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Silver Ribbon Community Partners: Helping the elderly and disabled
valleystar.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:30:00 -0600
For most people, a new year brings a new hope filled with aspirations, resolutions, and a heightened optimism about the future. But for Christine Camarillo and her extended family, 2017 got off to a g

Yzaguirre returns to courtroom Friday
brownsvilleherald.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:20:00 -0600
Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. will return to the courtroom Friday morning for his final pretrial hearing.

UTRGV awarded $500K to help CDC research Zika virus
brownsvilleherald.com / Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:18:00 -0600
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding nearly $40 million to four consortiums to create research centers that will help address Zika in the United States.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he’s broke
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:04 UT
The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a rambling 15-minute-long video posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he's living in a hotel. "Right now, I'm living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there's been a couple of weeks where I had to live in my truck," he said in the video.

Tejano star Joe Lopez receives approval for parole
brownsvilleherald.com / Sat, 07 Jan 2017 23:00:00 -0600
Grammy Award-winning Tejano superstar Jose “Joe” Lopez was approved for parole Friday.

Lawmaker wants Trump to secure border, with or without wall
brownsvilleherald.com / Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:29:00 -0600
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top Republican in the Texas Legislature says he wants the Trump administration to keep its promise to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and doesn't care if that means "a wall figura

Tourists enjoy Winter Texan Appreciation Day
valleystar.com / Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:48:00 -0600
HARLINGEN - Hundreds of area Winter Texans are enjoying a cool day meeting area vendors and checking out cool cars.

Harlingen Spa employee charged with prostitution; cash, bank records seized
valleystar.com / Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:00:00 -0600
HARLINGEN — Police raided a local spa and charged a worker with prostitution.

51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:21:27 UT
51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1EOtGa6 ) reports that the accident broke Lampitt's hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed. A decade or so ago, his arm set off a metal detector at a courthouse. An X-ray showed a slender object the length of a pencil, but since it caused no pain or hardship, Lampitt was told to let it be. Lampitt wasn't sure what he'd do with the lever — maybe make a key chain out of it.

Lawyer: ‘Nothing unreasonable’ about stun gun on 76-year-old
mysanantonio.com / Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:15:14 UT
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas police officer fired for using a stun gun on a 76-year-old man says there was "nothing unreasonable" about using that level of force during a traffic stop that was captured on dashboard camera video. Robinson stopped Pete Vasquez for an expired vehicle inspection sticker, and video captured Robinson grabbing Vasquez's arm and pushing him onto the police cruiser. A criminal investigation into the traffic stop was completed by the Texas Rangers, who turned their findings over to local prosecutors for review.

What could downtown look like?
valleystar.com / Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:30:00 -0600
HARLINGEN — The downtown Harlingen board is flirting with the idea of incorporating most of the historic La Placita district into the tax district.

Women’s March to be held Saturday
brownsvilleherald.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:30:00 -0600
A Women’s March will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday in Linear Park near the federal courthouse to protest the previous election cycle.

Center a haven for abused women, children, men
valleystar.com / Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:14:00 -0600
HARLINGEN — The woman had a black eye. 

Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:51:40 UT
NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Oohing and ahhing spectators of all ages lined the route of the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which counted Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger among its six new giant balloons. Like bedazzled rock fans who land coveted stage-front spots, she and her cousins were lucky enough to score the front row of a 20-person-deep crowd. The honor of leading the parade went to the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band from Western Carolina University. The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Power outages from the first major snowstorm of the season could force some residents of the Northeast to celebrate Thanksgiving much like the pilgrims and Native Americans did almost 400 years ago — in the dark. Ian Rhodes, of Concord, New Hampshire, had planned to host his first Thanksgiving with his wife and two young children for a dozen people, but the power outage changed that. To the delight of some and consternation of others, it's increasingly become commonplace to see stores open on Thanksgiving, as retailers try to entice shoppers inside and kick off the holiday shopping season a day earlier than the traditional Black Friday.

Man arrested with 6 assault rifles during Texas traffic stop
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:12:19 UT
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been charged with having banned weapons after police discovered six military-style assault rifles in his SUV. Georgetown police early Saturday stopped Garcia's SUV after receiving reports of a driver weaving through traffic on southbound Interstate 35.

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