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Myleadernews sold to local group

April 1, 2015

THE REAL DEL By JERRY DEAL I know this bit of news will come as being disappointing to some and joy to others, but due to my age and other endeavors, I have agreed to sell Myleadernews to a group, headed up by Mayor Chris Boswell and former Mayor Connie De La Garza. In view of all the past objections to past various activities by both men, it was a difficult decision. But, it...
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Harlingen High teacher accused in minor sex case

March 31, 2015

Now dismissed Harlingen high School English teacher Karl Arthur Avila has been arrested for inappropriate conduct with a pupil. This is in connection with his actions with a 17 year old female student, police said. A police report stated that an assistant principal reported suspicions concerning Avila, 44. Statements and further investigation resulted in the arrest. Avila was jailed in lieu of a $200,000...
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Alleged robber easy to spot

March 30, 2015

This alleged robber was easy to locate. First, a man robbed the Stripes store on N. First Street early Saturday. He was identified as having lots of tattoos, a prosthetic and was driving a Toyota Corolla, with special wheels. A man with the same identifications later Saturday morning robbed the Rio Grande Valley Credit Union in the 2900 block of E. Grimes Rd. A...
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January 31, 1995 Selena killed in cold blood

March 29, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It does not seem possible that it has been two decades since super star  Selena was shot doen in cold blood by her fan club president and boutique operator, Yolanda Saldivar. But, on Jan. 31,1995 Selena Quintanilla Perez, a 23 year old Hispanic...
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Holy Week underway

March 28, 2015

Spring Break  2015 is a thing of the past, and now it is Holy Week, also an important period on Siouth Padre Island. Those  same merchants look forwa0rd to Holy Week, which began on  Sunday through Easter on April 5  That is when many Mexican citizens  will be on...
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Abbott visits Valley, promises more DPS border help

March 27, 2015

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley again Friday and promised more Department of  Public Safety Department troopers to help in the border security efforts. Abbott said his plan  is to hire many new      troopers to secure the border and also install technology along the region.  That...
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Deadly Spring Break at SPI

March 27, 2015

It turned out to be a deadly Spring Break at South Padre Island this year. The finding of the body of Spring Breaker   Jordan Britten, 20, a student at Central Texas College, made the third death reported at the Island. The body of the Killeen young man was found...
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Remi Garza approved for interim election administrator post

March 23, 2015

Remi Garza, former administrative assistant to  ex-Csameron County Judge  Gilbert  Hinojosa,  on  Monday was officially approved to be the county’s interim election administrator. The action came at a short meeting of the Cameron County  Commissioners Court; Gsrza, at $40 an hour, is to fill  the position until a permanent...
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UPDATE: Justice Longoria gets public ‘spanking’ from Judicial Conduct Commission, also gets national attention

March 23, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Although she only got  a public admonition from the Texas Commission on  Judicial Conduct for her drunken driving charge and the unprofessional way she handled it, Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria is getting infamous throughout the nation. The unwanted publicity she is...
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Valley cities fail to make the cut for 25 Best Retirement cities

March 22, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL The Rio Grande Valley may have lots of benefits, such as the low cost of living, but none, including Harlingen, made the list of the 25 Best Retirement Cities in which to live. Three Texas cities were on that Forbes list, with  San...
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UTRGV Dean of Medicine to speak in Harlingen

March 20, 2015

Dr. Francisco  Fernandez, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  dean of medicine, will speak in in the city on Monday at the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce Building. The event, open to the public, will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. This is one of the chamber-sponsored...
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First day of spring on Friday

March 20, 2015

Are you ready for spring? Certainly those living in the northeast part of the country are, but they are going top have to wait for awhile. The vernal equinox, which heralds the first day of spring will be at 5:45 p.m. Friday CDT. Rainfall is scheduled for Friday and ...
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