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Cameron County Temporary Cattle Fever Tick Preventative Quarantine Area Update

AUSTIN – Recently, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on Cameron County premises located outside the permanent quarantine zone. In order to protect the land, premises, and animals from exposure to cattle fever ticks, the TAHC created a temporary preventative […]

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County Women Lawyers Donate Sneakers for Students

Thanks to the generosity of the Women’s Law Section of the Cameron County Bar Association, 156 needy Los Fresnos CISD students will get some help for new shoes. As part of its Sneakers for Students program, the attorneys collaborated with the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, the First Family Network of Cameron County and sponsors for […]

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On His Own: President to Take Executive Action on Immigration

by John Michaelson/TNS SAN JUAN, Texas – Residents across Texas and the nation will be watching closely tonight as President Barack Obama unveils his plans to reform immigration on his own, a move that could prevent the deportation of millions. At La Union del Pueblo Entero in San Juan, the advocacy group’s communications coordinator, John-Michael […]

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County Breaks Ground for 9-1-1 Center in Harlingen

Law enforcement and emergency services officials gathered Tuesday, October 21, 2014, to break ground for a new Cameron County Communication District Office in Harlingen. Silbia Barajas, executive director of Cameron County Emergency Communication District, said the total cost of construction for the 11,527-square-foot building scheduled for completion in six to nine months and its state-of-the-art […]

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Cameron County Livestock Under Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine

AUSTIN – The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on Cameron County premises located outside the permanent quarantine zone. In order to protect the land, premises, and animals from exposure to cattle fever ticks, the TAHC is creating a temporary […]

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Cameron County Department of Health Issues Statement on Ebola

In light of the recent events in Dallas, the Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services would like to express their deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, who became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States and passed away on October 8th. Cameron County Department of Health and […]

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Leo Aguilar Foundation 5K Walk/Run Planned for October 18th

Hundreds of participants are expected to participate in the 4th Annual Leo Aguilar Foundation and Los Fresnos CISD 5K Walk/Run for Fun Saturday, Oct. 18, at Leo Aguilar Stadium. Proceeds from the race will go to the Leo Aguilar General Scholarship Fund, which has awarded scholarships to Los Fresnos High School graduates for many years. […]

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Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility

CAMERON COUNTY – Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit. “This announcement represents a huge step forward for our state and continues our nation’s proud legacy of scientific advancement,” Gov. Perry said. “It builds upon our pioneer […]

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Militarization of Law Enforcement: A Way of Life for Some Texans

by John Michaelson BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While a national discussion is underway on the militarization of local law enforcement in the wake confrontations between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, the issue is old news to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Professor Jessica Lavariega Monforti, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences […]

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Texas’ Biggest Beach Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 27

Volunteer signup for Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup open (AUSTIN, Texas) — As many as 10,000 Texans are expected to hit the beach Saturday, Sept. 27 for the biggest beach cleanup in the Lone Star State, the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. The cleanup takes place at three beaches in the Rio Grande Valley, starting at […]

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