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New $1B power line to improve South Texas service
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:07:32 -0700

Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas ...

3 dead in South Texas shooting, live grenade found at scene
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 05:02:14 -0700

South Texas authorities say three men were fatally shot at a rural home where a live grenade was found. The Starr County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of gunfire Sunday morning at a rural home near Rio Grande City. Inside the house they found two Honduran nationals shot to death with an assault rifle. They found a third man with a fatal wound who later died at an area hospital ...

Authorities hand-picked $10 million worth of marijuana plants in South Texas
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:53:46 -0700

Authorities hand-picked $10 million worth of marijuana plants this month at one of the largest pot growing operations discovered by police on the Texas side of the Mexico border.

Millions of dollars worth of pot found at South Texas farm
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:56:20 -0700

Authorities hand-picked $10 million worth of marijuana plants this month at one of the largest pot growing operations discovered by police on the Texas side of the Mexico border.

Texas Crop Weather
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:34:02 -0700

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out.

Large Smithsonian ‘Journeys’ exhibit to be displayed in Harrison County
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:39:15 -0700

Exhibit Oregon or bust: An image in the Smithsonian Institution’s “Journey Stories” traveling exhibit is shown. The exhibit will be displayed at the Weisman Cooperative in partnership with the Harrison County Historical Museum, starting Sept. 22.

National Guard now at Texas border
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:33:47 -0700

“For all operational questions, we do have to refer you to (the Department of Public Safety) as we're their supporting agency,” said the employee, who would only give her first name, Michelle. The deployment is part of a surge of law enforcement resources to the Rio Grande Valley ordered by state leaders who say they're picking up the slack for a Border Patrol that had to deal with tens of ...

Texas Crop Report
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:52 -0700

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The following reports were compiled by AgriLife Extension Service for the week of Aug. 26.

Correction: Immigration-National Guard story
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:47:17 -0700

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about the National Guard arriving on the Texas border, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Texas National Guard, reported erroneously that the deployments were part of the 1,000 troops ordered by Gov. Rick Perry. Texas National Guard Master Sgt. Ken Walker said the troops, which are part of a counterdrug task force ...

$1.7 million pot bust near Bastrop
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:50:22 -0700

The seizure near Bastrop is the sixth growing operation shut down in Washington County since January 2013, authorities said.