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Feds arrest three smuggling suspects

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday arrested two drivers and a pedestrian at international bridges in Brownsville after the suspects allegedly tried to cross over a quarter of $1 million worth of drugs, authorities said.

The first drug seizure occurred Wednesday at the ………. read more here.

By Christina R. Garza Staff Writer

Thousands of Cuban migrants crossing the South Texas border

EL SALVADOR- Cubans arrive from Costa Rica to El Salvador after Nicaragua blocked their path to South Texas in November.

Cuban migrants have been traveling more than 3,200 miles by land across some of the world’s most dangerous countries in Central America to avoid the ……. read more here.

KRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Answering Questions: States vs Feds on Syrian Refugees

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With the mainstream media consistently reporting that Governors are planning to block the President’s Syrian refugee resettlement plans, two main camps have emerged in recent days. Unsurprisingly, they’re both missing the most important point.

On the one hand, there are people who say that states can’t do anything about the President’s plan. On the other hand are people who say that states not only can do something about it, but must.

There are other variations of these two, and even a mix of them. But all of them have missed something essential. What states “can” and “can’t” do might not even matter. And that’s how the “father of the ……… read more here.

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‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Homesick in Qatar, Wants to Come Back to Texas

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Within days of demanding a total of $15 million from the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District, “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed announced in a long distance phone interview from Qatar, he is homesick and wants to come home to Texas now.

In October, Ahmed accepted a fully-funded education scholarship from the Qatar Foundation, an organization with reputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, over an invitation to MIT, which is among the …… read more here. 

by MERRILL HOPE

 

The Texas county where only 12 people signed up for Obamacare

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Why the uninsured in Borden County may stay that way as the health law’s third enrollment season begins.

GAIL, Texas — In rural Borden County, 12 people signed up for Obamacare this year.

Livid over the government telling them they must buy something and loath to take anything that looks like a “handout,” the uninsured here are likely to stay that way. As Obamacare’s third open enrollment season began Sunday, this rock-solid conservative community of about 650 people offers a window into the ………. read more here. 

 

A.G. Paxton Files Supreme Court Challenge on Constitutionality of Obamacare

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Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Attorney General’s office today filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that asserts Obamacare was not enacted in compliance with the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The amicus brief was filed in support of the certiorari petition in Matt Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Obamacare has been fundamentally flawed from the ………. read more here.

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Searching for Edgar, a first person account

A small cross in remembrance of Edgar Moscoso, 35, of Guatemala who drowned in a lake near Mercedes trying to avoid border patrol after illegally crossing the U.S-Mexico border.

 

The sun began to set on the eleventh hour of our search the evening of Saturday, Nov. 21. We both ran against the wind with a rope tied around our waists, dragging a 70-pound kayak behind us through the mud and dense brush near Mercedes, north of ……. read more here.

KRISTIAN HERNANDEZ | STAFF WRITER

Bill Clinton to attend campaign fundraiser in Laredo

In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, wave to supporters after the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Bill Clinton will attend a private fundraising event Dec. 4 at the Laredo home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in support of ……… read more here. 

By Kendra Ablaza  – Laredo Morning Times

Consultant bills Children’s hospital $800K

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El Paso Children’s Hospital in September lost more than $4 million, almost doubling the greatest monthly deficit it had reported previously, according to a report filed Monday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

AUSTIN — The consulting firm that is running El Paso Children’s Hospital while it is in bankruptcy is billing $800,000 for its work between May 19 and Sept. 30, according to court documents filed earlier this month.

County Judge Veronica Escobar said the county plans to object to those fees, citing bills Children’s CEO Mark Herbers filed for meetings he apparently didn’t go to, claims of ……. read more here.

Marty Schladen, Austin Bureau 

2 men who tried to smuggle $100,000 to Mexico sentenced to prison

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Two men indicted for trying to smuggle more than $100,000 out of the country though a local international bridge were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Laredo to 13 months in prison.

A grand jury charged Miguel Angel Ibarra-Gaytan and ……. read more here.

By Philip Balli
Laredo Morning Times