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Texas Game Warden Recognized by Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force

Texas Game Warden Recognized by Texas Environmental Enforcement Task Force

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AUSTIN — The Texas Environmental Law Enforcement Association (TELEA) has recognized Texas game warden Sgt. Robert Waggett as the state’s 2013 Environmental Investigator of the Year. In presenting the award, the association noted that Sgt. Waggett has exemplified outstanding investigative skills and teamwork at an operational level. Working closely with…

Please “Be Our Guest” for the 20th Anniversary of Beauty & the Beast

Please “Be Our Guest” for the 20th Anniversary of Beauty & the Beast

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The Kindergarten Students from Mrs. Drawe & Mrs. Garcia’s Class at Sam Houston Elementary, would like for you to “Be Our Guest” for the evening performance of “Beauty & the Beast”. The students have been practicing and preparing for this event that will take place at C.E. Vail Auditorium May…

DPS Urges Motorists to Use Caution Around Motorcyclists

DPS Urges Motorists to Use Caution Around Motorcyclists

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Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month kicks off AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers on Texas roadways to use extra caution around motorcycles as part of Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month, which is observed during the month of May. “Because of size and visibility, motorcyclists…

Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

Texas Children Encouraged to Turn Off the Screens

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Average Preschooler has 32 Screen Hours a Week by John Michaelson /TNS AUSTIN, Texas – This is Screen-Free Week, an annual effort to get kids unleashed from the grip of electronic devices, even if only for a few days. According to Dr. Susan Linn, the director of the Campaign for…

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Su Clinica hosts a reception to honor their volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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Elena L. Marin, M.D., CEO, recognized the volunteers for their unselfish contribution of time, talents, and enthusiasm. To volunteer for an ongoing programs or special events, call Laura Giles, Coordinator at 956-365-6750. Individuals or groups welcomed.…

City Hall Expansion and Renovation Nears Completion

City Hall Expansion and  Renovation Nears Completion

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Improvements Create Customer Service Office The final punch list is not complete, however, city administration employees are finally able to begin the tedious task of arranging boxes and boxes of files in their new offices. City officials approved the more than $300,000 in additions to the current office in July…

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

State funding for Valley VA Hospital would have major economic benefit for Valley, Texas, says Rep. Martínez

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by David A. Díaz Legislativemedia@aol.com Seeking to secure state funding for a full-service Veterans Administration Hospital in deep South Texas, Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, on Wednesday, April 17, said that state financial support for the long sought-after medical facility would eventually help create thousands of jobs and generate hundreds of…

We’re not bees, if you please…

We’re not bees, if you please…

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Large paper nests in South Central Texas trees most likely home to honey wasps SAN ANTONIO – If there’s a large, gray ball-shaped nest in your tree, the insects inside likely aren’t bees but Mexican honey wasps, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in San Antonio. “I’ve…

Water Woes Aired at IBWC Public Forum

Water Woes Aired at IBWC Public Forum

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“Many Questions, Few Answers” The recent scheduled meeting of the International Boundary and Water Commission citizen forum at the Mercedes IBWC headquarters elicited many testy questions from the audience with few satisfactory answers. A room full of frustrated area farms and Valley city managers and planners wanted to know what…

City Commission Considers Possible Bus Route Changes, Appoints Two New Members to Industrial Development Corporation Board

City Commission Considers Possible Bus Route Changes, Appoints Two New Members to Industrial Development Corporation Board

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The La Feria City Commission held their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd. Among the agenda items for the evening was a presentation by Harlingen/San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), acceptance of the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and approval of a resolution appointing two new members to the La…