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Starr County Sheriff's Office seized 4,635 pounds of pot in January
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:18:56 -0800

Six major marijuana busts have netted the Starr County Sheriff's Office about 4,635 pounds of marijuana during January.

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 ...

Border Patrol shoots, kills 1 person along border in Texas amid drug smuggling investigation
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:10:41 -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.

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.

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.

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. […]

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 […]

Border Patrol shoots, kills person along border in Texas - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:16:31 -0800

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - 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.

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:32:03 -0800

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - 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.