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Poor loser Canales files bill concerning Vaqueros name

January 23, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL State Rep. Tony Canales, that poor loser from Edinburg, just won’t give up. Despite the choice of the name Vaqueros and Vaqueras as the new ahtletic  mascot for the new University of Texas Rio Grande has been approved  by the  UT Board of Regents, plus numerous others, Canales filed a bill in the Texas House  Friday that would force a vote by the students of UT Brownsville and UT...
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Another Channel 4 newsman heading north to San Antonio

January 23, 2015

KGBT TV Reporter and anchor Ryan Wolf  has accepted a position with the Sinclair Broadcasting’s  San Antonio TV station KABB. He leaves at the end of the month. He is the second Channel 4 newsman to  head up the road to San Antonio.  Sergio Chapa recently  took a position with the San Antonio Business Journal.
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Harlingen man pleads not guilty in the fatal burning of his girlfriend

January 22, 2015

Andres Antonio Garza of Harlingen, pleaded not guilty  Thursday in the death of his girlfriend who police said died from burns  when he  allegedly poured gasoline over her and set   her afire. Garza, 33, entered his  plea Thursday in state District Court in Brownsville. He is accused of  badly burning his girlfriend about her face and body. Garza, 33, was arraigned on a charge...
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United Health Foundation presents $2.88 million grant to UT-RGV School of Medicine, legislators visit ULA

January 22, 2015

A $2.88 million-plus grant was presented to the University of Texas RGV School of Medicine on Thursday by  the United Health Foundation, a non-profit wing of United  Health Group. The grant is for team-based care to all of the Rio Grande Valley. To be established is  The Center for Colonias  Intigrated  Care....
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UPDATE: Abbott officially names Cascos to be secretary of state

January 21, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL UPDATE: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday officially named Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos as his choice  to be the next Texas secretary of state, Abbott took the action by submitting Cascos’ name to the Texas Senate, one day after he himself became...
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ANOTHER UPDATE: Third person charged in killing of Weslaco teen near local hotel, bond set at more than $1.1 million

January 19, 2015

ANOTHER UPDATE: Ivan Hermillo   Andarverde  has become the third person charged in the killing of  the  shooting death of Eduardo Zapata,19. of Weslaco new near the Harlingen Inn and Event Center..  Bond for him was set at $1,100,000 on Tyesday. The suspect was charged with  murder and three counts of...
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UT Chancellor: UTRGV will open in September as planned

January 16, 2015

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will open in September as planned, UT System Chancellor  Admiral William H. McRaven said Friday. McRaven, who visited  Harlingen, Edinburg and Brownsville last week,  said everything is on schedule and the new school “will open on time for the 2015  fall semester. and...
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Harlingen man gets 20 years prison time for sexual assault of child

January 16, 2015

Juan Gonzalez 40, of Harlingen has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for two counts of sexual assault of a child. He was found guilty of the offenses, involving a 15 year old girl,  by a jury  in 103rd state District Court on Friday. The Cameron County District...
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San Benitio schools under lockdown for two and a half hours Friday

January 16, 2015

All San Benito schools and the administrative offices were under lockdown for 2 1/2 hours Friday  due to an alleged threat made by a former resident to “open fire on police and  school campuses.” Police said they were informed the man, now a resident of Pleasanton, told a friend...
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Joey Trevino honored in Weslaco

January 16, 2015

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Former Harlingen city commissioner and CEO of the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation has been honored by that city. The special honor bestowed on Trevino came Thursday night at Arturo’s Restaurant and Bar. It comes just a year after Trevino assumed the post as...
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Probation revoked for Harlingen woman due to second DWI

January 16, 2015

A 10-year probation for  Norma Cisneros Martinez was revoked by visiting state District Judge Fidencio  Hinojosa Jr., as a result of her second driving while intoxicated conviction. She receive4d the second DWI in February 2014. She had three grandchildren in the vehicle. In 2007 she received her first DWI...
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UPDATE: Testimony heard in lawsuit against Obama’s immigration action; protests nearby

January 15, 2015

UPDATE: The lawsuit against  President Obama’s executive action concerning immigration reform  hit the courtroom Thursday, as those who filed the lawsuit and those who are defending his action  appeared in U, S. District Court in Brownsville  Thursday. Meanwhile, nearby  a crowd of protesters was gathered  to protest the lawsuit, intended...
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