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Migrants Rescued at Falfurrias Checkpoint

June 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

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From KSAT: U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued six people Tuesday evening from a trunk and tractor-trailer in separate incidents at the Falfurrias checkpoint. Border Patrol ...

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Letty Liked the Liners

from the Caller: Falfurrias Mayor Pro Tem Leticia Garza was a staunch advocate of the 8-liner game rooms in Falfurrias. She even told businessmen from ...

Four Jailed for Shooting in Falfurrias

From the Caller-Times: Falfurrias police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the drive-by shooting death of a 26-year-old man Sunday night. Eliazar Garcia, 19, ...

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Fracking and the Drug Trade

Unintended consequence of the fracking boom is the change in the drug trafficking landscape.  Great write-up in the National Journal. Head north from the border ...

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Border Agents Working… Pay Uncertain

Fallout from the Congressional budget crisis affects local Federal workers. Border Patrol agents are showing up to work, but their paychecks are in limbo. It ...

Los Mesteños Career Academy Gets Ag Grant

Los Mesteños Career Academy works to build the future’s workforce. During the last legislative session, the Texas Legislature moved to streamline high school graduation requirements ...

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Brooks County to Handle Immigrant Deaths Differently

FALFURRIAS- Brooks County is struggling under financial pressure caused by the recent spike in immigrant deaths. The discovery of a badly decomposed female immigrant last ...

Cop Who Shot Dog, City, Not Held Responsible

Victoria- Francie Byrne was upset but understanding when she learned that Sgt. Eline Moya had shot Byrne’s dog during a routine alarm call to Byrne’s ...

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Border Patrol agents seize nearly 8,400 pounds of marijuana

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $6.6 million worth of marijuana over the past weekend. ...

Search For Kidnap Victim Called Off

A hoax kidnapping call led to helicopter and ground searches for an alleged kidnap victim. Officers swarmed the Falfurrias Walmart and other locations to no ...

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