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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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Iconic Image of Historic Texas Legislation

Gov. Rick Perry (seated), a Republican and the longest-serving governor in Texas history, on Tuesday, July 16, was at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg to participate in a bill-signing ceremony that will merge UT-Pan American and The University of Texas at Brownsville into one, Valley-wide higher education complex, complete with a four-year UT […]

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Tenet to Acquire Vanguard Health Systems for $21 per share in Cash

Expands Tenet’s Total Ownership to 79 Hospitals and 157 Outpatient Facilities Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS) have signed a definitive agreement whereby Tenet will acquire Vanguard for $21 per share in an all cash transaction. The acquisition is valued at $4.3 billion including the assumption of $2.5 billion in Vanguard […]

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Alumnus to Sharpen Skills Working on Master’s Degree at Harvard

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 10, 2013 – Ricardo “Rico” Delgado said he is ready to get back into the classroom and be a student again – this time at Harvard University. Delgado, a December 2010 graduate of The University of Texas at Brownsville, is in his first year of a three-year program with Harvard University […]

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Birding Research Project Underway by Children in Brownsville

The Brite Minds Summer Enrichment Program at The Children’s Museum of Brownsville will be conducting a Citizen Science Research Project for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Tuesday, June 18. The project is called “Celebrate Urban Birds” (Celebra las Aves Urbanas). Students will pick an area that is about 50 feet X 50 feet and […]

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Delinquent Tax Notices Have Been Mailed Avoid Additional Penalities

County Offers Payment Alternative BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS — In light of the economic hardships faced by many, Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre, Jr. is trying to inform taxpayers who have not yet paid their 2012 taxes of a payment alternative available for paying property taxes. A total of 34,167 delinquent tax notices for tax year […]

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County Raids More Illegal Gambling Outlets

Operation Bishop Targets Sweepstakes Operators Cameron County, state and federal law enforcement agencies raided two illegal gambling establishments Friday shutting down two sweepstakes businesses. The raids are part of an 18-month criminal investigation known as Operation Bishop. Five eight-liner businesses were shutdown in April. According to Texas Law and the Attorney General, sweepstakes that give […]

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