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Editorback from the memorial service for old friend, retired Texas Ranger legend Juaquin Jackson

June 26, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL UPDATE: My sokn and I have returned Sunday afternoon from the Big Bend Country, where we attended the memorial service (See previous column) More later. Earlier column Your editor, along with son, Jay, will be in Big Bend country on Friday and Saturday to attend the memorial service of longtime friend, legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. Jackson died on June 15 at his Alpine home. The service will...
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Supreme Court deadlocks on Obama immigration plan in U.S. v. Texas

June 23, 2016

A shorthanded U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday reached sa 4-4 split on President Obama’s landmark 2014 immigration plan, upholding a lower court’s ruling that blocked the administration from giving temporary work permits to some 4 million immigrants in the country illegally and delaying their deportation. The tie, the result of conservative appointee Justice Antonin Scalia’s February death, is a defeat for the Obama administration....
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Gov. Abbott says high court made right decision

June 23, 2016

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a statement Friday on the U.S. Supreme Court’s executive amnesty ruling. “The action taken by the President was an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution and he Supreme Court rightly denied the president the ability to grant amnesty contrary to immigration laws. “As the president him said, he is not a king who can unilaterally change...
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Sun Country Airlines to resume service from Harlingen’s VIA beginning in November

June 22, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL A major announcement was made by Sun Country Airlines about its longtime relationship with the Rio Grande Valley. But something that disturbs me is that some insiders say that Harlngen’s Airport Advisory Board had little if anything to do with it, it was...
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Seven RGV women among 301 people busted in major national crackdown of medical fraud

June 22, 2016

Seven women, the owner and six employees of Hacienda DME, McAllen, were among some 301 people busted in a nationwide crackdown on medical fraud, it was reported on Wednesday. The area women of the medical equipment company firm were accused of fraud involving Medicaid. The accusations include forging and/or...
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Update: Tropical Storm Danielle dssipates over east-central Mexico

June 21, 2016

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Danielle early Tuesday dissipated over east-central Mexico. Some heavy rains remained, however. EARLIER REPORT Tropical Storm Danielle is approaching the central Mexican coast packing 45 mph winds and traveling at 7 mph, with landfall expected late Monday evening or night Heavy winds and lots of rainfall,...
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It is summer

June 20, 2016

Summer begins at 5:34 p.m. on Monday Summer soltice is when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. It is the day with most daylight. There is also a full moon, called a strawberry moon Monday night. Beginning on Tuesday, the days will begin to be shorter...
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Honor you father on this day and all days

June 19, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL This is the day set aside to honor fathers — Fathers Day 2016. Actually, we should honor our fathers on all days, unless they were cruel or bad in any other ways. If I had it to do over, I would have been...
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Former Mexican official arrested for fraud, money laundering in Valley

June 17, 2016

Federal officials in San Antonio have arrested a former Mexican prosecutor instrumental in helping the U.S. bring down cartel figures, on fraud and money laundering charges. Sergio Guadalupe Adame Ochoa was arrested Thursday, accused in a federal indictment of making fraudulent statements to obtain bank loans for a commercial...
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REMINDER: Blues On The Hill to be held at Lon C. Hill Park

June 17, 2016

Just a reminder that the Blues on the Hill musical event will be held at Lon C. Hill Park instead of McKelvey Park Saturday evening. It is a one time change of location, since some back flooding created problems for the vendors at McKelvey. Other Blues On The Hill...
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Friend, legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson dead

June 16, 2016
Friend, legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson dead

By JERRY DEAL My very good friend and legendary Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson died of cancer on Wednesday in Alpine. He also left behind family and scores of other friends. Joaquin and I, along with my family, date back to the 1970s, first briefly due to his connection with...
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Street projects being put on hold for proposed convention center?

June 15, 2016

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Did I read it right, that many or all street and other projects funded through property tax revenues will be put on hold because the proposed $14 million “Chris Boswell” convention center has been declared the “top priority project” by the city (namely...
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