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Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

Police vs. Fire Fighters Rib-Eating Contest

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Harlingen, TX – Saturday, June 29th Texas Roadhouse will host its first Rib Fest: Police and Fire Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Harlingen Police Chief Tom Whitten and Harlingen Fire Chief Mike Rinaldi will each lead a team of 5 men in a relay style rib eating challenge competing…

Imagination Unbound

Imagination Unbound

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Weslaco Museum Presents the Art of Manuel Zamudio Arcane totems, multicolored Olmec heads, pyramids, flying saucers and hip hop references abound in the current exhibit at the Weslaco Museum entitled Libertad de la Imaginacion – a one man show by local artist Manuel Zamudio. A graffiti artist for the past…

How to Prepare Your Home’s Outdoor Space for Summer Fun

How to Prepare Your Home’s Outdoor Space for Summer Fun

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In the warmer months your home’s outdoor space is just as important as the rooms inside, especially if your family spends a lot of time outside. Be it your yard, garden, deck or patio, there are steps you can take to prep these spaces for a fun and safe season.…

Pets Are People Too

Pets Are People Too

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Plan Now for Your Pet’s Care During a Tropical Storm By now, just about every local and government emergency response agency has spelled out how to take care of your family should an unwelcome tropical storm pay the Rio Grande Valley a visit. In anticipation of the “Big One”, we…

Dogs Wait for Good Homes, So Texans Urged to Adopt, not Shop

Dogs Wait for Good Homes, So Texans Urged to Adopt, not Shop

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Millions Euthanized in U.S. Each Year by John Michaelson/TNS AMARILLO, Texas – Texas families are being encouraged to consider adopting a shelter or rescue dog instead of shopping at stores or online for a new furry member of the family. Susan Larsen, board secretary, Amarillo SPCA, said so many pets…

Lawsuit: Mother Murdered in Mexico After Wrongful Deportation

Lawsuit: Mother Murdered in Mexico After Wrongful Deportation

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by John Michaelson/TNS MERCEDES, Texas – The murder of a young woman following her deportation to Mexico in 2009 has led to a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lead attorney Jennifer Harbury, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, said the…

This Summer: Stay in Shape without a Gym Membership

This Summer: Stay in Shape  without a Gym Membership

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It’s not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You’ll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key. Many lifestyle experts say you have more than enough space for a makeshift gym inside your home…

Harlingen Arrests Yield 20-Pound Marijuana Bust

Harlingen Arrests Yield 20-Pound Marijuana Bust

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Three Brownsville men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana Monday after one of the men exiting a Harlingen FedEx shipping center was recognized to have previously attempted to ship 154 pounds of marijuana. A Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Investigator while waiting in the center’s lobby saw Brownsville…

Sandcastle Days scheduled for October 4-6, 2013

Sandcastle Days scheduled for October 4-6, 2013

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South Padre Island, TX — By popular demand, the City of South Padre Island and Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill have scheduled the 26th Annual Sandcastle Days for the first weekend in October 2013. The event includes fantastic works of art in sand from some of the world’s highly-rated professionals,…

Friends of Animal Rescue Hosts 3rd Annual Howl at the Moon Fundraiser June 23

Friends of Animal Rescue Hosts 3rd Annual Howl at the Moon Fundraiser June 23

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Friends of Animal Rescue will be holding its third annual Howl at the Moon Fundraiser on Sunday, June 23, at the Isla Grand Beach Resort. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs through 10 p.m. Feel free to dress in your Western attire as this year’s theme is Honky…