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Man in federal custody, charged with sexual assault on flight from Japan
mysanantonio.com / Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:02:00 UT

A Japanese citizen is accused of sexually assaulting a woman sitting next to him on a flight from Japan to Houston.

Mitsuaki Takahashi, 36, was a passenger on a United Airlines flight from Narita, Japan, to Houston, on Aug. 20. He was seated next to a 21-year-old woman, also a Japanese citizen, according to court documents.

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.

Roundup: Scraping for cattle fever ticks is just part of life on the ranch
valleystar.com / Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:07:00 -0600
LAGUNA VISTA — Turns out, cows don’t like being herded into chutes, poked, locked in a head gate and spiked in the neck with a shot against cattle fever ticks.

Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:34:26 UT
For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites. There are important e-lessons here, scout officials said, such as better articulating and tracking goals, learning to handle customers and money in a new way, and more efficiently processing credit card information. "A lot of people have asked, 'What took you so long to get online?' We spend a lot of time thinking how do we make this safe, scalable and smart," Kelly M. Parisi, chief communications executive for Girl Scouts of the USA, said at a recent demonstration for select media. For web-based sales, scouts customize their pages, using their first names only, and email prospective customers with links to click on for orders. The mobile platform offers tabs for tracking sales and allows for the sale of bundles of different kinds of cookies. Girl Scouts use their cookie money to pay for community service work or troop activities such as camping and other trips. [...] personal information is as protected as any digits out there, for both the scouts and customers, using encryption in some cases.

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.

San Benito students show their works
valleystar.com / Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:51:00 -0600
SAN BENITO — The halls of the school district’s administration building were decorated with artwork created by the district’s own students. 

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault
brownsvilleherald.com / Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:42:00 -0600
A 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child Friday before 138th state District Court Judge Arturo Cisneros Nelson in Brownsville.

Poetry readings: Event set at Narciso Feb. 25
valleystar.com / Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:10:00 -0600
SAN BENITO — Jesús Pérez De La Garza was born on Aug. 25, 1954 in el Rancho La Adarga in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México.

Los Fresnos Rodeo begins tonight, runs through Sunday
brownsvilleherald.com / Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:20:00 -0600
Los Fresnos is bringing a taste of the Wild West to the community this weekend at the rodeo grounds.

Illuminated Parade a tradition for many city residents
brownsvilleherald.com / Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:45:00 -0600
Elizabeth Street was filled with excitement, bright traditional Mexican outfits and vibrant music while enjoying a cool breeze Friday night to celebrate Charro Days’ 80th annual Illumination Parade.

Police: Texas officer kills man holding spoon
mysanantonio.com / Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:09:31 UT
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are investigating a police shooting after an officer killed a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon. A Texarkana police spokesman says the officer fatally shot 35-year-old Dennis Grigsby on Monday after a homeowner called 911 to report a break-in.

The search is on: Future of PIO position in limbo
valleystar.com / Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:04:00 -0600
HARLINGEN — The search is on for a new director to lead the Harlingen Convention & Visitors Bureau.

CLEAT’s issues with police chief intensify
brownsvilleherald.com / Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:52:00 -0600
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) is continuing its campaign against Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez, with the release of a video and new allegations.

Vela rejects border wall plan
valleystar.com / Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:00:00 -0600
BROWNSVILLE — U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela concedes the border wall may work in some areas but says it still would not be worth building.

Old maps, photos show Texas cities at their smallest
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:39:00 UT

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Texas as these 19th-century illustrations show.

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