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  • Suspected Immigrant Run Over and Killed on Hwy. 77

    12/23/2013 6:08:11 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies
    KRISTV.COM ^ | Dec 23, 2013 | Veronica Flores
    RIVIERA - A suspected illegal immigrant is dead after being run over by an 18-wheeler just north of Riviera this morning. According to the Department of Public Safety, the man was being chased by Border Patrol around 1 a.m., when he ran across Highway 77 and was hit by a tractor trailer. The truck hit the man then ran him over. Meanwhile, there's no word on who the man is or where he is from. Border Patrol is now trying to identify the man. We're told the driver of the truck won't be ticketed.
  • Eagle Ford Shale Play Promises Overall Wealth For McMullen and Live Oak Counties

    11/06/2010 4:43:17 PM PDT · by don'tspeak4me · 6 replies · 1+ views
    MySouthTex.com The Progress ^ | November 3, 2010 | Rita Arnst
    Many in the community see the Eagle Ford Shale play as a modern-day gold rush with the promise of economic growth, high-paying jobs and overall wealth for the community. On the flip side, as witnessed by other small towns where a boon has taken place, the new rush will lead to a severe housing shortage. Additionally, small employers will have a tough time keeping up with the pay offered by the oil related industry. According to the Railroad Commission, the Eagle Ford Shale trends across Texas from East Texas (Eagle Ford) to the Mexican border in South Texas, roughly 400...
  • [South Texas:]Immigrants from Nepal among people found in abandoned La Joya house

    08/02/2010 1:21:23 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 3+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 02, 2010 | Jared Taylor
    LA JOYA — Police found 11 suspected illegal immigrants in an abandoned tool shed Sunday morning. Officers responded to an "old, dilapidated house" at the intersection of 12th Street and Perales Martinez at 10:39 a.m. Sunday after neighbors said they heard people on the property, said Joe Cantu, a La Joya police spokesman. No one was inside the house, but officers found 11 people crowded in a small tool shed littered with soda cans on the property. Two of the immigrants told police they are residents of Nepal, police said. The other nine people, aged between 18 and 44 years...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor dead; I-69 not

    01/07/2009 5:30:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 752+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | January 7, 2009 | Jaime Powell
    The Texas Department of Transportation made an announcement Tuesday that sounded like bad news for South Texas, but isn’t — its multibillion-dollar state infrastructure plan known as the Trans-Texas Corridor is dead. The key part of the plan for South Texas, known as I-69, is not. The state’s $180 billion plan, announced seven years ago, called for thousands of miles of 1,200-foot-wide traffic facilities to include toll roads for vehicles, rail for passengers and freight, and technology and power infrastructure such as fiber optic lines. Tuesday’s announcement by Texas Department of Transportation executive director Amadeo Saenz was a reaction to...
  • Texas lawmakers to focus on transportation politics

    01/02/2009 7:00:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 639+ views
    TheTrucker.com ^ | December 31, 2008 | Kelley Shannon (Associated Press)
    AUSTIN, Texas — If anyone wondered whether Texas toll road rage had subsided or lawmakers' irritation at the Texas Department of Transportation had eased, those questions got answered a few days before Christmas: Not so much. Denouncing the massive transportation agency as dysfunctional and out of control, a group of lawmakers reviewing the department said it will be intensely debated in the legislative session that begins Jan. 13. "This is a big agency that is a mess," said Rep. Carl Isett, a Lubbock Republican and one of the leaders of the Sunset Advisory Commission that periodically examines state agencies. He...
  • S. Texas officials accused of harassing detained Somalis

    12/18/2008 8:06:41 AM PST · by HollyButler · 20 replies · 549+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 17, 2008 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Attorneys for 10 Somali men held in an immigration detention center in South Texas allege that federal immigration officials segregated and interrogated their clients after they left a Muslim prayer service, saying they were subject to "discriminatory and unethical" questioning. Lawyers for the asylum seekers said the men — detained at the South Texas Detention Complex in Pearsall — were targeted because they were Muslim and from Somalia. The lawyers contend that their clients were segregated into a separate dormitory for two to three days after they left a Dec. 8 prayer service at the detention facility celebrating the Muslim...
  • County official presents wish list for U.S. 281 upgrades

    11/02/2008 5:40:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 465+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 1, 2008 | Jared James
    U.S. Highway 281 Presentation >> Priority 1: Spend $75 million to build five overpasses in Falfurrias.>> Priority 2: A $13 million Ben Bolt overpass at Farm-to-Market Road 2508 is proposed to create a safer school zone and eliminate another traffic barrier.>> Priority 3: Dedicate anywhere from $40 million to $104 million to build tolled relief route around Premont or upgrade the existing route with tolled freeway lanes.>> Priority 4: A $50 million project in George West to build connectors to U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 37.McALLEN -- Whether the route is eventually called Interstate 69 or the Trans-Texas Corridor, four...
  • Is Trans-Texas Corridor dead or only undead?

