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CONGRESSMAN RUBÉN HINOJOSA’s statement on the passage of reopening u.s. Government — raising the debt ceiling

“I am very pleased and relieved that a bipartisan agreement was reached in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to reopen the government until January 15, 2014 and to raise the debt ceiling until February 7, 2014.

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Hidalgo County Armed Robbery

Sheriff Lupe Trevino states, “On October 14, 2013 at approximately 9:39p.m, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Valley Food Mart # 7 in Monte Alto, Texas. The robbery was captured on video.

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Daily Bible Verse

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 (Read all of 1 John 4) New International Version

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ETCHINGS IN STONE: EXPERIENCING THE VIETNAM VETERANS’ MEMORIAL WALL

Etchings in Stone, a play about the experiences of visitors to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall, will be performed by the Nikki Rowe High School Theatre department and members of the community November 8-9. Mr. Mark Watson, Rowe theatre teacher, is directing the play and heading this project, according to Mrs. Bridgette Veih, Rowe principal. “Not only did we want to honor our school’s namesake, but we also wanted to raise awareness of the Vietnam War and honor all veterans and their families,” Vieh explained.

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Texas Challenge to Greenhouse Gas Regulations

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear the State of Texas’ challenge to the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas regulations:

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TxDOT PREPARES TO PUBLISH NAMES OF TOP TOLL VIOLATORS IN EFFORT TO RECOUP $27 MILLION ON BEHALF OF LAW-ABIDING DRIVERS

AUSTIN — Moving forward with its initiative to collect millions of dollars in unpaid tolls, the Texas Department of Transportation today reminds habitual toll violators that they have until noon on Wednesday to avoid having their names shared with the news media and published on TxDOT and TxTag websites beginning on Thursday. Authority to publicly report the names of violators was provided by Senate Bill 1792 in an effort to collect more than $27 million in unpaid tolls.

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Texas Attorney General Abbott Recovers More Than $10 Million for Texas

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced the resolution of a civil Medicaid fraud investigation that returns more than $10 million to the State of Texas. Following a lengthy investigation, the Office of the Attorney General determined that Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc. fraudulently reported inflated drug prices to the Medicaid program.

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Harlingen Police Department Short Staffed Today

All cops flocking to the Krispy Kreme Donuts. Grand Opening in McAllen today. Some of them camping there overnight.

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Daily Bible Verse

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5:6 (Read all of 1 Peter 5) New International Version

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JUDGE SENTENCES PORT ISABEL MAN TO 33 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD

A judge in the 138th state District Court sentenced a Port Isabel resident today to 33 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child in December 2012.

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The History of Columbus Day

The first recorded celebration honoring the discovery of America by Europeans took place on October 12, 1792 in New York City. The event, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the New World, was organized by The Society of St. Tammany (also known as the Columbian Order).

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Daily Bible Verse

The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (Read all of Psalm 27) New International Version

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