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Border Patrol shoots, kills person along border in Texas
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:50:17 -0800

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas — A suspected drug smuggler is dead following a Border Patrol shooting in South Texas. The Starr County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that one person was shot and killed on the U.S. side of the border when agents came under fire early Wednesday morning. Sheriff's officials say agents had apprehended four drug smugglers and were searching for another when shots were ...

Texas's "poorest" county is located in the Rio Grande Valley
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:37:18 -0800

A new report from 24/7 Wall Street based on the U.S Census Bureau's American Community Survey considers Starr County to be the poorest county in the entire state of Texas.

Farm bill workshop set Jan. 28 for rural Hidalgo, Starr county growers
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:33:37 -0800

McCOOK — With the clock ticking down, crop policy experts are reaching out to rural farmers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to inform them about long-term decisions they’ll have to make soon under the 2014 farm bill. The Hidalgo/Starr County 2014 Farm Bill Workshop Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

Border Patrol shoots, kills man who drove through checkpoint
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:21:45 -0800

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Thursday, after a motori

Texas Crop Report
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:03:58 -0800

Central: Soil moisture, rangeland and pasture conditions were good throughout the region. Overall, crops were in good condition and livestock fair. Heavy rains saturated soils and kept producers out of fields. More rain was forecast, which was expected to prevent fieldwork for about another week.

RGV Sector agents seize more than $1 million of marijuana before noon
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:46:18 -0800

STARR COUNTY, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 1,300 pounds of marijuana Monday morning in three seizures.

Border agent shoots, kills suspected drug smuggler
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:51:15 -0800

McALLEN — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has shot and killed a suspected drug smuggler in an early-morning shootout Wednesday on the border, the Starr County Sheriff's Office said. After Border Patrol agents apprehended four suspected smugglers and seized their narcotics, one agent began searching the area for a fifth suspect and came under fire, according to a Starr County Sheriff’s Office statement.

Working on Wellness team receives Superior Service Award
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:53:52 -0800

COLLEGE STATION – A program battling the ill effects of living in a “food desert” along the Texas-Mexico border has received a 2014 Superior Service Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the team category. Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in AgriLife Extension education […]

Comparing Texas' poorest county with major metro areas
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:03:42 -0800

The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau have pinpointed the poorest regions in the country, and one of them is right here in Texas.

Texas Has Lots And Lots Of Goats
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:07:10 -0800

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas loves goats; Gov . Perry says farewell – for now; it’s Girl Scout cookie time; and more.