    11/01/2008 7:19:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 573+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | October 31, 2008 | Fred Afflerbach
    Put a fork in it. That’s what two Texas politicians recently said about the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor. “Everybody in Austin knows it’s dead. Everybody across the state knows it’s dead. It’s just something to be talking about,” House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, said at a debate in Midland on Oct. 19, according to a published report. But folks fighting the corridor here in Central Texas call it election season bluster. “Yes, they are still planning to do it,” said Mae Smith, Holland mayor. “That’s nothing but political talk. I don’t believe anything Mr. Craddick says, or any politician says prior...
  • Ballots cast as voters hooked (Convenience keys first-day turnout that sets records)

    10/21/2008 9:41:48 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 20 replies · 612+ views
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | Jaime Powell
    Long lines and record turnout marked the first to vote early in the Nov. 4 general election. With the U.S. presidency up for grabs and a host of high profile local issues and races on the ballot, thousands of South Texas voters took advantage Monday of the opportunity to cast ballots early. By 3 p.m., county election officials in Nueces, Aransas, Jim Wells and San Patricio counties were doing early tallies that indicated record first-day turnout was likely in each county. Nueces County Clerk Diana Barrera said 4,829 people voted Monday -- more than double the turnout for first-day voting...
  • Commission picks developer for I-69 project

    06/27/2008 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 253+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2008 | Janet Elliott
    AUSTIN — The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday selected San Antonio's Zachry Construction Corp. and a Spanish toll road developer to plan a superhighway from Texarkana to Brownsville. The $5 million contract calls for Zachry American Infrastructure and ACS Infrastructure to create a financial plan for the Interstate 69 segment of the Trans-Texas Corridor. "This team represents the best in the balance of local and global expertise necessary to complete a project of this scope," said David Zachry, chief operating officer of Zachry Construction Corp. The private developers' plan calls for seven new loops around Corpus Christi and other cities...
  • TxDOT will recommend no new roads for I-69/TTC

    06/20/2008 5:54:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 239+ views
    The Nueces County Record Star ^ | June 19, 2008 | Tim Olmeda
    The controversial project known as Interstate 69/TransTexas Corridor became a little less so last week after the Texas Department of Transportation announced it would recommend utilizing existing highway routes rather than building new ones. The announcement comes after months of public meetings during which residents along the path of the proposed path of Interstate 69/TTC voiced varying concerns. TxDOT has designated four priority corridors to address the state's transportation needs in the next decade. "The preliminary basis for this decision centers on the review of nearly 28,000 public comments made on the Tier One Draft Environmental Impact Statement," TxDOT Executive...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor draws 27,000 public comments

    06/04/2008 6:03:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 276+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | June 3, 2008 | David Tanner
    Many in the great state of Texas have a lot to say about a proposed network of toll roads and railway lines known as the Trans-Texas Corridor. The Texas Department of Transportation received more than 27,000 public comments during a three-month comment period on a proposed corridor project called the TTC-69, said TxDOT spokesman Mark Cross. Transportation officials had 47 public hearings in February and March and accepted written comments through April 18 on the environmental and social impact of the corridor. Comments ranged from flat-out opposition to the corridor to suggestions about how to lessen its impact, Cross told...
  • Nacogdoches County will fight TTC as new member of regional planning commission

    05/01/2008 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 372+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | April 29, 2008 | Michael Rodden
    County commissioners reaffirmed their stance against the Trans-Texas Corridor, and they took another step toward keeping county government transparent when they met Tuesday. First up on the court's agenda, commissioners heard a presentation by Connie Fogle on behalf of the newly formed Pineywoods Sub-Regional Planning Commission. According to Fogle, the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 391, requires state agencies to coordinate with local commissions to "ensure effective and orderly implementation of state programs at the regional level." "Critical in the code is the word 'coordinate,'" she said. "This does not mean the commission has to cooperate. The intent is to...
  • A Transportation Alternative In Texas

