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“We want to emphasize the importance of commercial and vehicular traffic at our ports of entry and the focus that we'd like to center upon updating and or streamlining the inspection process so that it makes the process quicker and more efficient,” Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Cameron County Horticulture Agent Jennifer Herrera gave me a file of articles on a variety of subjects created by a one-time Master Gardener Horticultural Education Committee that no longer exists. In looking over the files I discovered several that I think will be useful, so I have edited ...

Cameron County had the largest decrease, down 3.0 percent, followed by Tarrant (-2.9 percent) and Lubbock (-2.7 percent). Average weekly wages in 5 of the 25 large Texas counties were more than 15 percent above the national average of $1,021 in the third quarter of 2017. Midland County led at $1,283 per week and ...
This spring break, Delgadillo says his department is getting help from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cameron County Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement. Delgadillo and his deputies will focus on State Highway 100, which leads to South Padre Island. "So, we are going to have the manpower, ...
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia has 55% of the vote in the Justice of the Peace Pl. 2 Pct. 3 race. In the parking lot adjacent to the Cameron County courthouse election judges are delivering ballot boxes. Many candidates who waited for early voting numbers at the courthouse have now left to wait for returns at election ...
Oliveira's closest challenger, Cameron County Precinct 2 Commissioner Alex Dominguez, made K-12 and higher education a priority during the campaign, arguing that Brownsville's interests were not adequately represented during the merger between the University of Texas at Brownsville and UT-Pan ...

It was hoped that the big surge in voter turnout in the November 2016 general election signaled a new trend among Cameron County eligible voters, who weren't known for a big showing at the ballot box. Remi Garza, county elections administrator, said then that the significant increase in voter registration ...
A Cameron County deputy constable who died while on duty in 1930 will be honored by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Mercedes Torres Sr. is among the 50 fallen officers who will be included in the Texas Fallen Officer's Memorial Monument to be unveiled in Austin in May. Though TCOLE already sent letters ...
The times and dates will vary during early voting. Call the Cameron County Voter Registration and Elections Office for voting hours and dates at (956) 544-0809. - Cameron County Elections Dept., 954 E. Harrison, Brownsville. - Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville. - Brownsville ...
Progreso, Texas / Nuevo Progreso, Mexico – Some would say it's the right way to come in to the country, others may argue it's an immigration loophole. For one young couple, it's their only ... Gonzalez is the only Justice of the Peace out of 10 in Cameron County willing to do it. “Nothing should stop love or a ...
Progreso, Texas / Nuevo Progreso, Mexico – Some would say it's the right way to come in to the country, others may argue it's an immigration loophole. For one young couple, it's their only .... Gonzalez is the only Justice of the Peace out of 10 in Cameron County willing to do it. “Nothing should stop love or a ...
26, participants will have a choice of three field sessions: a half-day walking tour of recent preservation projects in downtown Brownsville led by Roman McAllen; a tour of four mid-19th century National Historic Landmark battlefields in Cameron County conducted by Rolando Garza of the National Park ...
Through the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp., SpaceX is now requesting an additional $1.2 million. Meanwhile, SpaceX has built up its McGregor test facility to the company's second largest in terms of employees. All of its engines must pass through Central Texas for testing before hurtling ...
Cameron County Deputy Constable Joel Ochoa makes a trafic stop for non visable license plate of a motor vehicle in Brownsville as Ochoa test out their new ... Constables, Department of Public Safety troopers, Texas Parks and Wildlife wardens, and other law enforcement all issue tickets in Precinct 1.
The idea raised eyebrows from the beginning because the local spread of the mosquito-borne infection in Cameron County wasn't detected in people – none of ... If that doesn't make Texas an unlikely site of an increase in Zika-caused birth defects in the second half of 2016, the state's department of health ...
Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services inspectors Martin Montemayor, Jr., right, and Rene Martinez gather drainage water for use in mosquito traps set around the county, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The traps are collected the next day and samples gathered are sent to the Centers for ...
The deadline is Feb. 2. Polsky has the option of appealing the decision in district court. Previously, his application was denied by the Sheriff's Department because commissioners found that a public beach is also a public park. In Texas, sexually oriented businesses cannot be located within 1,500 feet of a ...

