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Is history repeating itself –even again?

July 30, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL While the battle goes on with what to do with the Central American children who have come into our area to escape what apparently is happening in their own countries maybe most have forgotten a history lesson. While those battle to send these kids back and other to check out to determine who who nay have escaped from danger or possible death.. How many of your readers recall...
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NOTICE: Off once again, this time for at least a month

July 30, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL I just want to inform 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, Aug. 7 and return on Sunday, Sept. 6. I want to respond publicly here to that individual who said he believes I have lost my feeling for Harlingen...
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Is Raiders talk about move to San Antonio for real, or a ploy? Canales says cities should protect citizens from predatory loan firms

July 30, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Would you support the NFL Raiders is they moved to San Antonio? Or would you stick with the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans? That was the first question. Here comes the second one, to be answered by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis. Are you serious about such a move or is it just a ploy to get...
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Cats claw to another win over wingless WhiteWings, 9-5

July 29, 2014

Have the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings become too comfortable with their “comfortable” lead in the United League Baseball? Well, if so, they better be looking at breaking a slump, mainly because the Fort Worth Cats, who have defeated them four consecutive times, with two more games left in the...
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REPORT: Militias in Valley to ‘protect’ us from illegals

July 29, 2014

THE REAL DEAL Bu JERRY DEAL It appears that the U.S. Border Patrol and Protection Agency cannot protect us from the influx of illegals; mostly children. This despite a report late Tuesday that the feds are doubling the number of BP officers here. Along with the possibility of likely...
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UPDATE: Former WhiteWings outfielder tops Diamondbacks, in hitting

July 29, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Hey Harlingen area baseball fans, remember the story here about former Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings outfielder David Peralta, who went on to get a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks? He is the one who credits former WhiteWings field manager Eddie Dennis for getting...
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Assistant DA to receive top honor for child advocacy

July 28, 2014

THE REAL DEALK By JERRY DEAL Your editor-writer here has heard of the graet things this woman has been doing and I want you toi know she is deserving of the honor she has received, which I am reporting via the DA’s office Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Brandy...
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BITS & PIECES: Guardsmen not needed? Happy in Corpus, unhappy in NYC

July 28, 2014

THE REAL DEAL By JERRY DEAL Does the Rio Grande Valley need those National Guardsmen being sent by Gov. Rick Perry to aid in the handling of the influx of Central American youngsters? Most Valley law enforcement, city and county officials think not. One thing pointed out, the crime...
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Have name for new UTRGV masacot? Submit it

July 27, 2014

The public can now submit its choices for colors and school mascot for the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Two committees have already been working on choices of mascot name and colors. Most students at UT Pan American want to keep the Broncs mascot, while those at...
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Harlingen man accused of starting grass fire at McKelvey Park

July 27, 2014

Rene Maldonado of Harlingen has been released on a $10,000 bond after being arrested for setting a grass fire at McKelvey Park. Police said others in the park observed Maldonado, 49, setting the grass on fire and called the Police Department. He was then taken into custody.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: Jackson Street Market Days; Back to School Block Party; Blues on the Hill

July 27, 2014

The monthly Jackson Street Market Days in downtown Harlingen will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments available. On sale will be antiques, collectibles, plants and more. BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY The annual Back to School Block...
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Bachmann, King in Valley in border crisis visit

July 26, 2014

U.S. Reps. Michelle Backmann and Steve King were in the Rio Grande Valley over the weekend checking out the border crisis situation. Backmann R-Minnesota, and King, R-Iowa, were visiting with Border Patrol officials and local law enforcement officials in Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo. They are scheduled to leave on...
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