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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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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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