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Can Perry be proven guilty?

August 18, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Just a quick note during my travels. To me, the iondictment against Gov. Rick Perry is strictly, as he says, a political ploy. I recall that once it was said that an indictment could be brought against a ham sandwich. It is that easy. That drunken Travis County district attorney should have resigned. She smeared that office by the drunken driving conviction, plus battling the police when arrested....
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Computer problems solved , back in part time service while on road

August 13, 2014

Your editor has solved the blocking out cked from myleadernews. Back in part time service, as of now. JERRY
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REMINDER: Texas sales tax holiday begins Friday

August 6, 2014

The Texas annual sales tax holidsy will be held Friday through Sunday, as families prepare to send their children back to school. Comptroller Susan Combs said shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $2100 during this tax free weekend. Exempted by the state is most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. That adds up to nearly $8 on every...
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Southern folks, including Texans, most friendly

August 6, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL It should be no surprise, but a travel magazine said it has found that eight of the 10 friendliest cities in the nation are from below the Mason Dixon line. Texas has two of them. San Antonio was named the third most friendly...
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Update: City Commission to discuss and take action on tax rate for 2014-2015

August 6, 2014

UJPDATE: Myleadernews was unable to attend the meeting, but has been informed the city commissioners voted to keep the same tax rate. More later: EARLIER ARTICLE: It’s tax rate discussion time again. The Harlingen City Commission will consider and take action on a desired tax rate for the city...
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REMINDER: Off once again, this time beginning Thursday, for at least a month

August 5, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I just want to remind you readers-bloggers that I am again leaving the Valley and will be gone on another work-pleasure trip. My plans are to leave Harlingen on Thursday, and return on Sunday, Sept. 6. I want to reiterate publicly here to...
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WhiteWings nip Charros, 3-2 in schedule changed gme

August 5, 2014

The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings in a schedule changed game, edged the Brownsville Charros Tuesday night at Harlingen Field. The win gave the WEhiteWings a 43-23 record in the Unuited Legue Baseball. The Charros are 28-41. The series with she Charros continues throughout the week. The Fort Worth Cats...
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SECOND UPDATE: Two suspects being held without bonds in killing of off duty Border Patrol agent in robbery attempt

August 5, 2014

Two illegal aliens were ordered held without bonds Tuesday on charges of capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. Gustavo Tijerina, 30, of La Villa, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, of Weslaco, appeared before Willacy County Justice of the Perce George Solis Tuesday afternoon The two...
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It’s official, SpaceX to build pad in county, state funding $2.3 million from TEF, $13 million to county Spaceport Development Corp

August 4, 2014

It is official, SpaceX will build its commercial rocket launch facility in Cameron County. The announcement came on Monday, first in Austin by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, along with Gov. Rick Perry, then by local and county officials in Brownsville The state is offering $2.3 million from...
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House GOP passes immigration billl, Obama calls it unworkable & readies executive action

August 2, 2014

UPDATE: U.S. House Republicans late Friday passed legislation that would do little to immediately solve the border crisis, but would allow them to return home for their five-week vacation and tell voters that they did what they could. Much was included in the border security legislation which was pulled...
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Number of Winter Texans down by one-third from four years ago — a serious matter

August 2, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEA Valley chambers of commerce, convention and tourist bureaus and economic development corporations take note. The number of Winter Texans coming to the Rio Grande Valley has dropped by nearly one-third — from 144,000 to 100,000 in the past four years– according to a...
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Decision on UTRGV administrative headquarters to be postponed

August 1, 2014

A decision on the location for the proposed administrative headquarters for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be postponed indefinitely in order to focus on more pressing priorities, such as providing classrooms and research facilities for students and faculty. This is a move that will directly not...
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