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HARLINGEN SELECTS MAYER AS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF

The Harlingen City Commission ratified the appointment of Assistant Police Chief Steve Mayer as interim police chief today based upon the recommendation of City Manager Carlos Yerena. Mayer has served Harlingen as a police officer since 1989. He earned a promotion to sergeant in 2005 and received the appointment to assistant chief of police in […]

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Annual Memorial Illumination Program at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield

On November 16, 2013, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park will once again light up the night during the 8th Memorial Illumination at the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in Brownsville. The event features the lighting of 8,000 luminaria, each to honor one of the U.S. or Mexican soldiers who fought in battles on the […]

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DANIEL T. ROBLES ANNOUNCES ELECTION BID

Daniel T. Robles, a life-long resident of San Benito, Texas, today announced his intention to seek election to the position of Judge of Cameron County Court at Law No. 1 in the upcoming March, 2014 primary elections. Mr. Robles has already filed his designation of treasurer and all required documents with the Cameron County Election’s […]

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Election Identification Certificate Mobile Stations in Cameron County from October 7th through October 15th

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety in partnership with Cameron County and the Cities of Brownsville, Harlingen & Rio Hondo will offer Election Identification Certificates (EICs) at mobile stations across the county. EICs are available to qualified voters who do not otherwise have an approved form […]

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Rio Reforestation Scheduled for Oct 19

The Valley Proud Environmental Council and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are celebrating the 22nd anniversary of Rio Reforestation. They are calling for 1,000 volunteers to help restore wildlife habitat by planting 31 species of native seedling trees and shrubs at the Resaca Del Rancho Viejo tract of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National […]

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Hospital Volunteers Offer Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS  FROM  HOSPITAL  VOLUNTERS – The Valley Baptist Volunteer Auxiliary at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville recently awarded scholarships to five Valley students studying in a health care-related field at local colleges. For more information on the annual scholarships, please contact Lorraine Gonzalez, Valley Baptist-Brownsville Volunteer Services Manager, at (956) 698-4059.

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Reward for Missing Sewage Pumps at Gladys Porter Zoo

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013- The Gladys Porter Zoo is in search of three Goulds submersible sewage pumps that were stolen from the Zoo’s storage warehouse. Each pump weighs about 250 pounds and is painted a bright blue color. These pumps were last accounted for three weeks ago when first delivered to the Zoo. The pumps […]

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Valley’s First Private College

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE OPENS NEW CAMPUS Hundreds of Valley residents and visitors converged on the former campus of Sam Houston Elementary in La Feria on Sunday, August 18th, to take part in the grand opening of Our Lady of the Lake’s new Rio Grande Valley campus. “We thank La Feria ISD and the […]

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Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library Receive $1500 Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Grant to support Port Isabel Public Library’s literacy programs Port Isabel, Texas –August, 2013 –The Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library recently received a $1500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant will fund a program entitled Big Texas Literacy Program, learning about Texas and reading […]

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GRAND JURY INDICTS MARGARET GIL ON FIVE COUNTS OF INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER

A Cameron County Grand Jury indicted McAllen resident Margaret Gil today on five counts of intoxication manslaughter committed on June 30, 2013. Gil, 32, was intoxicated when the car she was driving struck another car on Hwy 100 near Los Fresnos killing its four passengers from McAllen – Edward Gomez, 32; Erika Olaya Davila, 30; […]

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