Saturday Jun 15
Perry signs bill for Valley university
Gov. Rick Perry quietly approved a bill Friday creating a new University of Texas institution in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a UT System spokeswoman.
Saturday Jun 15
News of Doom
Another Mocospace assault in Texas
The assault charge stems from Torres allegedly biting her on her lower lip. As I've stated before Texas is to Mocospace what Pennsylvania is to MeetMe however parents from all states should be aware if their kids are using Mocospace on their smart phones.
Saturday Jun 15
Farmers scuffle through record South Texas drought
Normally the flat fields surrounding this small farming community display neat rows of cotton running to the horizon and grain sorghum with heavy seed heads waving in the breeze.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Agents: Fuel-saving measuresa
Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol's work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.
The Journal of Commerce Online
US Customs' Beetle Discovery in Texas Is a Port First
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Brownsville, Texas, port of entry have intercepted a shipment of solid wood packaging materials from Russia that was contaminated with live Monochamus galloprovincialis beetles.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Oakland Zoo gets two new friendly residents
They both have relocated to the zoo from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
The Austin Chronicle
Champions of Breakfast for Kids
Among Austin's growing foodie culture, Austin Democrat Rep. Eddie Rodriguez is growing a bountiful reputation as a supporter of small producers through his work with the Texas Farm-to-Table Caucus .
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Reverse discrimination is an increasing problem
It should not surprise anyone living in the Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley area of Texas that the majority of the population is Hispanic; primarily Mexican Latino.
Mississippi Business Journal
MDMR pushing for change after red snapper season ruling
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says it wants changes to the federal government's setting of the red snapper fishing season in the Gulf.
Migrants on Mexico's border face 'nightmares,' priest says
Tijuana, Mexico, Jun 11, 2013 / 06:03 am .- Harsh conditions and persecution confront migrants in Mexico, many of whom have been deported from the U.S., according to a Salesian priest who serves the population in the border-town of Tijuana.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Texas woman dies after towed SUV hits car in La.
They says that a unoccupied Jeep Liberty that was being towed behind a Chevrolet truck driven by Angelo Zermeno of Brownsville, Texas when it broke free for reasons that are still unclear.
Air Force Times
AF member, former Guardsman give rescue dogs a lift home
Chief Master Sgt. Tom Bragg, with the 147th Reconnaissance Wing at Ellington Field, Texas, flies Ollie during one of his volunteer flights with Pilots N Paws.
Fencing: Yay or Ney By: Ciera Charles and Doris Ugwa
After the 9/11 incident, the United States government became incredibly strict with their borders, causing them to take major actions to protect all American citizens from Terrorist attacks.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
U.S. Marine, Relatives Missing in Mexico
A U.S. marine and two relatives have been reported missing in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, prosecutors told Efe.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Final 2013 Federal Red Snapper Season Set for Louisiana
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries took official action to match the modified 2013 federal red snapper season.
Lawsuit: Deported woman killed by ex-boyfriend
The three surviving children of a Mexican woman who lawyers say was wrongly deported and later killed in Mexico by her abusive ex-boyfriend are suing the U.S. government.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Water Treaty Concerns Trigger Calls for Changes
Saying that federal inaction on enforcement of a 70-year-old water treaty with Mexico could significantly impact the Rio Grande Valley, a local conservation district has enlisted a water lobby to help urge the White House to spring to action.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Judge: Red snapper seasons need a redo
A judge has ruled that federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and catch limits beyond federal dates and limits.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Judge: Feds must redo red snapper seasons
A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits.
Bay Area Observer
Beached Marine-Mammal Training Offered at South Padre Island
Dr. deMaar will speak at the June 8 training for stranded marine-mammal rescues.