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Captured Gulf Cartel boss struggled to reach the top

MEXICO CITY — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico’s border with the United States.

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COMMENTARY: School choice rewards

There is a grand opportunity for Texas to be the nation’s leader in educating the bright young minds of tomorrow while paying quality teachers more.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:00 am. | Tags: Texas Public Policy Foundation , School Choice

COMMENTARY: Helping Valley kids out of poverty

As César Chávez once noted: “It is not enough to progress as individuals while our friends and neighbors are left behind.” Yet too many Texas kids are left behind, threatening their future and our state’s ability to thrive.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Sunday, April 19, 2015 2:45 am. | Tags: Center For Public Policy Priorities , 2015 State Of Texas Children Report , Rio Grande Valley

LETTER: Urging work permits for immigrants

Immigrant work permits

Posted in Opinion, Letters on Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:15 am.

Rally falls short as UTPA baseball drops middle game to Chicago State

EDINBURG — Down 5-0 after seven and a half innings, the UTPA Broncs baseball team rallied to bring the go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth before falling to Chicago State 5-3 on Saturday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:08 am.

Wiser LA Clippers prepared for 1st-round showdown with Spurs

LOS ANGELES — The San Antonio Spurs have faced almost every postseason obstacle imaginable during their 18-year run of steady success.

Posted in Sports, San antonio spurs on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:58 pm.

RGV Sol game canceled shortly before kickoff

HIDALGO — The indoor football game on Saturday night between the RGV Sol and the Texas Stealth was canceled just hours before the kickoff.

Posted in Sports on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:59 pm.

UTPA track and field closes out Beach Invitational with a pair of top-10 finishes

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The UTPA men’s and women’s track and field teams wrapped up their day at the Beach Invitational with a pair of top-10 finishes Saturday at Cerritos College.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Sunday, April 19, 2015 12:02 am.

Hernandez strikes out 12 as Seattle beats Texas 3-1

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez struck out 12 over seven innings, and Mike Zunino's first home run of the season gave Seattle the lead for good as the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

Posted in Sports, Texas rangers on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:53 pm.

Harden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1

HOUSTON — James Harden had 24 points and Corey Brewer scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference series.

Posted in Sports, Dallas mavericks, Houston rockets on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:55 pm.

Keuchel, 3 Astros relievers combine to 3-hit Angels 4-0

HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel had a sharp cutter and the Houston Astros felt loose.

Posted in Sports, Houston astros on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:52 pm.

San Juan delays vote on street improvements

SAN JUAN — Ruben Navarro brought a box full of car parts to the City Commission meeting Tuesday night, saying the potholes are so bad he continually has to fix his car.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:45 pm.

McAllen, Edinburg look to desalination plant as future water source

McAllen and Edinburg are exploring creating a desalination plant to service both cities.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:10 pm.

Hidalgo County auditors denied access to safe at Sheriff’s Office

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County auditors were denied access to a safe full of cash in the Sheriff’s Office after learning of its contents while conducting last year’s forfeiture report.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:30 pm.

Vietnam vets reunite 47 years later

PHARR — Jose Victor Romo sat in front of old photos that were on a table in front of him.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:00 pm.

McAllen bond advocates raise $70k ahead of $297 million vote

McALLEN — Political action committee Transform McAllen reported raising more than $70,000 in campaign contributions in support of the $297 million school district bond issue to go before voters this month.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:05 pm.

COMMENTARY: 2016 and the woman trap

WASHINGTON -- Here we go. If you're a woman who might prefer someone other than Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, you're a self-loathing, anti-woman traitor.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 pm.

Ingreso de José Tiburcio Hernández Fuentes a instalaciones de la SEIDO

Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:59 pm.

Captured Gulf Cartel boss struggled to reach the top

MEXICO CITY — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico’s border with the United States.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 pm. Updated: 7:05 pm.

Thousands celebrate Selena in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI — Thousands of fans attended the Fiesta de la Flor music festival Friday night.

Posted in Local on Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:40 pm.

Loncar's ninth-inning blast sends UTPA baseball to dramatic win over Chicago State

EDINBURG — Down 6-0 in the fourth, the UTPA baseball team rallied back to tie the game twice before junior Cole Loncar hit a walk off home run to finish off a 9-7 victory over Chicago State on Friday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:59 am.

Spurs, Clippers not daunted by their tough first-round draw

LOS ANGELES — When the NBA finalized its playoff schedule this week, one pairing looked out of place.

Posted in Sports, San antonio spurs on Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:53 am.

Harden, Rockets prepare to meet Dallas in 1st round

HOUSTON — James Harden helped the Houston Rockets to their first division title since 1994 and the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs starting Saturday against Dallas.

Posted in Sports, Dallas mavericks, Houston rockets on Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:56 am.

Astros fall short after giving up 2 HRs to Angels' Trout

HOUSTON — Chad Qualls didn't hesitate in taking the blame after giving up the tiebreaking home run in the Houston Astros' latest loss.

Posted in Sports, Houston astros on Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:51 am.

King brings impressive pedigree to RGV Sol

HIDALGO — Bennie King has won indoor football championships as both a general manager and coach so it may not be a surprise that, after three games, he’s on pace to duplicate this success with the RGV Sol during its first season in the X-League.

Posted in Sports on Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:00 am.

Police: Man killed girlfriend's dog after he 'lost it'

McALLEN — Police arrested a 23-year-old man after neighbors told police he beat his girlfriend’s dog to death.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 9:12 pm.

Hidalgo mayor emphasizes city’s recent economic development in video

HIDALGO — The city is somewhat in the midst of an economic development boom, Mayor Martin Cepeda proclaimed at the city’s second-ever State of the City address.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 8:25 pm.

Cancer survivor credits family, faith, Relay For Life’s impact for remission

WESLACO — If one would look for proof of Relay For Life’s impact, they wouldn’t have to look any further than Lisa Nieto.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 8:17 pm.

5 people arrested in connection with kidnapping-turned-stabbing

HARGILL — Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators arrested five people Friday in connection with a late night kidnapping-turned-stabbing that left one man in critical condition.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 7:36 pm.

At Amazon hub, Abbott touts legislative agenda

SCHERTZ — Gov. Greg Abbott used a trip to Amazon’s massive new facility here Friday to remind its executives that he’s pushing to make Texas even friendlier to businesses like the online-shopping giant, pressing a legislative agenda that’s approaching crunch time at the Capitol.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 5:11 pm.

Sharyland taps Marble Falls superintendent as sole finalist for opening

McALLEN — Sharyland school district’s board of trustees named Robert O’Connor as its only finalist for superintendent at a special meeting Thursday.

Posted in Local on Friday, April 17, 2015 5:08 pm.

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