    04/08/2008 5:44:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 228+ views
    The Houstonian ^ | April 8, 2008 | Sally Abdelmottlep
    Cars have been a huge part of our lives. We use them to get around anywhere. It might have been the best invention mankind came up with, but we all hate several common things about cars, such as the cost of gas prices and traffic. We think sometimes in our imagination how awesome it would be if cars had wings, so maybe one day we will fly through terrific! We also despise accidents, high insurance and drunk driving. Sometimes, I feel that we need other alternative means of transportation, such as a subway system in the state of Texas; maybe...
  • Three South Texas highways to be interstates

    03/23/2008 4:49:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Monitor ^ | March 22, 2008 | Jackie Leatherman
    South Texas is not only going to get its first interstate - it is also going to get a second and a third. State transportation officials knew one of three southern highways - U.S. Highway 281 in Hidalgo County, U.S. Highway 77 in Cameron County or U.S. Highway 59 in Webb County - would eventually become part of an interstate stretching from the Texas-Mexico border to Texarkana, in the northeast part of the state. Only Webb County is currently served by an interstate. The state's Trans-Texas Corridor plan calls for an Interstate 69 extension linking South Texas to points north,...
  • Spanish firm using loan from U.S. to build segments of Texas toll road

    03/14/2008 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 860+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | March 13, 2008 | David Tanner
    Officials with the Spanish toll road operator Cintra have announced that the company has secured $430 million in loans from the U.S. government to build and operate two segments of a toll road in central Texas. Cintra officials announced the company’s financial plan for the $1.36 billion Highway 130 segments on Monday, March 10. OOIDA Senior Government Affairs Representative Mike Joyce told Land Line that the Association does raise red flags when federal dollars are used to subsidize private investors. Officials with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are not, however, categorically opposed to a state using future toll revenue to...
  • Texans ponder where superhighway might take them

    03/04/2008 1:28:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 415+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2008 | Peter Canellos
    REFUGIO, Texas - With an abandoned Wild West-vintage town of storefronts slumbering just a block from old US 77, tiny Refugio is a place where myth and reality coexist in a ghostly silence. more stories like this Obama faces heat over aide's NAFTA remarks to Canadians Texas, Ohio could decide Dem nomination Canada says didn't misrepresent Obama over NAFTA McCain tags Dems on trade treaty NAFTA seen differently in Ohio, Texas And now this South Texas outpost is swept up in one of the more intriguing tests of myth vs. reality in today's political life: the battle over the so-called...
  • Hundreds in Nacogdoches speak out against TTC-69

    02/15/2008 4:53:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 975+ views
    Lufkin Daily News ^ | February 15, 2008 | Matthew Stoff (The Daily Sentinel)
    NACOGDOCHES — The rows of extra chairs brought into the The Fredonia's biggest meeting room Thursday night were not enough to accommodate more than 750 people who attended an open house and public hearing on the proposed TTC-69 highway. Texas Department of Transportation officials heard hours of public testimony that continued late into the night overwhelmingly opposed to the construction of new roadways through East Texas. Applause throughout the hours-long meeting never swelled as loudly as it did when the first speaker of the night, state Rep. Wayne Christian, told TxDOT representatives emphatically that "our answer is 'no' on the...
  • Explosions at south Texas gas line

    02/15/2008 10:27:27 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 56 replies · 396+ views
    ap / yahoo news ^ | February 15, 2008 | not attritubted
    Multiple explosions are being reported at a south Texas gas pipeline. Authorities say some people are injured. How the explosions happened isn't immediately clear. Authorities are working to cordon off the area and put out a fire. The explosions were reported near McCook, a town near the U.S. Mexico border.
  • Corridor plan could mean more traffic, ??fewer?? trucks in Southeast Texas

