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Police: College Student Kidnapped, Raped At Gunpoint

(AP) – Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.  Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he’s accused of attacking a University of Texas at Arlington student early Wednesday. Arlington police say some of […]

First Lady Calls For Immigration Legislation

(AP) – Melania Trump says her visit with migrant children has “impacted me greatly.”  The first lady commented in a written statement Thursday after she returned from touring the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen, Texas. The facility is home to about 55 migrant teenagers. A fraction of them were separated from their parents […]

UN: Trump Family Separations Order Falls Short

(AP) – The U.N human rights office says President Donald Trump’s decision to stop the U.S. policy separating migrant parents from their children doesn’t go far enough.  A Trump executive order ended the policy of separations. Families will still be detained, just together. Human rights office spokeswoman Ravini Shamdasani said Friday that “children should never […]

Evacuation Order Given For Portion Of Palmview

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for a several block area of Palmview where water is overflowing a drainage canal. The additional flooding rains that fell Friday morning have forced water over the banks of the canal, threatening businesses and homes along FM 495 Veterans Boulevard between Bentsen Palm Road and Minnesota Road. Palmview […]

Three Valley Counties Included In Governor’s State Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state disaster declaration for three Rio Grande Valley counties now struggling to recover from two days of tropical downpours that have caused hurricane-like flooding. The governor’s declaration covers a total of six counties – including Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy. The other three are in the Coastal Bend – Nueces, […]

Military Lends 21 Lawyers To Help Border Cases

(AP) – The Pentagon says it is providing 21 lawyers to the Justice Department to help prosecute illegal immigration cases on the U.S.-Mexico border. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, said Thursday that the lawyers have criminal trial experience and will be appointed as full-time special assistant United States attorneys. He said the attorneys will […]

Israeli PM’s Wife Charged With Fraud, Breach Of Trust

(AP) – Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.  The Justice Ministry says in a statement on Thursday that Sara Netanyahu stands accused of misusing public funds by fraudulently ordering hundreds of meals to the prime minister’s official residence worth over […]

Dems Unleash Kitchen-Sink Strategy On Immigration

(AP) – As the White House struggles to move past another self-imposed crisis, Democrats are fighting to ensure this one isn’t quickly forgotten.  Democratic leaders have met President Trump’s order to stop dividing immigrant families with skepticism, promising waves of protests, border visits and congressional oversight. The fallout is keeping Trump and his party on […]

Texas Governor Seeks Bipartisan Border Solutions

(AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas’ congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the U.S. border, saying, “This disgraceful condition must end.” In a letter Wednesday to the state’s 36 House members and two senators, Abbott says, “It can only end […]

People Donate Millions To Help Separated Families

(AP) – Sparked by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations helping families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those generating the most attention is a fundraiser started by a Silicon Valley couple. David and Charlotte Willner launched the fundraiser on Facebook […]