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U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar visited Colombia recently to meet with Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos. Cuellar said they discussed joint counter-narcotics efforts. Cuellar also visited Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. “We have great partners in the administrations of Mexico and Colombia,” Cuellar said.
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council voiced concern Wednesday about consultancy fees proposed for Hurricane Dolly disaster relief apartment projects. Board members agreed to limit the fees to no more than five percent. Among those concerned were San Juan Mayor Pro-Tem Armando Garza and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.
Attorney and JP candidate Jaime “Jerry” Muñoz has deposed a number of individuals involved in contesting the Hidalgo County Democratic Party primary elections. Muñoz said the depositions show that the election contests are “entirely frivolous.” Muñoz is concerned the JP Precinct 2 Place 2 runoff will be delayed due to the contest.
IBC Bank-McAllen announced its annual college scholarship winners at the McAllen Chamber on Wednesday evening. Twenty two students from 22 different high schools in Hidalgo County are to receive $1,000 each. The scholarship is named in honor of the founder of IBC Bank, the late A.R. Sanchez. The program is now in its 24th year.
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New service allows appointments to be made to visit ER
It seems a contradiction in terms, making an appointment for a week Friday to visit the ER department. But that is the service now on offer at the four emergency rooms operated by South Texas Health Systems.
Hinojosa speaks at Eagle Ford Shale conference
Today, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa spoke at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium.
FCC invites public to comment on KMBH license renewal application
Rio Grande Valley residents now have an opportunity to officially comment to the Federal Communications Commission on the Diocese of Brownsville’s application to renew its license to operate KMBH-TV.
Patridge: McAllen-Daejeon connection can pay big dividends
McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes the new ideas coming out of the KAIST research park in Daejeon can lead directly to good paying manufacturing jobs in the Rio Grande Valley.
Moves afoot to un-designate Hidalgo County Courthouse as historic
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished.
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SBOE member Ruben Cortez, Jr., gaining support for proposal

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South Texas Health Systems rolls out ER Reserve

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Garcia wants to know where the drainage bond money went

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Economist looks at tuition costs

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Texas jury awards $3M to family for illnesses related to fracking

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ramp Up Efforts in Valley

Obama Faces Growing Rebellion Against The Secure Communities Deportation Program

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Drug trafficker El Gallo admits to vast drug distribution network

Inmate died after Hidalgo County Jail staff canceled prescription

Architect pleads guilty in Progreso bribery scandal

Rosenthal’s attorney seeks extension

Man linked to Lupe Trevino pleads guilty to money laundering

'One Day on Earth' filmmakers to document RGV Saturday

One woman’s fight against femicide crosses borders

Commission for Environmental Cooperation releases Big Bend-Río Bravo conservation assessment


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FDA moves to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors

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Justice Department seeks to undo thousands of old sentences

Ukraine to take on 'aggressors' as Russia threatens retaliation

Judge grants Chelsea Manning name change

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UT-Austin Students Arrested After Protesting Job-Cutting Plan

Greg Abbott Proposes Statewide District for Struggling Schools

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Voters Could Approve Billions in Debt in May Elections

Sex Offender Agency's Presiding Board Member Quits

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Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript

Hundreds in Mexico Protest Telecommunications Law

Can Mexico City's roof gardens help the metropolis shrug off its smog?

Asume SCT la defensa del proyecto de Lozano

Desarman a la policía de Acapulco; Ejército y Marina vigilan el puerto

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