    02/12/2008 2:04:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 496+ views
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | February 12, 2008 | Christine Rappleye
    Trucks hauling everything from cars to produce use Southeast Texas roads to deliver their goods, and when a proposed Interstate 69/Trans Texas Corridor is completed, local drivers could see even more of them, local transportation officials said. The proposed I-69 corridor stretches from Michigan down to Texas. Once in Texas, the corridor goes about 650 miles from Texarkana to Brownsville and Laredo and includes separate lanes for cars and semis and areas for trains and utilities. It doesn't cut through Beaumont, but local arteries like U.S. 69 and Interstate 10 would connect to it. Travelers and truckers just need to...
  • Valley leaders make yet another appeal for interstate

    02/11/2008 6:19:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 10, 2008 | Christopher Sherman (Associated Press)
    McALLEN — In other parts of the state, transportation officials try to allay property owners' fears that a superhighway from Laredo north to Texarkana will result in a massive land grab. But in the lower Rio Grande Valley, the state's road builders spend more time assuring local leaders that they have a shot at being included. People in the fast-growing border area between Brownsville and McAllen have developed something of an inferiority complex about being the state's largest metropolitan area without an interstate highway. One after another, Valley leaders stepped to a microphone at public meetings last week and made...
  • Proposal in Texas for a Public-Private Toll Road System Raises an Outcry

    02/10/2008 5:13:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 937+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2008 | Ralph Blumenthal
    ROBSTOWN, Tex. — Leon Little’s farm here near Corpus Christi would not be seized for Texas’s proposed $184-billion-plus superhighway project for 5 or 10 years, if ever. But Mr. Little was alarmed enough to show up Wednesday night with hundreds of his South Texas coastal neighbors to do what the Texas Department of Transportation has been urging: “Go ahead, don’t hold back.” Don’t worry. Texans have gotten the message, swamping hearings and town meetings across the state to grill and often excoriate agency officials about a colossal traffic makeover known as the Trans-Texas Corridor, a public-private partnership unrivaled in the...
  • Residents warn of toll from planned highway

    02/07/2008 1:17:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 219+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | February 7, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    Not one of the 11 East Texans who approached the podium at Wednesday's hearing on Interstate 69 voiced support for the planned highway. "This is highway robbery, and we should not pursue this project," said David Simpson, a Longview resident and fifth-generation Texan. "This process has bypassed the Constitution. It has bypassed the U.S. Congress, and I'm opposed to it because of the unconstitutional way that it has been pushed through." The public hearing, held at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, was a chance for residents to comment and ask questions about Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor. The corridor would extend...
  • I-69 concerns? TxDot brings forum to town

    02/03/2008 2:38:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 855+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | February 3, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    Local residents who want to add their two cents about the proposed Interstate 69 construction won't have to fill their tanks to do it. TxDOT is coming to Longview. The Texas Department of Transportation is holding 46 public hearings this month in East and South Texas along the planned corridor, including Tuesday's meeting in Longview. The hearings will give Texans a chance to comment and ask questions about the proposed Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor, a collection of passenger and freight roadways, utility and rail lines from Texarkana to the Rio Grande Valley. A draft environmental impact statement released in November suggests...
  • Dozens turn out for meeting on possible Valley interstate

    02/01/2008 6:10:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 166+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 31, 2008 | Jackie Leatherman
    WESLACO — Nearly 80 people filled a lecture hall here Thursday for a town hall forum with Texas Department of Transportation officials on a potential interstate highway designation in the region. The forum at South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus was the first of four planned public meetings in the Rio Grande Valley addressing the state’s Trans-Texas Corridor plan for an Interstate 69 extension linking South Texas to points north. TxDOT is developing plans for the first interstate in eastern Texas to connect Texarkana to one of three points in the south: U.S. Highway 281 in Hidalgo County, U.S. Highway 77...
  • Fear and loathing along proposed Trans-Texas Corridor

    01/30/2008 3:09:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 300+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | January 29, 2008 | David Tanner
    Some Texans are afraid of losing their land to the Trans-Texas Corridor while others loathe the thought of a quarter-mile-wide swath of toll roads and railway lines transforming the countryside into a superhighway. People continue to turn out in droves at public meetings concerning the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor proposal, specifically the portion known as the TTC-69 proposed from Brownsville to Texarkana. A meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at the fairgrounds in Austin County was no exception, drawing more than 1,000 people. Opposition to the proposed corridor has come from people in all walks of life, said Chris Steinbach, chief of staff...
  • Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor plan is a hard sell

