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North Texas Ebola treatment & infectious disease contraintment facility announced

October 21, 2014

The creation of a state-of-the -art Ebola treatment  and infectious disease  bio containment  facility  in ther Dallas region  was announced Tuesday by Gov. Rick Perry. Creation of such a facilities was among the first recommendations  made by the governor’s recently named Texas Task Fore on Infectious  Disease Preparedness  and Response  in order to better prepare  health care workers and the public  from the spread of  pandemic diseases. In addition to the North Texas facility, the...
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Early voting for general election is underway, no big problems

October 20, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election began  on Monday and continues through Oct. 31. No  major  problems were reported in Harlingen and elsewhere, in a moderately slow day in most of Cameron County  on Monday. Harlingen early voting locations are: Harlingen Cultural Arts Center, 578 76 Dr., through   Friday. Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...
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Texans blow lead, lose by 30-23 to Steelers

October 20, 2014

The Houston Texans — mostly the offensive unit — let the Pittsburgh Steelers  score 24 unanswered    points and lost  by 30-23 in Monday night’s featured NFL  televised. game. The Texans jumped out at to a 13-0 lead, then the bottom fell out, The Steelers took advantage of miscues and  took over  for the rest of the game,    
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Harlingen man convicted of sexual assault of child

October 20, 2014

Gregory Lewis of Harlingen on Monday was found guilty by a  state district court jury in Brownsville  of sexual assault of a child. The offenses occurred  from May 2010 to  August 2013, while the child was ages six to nine. The victim cried out to school officials in 2013,...
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Cowboys win sixth straight, 31-21 over Giants

October 19, 2014

For you folks who did not watch  the Dallas  Cowboys-New York Giants  NFL game Sunday, you are informed here that the Cowboys won  their sixth consecutive game, this one  over the Giants by 31-21 The stars again were quarterback Tony Romo,  who completed  17 of 23 passes  for 279...
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Update:Morales, credible candidate for Donna or carpetbagger? He responds

October 18, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL (This column has been updated) twice New information, provided by Rick Morales, the person in question in the column. This writer received a phone message today (Saturday) from Morales, the person who is the subject of the Real Deal column. He assured me...
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Lawsuit filed aginst Rivera by former chief county clerk deputy

October 18, 2014

Editor’s  Note: Myleadernews  was unable to get much information on this story, due to  it being  Saturday.  Ther Brownsville Herald and the Valley   Morning Star may have more information in their Sunday editions. Cameron  County Clerk  and county judge candidate Joe Rivera has been sued by former Chief  deputy...
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Supreme Court Says Texas can use new voter ID law for Nov. 4 election

October 18, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday ruled Texas can use its new voter identification law for the Nov, 4 election. The action quickly  prompted blasts from  voter rights groups. The court left the ruling unsigned, but the Associated Press  reported legal  analysts  believe the justices  rejected an emergency request ...
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Cardinals and Hawks take losses again

October 17, 2014

Another bad  Friday night for the Harlingen  two high school football  teams. The Harlingen  Cardinals took a  35-23 setback from the Los Fresnos Falcons  at Los Fresnos. Meanwhile, the Hawks were  blasted by  Brownsville  Rivera. 34-14. In other area games: Rio Hondo got one of those rare victories by...
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Two Austin area men were on plane with Ebola infected nurse

October 17, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I do  not one who wants to put the fear of God in others, but I and a few people  I know have some concerns  as to the capabilities of our local medical officials  of handling Ebola cases should any occur here. It...
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Perry supports travel ban from Ebola racked countries

October 17, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has stated he supports a travel ban from countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus, it was reported Friday, Perry reportedly has asked President Obama for such a ban. A number of congressmen have also asked for a ban, but Obama and a number of...
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High school seniors can apply to UTRGV

October 16, 2014

Hwy Valley high school seniors, want to be among the first to apply to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley? It is there for you. Seniors can apply from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday (Oct. 18) at the two campuses of UTRGV. The seniors from across the...
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