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Early voting about to go into second week

October 25, 2014

The first week of early voting ended Saturday. It resumes on Monday and continues through  Oct. 31. A total of 10,458 voters have cast their  ballots in early voting in Cameron County for the Nov. 4  general election  through  Friday, the county Elections  Office has reported. Of those, 1,518 have voted at the  Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, while 329 cast their ballots at  Harlingen’s Valley Baptist Medical Center (earlier in the week). No  major  problems have...
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Plains Capital to close 11 Valley banks

October 25, 2014

Plains Capital  Bank will close 11 of its 25 banks in the Rio Grande Valley, the company has announced. The company  said the closures would take place on Jan. 15. The bank acquired 51 branches of  First National Bank of Edinburg, which were seized by  regulators,   in September 2013 after mounting losses and shrinking capital.  Plains Capital  bought $2.6 billion  of First National’s assets...
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Cardinals win, 26-6, Hawks lose, 17-14

October 24, 2014

The Harlingen Cardinals defeated Brownsville Veterans Memorial  26-6 at Boggus Stadium Friday night. It gave the Cards a 4-4 record on the season. The  South Hawks dropped a close 17-14 game to Brownsville  Hanna at Sams Stadium in Brownsville. The Hawks are  2-6. The San Benito Greyhounds (6-2) won their fifth straight with  a ; 55-15 voctory over Brownsville Lopez. Also, Rio Hondo lost,...
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As requested, here is Deal’s ‘anniversary’ toast

October 24, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Your editor gave a “tongue in cheek” toast  at   the “anniversary”  party,  that  some of those present ask me to post  on The Real Deal. So, with some encouragement, here it is, as given on my 42nd anniversary of my 40th birthday. Here...
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Harlingen woman dies of burns said done by her boyfriend

October 23, 2014

Harlingen resident Stephanie  Reza died  at the Brooke Medical Center burn ward  in  San Antonio on Thursday  after receiving  burns last month allegedly committed by her boyfriend. Charges are expected  to be update against  Andres Antonio Garza, 33, already charged with aggravated assault, for setting her on fire. The woman...
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BULLETIN: Doctor in New York tested positive for Ebola

October 23, 2014

It has been reported that a doctor  who returned to the U.S. from West Africa more than a week ago has been diagnosed with Ebola. The  physician was with Doctors  Without Borders in Guinea. Her recently fell ill and turned  himself for diagnosis. Before that, he was seklf diagnosing....
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Disturbing news: USA Today says administration freed immigrants charged with violent crimes

October 23, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL In something that could have an effect on the Rio Grande Valley, as well as throughout the  United States, it is reported that illegal immigrants  charged with violent crimes  and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released  from...
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Brownsville man sentenced to 25 years for sexual assault of minor

October 23, 2014

Adriel  Garza of Brownsville was sentenced to 25 years for aggravated sexual assault of a minor and 20 years for sexual assault of a minor by 445th state District Judge  Roland  Olvera on Thursday. The sentences will run currently. Garza, 47,pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with a 13 year...
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A number of readers were among those at Deal’s ‘anniversary’ party

October 22, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It was nice to see some of the readers and contributors at my  “Anniversary ” party Wednesday  at Capitol City restaurant. Anniversary party? you question. Well, it’s my 42 anniversary of  my 40th  birthday. There was good food and beverages and really good...
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Former city auditorium box office manager indicted — again

October 22, 2014

Rachel Diana Olivarez,  the former box office manager at Harlingen’s Municipal Auditorium, on Wednesday was indicted  by the Cameron County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree felony  theft of more than $200,000. It was the second time she has been indicted this month, with the latest charge upgrading the amount...
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Is ULB facing death blow? Especially if Brownsville gets in the AA

October 21, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL if Brownsville  gets an American Association  baseball club and stadium will it be the end of the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings and the United League Baseball? Or will the disfunctional ULB  die on its own with or without a Brownsville club? The story...
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Delayed by weather, Abbott makes Harlingen stop

October 21, 2014

After being delayed by the Valley  weather, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Republican candidate for  governor, made a stop off in Harlingen Tuesday. The GOP candidate came to  Harlingen from El Paso, and was  greeted by more than 100 supporters at the El Pato restaurant on S 77 Sunshine...
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