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CBP Field Operations seizes over $800K in narcotics at Two Valley International Bridges
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Interim Edinburg council majority pays city manager a $250k severance,  Court Clerk Maribel Velasquez, Municipal Court Clerk Celine Pardo,  Ludivina Leal,  Armando Guerra, Agustin Hernandez,
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News

Largest Inclusive Park in South Texas opens Dec. 11

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu, in partnership with Valley View I.S.D. and Capable Kids Foundation, will host a Grand Opening for the first Inclusive Park in Hidalgo County. This park will be the largest of its kind in South Texas.

The Grand Opening will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 3000 East Dicker Road in this City of Hidalgo.

Food Bank RGV Announces New CEO

PHARR – The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of Stuart Haniff as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 18, 2019.

Haniff will become only the 3rd non-interim CEO during the Food Bank RGV’s 33-year history. He will oversee over 75 employees with a network of 275 Partner Agencies helping feed up to 64,000 people on a weekly basis in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties.

Show Me the Beef

Consider the Edinburg runoff election for the Place 3 City Council seat between Deanna Dominguez and “Johnny” Rodriguez. Question is, how much will the ongoing investigation by the Hidalgo County DA’s office, the Texas Rangers, and the Texas AG’s office affect the outcome?

Sports

RGV Vipers UPDATE

Before the 2019-20 NBA G League season began, players and coaching staff alike talked about how athletic the RGV Vipers team was and the potential it had once it got used to the system and each other

Opinion

The advantage of Medicare Advantage

I signed up for Medicare Advantage a few years ago, primarily because it offered catastrophic coverage which standard Medicare didn’t provide. With standard Medicare the co-pay was 20%, no matter the size of the bill (which could end up being a fortune). With Medicare Advantage there was a yearly ceiling on copays of between five and six thousand for in-network treatment. Treatment extending beyond New Year’s might well be another five to six grand.

Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund.

Scapegoats!

For many years now, it seems that most people have excused almost every lapse from everyday standards of common sense and mature behavior by saying that the individual is a victim of something. Fail a test, blame the teacher. Smoke cigarettes all your life and when the cigarettes give you lung cancer, blame the cigarettes.

Lifestyle

Nostalgic Christmas Tree Forest, Annual Tradition at the IMAS

MCALLEN - The halls of the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) are heavy with anticipation for the annual exhibition of community-decorated Christmas trees. The Christmas Tree Forest is a five-decade tradition originating shortly after the opening of the 53-year-old museum, then the McAllen International Museum or MIM.

County recognizes Jr. Ms. Galaxy

EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Commissioners Court congratulated Leilani Renee Wyrobek in Commissioners Court with a resolution for winning the 2020 Jr. Miss Galaxy International pageant and wished her a prosperous journey ahead.

"Never give up on your dreams, wear your crown within your heart, work hard, keep trying, and best of all, don't be afraid to dream big," said Wyrobek.

The nilgai and hunting

For one fabulous 10-day span, I had a charter job out of Brownsville flying three scientists who were conducting a dolphin census in and around South Padre Island. Besides the bottlenose dolphins, however, one of the amazing mammals I learned about was the nilgai, which is the largest antelope in Asia. In the U.S. one of the largest nilgai population resides on the King Ranch.

Obituaries

ROBERTO DELGADO

EDINBURG - Roberto Delgado, 81, died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Solara Hospital in McAllen.

Born in Cedral, San Luis Potosi, he had lived in Edinburg since 1969 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Roberto was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Berlin Crisis. He worked as an educator for 26 years until his retirement.

RUBEN GUAJARDO

PHARR – Ruben Guajardo, 99, died November 23, 2019, at his residence in Pharr.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Leonor Guajardo.

LIDIA G. RAMOS

SAN JUAN – Lidia G. Ramos, 74, went home to our Lord Sunday, November 17, 2019, at her residence in San Juan.

Born in Alamo Mrs. Ramos had lived in San Juan most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jose Maria and Maria Garcia.

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