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Bill creating new Valley university heads to governor
Lawmakers from Hidalgo and Cameron counties saw their compromise on a bill creating a new University of Texas institution in the Rio Grande Valley pay off Wednesday as the Senate unanimously concurred with the latest version of the bill.
Wed May 22, 2013
Defense begins in Texas judicial bribery scandal
Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos was called to testify after federal prosecutors rested in his corruption trial.
Senate approves new Rio Grande university
State lawmakers have approved creating a new university in South Texas that is projected to serve more than 28,000 students and include a medical school.
Tue May 21, 2013
Former US Marine kidnapped in Mexico, family says
Armando Torres, 27, and two other family members have been reported missing in Mexico by his family after crossing the border to visit his dad.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Miami Herald
Cartel towns pose challenge for immigration reform
Just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas, stands a dormitory-style shelter filled with people recently deported from the U.S. and other migrants waiting to cross the border.
Sat May 18, 2013
Moving to U.S. can be harmful to your health
Esther Angeles, 41, who developed diabetes after moving to the United States, ate lunch with her daughter, Johanna Marisol Gomez, 7, in Brownsville, Texas.
Fri May 17, 2013
County water concerns not over
Current Conditions: Fair, 89 F Forecast: Fri - Sunny. High: 92 Low: 75 Sat - Partly Cloudy.
Mon May 13, 2013
Corruption trial starts for former Texas DA
A former South Texas prosecutor facing corruption charges was essentially a "district attorney on retainer" who used his discretion in exchange for cash, federal prosecutors told jurors Monday while laying out their case against the one-time aspiring congressman.
Report scrutinizes new Border Patrol punishments
A widely touted Border Patrol initiative to send migrants back to Mexico far from the points they are caught entering the U.S. illegally has one of the worst track records at discouraging people from trying again, according to a new study that offers a detailed assessment of how the agency's new enforcement strategies are working.
Corruption trial set for former Texas prosecutor
Prosecutors say a former South Texas district attorney and 1-time candidate for Congress used the power of his position to profit.
Sun May 12, 2013
Regents Want to Keep UTB at Current Site
The regents passed a motion that said maintaining the university's downtown location would "result in a compact urban campus and is the preferred location for the campus." The motion also authorizes the executive director of real estate to execute a contract with Texas Southmost College in which the University of Texas at Brownsville would lease ... (more)
El Paso Times
In brief: Binational art exhibit opens in June in El Paso, Ju rez
More than 40 artists from the U.S.-Mexico border have been selected for the concurrent exhibits "III Bienal Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Biennial 2013." The exhibits, subtitled "Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art Along the Border," will run together June 2 through Aug.
Fri May 10, 2013
House panel rejects Hinojosa language for Valley medical school
A House panel on Friday scuttled a controversial plan being pushed by Sen. Juan Hinojosa , D-McAllen, to locate the first two years of medical education in Hidalgo County as part of a proposal to create a new mega university in the Rio Grande Valley.
UT System regents eyeing land in South Texas for expanded UT Brownsville camps
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved lease negotiations between UT Brownsville and Texas Southmost College that will help ease the split into two separate campuses.
Thu May 09, 2013
El Paso Times
Texas county shaken as migrant deaths rise
At the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Brooks County, the graves of dead migrants spread across three sections of the cemetery, topped with plastic carnations and simple aluminum markers staked into the dust.
Border Violence Spillover to the U.S. Needs to Be Acknowledged
One early morning in mid-January of 2013, JesAos JuAĦrez opened the front door of his Brownsville, Texas home and saw a package.
'Spare Not the Rod' is Released
In his fast-paced new novel " Spare Not the Rod " , author Leonard Tolbert explores the themes of friendship, loyalty and growing up in a story filled with adventure, humor, tragedy, action and the phenomenon of Texas high school football.
Wed May 08, 2013
Disney drops bid to trademark Day of Dead name
Loraine Knoch who works at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home erected an altar of all of the people the funeral home has had arrangements for, Thursday, Nov.