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  1. Agents arrest 6 sex offenders; seize more than 2 tons of marijuanaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... One of the gang members, who is a national of El Salvador, was arrested Wednesday by agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station. During questioning, he admitted to being an MS-13 member. The other MS-13 gang member, who is a Honduran national, ...

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  2. Mission police officer hopes to represent ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Progress Times

    ... served nearly two decades in the district, which stretches from McAllen to Seguin. Ruben Villarreal, former Rio Grande City mayor and a republican, also is campaigning for the spot. Among Williams' primary goals as a congressman is bringing a ...

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  3. Borderland protests: Do Border Patrol checkpoints go too far?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Christian Science Monitor

    A US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent's patch is seen as he patrols patrol near the Texas-Mexico border, Feb. 24, in Rio Grande City, Texas. Video recorders in hand, some American borderland residents are taking part in an unusual protest movement: Refusing to answer questions about their citizenship when stopped at Border Patrol checkpoints north of the US-Mexico border.

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  4. South Texas police investigator arrested on drug chargeRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | KSWO

    ... at his initial appearance Monday. He'll remain in custody pending a Thursday detention hearing. Pena was a Rio Grande City police investigator assigned to the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. He was fired Saturday. The ...

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  5. Feds Arrest Starr County HIDTA Task Force MemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | KRGV

    Federal agents arrested a member of the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force over the weekend after an elaborate sting operation. The Rio Grande City police chief said Pena is an investigator with his department and was assigned to the HITDA task force four years ago.

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  6. Former Rio Grande City mayor sets sights on CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Progress Times

    ... his dad must have seen something in him that he didn't at the time. Villarreal resigned his post as mayor of Rio Grande City after seven years, moved to Edinburg and is challenging long-time Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, a democrat who's served nearly ...

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  7. South Texas Food Bank gives thanksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KGNS-TV Laredo

    The South Texas Food Bank serves more than 25,000 families in eight counties along the border in an area stretching from Del-Rio, down to Rio Grande City.

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  8. 3 Kidnapping Suspects Arrested in Starr CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | KRGV

    A 32-year-old man said three men kidnapped him early this morning in Starr County. The abduction reportedly happened around 1:30 a.m. on Alvarez Road, which is west of Rio Grande City.

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  9. Rebs Fight to Keep Confederate Heroes Day in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Houston Press

    ... debate grew tense as Confederacy apologists flooded the hearing -- committee chairman Rep. Ray Guillen (D-Rio Grande City) had to warn the crowd that outbursts wouldn't be tolerated. When Howard stood up to say, "this is not about political ...

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  10. Powers Honors Six Leading UT Austin Alumni with Presidential CitationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | PressReleasePoint

    ... for the Southern District of Texas and has served since 2009 as the chief judge of the district. A native of Rio Grande City, he earned a bachelor's degree in government at UT Austin and a law degree from Harvard University. A past president of the ...

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  11. Documents allege Texas DPS spying on MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Chron

    A drug mule carries a load of marijuana, according to U.S. federal agents, on the Mexican side of the border as seen from a helicopter flying on the Texas side of the border by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on September 10, 2014 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Narco traffickers on the Mexican side of the river were apparently preparing to float the bundles across the Rio Grande into Texas when U.S. agents flying over the border surprised them.

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  12. Former Mayor to Challenge Hinojosa for CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | MyHighPlains.com

    Weeks after resigning as mayor of Rio Grande City, Republican Ruben Villarreal has confirmed he will challenge longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Democrat of Edinburg, for his seat in Texas' 15th Congressional District. Villarreal, who was the border city's mayor of 14 years, confirmed to The Texas Tribune on Sunday that he will challenge longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa , Democrat of Edinburg, in 2016.

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  13. Nearly 5,000 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested by ICE over Past 5 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Breitbart.com

    ... December more than 90 miles from the border, and other MS-13 members found along the border in La Grulla and Rio Grande City. Brietbart archives list convictions ranging gang and weapons violations to murder from New York, to San Francisco, ...

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  14. Oyster 'Land Grab' Bill Gets Committee HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Houston Press

    ... it. None of them seemed to pay much attention to the warnings from state Rep. Ryan Guillen, a Democrat from Rio Grande City and the committee chairman, that what he was proposing was different from HB 3335. The original iteration of HB 3335 is a ...

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  15. Child Molester Avoids Prisona Gets Deporteda Re-Enters USARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Breitbart.com

    Border Patrol Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the Texas/Mexico border captured a criminal illegal alien child molester who was attempting to cross back into the United States after being deported. The Guatemalan man was captured near Rio Grande City in Starr County.

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  16. Texas House agrees on budget, but not border securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | El Paso Times

    ... having any effect. As the House debate wore into the early-morning hours, one lawmaker, Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, did not dispute the need for the mission, but he said it's already had a harmful effect on his community. He cited stories ...

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  17. Tuesday's forecast: March goes out like a lamb for mostRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Windsor Beacon

    ... some afternoon showers are likely in northern Texas and New Mexico. Weather history for March 31: In 1954, Rio Grande City, Texas, soared to 108 degrees, the USA's highest March temperature on record. In 2008, tornadoes hit both Missouri and ...

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  18. Drownings of Migrants Along Rio Grande IncreaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Voice of America

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border near Rio Grande City, Texas, Feb. 24, 2015. A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.

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  19. Patrols spur drowning spikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Hawk Eye

    ... and Border Protection Air and Marine agents patrol along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border near Rio Grande City, Texas. Drowning deaths have spiked since last fall, as a surge of law enforcement along the Mexico border prompts immigrants, ...

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  20. Drownings along Rio Grande in South Texas spike after enforcement surgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | El Paso Times

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent smooths a dirt road along the Rio Grande River on the Texas-Mexico border, on Fec. 24 near Rio Grande City, Texas.

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