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  1. NewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Brownsville Herald

    Thirty-one secondary fine arts students have earned chairs in the Texas Music Educators Association 2016-2017 All-State Band or Choir, more than any other school district in Area G, the Brownsville Independent School District announced. The final round of auditions was held on Jan. 7, in Corpus Christi and Rockport-Fulton.

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  2. Brownsville won't fight state lawsuit, ends plastic bag feeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 14 | The Brownsville Herald

    Brownsville is removing its $1-a-bag fee on plastic shopping bags in exchange for the Texas Attorney General's Office dropping a lawsuit against the Rio Grande Valley city. Weslaco television station KRGV reports the fee has raised $4.4 million to pay for street sweepers, recycling machines, beautification and cleanup.

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  3. New tour signs add focus to historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 23 | The Brownsville Herald

    A view of one of the many architectural arches of the Fort Brown Old Post Hospital built in 1846. According to civilwar.org The Union army landed near the mouth of the Rio Grande in November of 1863 occupying Fort Brown and Brownsville, but later was retaken by Confederate forces and held the fort until the end of the war.

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  4. Border cities worry that ending NAFTA would hurt economiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Donald Trump's only visit to the U.S.-Mexico border while running for president was a stop in Laredo that lasted less than three hours. On some days, that's not long enough for 18-wheelers hauling foreign-made dishwashers and car batteries to lurch through the gridlocked crossing.

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  5. Laredo mayor, city manager congratulate Trump, ask for meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    A week after acknowledging some of his constituents are anxious and perplexed over the election of Donald Trump, the mayor of Laredo has sent a congratulatory note to the president-elect and offered to meet with him to discuss trade and other border issues in Washington. "We wish you every success as our new leader and we look forward to hearing from you or your administrative team to confirm a date and time to meet when we are in Washington," wrote mayor Pete Saenz and city manager Jesus Olivares.

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  6. Prosecutors: 10 charged in US-Mexico human smuggling ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Federal prosecutors in New York City have charged 10 defendants in a human smuggling ring that they say operated across the Mexico-U.S. border. Prosecutors said in a statement and in court papers that the smuggling scheme operated from June 2015 until last month.

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  7. No help for McAllen with immigrant costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The city has spent nearly a half-million dollars since April 2014 on immigration humanitarian work but has not yet been reimbursed by the federal government. McAllen looked into getting reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but FEMA didn't deem this a natural disaster, Mayor Jim Darling said.

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  8. Lopez Falls To Laredo Nixon In Bi-DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Lopez High School quarterback Alex Ramirez carries the ball on the keeper during a bi-district playoff game against Laredo Nixon High School, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Roma, Texas. Lopez High School receiver watches the ball after his catch was broken up by Laredo Nixon High School defensive back Rene Cardenas during a bi-district playoff game, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Roma, Texas.

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  9. Inter National Bank being acquired by Collins FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Inter National Bank is being acquired from Banorte by the Collins Family Trust, pending regulatory approval, the family told The Monitor . Banorte confirmed the "signing of a definitive stock purchase agreement."

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  10. Houston Chronicle reports some special ed students oustedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Education Agency had determined that they had too many students in special education, the administrators announced, and they had come up with a plan: Remove as many kids as possible. The staffers did as they were told, and during that school year, the Laredo Independent School District purged its rolls, discharging nearly a third of its special education students, according to district data.

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  11. Region leads state in child sex abuse casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    South Texas has the highest rate of child sex abuse cases among the top five regions in Texas, according to the latest data from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. "Any number of children being sexually abused is too high, it should not be occurring at all," said Tara O'Connell, Child Protective Services' new regional director, who was not aware of the data Wednesday.

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  12. Work continues to restore massive South Texas fortRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    About two centuries ago, a Mexican boy named Jose Villarreal and a companion were captured and taken by raiding Comanches north across the Rio Grande. The San Antonio Express-News reports decades later, in 1851, Villarreal, a blacksmith, built a simple iron sundial that was placed over an arched stone doorway of "El Fuerte," the oldest structure in this colonial river town.

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  13. 'Wolf Boys' follows American teens employed by drug cartelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Dan Slater's "Wolf Boys" follows the story of Gabriel Cardona from his birth in Laredo, Texas, in 1986 to his eventual career as a hit man with the Los Zetas drug cartel. After pursuing a criminal career in high school, the teen catches the eye of a Mexican drug cartel and is lured into working south of the border.

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  14. Duke hand transplant recipient can use new handRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    A Texas man who received a hand transplant at the Duke University Hospital earlier this year is developing feeling and use of his new hand. Rene Chavez of Laredo, Texas, told reporters at a news conference in Durham on Thursday that he's very happy with the operation.

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  15. Early registration open for Birding FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    This year's festival offers more than 80 field trips, ranging from in Harlingen to the UpperValley and to the Gulf of Mexico. Special trips will take birders up to Rockport for whooping crane observations, and another trip will travel to Laredo to spot the relatively rare white-collared seedeater among other birds.

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  16. Locals remember Juan GabrielRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The passing of musical superstar Juan Gabriel - a Mexican artist who sold more than 100 million records during his more than four-decade long career - shocked the world Sunday. Juan Gabriel performed at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo last year, and was scheduled for another show Sept.

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  17. Edinburg boy has positive attitude as chemo treatment ends for rare cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Javier races out of the room where he's received his radiation treatment for the last time Tuesday at DHR's Cancer Center in Edinburg. Joey and Gustavo Martinez embrace Javi after he rang the bell celebrating his last session of radation treatment on Tuesday at DHR's Cancer Center in Edinburg.

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  18. On trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The notion of high-speed rail service connecting cities throughout Texas has been a dream since the 1980s. And study after study suggests a viable demand for inter-city rail travel at speeds up to 220 mph.

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  19. Arizona mayor refuses invite written in English and SpanishRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    An Arizona mayor has refused an invitation to a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border city mayors because it was written in both English and Spanish. The El Paso Times Thursday that the invitation is for an Aug. 24 meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association in Laredo, Texas.

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  20. Arizona mayor refuses invite written in English and SpanishRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    An Arizona mayor has refused an invitation to a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border city mayors because it was written in both English and Spanish. The El Paso Times reports the invitation is for an Aug. 24 meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association in Laredo, Texas.

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