    01/28/2008 5:31:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 694+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 27, 2008 | Rad Sallee and Eric Hanson
    Gov. Rick Perry's ambitious Trans-Texas Corridor plan, and his advocacy of toll funding for future roads, hit the skids in a skeptical Legislature last spring. The road shows no signs of getting any smoother as state transportation officials try to sell the plan to Houston-area audiences. "This will wipe me out," Dee Bond told a panel of corridor advocates at a town hall meeting in Rosenberg last week. The panel, which included Texas Transportation Commissioner Ned Holmes of Houston and Steve Simmons, deputy executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, was there to explain and gather comment on a...
  • Hegar opposes TTC route in district

    01/21/2008 2:13:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 138+ views
    Brenham Banner-Press ^ | January 21, 2008 | Brenham Banner-Press
    State Sen. Glen Hegar says he opposes a route that would bring the mammoth Trans Texas Corridor through his district. The Texas Department of Transportation has kicked off a series of public meetings to discuss the project. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday in Hempstead (6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 22892 Mack Washington St.) and Jan. 29 in Bellville (at the Austin County fairgrounds, also beginning at 6:30 p.m.). No meetings are scheduled in Washington County, which likely wouldn’t be impacted much by the highway project. Much of the discussion in public meetings already held centers on Interstate...
  • [Texas:Operation Puma] DEA: Authorities bust statewide smuggling ring

    08/17/2007 1:11:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 16, 2007 | Jeremy Roebuck
    McALLEN — Authorities have seized 21 tons of narcotics and indicted almost 50 members of an international drug trafficking organization with ties to the Gulf Cartel, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Thursday. The arrests come after a two-and-a-half-year investigation involving U.S. and Mexican authorities, aimed at destroying an operation accused of smuggling more than 2 tons of cocaine and 33 tons of marijuana from Mexico through the Rio Grande Valley. Dubbed “Operation Puma,” the investigation targeted the organization’s command structure, money laundering components and street-level dealers operating in Mexico, McAllen, Laredo, San Antonio and Dallas. “Operation Puma represents …...
  • Toll road pick much more than coin toss

    06/28/2007 5:59:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 849+ views
    WFAA.com ^ | June 28, 2007 | Michael A. Lindenberger (Dallas Morning News)
    Ric Williamson and his fellow transportation commissioners will find themselves in a tight corner today as they meet in Austin to decide who will build the State Highway 121 toll road. On one level, the commission is simply fulfilling its duty as the Texas Department of Transportation's governing board by deciding whether to award a multibillion-dollar contract to Spanish construction firm Cintra or give it to the North Texas Tollway Authority. But a whole lot more is going on at another level. The Highway 121 decision also pits Mr. Williamson's desire to support Gov. Rick Perry's ambitious highway-building agenda against...
  • Photo of Illegal Aliens Crossing - South Texas

    06/20/2007 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 575+ views
    June 20, 2007 | Ditter
    A South Texas hunting grounds caught 3 illegal aliens crossing from the deer feed cam.
  • Doctors puzzled over bizarre infection surfacing in South Texas

    05/12/2006 6:44:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 209 replies · 5,398+ views
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News ^ | 05/12/2006 | Deborah Knapp
    If diseases like AIDS and bird flu scare you, wait until you hear what's next. Doctors are trying to find out what is causing a bizarre and mysterious infection that's surfaced in South Texas. Morgellons disease is not yet known to kill, but if you were to get it, you might wish you were dead, as the symptoms are horrible. "These people will have like beads of sweat but it's black, black and tarry," said Ginger Savely, a nurse practioner in Austin who treats a majority of these patients. Patients get lesions that never heal. "Sometimes little black specks that...
  • Lobbyists, local biz: I-69 still alive

    12/01/2005 2:03:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 412+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 30, 2005 | Matt Whittaker
    Can't post the text for this one, since contents of the Monitor's website can't be reproduced without written permission. Here is the link: Lobbyists, local biz: I-69 still alive
  • David Hendricks: Trade demands many miles of highway

    08/18/2005 5:32:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 686+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 17, 2005 | David Hendricks
    The 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border is a pure disconnect, at least in terms of transportation. Both countries have highway routes designed long before the possibility that the economies of the two nations would someday integrate under a North American Free Trade Agreement. The result is that NAFTA land trade must zigzag through obstacle courses as raw materials and components go to factories and final products are shipped to markets. The best-positioned border-crossing ports, such as Laredo, are overcrowded. The others are underused. The governments of both nations understand the competitive necessity to build better highway connections. The cost is prohibitive, however,...
  • Brownsville Texas: Hurricane Local Statement...UPDATED 400 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2005

