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Suspended Starr County JP Denied Request For New Trial

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate has had his request for a new trial shot down. A judge this week rejected his attorney’s claims that prosecutors did not provide enough evidence to support a conviction. Zarate had been found guilty of bribery in April. The Precinct 3 Place 1 J-P was found […]


A Look At State Flag-Protection Laws

(AP) – Burning and other acts of destruction aimed at the United States’ flag are protected by the U.S. Constitution as forms of free speech, but most American states have their own laws declaring them illegal. An Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests (though […]


The Latest: Young Pilgrims Fill Meadow For Meeting With Pope

(AP) – The Latest on the pope’s visit to Poland (all times local): 3:35 a.m. Large numbers of young pilgrims are wandering under a scorching sun into a large meadow near Krakow ahead of an evening vigil with Pope Francis. Along the road to Brzegi, a village 12 kilometers (7 miles) outside of Krakow, there […]