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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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Fire Scorches Brush Along Arroyo in Harlingen

  Harlingen firefighters, with assistance from La Feria firefighters, put out a brush fire / grass fire that burned eight to 10 acres of land on the north side of the Arroyo Colorado Hike & Bike trail in Harlingen by 1:22 a.m. Wednesday morning (today). The emergency call for assistance reached the Harlingen Fire Department […]

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Gladys Porter Zoo Mourns the Loss of Rare Jentink’s Duiker

BROWNSVILLE, TX- DECEMBER 20, 2013-The Gladys Porter Zoo staff mourns the loss of one of its most unique and endangered creatures. Taz, a male Jentink’s duiker, passed away in his behind-the-scenes quarters during the night of Thursday, December 19. The duiker had reached an advanced age of over 17 years, and had been monitored for […]

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COMMISSIONER STAPLES HONORS CRISEVE MONTEZ OF RIO HONDO JUNIOR HIGH WITH ‘GROW’ AWARD

Award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work Completed by Middle and High School Students AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today honored Criseve Montez, a seventh grader from Rio Hondo Junior High School in Rio Hondo, Texas, as the winner of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s monthly GROW award. The award Gives Recognition for Outstanding Work […]

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