury declined to take any action against her regarding a body cavity search conducted during a traffic stop in May 2012. The Department took preliminary action in June to terminate Trooper Bui shortly after learning about the incident.

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Agents find 8 dead; seize nearly 6.5 tons of marijuana; bust 3 stash houses

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector encountered the remains of eight illegal immigrants, seized an estimated $10.3 million worth of marijuana and busted three stash houses where illegal immigrants were being harbored.

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Enjoy Tax-Free Shopping August 9-11, 2013

Hurray! Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 9-11, 2013 – the state’s annual sales tax holiday. Take note: it’s earlier in 2013. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. This is great for back-to-school shopping. Some states (Arizona) don’t participate in the tax-free holiday.

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DPS Seeks Information on Wanted Fugitive

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, Texas Rangers, U.S. Marshals Service and Fannin County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s help in locating Emilio Hernandez Martinez, 48, who is a wanted fugitive.

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Congressman Cuellar Grants Coordinators Complete Tour of Rio Grande Valley

Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar’s (D-TX28) grants coordinators met with city and county officials in Hidalgo and Starr counties on August 7th and 8th. Juan Sanchez and Mary Hinojosa met with the Cities of Mission, Palmview, Palmhurst, La Joya, Penitas, and Sullivan City in Hidalgo County on August 7th. On August 8th, they met with the cities of Roma and Rio GrandeCity in StarrCounty as well as the Starr County Industrial Foundation, the Starr County Commissioner, Starr County Federal and State Funds Director, and the Starr County Sheriff’s Department.

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Radiation Treatment

End of the second week.

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Daily Bible Verse

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:8 (Read all of Jonah 2) New International Version

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EARLY ERRORS COST WINGS

Edinburg– The Edinburg Roadrunners (37-37) used strong pitching and timely hitting to defeat the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (34-40) 3-1 Thursday night at Edinburg Baseball stadium.

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Texas Department of Agriculture Awards $120,000 to DPS for Operation Drawbridge

WESLACO – Public Safety Commission (PSC) Chair Cynthia Leon today joined Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples in Weslaco as he presented a $120,000 grant to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to expand the successful Operation Drawbridge program. Led by DPS, U.S. Border Patrol and border sheriffs, Operation Drawbridge involves the installation and monitoring of motion-detecting cameras located on farms and ranches near the Texas-Mexico border.

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Consumer Alert: Texas Attorney General Cautions Texans to Protect Themselves against Door-to-Door Scams

AUSTIN – During the summer months, door-to-door salespeople may become more frequent in neighborhoods across Texas. One particularly common door-to-door sale involves security systems. Texans may get a knock on their doors from individuals claiming to be selling security systems or components, or claiming to work for their security system companies conducting tests or making repairs or upgrades. Some door-to-door salespersons may be legitimate, but others may use deceptive tactics to make a sale, taking advantage of trusting Texans in the process. Texans who find themselves answering the door for a salesperson claiming to sell security systems, components, or stating that a system needs to be tested, upgraded or replaced should protect themselves by following these guidelines:

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CBP Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge Seize Over $1 Million in Narcotics

PHARR, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized $1,155,000 in narcotics in two separate, unrelated incidents and arrested two men from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in the process.

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Person Charged with Carrying a Weapon On Places Where Weapons Prohibited

On August 8, 2013 Zach William Horton 37 years of age a resident of Little Elm, Texas is arraigned in McAllen Municipal Court on the charge Carrying A Weapon on Places Weapons Prohibited a Third Degree Felony. The bond is set at $25,000.00 dollars.

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