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Power restored to most in Cameron County, not so in Hidalgo County

April 25, 2015

Power has been restored to of those in Cameron County who have electricity provided by AEP, but Magic Valley Co-op still had about two dozen customers in the dark, it was reported Saturday night, following the heavy winds and rain that struck the Rio Grande Valley. Hidalgo County still has more than 2,300 homes and businesses without power late Saturday. l Power may not be restored to some areas until late Sunday, AEP reported....
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Art Salinas forwards good message on political correctness

April 24, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL My friend Art Salinas, of San Antonio, sends a great message on political correctness. Art is the father of U.S. Border Patrolman Ricardo Salinas, who some may recall was murdered along with fellow officer Susan Rodriguez in an ambush by Ernest Moore, in July 1998. Moore son of a Harlingen policemen, killed the two with a weapon that...
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Judge Hanen to hear U.S. Attorney’s explanation about controversial advisory on April 30

April 23, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It would seem, at least to me, that the U.S. attorney’s office is having some difficulty in coming up with an adequate explanation of why it misled U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen and the 26 states that are challenging the immigration initiatives being carried out by the Obama administration. Hanen has allowed the government until Thursday (April 30)...
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Fifty year sentence of Harlingen man for child sexual abuse is upheld by appeals court

April 23, 2015

The 50-year sentence of Ronald Blake Fears for sexually assaulting a small girl has been upheld by the 13th Court of Appeals, Fears, of Harlingen, was found guilty of continuous sexual assault of a child, one count of assault of a child and three counts of indecency of a...
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Crime Victims Rights Expo set for Friday

April 23, 2015

The Crime Victims Rights Exposition will be held at the H-E-B store in San Benito Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be food, live music by Los Federales and door prizes. For more information call Bea Salazar at (956) 509-2560. The Store is located at 1095 Hwy 77.
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Operation Bishop members raid 18-wheeler trailers used as 8-liner arcades

April 22, 2015

Arcades located in 18-wheeler trailers in Brownsville have a been raided by investigators of Operation Bishop. The raid came after a tip of illegal operations followed by a lengthy probe, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office reported Wednesday. Five people were arrested and charged with gambling promotion, operating without...
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Relief at Harlingen PD, Mayer going to Weslaco as chief

April 22, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Did you hear a huge sigh of relief at the Harlingen Police Department, when it was reported that Assistant Police Chief Stephen Mayer is going to become chief of the Weslaco PD? That is except for the few that were his stooges. In...
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Harlingen DPS office to re-open Thursday

April 22, 2015

Good news for a number of Harlingen drivers. The Harlingen Department of Public Safety office, which includes the driver’s license division, will re-open on Thursday, t 8 a.m.. The building has been closed since mid-March for repairs. Many drivers needing service had to go to either the Brownsville or...
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Editor back, more on Wednesday

April 21, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL UPDATE: Returned fro Los Angeles tonight. Full r3eport ad updates on Wednesdajd EARLIER ESSAGE Just a reminder to readers that I will be out of the state beginning early Monday through Tuesday April 21. On Monday, I fly to Phoenix to spend a...
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THIRD UPDATE: Federal appeals court to hear immigration action case on Friday

April 16, 2015

UPDATE: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday will hear arguments on whether to overrule U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen and let President Obama’s executive action to let some five million illegal immigrants apply for renewable work permits and reprieve from deportable action The court...
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Man gets 40 years for sexual assault of child

April 14, 2015

Miguel Angel Rodriguez on Monday was sentenced to 40 years in prison o9n two counts of sexual assault of a child. Rodriguez, 31, of Brownsville, was charged with assaulting a 9-year-old girl twice in 2013 He also was sentenced to 20 years for 195 counts of child pornography, with...
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New surge of illegal Central American children has begun

April 10, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It comes as no surprise, but the surge of illegal Central American children has resumed. It estimated that 39,000 or more will reach the U.S. border from through Mexico, a good percentage of them entering in the Rio Grande Valley The Washington Times...
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