An Oct. 30 motion by the Cameron County District Attorney's Office reveals that Martinez allegedly admitted to killing her uncle and states that police ... Nelson ordered Martinez to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and she was admitted to the North Texas State Hospital-Vernon Campus from July 13 to Nov.
BROWNSVILLE – A change in legislation is making it difficult for Cameron County to collect taxes and stop drivers who shouldn't be on the road. County commissioners say it comes down to changes in Texas' Scofflaw program. It allows counties and municipalities to reject vehicle registration to those who ...
Cameron County Sheriff's Office investigators were serving an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon when the suspect reportedly fled to a nearby cornfield. The Santa Rosa Police Department, Cameron County Constables, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Cameron County Sheriff's Office remain at the scene.
CUERO - Kerry Ray Middleton, 49, of Cuero, by a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden Jan. 7 on a charge of theft of ... 13 on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and a Cameron County warrant charging failure to appear in a possession of marijuana case. • CUERO - Tramayne ...
“So people need to be mindful of that time,” Cameron County Elections Administrator Remi Garza said. The primary ballot is packed this year, from the Texas gubernatorial race to state representatives to a flurry of activity on the local level with numerous candidates running for a variety of county seats, ...
The problem is, Brownsville, Cameron County and the Rio Grande Valley in general don't have nearly enough of those people. ... In an interview last month with Mark Kroll about his pending retirement as dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship ...
“We want to send a message to Texas' conservative party that we're not chattel,” Saldivar said, “that we have the right to access health services without their prying eyes.” Organizations with tables at the event included Planned Parenthood, the Cameron County Democratic Party, Save RGV from LNG, the ...
“We want to send a message to Texas' conservative party that we're not chattel,” Saldivar said, “that we have the right to access health services without their prying eyes.” Organizations with tables at the event included Planned Parenthood, the Cameron County Democratic Party, Save RGV from LNG, the ...
Texas Southmost College officials say they closely monitoring weather conditions and will decide this afternoon during a 1:45 p.m. meeting whether the campus ... Los Fresnos CISD says after discussion with the Cameron County Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service this ...
Although county officials had said camping outside of the registration office ahead of reservation opening day would not be permitted, after discussing the issuing last night agreed to let people camp outside in the Schlitterbahn parking lot. Cameron County revised its RV park reservation policy last year in ...
The goal of Bright By Text is to get child development information in the hands of parents during a time when their children's brains are growing the most, said Traci Wickett, president and CEO of the United Way of Southern Cameron County. Her office was invited by the Texas Education Agency to locally ...
A security officer stops a vehicle at the Port of Brownsville's Foust Road enterance on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority is looking to improve couty infrastructure, progressing towards the construction of SH32 which will divert traffic away ...
Cameron County road construction projects are cruising along, according to updates presented Tuesday to the commissioners court. ... last year from outside engineers and are resubmitting some of its studies on which the Texas Department of Transportation based recommendations that will save costs.
... School senior represents South Texas' FFA chapters. A starting lineman for the Bobcats, he's won a scholarship to play football at McMurry University in Abilene. By the time he was 8, Ty was raising a calf at his home outside San Benito. That year, he won Grand Champion Heifer at the Cameron County ...
Former Brownsville Fire Chief Carlos Elizondo is seen Wednesday afternoon outside the Cameron County Courthouse 107th Judicial District Court for his .... “Gracia informed investigators that the TEC told him that all expenditures and contributions were not in compliance with Texas Election Law,” ...
Ted Cruz is listening to people in every corner of Texas, whether they agree with him, such as many in the Rio Grande Valley, or not, such as the many in ... In San Benito, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. introduced O'Rourke in front of a packed late breakfast crowd, trying to connect with his fellow ...
Garcia had filed a notice of intent to use a diminished capacity defense, but Cameron County Assistant District Attorney Sarah Pemelton objected to that, saying Texas law only allows for an insanity diminished capacity defense, not an asleep-at-the-wheel diminished capacity defense. “Regardless of case ...
