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18 hrs ago | Business Wire

Chestnut Exploration & Production Acquires Willamar Field, Nearly Doubles Oil Production

The 1,720 gross acre unit was acquired by Chestnut Exploration & Production, Inc. with the Chestnut Production Fund IV for $13.1 million.

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22 hrs ago | Hispanically Speaking

Blog del Narco: Marijuana Plantation Discovered in Texas at Border

Raymondville, Texas.-In a land that was once used to grow watermelons and beans, marijuana plants 8 feet tall swaying under the foliage .

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Raymondville, TX, Agriculture, Science

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

An abandoned milking barn where immigrants were being held is seen on the same property where a two-acre pot farm operated near Raymondville, Texas on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Texas, Marijuana, Raymondville, TX, Agriculture, Science

ABC News

Texas Marijuana Farm a Rare Find Near Border

On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite.

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Related Topix: Texas, Agriculture, Science, Raymondville, TX, Home Listing, Home

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Possible weapon in border agent's slaying found

A South Texas sheriff says a gun's been found that may be the weapon used to kill an off-duty Border Patrol agent shot while fishing with his family earlier this month.

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Related Topix: McAllen, TX

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Authorities uncover "marijuana plantation" just west of Lasara

It all happened at a field off County Road 10 in rural Willacy County just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Related Topix: Lasara, TX, Illegal Immigration, US News

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Breitbart.com

Investigators Find Gun Likely Used to Murder Border Patrol Agent in TX

Investigators in South Texas have found what they believe to be the weapon that two illegal aliens used to murder a U.S. Border Patrol agents who had been fishing with his family.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Breitbart.com

Border Patrol Union Fights For Agent Killed by Illegal Aliens

Officials with the National Border Patrol Council are pushing to have U.S. Customs and Border Protection classify the murder of agent Javier Vega, who died Sunday while defending his family from two illegal aliens who tried to rob them at gunpoint, as a line of duty death.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 06, 2014

ABC News

Family Unknowingly Helped Murder Suspects

Two Mexican nationals, 30-year old Gustavo Tijerina of La Villa, Texas and 40-year old Ismael Vallejo of Weslaco, Texas, allegedly shot and killed Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega.

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Related Topix: La Villa, TX, Weslaco, TX

Tue Aug 05, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

2 held in killing of off-duty Border Patrol agent

Two men from Mexico face capital murder and other charges after an off-duty Border Patrol agent was fatally shot and his father wounded during a South Texas fishing trip .

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Related Topix: Sebastian, TX

Mon Aug 04, 2014

TheBlaze.com

The Heartbreaking Words Police Say Slain Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent ...

UPDATE : Sheriff Spence told Kiii-TV that Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr., was fishing with relatives when two men attempted to rob them, opening fire on Vega and his family.

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Related Topix: Prison, Illegal Immigration, US News, US Politics

KXAN-TV Austin

Off-duty Border Patrol agent in South Texas killed

Two suspects have been detained after an off-duty Border Patrol agent was fatally shot and another man wounded during a fishing trip in South Texas.

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