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Texas club’s latest auction: A hunt for African elephants
mysanantonio.com / Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:23 UT
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas hunting club again will auction off Saturday a chance to kill a large animal whose numbers are dwindling, a year after it faced international criticism over doing the same with a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino. The World Wildlife Fund, the world's leading conservation group, regards it as "vulnerable," a step below "endangered" and defined as "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild." Animal welfare activists plan to picket the convention hotel Saturday, but the club's Executive Director Ben Carter says elephants "in fact, are overpopulated in certain areas of Africa."

San Benito elections draws hundreds to voting booth
valleystar.com / Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:45:00 -0500
Voters in San Benito appear eager to cast ballots in the municipal and school district elections.

Friends help family of Nahomi Rodriguez: Run/walk raises money for funeral expenses
valleystar.com / Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:23:00 -0500
SAN BENITO — Leo De La Cruz dashed toward the finish line amid the cheers of onlookers.

San Juan officer placed on unpaid suspension after feds arrest him
valleystar.com / Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0500
McALLEN — A San Juan police officer will remain suspended without pay for the duration of an internal investigation after he was charged in connection to a federal case, according to an unsealed court

Auditors give city ‘clean’ report
valleystar.com / Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:45:00 -0500
HARLINGEN — Outside auditors had good news for city leaders.

Literacy Center to celebrate 30 years at Symphony in the Park
brownsvilleherald.com / Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:07:00 -0500
It’s been 30 years since Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey got up on stage and amazed the crowd with their dance routine to the popular 1980s song “Time of My Life.”

Drones become popular holiday gifts
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:09:03 UT
The demand has grown as the industry and government are working together to address safety concerns. Michael Perry, spokesman for DJI, which makes the popular Phantom 2 Vision+ and new Inspire models, said demand for drones has moved "pretty dramatically out of being a pretty niche field into more of a consumer electronics field." All three of the biggest personal drone makers — DJI, Parrot and 3D Robotics — have formed a coalition to lobby the FAA to help develop standards for personal drone use. Additionally, on Monday, drone industry officials said they are teaming up with the U.S. government and model aircraft hobbyists to launch a safety campaign. The campaign includes a website — www.knowbeforeyoufly.com — which advises both drone operators of FAA regulations and how to fly their unmanned aircraft safely. The industry also said it plans to distribute safety pamphlets at industry events and work with drone manufacturers to make sure safety information is enclosed inside the packaging of new drones.

With tensions flaring, Texas House to debate “sanctuary” legislation
brownsvilleherald.com / Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:09:00 -0500
On the eve of a Texas House debate on legislation that would ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions in the state, lawmakers weren’t sugar-coating their expectations of how the debate would go. 

St. Mary’s second-graders act as Wax Museum figures
brownsvilleherald.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:35:00 -0500
Watching second-graders at St. Mary’s Catholic School like Brandon Richer or twin brother Austin speak about the historical figures they have chosen to represent, it would be hard to imagine they were

BISD group to perform at ballroom nationals
brownsvilleherald.com / Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:10:00 -0500
Thanks to the power of social media, a group of 13 male salsa dancers from four Brownsville high schools has been invited to perform at the Cross Country Dancesport National Championships at the Marri

Children’s Museum of Brownsville takes STEAM activities to schools
brownsvilleherald.com / Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:47:00 -0500
The Children’s Museum of Brownsville is ready to take “a world of learning” to a new level.

Police: Weslaco man may face charges in Thursday’s fatal crash
valleystar.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:45:00 -0500
WESLACO — Charges are now pending for a Weslaco man involved in a Thursday morning crash that claimed the life of a local woman.

TxDOT launches ‘Talk, Text, Crash’ campaign
brownsvilleherald.com / Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:35:00 -0500
When using your cell phone while driving you’re not only putting your life at stake, but others around you.

Brand-New House: Boot camp cadets build home for family in need
valleystar.com / Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:45:00 -0500
SAN BENITO — Not only did they build a house, they fulfilled a dream.

San Benito teen stabbed
valleystar.com / Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:30:00 -0500
SAN BENITO — First an argument broke out.

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