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Julian Castro stumps for Clinton in New Hampshire as VP rumors heat up


With less than two weeks before voters in New Hampshire head to the polls for the first primary contest of the presidential campaign season, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro made a whirlwind tour through the Granite state on Monday in an effort to rally support for Hillary Clinton.

The rising star in the Democratic Party made a number of ……… read more here.

By Andrew O’Reilly

Arrests of Oregon standoff leaders leave 1 person dead

Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including group leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested.

The confrontation came amid increasing calls for authorities to take action against Bundy for the illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which was seized by the group on Jan. 2 in a bid to force the government to ……. read more here. 


Candidate responds to questions about campaign protocol

Dan Sanchez, the holdover Pct. 4 commissioner and candidate for county judge, feels he has done his best to adhere to electoral procedures.

But the photos on Sanchez’s Facebook page show the commissioner with his ………. read more here.

By Frank Garza Staff Writer

Truck driver accused of trying to smuggle $2 million in narcotics

A truck driver was arrested recently for attempting to smuggle over $2 million in cocaine through a Border Patrol checkpoint, court documents state.

The suspect was ……… read more here.

By César G. Rodriguez
Laredo Morning Times



At least 450K spectators to see Pope Francis

(Photo: Special to the Times)

JUÁREZ — At least 450,000 pilgrims from both sides of the border are expected to be at the Mass to see Pope Francis or on the streets to see him passing by in his popemobile Feb. 17, officials said.

With that in …………. read more here

Lorena Figueroa, El Paso Times



2,500 pounds of pot found in fake carrots

CBP officers found more than a ton of alleged marijuana creatively smuggled in a shipment of fresh carrots at the Texas-Mexico border this weekend.

A big rig hauling a ……… read more here.

By Kolten Parker
San Antonio Express-News

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.


Rev. Don Piper to speak at Woodlands Bible Church’s Pastor Luncheon for Life Jan. 28


Rev. Don Piper, author of “90 Minutes in Heaven,” will share publicly for the first time a personal story about a decision for life in his family at the Pastor Luncheon for Life, hosted Jan. 28 at The Woodlands Bible Church.

The event, open to all area pastors and youth directors, is offered at ………. read more here.

By Jenn Griffin

Houston deals with layoffs, high home prices

(Photo: KHOU)

HOUSTON – What happens across the world has a ripple effect here in Houston, and no more so than with the oil industry.

Experts say tension in the Middle East led to wide swings in oil prices and factored into some of that unease in the stock market that ……….. read more here.