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Border Agents Working… Pay Uncertain

October 4, 2013   ·   0 Comments

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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 ...

Houston Man Sentenced To 292 Months For Drug Trafficking

Luis Perez-Barocela, 38, has been convicted and sentenced for smuggling thousands of pounds of marijuana into the United States via the Falfurrias border checkpoint. Barocela ...

Fatal Crash Kills 6 Near Falfurrias

This afternoon on Highway 281, Border Patrol agents had more than border crossings to worry about. A pickup truck that lost control of its steering ...

Roll-over on 285

Falfurrias- A crash on highway 285 just outside Falfurrias early Thursday morning led to the deaths of three illegals. The 1998 Chevy Astro van carrying ...

Border Patrol agents save 14 lives, encounter 3 dead since Sunday

  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector have rescued 14 people and encountered three dead since Sunday.   ...

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