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Did our president really lay wreath in Hiroshima on Memorial Day week?

May 28, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: I do not often express my personal belief when items involve federal or even sometimes state governments. But sometimes things happen that cause me to let everyone who follows this publication know how I feel. Neither a Democrat nor a Republican, I hate things I believe that are not being done right for our nation. THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Was it it not not “nice” that President Obama honored all...
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Take time to remember what Memorial Day really means, certainly not sales

May 28, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL There are some real Memorial Day bargains, from clothes, to furniture to autos. But, when you are out there grabbing up some of those great bargains, pause to remember what Memorial Day really means. Sometimes, I feel “shame on you, retailers” for taking a glorious national holiday and turning it into a sales day. Memorial Day, which is...
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Surfer who drowned at SPI, identified as Texas A&M student

May 27, 2016

Authorities on Friday identified a man found drowned near Isla Blanca Park as Texas A&M student Chen Zhong, 25.. The Texas A&M student drowned Thursday afternoon while surfing off the park with friendss in South Padre Island. The body was recovered at about 2:30 p.m. by the Cameron County park rangers and the U.S. Coast Guard. This after fellow students noticed he was missing...
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Appliance sales tax breaks upcoming this weekend

May 26, 2016

The Texas Star Sales Tax Holiday on certain appliances starts Saturday and lasts through midnight Monday (May 30). Many appliances can be purchased during that period without having to pay sales tax on them. They include dishwashers, ceiling fans clothes washers, refrigerators under $2,000, air conditioners under $6,000 various...
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Robbed Harlingen couple jailed for endangerment of child

May 26, 2016

A Harlingen young man and woman who police said were robbed at gunpoint while dealing in an illegal drug transaction, have been charged with endangerment of a child, which officers said involved the illegal act. They were identified as Omar Ybarra, 18, and Sonia Gonzalez Ramon, 23. Ybarra told...
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Trevino to be new Cameron County Judge, defeats Sanchez in runoff

May 24, 2016

Former Brownsville mayor Eddie Trevino Jr. will be the new Cameron County judge, having defeated Dan Sanchez Tuesday in a Democrat runoff election. Trevino, who could take over very soon should present judge Pete Sepulvada Jr. decides to relinquish the position, received 9,163 votes to 8,184 by Sanchez, who...
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REMINDER: Memorial Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday

May 24, 2016

Although Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, it will be observed in Harlingen obn this Wednesday (May 25). The Memorial Day Ceremony will beheld at Veterans Memorial Park in Pendleton Park, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the city of Harlingen, the Veterans Advisory Boarsd and...
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U.S. District Judge Hanen blasts federal attorneys’ conduct in immigration case

May 19, 2016

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who blocked President Obama’s immigration executive action order, on Thursday issued an order Thursday that Justice Department attorneys attend an ethics course, stating they misled him about whether the administration had begun implementing one of the proposals. Judge Hanen, of Brownsville, had issued a...
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Ninth death reported in Valley originated bus crash as Weslaco senior

May 19, 2016

A ninth victim in the Webb County bus crash has been identified as Atanacio Almendares,. 83. of Weslaco, authorities said. Earlier the first eight victims were identified. Almendares reportedly died in a Laredo hospital on Friday. The first eight were killed in the bus crash in Webb County have...
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Editor out of town Friday through Sunday

May 19, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I will be in San Antonio Friday through Sunday, attending the graduation of my daughter-in-law Michelle Deal, who is receiving her masters degree from Texas A&M San Antonio, plus graduation parties. Back on duty either late Sunday or early Monday. Keep up the...
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UTRGV gets $15 million from Bert Ogden CEO

May 18, 2016

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday received a $15 million donation from Robert Vacker, CEO of Bert Ogden Auto Group, called the most significant philantropic contribution in the history of the school, or previous schools of UT Pan Americanor UT Brownsville. The contribution was announced by...
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School board contest set to go for runoff election

May 18, 2016

The Harlingen school board will meet Friday to determine when the runoff election between Eladio Jamez and Rosalinda Garza will be held. Each has 1,422 votes. It will be held sometime between 20 and 30 days. It remained a tie following a formal recount of the race for the...
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