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  1. An unexpected cost of the border surge appearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Brownsville Herald

    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 tours on DPS and Border Patrol boats.

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  2. Mexican singer Joan Sebastian criticizes authorities after sonsa slayingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Brownsville Herald

    A Mexican pop singer voiced complaints about Hidalgo County authorities' investigation into his son's slaying during a concert four years ago at a rural bullring. The complaint came after Joan Sebastian Figueroa's son, Juan Sebastian, was fatally shot June 12 at a bar in Cuernavaca, Mor., Mexico.

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  3. Hidalgo County DA's office launches new operation targeting 8-linersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office conducted the first raid in a new multi-agency effort titled "Operation Shutdown" Wednesday night when it closed eight illegal gambling establishments and arrested seven people, according to DA Ricardo Rodriguez. "The locations that we hit, we had enough facts and evidence to show probable cause to get a search warrant, but we are looking at all of them," Rodriguez said.

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  4. Drug trafficker testifies on day 2 of ex-cop drug trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    Two days after Mission police seized 15 kilos of cocaine, several men affiliated with a Mexican drug trafficking organization paid Salvador Gonzalez Jr. a visit. They told him they wanted the cocaine that was seized or money - $360,000 to be exact.

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  5. State aid cuts could devastate Early Childhood Intervention programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | The Brownsville Herald

    Aaron Benavidez, 4, who lives with Down syndrome, plays in the living room of his home with his mother Angie Hernandez in the background June 30, 2016 in Mission. photo by joel [email protected] Aaron Benavidez, 4, who lives with Down syndrome, plays in the living room of his home June 30, 2016 in Mission.

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  6. Federal drug trial to begin this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | The Brownsville Herald

    The trial of a former Mission police officer accused of federal drug charges is set to begin this week, according to court records. Hector "Jojo" Mendez, 46, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Mission Police Department, faces a life sentence in connection with drug conspiracy charges.

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  7. FEMA recovery center opens in MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | The Brownsville Herald

    Representatives from FEMA, Hidalgo County and Mission were on hand Tuesday morning for the opening of the FEMA disaster recovery center following the May storm that left fractured homes and displaced residents in its wake. Due to extensive damage in the area, President Barack Obama declared HidalgoCounty, along with 11 other counties in the state, a disaster area.

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  8. As the Games of Texas approaches, McAllen preparesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | The Brownsville Herald

    For the first time, about 20,000 people will file into McAllen from all pockets of the state for the Games of Texas. McAllen, with help from nearby cities, will host the Games in four weeks, and again next summer as the Games come in twos.

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  9. Medicare fraud takedown includes Valley supplierRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The owner of a McAllen medical equipment company and six of her employees are scheduled to go before a federal court judge Friday after they were arrested in connection with the largest Medicare fraud take down in U.S. history. According to a recently unsealed indictment in McAllen's federal court, the local women forged or caused others to forge the signatures of physicians on prescription forms and allegedly manipulated bills to receive higher reimbursements from Medicaid.

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  10. Death row inmate ruled mentally disabled, gets life sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has reduced death row inmate Jose Martinez's sentence to life in prison after agreeing with his trial court's findings that the convicted killer of a Rio Grande Valley woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter is mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. The 39-year-old Martinez has been on death row more than 19 years for fatally stabbing 68-year-old Esperanza Palomo and her granddaughter, Amanda, during a 1995 burglary at her home in Mission in Hidalgo County.

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  11. Residents cross country to repair Chimney RV ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Lorene Lara places destroyed sections of a mobile home onto a pile Friday June 10, 2016 at Chimney Park in Mission. Lara was helping clean up winter Texan friends Mike and Vivian Systrad's vacation home, who have gone back north for the summer.

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  12. Guerrero a no-show for re-arraignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Moises Flores, Jr., bailiff for the 398th District Court, calls out Omar Guerro's name three times Tuesday June 7, 2016 outside the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg. Guerrero, who has been missing since May 2013 after posting a $1 million bond, was re-arraigned on charges of sexual assault of a child in order to take proper steps to collect the outstanding bond from local bail bonds companies.

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  13. Relief efforts continue throughout southwest Hidalgo CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Tuesday's thunderstorm left a 19-mile path of destruction with an estimated cost of more than $10 million to repair, according to a preliminary report from the National Weather Service in Brownsville. Relief efforts continued Thursday in the southwestern part of HidalgoCounty, where the mini-supercell storm traveled from the Palmview-Mission area to Hidalgo and south Pharr.

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  14. Five people arrested in illegal gambling raid; second raid since MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office investigators arrested five people in connection with operating an illegal gambling place, according to jail records. The five people arrested - Maria Magdalena Garcia, 48, of Mission; Sylvia Edith Salinas, 47, of Mission; Mayra Sanchez, 34, of Rio Grande City; Jiang Li, 30, of La Joya; and Joel Garcia Salazar, 29, of Rio Grande City - were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place and possession of a gambling device.

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  15. Harlingen to get another discount chain store.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The company has submitted plans with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a new $175,000 store at HarlingenCornersShopping Center at 2819 W. Expressway 83. The Harlingen location is the fourth store being planned for the Rio GrandeValley. Stores in Mission and Brownsville, at Sunrise Commons mall, will be holding grand openings soon, the company says.

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  16. Addition of Cheddar's spurs Harlingen's push to westRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The new Cheddar's restaurant on the city's west side soon will be part of an unbroken string of retail and office development stretching all the way to Mission. That development, hugging both sides of the I-2/Expressway 83 corridor, could be a reality in just 10 years.

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  17. Attorney arrested in forged documents caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    An attorney who represented a client in a lawsuit against the city of Mission and Hidalgo County in connection with a Panama Unit arrest case was arrested Tuesday, according to jail records. James Patrick Grissom, 68, of Pharr, is charged with multiple counts, including forgery of a government instrument, tampering with a governmental record, misapplication of fiduciary property, simulating legal process and deceptive trade practice, according to jail records.

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  18. CORRECTION: Attorney who represented a plaintiff in a lawsuit against ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    STAFF WRITER Follow @lorenzozazueta !function {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName [0],p=/^http:/.test ?'http':'https';if ){js=d.createElement ;}} ; EDINBURG - One of the attorneys who represented a client in a lawsuit against the City of Mission and Hidalgo County in connection with a Panama Unit arrest, was arrested Tuesday, according to jail records. James P. Grissom, of Pharr, was arrested and charged Tuesday with multiple counts including forgery of a government instrument, tampering with governmental record, misapplication of Fiduciary Property, simulating legal process and deceptive trade practice, according to jail records.

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  19. Two suspects in homicide near Mission face additional chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    STAFF WRITER Follow @hernandezkris08 !function {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName [0],p=/^http:/.test ?'http':'https';if ){js=d.createElement ;}} ; EDINBURG - Two suspects connected to a March 21 fatal shooting near Mission are scheduled to go before a judge Friday afternoon for additional charges. Jason Sandoval, 27, is facing a capital murder charge in connection with the shooting death of Israel Jaramillo Abundis, 29, whose body was found in the 36000 block of Cedar Rapid Street.

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  20. IDEA Public Schools rank among most challenging in the nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    IDEA Public Schools were recognized by the Washington Post America's Most Challenging High School list for the second consecutive year with four campuses ranked in the top 20. IDEA College Prep Mission was the district's top performer placing 11th. Schools are rated on what Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews calls "the Challenge Index," which is "total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June," according to his piece titled "How the America's Most Challenging High Schools List Works.

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