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  1. Produce inspections get a hand from legislatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | The Brownsville Herald

    A $652,500 grant is expected to decrease wait times for agricultural inspections at South Texas international bridges as state leaders anticipate the development of a Mexico superhighway expected to intensify commercial traffic. The Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program secured the funding for the South Texas Assets Consortium - a group of ports of entry between Texas and Mexico.

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  2. CBP officer charged with briberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | The Brownsville Herald

    Instead of going to work at the Hidalgo-Reynosa port of entry Friday morning, Officer Julio Trujillo was escorted in handcuffs to federal court where he was charged with bribery. Trujillo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, was arrested Wednesday after an FBI investigation revealed he accepted a $3,600 bribe and exceeded his access of a government computer, court documents show.

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  3. New law requires local government meetings to be put onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | The Brownsville Herald

    Access to the decisions of elected government officials is about to get easier as some counties, cities and school districts are now required by law to make video recordings of public meetings available online. House Bill 283 was signed into law in June 2015 and became effective Jan. 1. It requires school districts with an enrollment of 10,000 students or more, municipalities with a population of 50,000 or more, and counties with a population of 125,000 to record audio and video of board, city council and commissioner court meetings and make these available online.

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  4. Runners kick off 2016 with fifth-annual Resolution RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Despite temperatures in the low 40s and cold drizzle Saturday morning, more than 600 runners made it out to Mission for their first race of the year. At the finish line of the fifth annual Resolution Race 5K, participants were greeted with chilled mimosas, medals and T-shirts.

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  5. State approves grant for more ag inspectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    After two years of meeting and planning, Rio Grande Valley officials gathered Tuesday to discuss the first $652,500 grant aimed at increasing the presence of agricultural inspections along the South Texas border to decrease commercial traffic wait times. The grant came from the Texas Department of Agriculture as a result of Senate Bill 797 and House Bill 979, which called for the creation of a Trade Agriculture Inspections Grant Program to hire more inspectors or pay them overtime.

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  6. Mission woman charged after claiming daughter was illRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Authorities say a South Texas mother shaved her 7-year-old daughter's head and claimed she had terminal cancer to scam people out of money. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office says the mother asked people for money to pay for her daughter's cancer treatments in person and on social media sites.

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  7. Man arrested in connection with sexual assault of migrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Gerardo Alaniz, 35, was arrested last week after a two-month-long investigation led Homeland Security Investigations agents to Mission, according to the criminal complaint. Agents received a tip from the New Bedford Police department in late September about a woman who had been illegally smuggled into the U.S. and was being held for ransom, the complaint states.

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  8. Back med schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    As our region this year celebrates the opening of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its medical school, which will transform healthcare opportunities for students as well as for all of our citizens, we are disheartened to learn that one Valley city appears to be rescinding its support, and it could be politically motivated as part of opposition to a proposed Hidalgo County healthcare district. The city of Mission apparently has "opted out" of supporting a memorandum of understanding between the university, Hidalgo County and several cities, which is designed to help financially support the new medical school.

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  9. Drug traffickers using mail carriers to deliver drugs during the holidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    McALLEN-The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 600 million packages this holiday season, making it easier for drug traffickers in the Rio GrandeValley to conceal their illicit plans of shipping drugs all over the country, authorities say. "Criminals have been doing this for years," said Donna Police Chief Ruben De Leon.

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  10. Sharyland senior selected to Army All-American BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    After dedicating his entire high school career to excelling in academics and band, Mathew DueA as will spend his senior year as part of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. DueA as, 17, of Mission, is one of only four students in the state accepted to the 2016 roster, which features 125 students from across the nation who will perform during the next U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 9. "I really love music and marching," he said.

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  11. Drugs found in location of homicide investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Hidalgo County investigators have discovered narcotics in the home involved in an ongoing homicide investigation, according to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. A dead man found inside a house outside of Mission had gunshot wounds, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

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  12. Real dangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Sold under the guise of "bath salts" and "spice," with colorful packaging, sometimes with cartoon characters on it, are potentially deadly synthetic drugs, sold under the guise of "bath salts" and "spice," with colorful packaging, sometimes with cartoon characters on it, are being abused en masse by our youth and have caused local health authorities to sound a warning for families to beware. Known as "designer" drugs, such psychoactive chemicals have sickened at least 25 youth in the past two months, officials said last week.

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  13. Take Our Poll: Do you agree with Gov. Greg Abbott, who believes that...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    MISSION, Tx-U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul,R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security along with a delegation take a tour of Anzaldua's Park in Mission, Texas Sunday Jan.25,2015 . The delegation were given boat tours on DPS boats and Border Patrol.

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  14. Mission students travel using new virtual reality toolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Victoria Bonilla didn't know she would take a trip to Independence Square in Philadelphia during her Social Studies class Tuesday morning. The eighth grader received the surprise when she peeked through a virtual reality headset and found herself standing in the middle of it.

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  15. Officials warn of dangers of synthetic drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    In late April, Jorge Alberto Diaz was found lying in a pool of his own blood. The 39-year-old Mission man had been brutally bludgeoned to death by his nephew Robert Eugene Diaz, who police said was high on Spice during the attack.

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  16. Panama unit lawsuit dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    A lawsuit filed in July against the City of Mission and Hidalgo County by a woman who claimed she was wrongfully arrested by the Panama Unit was dismissed Thursday, court records show. Elizabeth Moore was arrested Feb. 13, 2012, by members of the narcotics unit during a family dinner after "the door was kicked in and a group of men entered the home with guns drawn, pointing them at everyone and shouting at everybody to get on the ground," according to the lawsuit.

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  17. Ex-cop charged in scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    A former Mission Police Department corporal and convicted scam artist was arrested and charged this week in connection to a theft investigation involving a 44-year-old who was swindled out of about $28,000, according to investigators. Carlos Zamora Celedon, 42, went before Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Charlie Espinoza on Wednesday where he was formally charged with third degree felony theft charges and released Wednesday on a written promise he will appear in court, records show.

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  18. Leaders work to dispel recent hype over Reynosa violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    Mario Alvarez has his boots shined by Manuel Caso Monday October 12, 2015 in the central plaza in downtown Reynosa. The McAllen Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Keith Patridge believes that life in Reynosa is much safer than reported in some media outlets.

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  19. Goff working at point as UTRGV opens practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    After consecutive seasons as the team's leading scorer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley junior Shawnte' Goff is used to having the ball in her hands. So as the Vaqueros head toward the start of the 2015-16 campaign, coach Larry Tidwell is considering streamlining the process, moving Goff to point guard.

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  20. $70M worth of road expansion set to connect Tres Lagos to Edinburg, McAllenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | The Brownsville Herald

    About $70 million worth of new road construction and expansion was fast tracked as one condition for the new Texas A&M campus slated to be built inside the Tres Lagos development in McAllen. "This corridor is critical," said Joseph Palacios, Hidalgo County commissioner for Precinct 4, regarding several road expansion projects along Monte Cristo and Ware roads, near the entrance of Tres Lagos, a master planned development in far northwest McAllen.

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