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Gulf Cartel Figure and Five Others Sentenced to Prison in Bribery Scheme

BROWNSVILLE, Texas– Juan Carlos De La Cruz Reyna, 37, has been sentenced to another 11+ years in federal prison after having been convicted of bribery of a public official, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Also sentenced today were co-defendants Julio Adolfo Torres, Carlos Melo, Gaspar Montes-Martinez, Juan Trejo Venegas and Jose Cruz Venegas. All previously pleaded guilty at varying times between April 23, 2012, and May 10, 2012.

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents save Lives of 17 People

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued 17 people over the past five days, whose lives were in jeopardy due to a variety of circumstances.

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Brownsville police department news briefs 10-10-12

One man charged in shooting death, a man and a woman charged with tempering with physical evidence and engaging in organized crime; A 50 year old man charged with cruelty to animals for starving a horse to death.

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Daily Bible Verse

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew [...]

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Congressman Henry Cuellar Named One of the Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation

Washington DC– Hispanic Business Magazine has named Congressman Henry Cuellar as one of the 50 most influential Hispanics across the United States for 2012. The list includes individuals from the federal government, directors of non-profit organizations, state and congressional legislators, and from the private sector.

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Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) at far right, raising his hand to speak on behalf of American Farmers and is not allowed

On Friday October 5, 2012, Republican Speaker Pro Tempore Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) brought down the gavel which instantly cut off microphones despite pleas from Congressman Hinojosa and Congressman Elijah Cummings, (D-Maryland) who wanted to continue to use the pro forma sessions to address a bill for farmers and the economy.

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Sen. Cornyn, Area Leaders To Discuss Opportunities For Economic Development

MCALLEN—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will be in McAllen TODAY, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, to host an economic development roundtable meeting with local mayors and business leaders on the importance of the EB-5 Regional Center designation to the region’s ability to attract new businesses, create jobs and generate economic revenue.

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NEW TxDOT WEBSITE MAKES EXPERIENCE EASIER AND MORE WEB FRIENDLY

AUSTIN—You asked, we listened. Today, the Texas Department of Transportation launched the newly redesigned www.txdot.gov. The new website was created specifically with the needs of Texans in mind. From drivers and individuals with a business focus to elected officials and other government staff, the new TxDOT website will undoubtedly provide much better service to all Texans who use it.

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U.S.Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $602,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at approximately $601,600 hidden within a Saturn L300.

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Harlingen Police Department News Briefs 10-9-12

Four news briefs from overnight: An 18 year old man charged for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; A 29 year old woman charged for possession of a controlled substance, arrested in connection to the above arrest; A 21 year old man charged for possession of marihuana; 2 men charged for Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marihuana and pending municipal court arrest warrants.

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McAllen Fire Department to Break Ground on New Drill Tower Wednesday

The McAllen Fire Department will officially begin construction on a new drill tower, Wednesday, October 10, at 10 am. The $900,000 “Third Alarm, Four Story” tower, being built on an 8-acre site at 10800 La Lomita Road, will enhance training capabilities for McAllen firefighters.

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Daily Bible Verse

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; [...]

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NFL Monday Night Football

The Houston Texans at the New York Jets. Final Scores.

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NFL Monday Night Football

The Houston Texans at the New York Jets. Click the web site link below to view all the scores as they come in.

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LOCAL BUSINESS CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY

MCALLEN, TX- Holiday Wine and Liquor (HWL) a family owned and operated business, established in October 1982 is celebrating its 30 year anniversary.

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Harlingen Police Department News Briefs 10-8-12

Five news briefs from this past weekend: Disturbance leads to multiple arrests of 2 women and 1 man; A 21 year old La Feria man charged for possession of a controlled substance; 2 Combes men and 1 Harlingen man charged for possession of Marihuana; A 27 year old man was charged for aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance; An 18 year old man was charged with injury to a child after accidentally shooting a 2 year female in the foot with a BB gun.

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