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Winter Texan in jail for child pornography

November 25, 2014

Patrick  John McGovern, a Minnesota Winter Texan, is sitting in jail  awaiting a Wednesday  federal  hearing m for  charges of  possessing  child  pornography. McGovern  was arrested in Harlingen after he took his RV for repairs  mechanic and the worker saw images of adult and child pornography. Police reportedly were notified and  they  notified federal officials,  who arrested  him Authorities said that  search warrant  revealed  he had more than 400  images of  child porn nside the vehicle.
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Cowboys come from behind to defeat Giants; Texans lose to Bengals

November 23, 2014

Tony Rom0 threw a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 1:01 remaining in the game to give the Dallas Cowboys a 31-28 win over the New York Giants Sunday night. The Cowboys (8-3) took their first lead, 24-21, with 1:08 left in  the third quarter, also on a TD pass to Bryant. The Giants came back with a TD with three minutes left in...
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Watch your driving and stopping — especially until end of year

November 21, 2014

THE  REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Your editor has been well aware of antics by  some officers to the Harlingen Police Department in recent months as part of Acting Police Chief  Stephen  Mayer’s  “intensive stop plan.” (That is my name, not  the PD.) The present deadline for this program is Dec. 31. This is a plan  to force street cops to make more traffic...
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Harlingen man jailed for forcing boy to take drugs, have sex

November 21, 2014

Israel Leyva of Harlingen  Friday was in the Harlingen city jail  in lieu of a $100,000 bond, after being charged with forcing a 12-year-old boy to take drugs  before performing sexual acts. Leyva was arrested on Thursday at a home on Wilson Road.  The acts were allegedly performed  last June....
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Santa Rosa Police Department raided by state lawmen

November 19, 2014

Usually police raids  involve situations of possible      criminal activity — but  hardly ever at a law enforcement agency. Not so in the Rio Grande Valley. On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers and the Cameron C0unty  Attorney’s  office raided the Santa Rosa Police Department .   For now it is  shut down,...
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REMINDER: Harlingen’s H-E-B Feast of Sharing on Friday

November 19, 2014

T he 21st annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing in Harlingen, will be held  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday  at the Harlingen Community Center. The H-E-B  annually  presents  free feasts involving thousands of pounds of food, including turkey, dressing, potatoes, other veggies and dessert to several thousand Texans. Other...
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Upcoming Events: Jackson Street Market Days ; American Military Support concert

November 19, 2014

The monthly Jackson Street Market Days will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 inn 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. AMERICAN MILITARY SUPPORT CONCERT AT MMA...
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Texas leaders extend state-led border surge

November 18, 2014

Having established  the  model  for securing the border in  the  absence of effective federal  action, Texas leaders have reached an agreement to extend the  ongoing law enforcement  surge through the end of the current  fiscal year, it was reported on Tuesday.. Signed by  Gov. Rick Perry, lieutenant governor and...
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Cardinals lose to Panthers, 3-0. in Bi-district — San Benito loses, 42-14 to Weslaco East too

November 14, 2014

The Harlingen Cardinals just could not get a score on a cold Fr iday night, while ‘the Weslaco Panthers only  managed a field goal, to take a 3-0 Bi-District win over the Cardinals at Boggus Stadium.. The San Benito Greyhounds were also eliminated from the state high school 6A  football playoffs, ...
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UT Regents, administration state their support of Vaqueros name

November 14, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This should quiet state Rep. Terry Canales, who has threatened to take the name issue  to the next term of the Texas Legislature. The University of Texas  System Board of Regents  and the UT System administration fully support UT Rio Grande Valley President  Guy Bailey in his...
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Abbott appoints County Judge Cascos as Texas secretary of state

November 11, 2014

In a surprise move, Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced he had appointed Cameron County  Judge Carlos Cascos to be the state’s  next secretary of state. Abbott made the announcement in Brownsville Tuesday morning. Cascos just  was re-ele4cted as county judge in the Nov. 4 general election and...
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Veterans Day observed in Valley

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day  was observed throughout the United States on Tuesday and the Rio  Grande Valley will have events. In Harlingen it wase  a Veterans Day ceremony at the  Veterans Memorial in Pendleton Park and Take a Veteran to School Day. The park ceremony included  Marine veteran Gustavo  Ruiz as...
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