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10 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

6 Cuban men land on South Padre Island after boata

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Authorities say six Cuban men have landed on South Padre Island after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico because their 6 Cuban men land on South Padre Island after boat failure SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Authorities say six Cuban men have landed on South Padre Island after drifting across the Gulf of Mexico because ... (more)


Related Topix: South Padre Island, TX, Cuba, World News,

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Babalu Blog

Dry foot! Slaves from Castrogonia make it to Texas

And now, after they arrive, these "refugees" can no longer bring back tons of stuff form the USA for their relatives! So maybe, pretty soon, these guys will feel a bit crestfallen.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Cuba, World News, Conservative Political News

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Border agent shoots at armed militia member

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of the recent immigration crisis.


Related Topix: Brownsville, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014


'Dumbo octopus,' other undersea oddities captured by Nautilus camera in Gulf

What's this part of? It's the big eye and orange skin of a dumbo octopus which gave the Nautilus crew a fantastic show in the waters of the Windward passage between Cuba and Haiti.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

South Texas man sentenced for sex abuse of child

A South Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a child over eight years.


Related Topix: Harlingen, TX

ABC News

SpaceX Gets 10-Year Tax Exemption for Texas Site

Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas.


Tue Aug 12, 2014

Southwest Farm Press

First cotton harvest in South Texas, variable yields reported

So far harvesting has been limited to dry land cotton in Deep South Texas but combines are expected to move into irrigated fields this week and Ortiz says there are good prospects for substantial yields in the days ahead.


Related Topix: Texas, Weslaco, TX, Agriculture, Science, Aransas County, TX, San Patricio, TX

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison


A former top prosecutor in South Texas has lost his law license after his sentencing to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison

Sat Aug 09, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

2 Texas men arrested for robbing fishermen

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Friday that deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 22-year-old Jesse Ibarra and 31-year-old Felix Padilla.


Related Topix: La Paloma, TX

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Breitbart California slams SpaceX decision to build space port in Texas

SpaceX 's Elon Musk's decision to build a space port on the Texas Gulf Coast has been met with near universal acclaim, albeit perhaps muted from Florida, which lost out on the hunt for a commercial launch facility.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Science / Technology, Space

Wed Aug 06, 2014


The Rocket's Green Glare

The SpaceX decision to build a launch facility on Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville will, eventually, be considered a historical moment that began the transformation of the Rio Grande Valley, and there is little doubt the economic and cultural impact will be significant for the region.


Related Topix: Brownsville, TX, Texas

Mon Aug 04, 2014


Perry Announces SpaceX Launch Facility Coming to Brownsville Area

Gov. Rick Perry has announced the state is offering $2.3 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund to bring SpaceX's commercial rocket launch facility to Cameron County.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Science / Technology, Space, US News, Federal Aviation Administration