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Man, 18, Arrested For Sex Trafficking Girls, 15

(AP) – Federal authorities in El Paso say an 18-year-old man believed from Africa is held without bond on a sex trafficking charge after he was arrested for bringing two 15-year-old girls from Phoenix and then prostituting them on an internet classified website.  FBI assistant special agent Keith Byers says authorities arrested Edema Missiadan after […]

Video Of Black Woman Thrown To Ground Sparks Review; See Video

(AP) – Austin’s police chief says his department’s chain of command needs to be reviewed in the wake of a video showing a white officer throwing a black Texas teacher to the ground during a traffic stop.  More than a year passed between the traffic stop in which Officer Bryan Richter nearly threw Breaion King […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Clinton Thanks Sanders And Supporters

(AP)- Hillary Clinton says she’s heard the views of Bernie Sanders’ steadfast supporters and says their cause is her cause.  She’s giving her presidential acceptance speech at the Democratic convention after a hard-fought race with the Vermont senator.  She’s praising Sanders for putting economic and social justice issues “front and center” – where she says […]

UPDATE: Clinton Accepts Nomination

(AP) – Hillary Clinton says she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise.”  Clinton says the slogan “stronger together” that’s been featured in her campaign is a guiding principle for the country.  She says it’ll help define a future with a healthy economy “for everyone, not just those […]

GPS Tells Driver To Turn Around; Car Ends Up Almost Vertical

(AP) – Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to “turn around.”  The car was suspended almost vertically on guy wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon on Wednesday night. Police say 30-year-old Nabila Altahan of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was […]

Former Airman Convicted In Toddler’s Death

(AP) – A former airman who was caring for the 21-month-old son of another airman who was deployed to Qatar has been convicted in the child’s death.  Twenty-eight-year-old  was convicted of criminally negligent homicide Thursday. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Corbett had been charged with first-degree murder by abuse or neglect in ‘s […]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

(AP) – The annual Texas sales tax holiday has been set for the first weekend in August as children prepare to return to classes.  The Texas comptroller’s office says the tax-free weekend, for a number of school-related items, will be Aug. 5-7. The law, as in previous years, exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and […]

Texas’ Revised Abortion Booklet Criticized As Inaccurate

(AP) – The latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression. Since 2003, state law has mandated that pregnant women be provided information when mulling an abortion.  A draft of this year’s booklet has been produced […]

Cameron County Woman Killed In Truck Rollover

A Lozano woman was killed in a violent 1-vehicle wreck Thursday morning.   Juanita Estrada Barron was driving north on FM 1847 south of Arroyo City at around 11 in the morning when her Ford F-150 swerved out of control. The truck veered off the road, smashed into a pole, and rolled into a dry canal. […]