Texas Game Wardens rescued handfuls of sea turtles this week near South Padre Island after cold weather left the creatures stunned. ... Cameron County Game Wardens transported the cold turtles to Sea Turtle Inc., a South Texas facility where the animals will remain until water temperatures increase, the ...
As of Tuesday afternoon, Cameron County Parks Director Joe Vega and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said they hadn't found any fish kills yet. Misty Porte, a marketing assistant with Sea Turtle Inc., said patrols looking for cold-stunned turtles in the area had not noted any fish kills, either.
The freezing weather has forced Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to issue a temporary closure to saltwater fishing in the Valley and other counties ... CAMERON COUNTY - Gulf of Mexico from and including the Brazos Santiago Pass south jetty along the beach for one half mile and out from shore for ...
Brownsville Police Department mark off a crime scene with yellow tape Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, as the Texas Rangers investigate a BPD officer ... Every year, Cameron County has its share of criminal activity, with law enforcement officers making hundreds of arrests and prosecutors whose hands are full of ...
Video released by the Cameron County Sheriff's Department shows an unknown knife-wielding man demand cash from a Cameron Park gas station clerk during a daylight robbery. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said the man shown in the video is wanted for robbing the Corner Market at 2301 Carlos ...
7, 2016, Mireles and Garza allege that the Cameron County Sheriff, “without due process,” filed paperwork dishonorably discharging them from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, the lawsuit states. After a few days, on Jan. 11, 2016, Yzaguirre assigned the two to desk ...
Since September 2016, Cameron County has seen 37 cases of Zika, about 10 percent of the state total and a higher rate per capita than all but one other Texas county. Though the number of Zika cases in Texas has dropped significantly in 2017, more than one-quarter hail from Cameron County.
Cascos said in a statement on his Facebook page, “I look forward to running a positive campaign, once again focusing on the issues & challenges our county faces, by representing all of the residents of Cameron County.” Cascos says he filed paperwork for the position in late November with the Republican Party. Cascos ...
BROWNSVILLE — Longtime Cameron County politician Carlos Cascos is returning to the ballot here on the border after serving for nearly two years in Austin as Texas' Secretary of State. Cascos, a former Cameron County judge and commissioner, filled out the paperwork in late November to run as a ...
... investigation last week, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. At about 8:50 a.m. Friday, state troopers investigating a one-vehicle crash on I-69 E, north of Farm-to-Market Road 508, in Cameron County discovered that the passenger, a 13-year-old girl from La Feria, was a missing child.
PORT ISABEL, Texas - Volunteers, emergency crews and law enforcement in Port Isabel are saving brown pelicans from getting hit by cars. Conservation ... When we do see one land, we'll try to and stop traffic completely," said Tom Hushen, the emergency management coordinator in Cameron County.
The pelican team of volunteers is allied with the Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Game Wardens, Port Isabel Fire Department and the Cameron County Emergency Management agency. Also, TxDOT is looking at solutions to the wind issue at GaymanBridge, and has ...
Cameron County road construction projects are cruising along, according to updates presented Tuesday to the commissioners court. ... last year from outside engineers and are resubmitting some of its studies on which the Texas Department of Transportation based recommendations that will save costs.
The Cameron County Sheriff's Office seized more than 86 pounds of narcotics on Wednesday, according to Sheriff Omar Lucio. (Photo courtesy of ... Deputies on Wednesday arrested three people accused of possessing more than 86 pounds of narcotics, according to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio. Deputies say they ...
... the Cameron County Milk Depot is stored in a temperature-controlled freezer that is monitored daily before being shipped to Austin. Once in Austin, the milk is tested, screened and processed before being sent to hospitals for use. The Mothers' Milk Bank in Austin services several states, including Texas, ...
The freezing weather has forced Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to issue a temporary closure to saltwater fishing in the Valley and other counties ... CAMERON COUNTY - Gulf of Mexico from and including the Brazos Santiago Pass south jetty along the beach for one half mile and out from shore for ...


 

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