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Poll reveals many want real change in leadership

September 16, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL How does this grab you? An AOL poll reveals that 61 percent of those questioned want neither former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton nor Mitt Romney as our next [president. The poll, answered by more than 51,000 people, asked whether they would vote for Clinton, Romney or neither. Twenty-six percent favored Clinton and 13 percent for Romney. But, 61 percent said they would vote for anyone else. Comments...
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NASA awards contracts to Space X & Boeing to bring astronauts into space

September 16, 2014

NASA has awarded contracts to Space X and Boeing that it hopes will carry astronauts to the international space station by 2017. The federal agency has been relying on Russia for those missions. The agency made an announcement Tuesday that said the privatization of space travel for humans and NASA’s ambition to land humans on Mars is the goal. The new $2 billion in...
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Reminder: Abbott-Davis debate in Valley Friday

September 16, 2014

Although no live audience will be permitted, the debate between gubernatorial hopefuls Republican Attorney General Craig Abbott and Democrat State Sen. Wendy Davis will be held in Edinburg Friday. The event will be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance beginning at 6 p.m. It will be televised over KGBT TV and KTLM Telemundo, sponsors of the debate along with the Monitor of...
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Hispanic Heritage Month underway

September 16, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month is underway and continues through Oct. 15. A number of events are set to be observed by organizations, schools and others throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The month is to recognize the contributions made and the importance of Hispanics and Latino Americans to the United States...
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Is Peterson case really child abuse?

September 15, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I have a real problem with the NFL star Adrian Peterson child abuse charge. Not so with the documented abuse by Ray Rice against his now wife. So Peterson, punished his 4 year old boy with a switch. Gee, how many other Texas...
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Driver in fatal Harlingen accident is ID’d

September 15, 2014

the driver of a pickup killed in an overnight single vehicle accident in Harlingen Monday was identified by police as Ray Camacho. No other ID as immediately given. The southbound vehicle on IH 69 just north of Spur 54 struck a sign, police said. Weather may have been a...
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Concern expressed that militia members plan a protest at Valley ports of entry

September 15, 2014

A report that militia members who have been in the Rio Grande Valley for several days plan to protest the lack of immigration enforcement,at ports of entry on Saturday has area lawmen concerned it could become a violent protest. They have said they are concerned about safety issues should...
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UTRGV committee meets in Harlingen, step closer to establishing own identity

September 12, 2014

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one step closer to establishing its own identity with colors and a team nickname to embody the new university, representing the entire region. UTRGV’s Athletics Branding Steering Committee met for the first time on Thursday at the Regional Academic Health Center...
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Both Harlingen grid teams fall, San Benito too

September 12, 2014

It’s beginning to look like it will be a long season for Harlingen football fans. Harlingen High School dropped a 21-14 game to McAllen , while the South Hawks fell 30-0 to Weslaco East. Also, San Benito lost by 42-21 to McAllen Memorial, Mercedes won by 20-14 over La...
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Belated congrats to WhiteWings, league champs

September 12, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I want to give belated congratulations to the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings upon winning their second baseball league championship and the first since 2000, and to Field Manager Chris Paterson, named league manager of the year. Since I was on the road, there...
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Harlingen Diez y Seis observance Saturday

September 12, 2014

There will be an event in Harlingen in connection with Diez y Seis, observing the Mexican Independence Day, but it will be held on Saturday, to attract more people. Called the Festival y Ceremonies del Dia de la Independencia, it will be held at Lon C. Hill Park and...
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Remember 9-11 — always

September 11, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Have you taken time out to think about that dreadful day of Sept. 11, 2001? It has been 13 years, but we should remember it forever and see that it never happens again. I recently visited the New York State Museum in Albany....
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