    07/20/2005 3:43:37 AM PDT · by bd476 · 7 replies · 1,386+ views
    WTUS84 KBRO 200859 AAA HLSBRO TXZ248>257-201200- Hurricane local statement...updated to extend Tornado Watch National Weather Service Brownsville TX 400 AM CDT Wed July 20 2005 ...Eye of major Hurricane Emily nearing the coast of NorthEastern Mexico... ...A hurricane warning is in effect for the lower Texas coast from Port Mansfield to Brownsville... ...A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Texas Gulf Coast from Baffin Bay to Port Mansfield... ...Inland tropical storm warning is in effect for Brooks...Hidalgo and Star counties in deep South Texas... ...A Tornado Watch is in effect for all deep South Texas through 10 AM...
  • Pay draws foreigners to hard work

    06/03/2005 1:49:57 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 9 replies · 638+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 3 June 2005 | Jesse Bogan
    "Does anybody want to do that in the United States?" he asked, pointing to a horizon full of onion fields. "No insurance. No benefits. No A/C. You lose money by taking too many breaks. It's crazy, man. "Who is going to come do this when they can get (minimum wage) at McDonalds in the A/C?" [. . .] To many of them, used to heat and hard work, this was a pay raise. One man who jumped trains to get to the border from Honduras said the $200 he earned here in three full days would have taken a few...
  • Residents in Sarco join fight against immigrant smuggling

    05/24/2005 12:24:49 PM PDT · by TX Bluebonnet · 19 replies · 530+ views
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | May 23, 2005 | Robin M. Foster
    May 23, 2005 ROBIN M. FOSTER Victoria Advocate SARCO - As residents in this rural ranching community struggle to stop the growing tide of illegal immigrants across their property, the U.S. Congress has recently received a comprehensive immigration reform act. Sarco area residents in south Goliad County met with Judy McAda of U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa's district office at Beeville this week in their continued effort to stop the rising number of illegal immigrants passing through their property. McAda, front standing, said the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act offers a comprehensive approach to immigration reform. Sarco, in south Goliad...
  • John Kerry answers the need for change (CC Caller-Times BARF ALERT!)

    10/24/2004 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 26 replies · 458+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | October 24, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    http://www.caller.com/ccct/editorials/article/0,1641,CCCT_840_3278146,00.htm John Kerry answers the need for change The course of the war in Iraq and the growing deficit raise questions about Bush's ability to correct past mistakes. October 24, 2004 On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush faced a challenge unlike that any other president had ever faced before him. With the taking of 2,984 American lives in a coordinated terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the nation stood ready and united to follow its president. Members of Congress gathered on the steps of the Capitol to sing "God Bless America." There were no party labels...
  • Rare Antlered Doe Harvested in McMullen Co.(S. Texas)

    11/15/2003 7:43:31 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 70 replies · 261+ views
    The Progress ^ | November 12,2003
    Alan Woodward of Three Rivers shot this rare doe sporting antlers in velvet Saturday in McMullen County near Choke Canyon. From submitted reports - Alan Woodward of Three Rivers had watched a rare doe with velvet antlers for three years before harvesting it Saturday afternoon. Hunting around 3 p.m. on an oat patch near Choke Canyon Reservoir, Woodward finally go his shot at the doe after five days of looking for her. Texas Parks & Wildlife biologist Macy Ledbetter examined the deer before it had been gutted and documented the animal's condition. "I aged the deer at 6.5 years and...
  • South Texas Democrats Argue over the Meaning of 2002 Republican Sweep

    11/12/2002 5:42:32 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 173+ views
    S. Texas Demos view GOP control Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Despite predictions to the contrary by Republican leaders, South Texas Democratic lawmakers said they're confident they will still have power and influence in a state House and Senate now firmly under GOP control. Frank Yturria of Brownsville, an avid supporter of Republican candidates and causes, said his party's General Election victories have rendered the Cameron County Democratic delegation useless. "They are all going to be insignificant Democrats," said Yturria, an appointee of Gov. Rick Perry last year to the Texas Historical Commission. "They have no political influence, no...