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Hawks down Greyhounds, Cardinals demolish Lobos

October 31, 2014

The Harlingen South Hawks [pulled off  a minor upset  Friday night by edging the San Benito Greyhounds , 21-20, at Boggus Stadium. The win gave the Hawks a  3-6 record and put the Greyhounds , who earlier in the season defeated the Harlingen Cardinals, at  5-4. At Brownsville’s Sams Stadium, the Harlingen Cardinals (5-4) built up a 35-0 bulge and went on to defeat the Brownsville Lopez  Lobos, 35-16. In other games,  Los Fresnos  blanked Brownsville...
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Veteran finally released from Mexican jail

October 31, 2014

U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican jail on orders of a judge in that country after  spending eight months in confinement. Tadhmooressi, 26, had been arrested after he became lost and crossed  the border in California with weapons in his vehicle. He said he made a wrong turn and crossed into  Mexico without being able to turn back, His...
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Early voting ends, actual election day Nov. 4

October 31, 2014

Friday  was the last day for  early voting in the 2014 general election. A total of 18,042 voters had cast their  ballots in early voting in Cameron County for the Nov. 4  general election  through   Thursday, the county Elections  Office has reported. Of those, 3,533 have voted in Harlingen; 2,838  have voted at the  Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, while 329 cast their ballots at  Harlingen’s Valley Baptist Medical...
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Texas A&M University – Kingsville to begin engineering school in Weslaco

October 31, 2014

Enter Texas A&M University Kingsville into the  new educational endeavors in the Rio Grande Valley. Could this lead to another  full university in the region? Some believe it will. Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp  Friday announced  that a new Texas A&M Kingsville engineering school will be  located in...
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BULLETIN: Spaceship goes down in Mojave Desert, one dead

October 31, 2014

Virgin Galectic’s  Spaceship Two crashed in the Mojave Desert Friday, it has been reported by national media. One pilot was killed and another injured  in the  mishap, during a test flight. It was  the second space4ship accident this week. An unmanned space rocket earlier  crashed during launch in Virginia.
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Upcoming Events: Jackson Street Market Days

October 31, 2014

The monthly Jackson Street Market Days will be held Saturday (Nov. 1) in downtown Harlingen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For sale will be antiques, collectibles, plants and more. There also will be food and drinks available and there will be entertainment.
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Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, turn clocks back

October 30, 2014

Daylight Saving Time ends officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Then Standard Time returns until next year. That means you should turbn your clocks back Saturday night, or at least by 2 a.m. on Sunday. Rememberbmber Spring forward, fall back. Also, good time to change smoke alarm batteries.
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Former Hidalgo County JP indicted on multiple charges

October 30, 2014

Former Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace  Ismael “Melo” Ochoa, who resigned earlier this month, on Thursday was indicted on multiple charges. According to Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra, the  charges include  bribery,  organized crime activity and money laundering. The former  Precinct 2, Place 3 JP, is the latest...
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Update: Man charged with murder in car accident death of Harlingen woman

October 30, 2014

Mexican national  Jose  Muniz -Mendez  on Thursday was charged with first degree murder in the  early Thursday morning traffic death of a Harlingen woman, Harlingen police were holding  him, who  they  say is the  driver of an auto that crashed into another vehicle, killing Vivian Sue Callaway, early Thursday. Muniz-Mendez was found ...
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UPDATE: Bodies found near Matamoros ID’d as three Progreso residents

October 30, 2014

Three of the four Four bodies found east of Matamoros  Wednesday evening  have been identified as  three members of a Progreso family,  by their parents, it’s been reported. The three and another persons hade been missing since  Oct. 12. Witnesses have reported they were  taken by armed men,  believed to...
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Giants nip Royals to take 2014 World Series title

October 29, 2014

The dream ended for the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night  as they were defeated, 3-2 by the now World  Series champion San Francisco   Giants, 3-2, in a sold out stadium in  KC.. The  Royals made one last stab in the ninth inning, but it failed and the Giants jumped...
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UPDATE: Russian rocket delivers the goods after U.S. unmanned rocket explodes at launching

October 29, 2014

Editor’s Note: This column was to be written Tuesday, but could not be published until Wednesday due to a  temporary emergency shutdown by the service provider. THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL UPDATE: A Russian unmanned rocket delivered goods to the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a U.S. rocket...
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