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CBP Officers Seize $100,025 in Unreported U.S. Currency

RIO GRANDE CITY — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry recently seized $100,025 in bulk, unreported U.S. currency.

RGV BP Agents Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempts, Agent Assaulted

EDINBURG — During a failed marijuana smuggling event, a subject becomes combative with a Border Patrol agent.

Hidalgo County Clerk Reveals he has COVID-19

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr., revealed Monday he has COVID-19 and is recovering at home.

Guajardo, who has served as the Hidalgo County Clerk since 2007, took time off two weeks ago. During the course of his days off, he came in contact with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19 and decided to self-isolate.

Sports

You can’t fix stupid QB Tom Brady

As they say, no matter one’s success in life, you just can’t fix stupid.

Yeah, but if they’re rich and famous like famed NFL QB Tom Brady, how can you call him stupid? Well, to be rich and famous in the NFL, one needs good genes if you’re still playing at (almost) 43 and a big helping of God-given talent.

Save me please from the crazy golf marshal My golf game’s back

Have you ever noticed how a person handed a little bit of authority will abuse it? In an ironic twist of fate, some of the people with those sort of traits I’ve run into over the years have been golf marshals patrolling the same grounds on which I’ve come to experience some peace and quiet. They are either of the snowbird variety or the people who have lived here all their lives but have recently retired. Their former co-workers are probably thinking, “Thank God he’s gone.”

Cowboys, Texans players catch COVID-19

If you’re a sports fan, by now you’ve obviously heard the news. Some Dallas Cowboys players, Houston Texans players, and a few other pro players from around the league have now tested positive for COVID-19. With team training camps set to begin later next month, that can’t be considered good news for the NFL.

Opinion

Loose Shoelaces

While in line to pay for a few things at Walmart recently, the cashier noticed the logo on my shirt. She leaned forward and read aloud “Zion Lutheran Church in Alamo, Texas.” Then she asked if that was my church.

Congressman Gonzalez Secures Return of PBS to the RGV

MCALLEN — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced the return of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to South Texas. Following months of work, Congressman Gonzalez cemented a deal between PBS and Entravision to broadcast in the Rio Grande Valley.

The media is lying about the ‘Second Wave’

For months, the Washington Post and the rest of the mainstream media kept a morbid Covid-19 “death count” on their front pages and at the top of their news broadcasts. The coronavirus outbreak was all about the number of dead.

Lifestyle

Saturday Afternoon Speaker Series

WESLACO - February 8: Dr. George Diaz will present on “Los Tequileros: Prohibition Era Smuggling in the South Texas Borderlands”. Between 1920 and 1933, tequileros, mounted ethnic Mexican liquor smugglers, supplied Mexican liquor to thirsty American markets. While Anglos and ethnic Mexicans both violated U.S. laws, American law enforcement took a much higher toll on tequileros than their Anglo counterparts.

Edinburg Rotary recognizes ECISD UIL Academics Program

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Rotary Club recently recognized the top students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District’s UIL Academics Program.

“We are extremely proud of all our students that participate in our UIL Academics Program,” said ECISD UIL Academics Director Nelinda Villarreal. “We would like to thank the Edinburg Rotary for recognizing and acknowledging the hard work of these students.”

Cub Scouts Earn Furs, Feathers & Ferns

Second Saturdays from February 8 to May 9 offer distinct opportunities for Scouts to gain hands-on learning experience and earn badges at Quinta Mazatlán! This Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Cub Scouts will have a chance to earn their Fur, Feathers and Ferns badge as they observe wildlife and plants, find out about endangered species, and do some gardening.

Obituaries

REV. EDGAR A. KRUEGER

EDINBURG — Rev. Edgar A. Krueger, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his family

JOSUE ROLANDO MOLINA

Josue Rolando Molina, 61, entered eternal rest Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his residence in McAllen, TX. After many years of work

After many years of working in retail, Josue earned his degree and became a teacher. He spent the last 15 years teaching and coaching for Los Fresnos CISD. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf and grilling "en MI RINCON" for family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Josue Gertrudis and Olga Aminta Molina.

STEPHEN WHITEHOUSE

Stephen Whitehouse, 69, of Pharr, TX, formerly of Davenport, IA; passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral service was held at Weerts Funeral Home on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Visitation was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Weerts Funeral Home. Burial was at Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorials in Stephen’s name may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.

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