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Harliingen South wins, adding to local schools good early beginning

August 26, 2016

The Harlingen South Hawks took a 21-14 win over McAllen Friday night, getting the two local high schools a good start on the 2016 Texas schoolboy slate. On Thursday, the Harlingen Cardinals opened their season with a 44-14 victory...
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Editor back, but barely,. more Friday

August 25, 2016

Just hit Texas. waded through nearly 600 e-mails. more on all this Friday. Jerry
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Harlingen-Brownsville, McAllen metro areas reportedly are the least educated in U.S.

August 18, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL The Harlingen-Brownsville-Raymondville metropolitan area came in second to the McAllen metro area in another situation, but neither relishes the unwanted “honors.” The Economic Policy Institution has stated the McAllen metro area, which includes...
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Queen of Tejano Selena named to Texas Women Hall of Fame

August 18, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Well, it’s about time! Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known as the queen of Tejano, was among five Texas women who will be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in October, according to Gov....
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Editor out of state again until Aug. 26, visiting Eddie Dennis

August 18, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I plan to be out of state beginning Friday (Aug. 19) until Aug. 26, I will be in the Tampa Bay area visiting my friend Eddie Dennis, coach for the Philadelphia Phillies farm...
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UPDATE TWO: Now Tropical Storm Fiona moves along in central tropical Atlantic

August 18, 2016

UPDATE NO. TWO: Now named Tropical Storm Fiona, the storm maintained its intensity on Wednesday over the central tropical Atlantic, traveling at 8 mph with winds of 45 mph. At 11 a.m. ast, the storm was about 1,100 miles...
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UPDATE:City Commission approves budget and tax rate, public input No. 20 on agenda

August 17, 2016

The Harlingen City Commission approved the upcoming city budget after two hearings were held at Wednesday’ meeting. The first hearing was about the upcoming budget and the other concerning the tax rate, which will remain the same as several...
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Editor says UTRGV football would be big plus for the Valley

August 11, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It has been questioned by Bill DeBrooke as to whether the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley really needs to get into NCAA football. I responded that he made a good point, which...
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Why have Harlingen city coimmissioners even mentioned a tax hike?– that is the question

August 11, 2016

THE REAL DEAL Ny JERRY DEAL A valid question was presented at a public hearing Thursday concerning the Harlingen city tax rate, why did city commissioners even mention a possible tax increase? Among those asking that question was Bill...
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No Harlingen tax rate hike after all, at least not now

August 11, 2016

Harlingen residents are invited to attend a public hearing at city hall at noon Friday, after the City Commission Thursday decided it would not raise the property tax rate after all. The commission’s action came at a special session....
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UTRGV football a possibility, Harlingen area should be location for stadium

August 10, 2016

THE REAL DEL By JERRY DEAL This writer is informed BY a source near the situation that the preliminary thoughts by the University of Texas board that was selected to determine if football should be a part of the...
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REMINDER: Sales tax holiday ends Sunday

August 6, 2016

The Texas sales tax holiday this year ends on Sunday (Aug. 7), with the stores being swamped by those taking advantage Shoppers can save money on certain items priced less than $100 because they will be tax free. The...
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