Lawmakers call for investigation into South Texas mass graves

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN

Published: 22 June 2014 06:42 PM
Updated: 22 June 2014 06:53 PM

McALLEN — The mass graves of suspected unidentified immigrants buried haphazardly in a South Texas cemetery and uncovered this month by anthropologists should be secured by state police until a criminal investigation can be carried out, a Texas lawmaker said Sunday.

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South Texas lawmaker: Immigrants' mass graves are a crime

By Mark Collette

4:32 PM, Jun 22, 2014
CORPUS CHRISTI - A South Texas lawmaker has asked the Department of Public Safety to secure a Brooks County cemetery as a crime scene after the discovery of mass graves of unidentified immigrants.
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Checkpoints absent, RGV politicians favor latest DPS border surge

Rio Grande Valley officials reacted largely with gratitude to the Wednesday news that Texas leaders directed the state Department of Public Safety to help U.S. Border Patrol at unspecified points on the state’s border with Mexico. 

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Representative Canales speaks out on immigrant overcrowding

The overcrowding at immigrant detention facilities has everybody's attention nowadays. State Representative Terry Canales of Edinburg's 40th District took a tour of one. He later went on Facebook saying he broke down in tears afterward. 

 

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Rep. Canales wants Texas to benefit from Mexico energy reform

Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg wants legislative public hearings in Edinburg to help South Texas benefit from landmark Mexican energy reforms that could help transform the South Texas economy.

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Reading Rock Stars at Robert E. Lee

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Elsa’s economic growth and quality of life to improve through $1.3 million state loan

By KVEO

June 9, 2014 at 8:11am

A $1.3 million state loan that was recently approved will provide the City of Elsa with an additional source of water for its citizens, an action that will continue improving the economic development and quality of life of the community, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, and Elsa Mayor Al Pérez have announced.

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Delta leaders look to TSTC for campus

Dental program TSTC

by Jacob Fischler | The Monitor

Posted: Monday, June 3, 2014 11:15pm

Apparently spurned by South Texas College, elected officials in the Delta have targeted the Texas State Technical College system in their quest to replace the defunct Mercado Delta with an educational facility.

 

 

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Third Walmart Opens in Edinburg

Open the third Walmart in Edinburg

By Diana Grace 

May 28, 2014 9:56am

Representative Canales attends inaugural opening of third Walmart in Edinburg.   

 

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UT-RGV Presidential finalist Guy Bailey makes first public Rio Grande Valley appearance

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by Jacob Fischler | The Monitor

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 10:02pm

EDINBURG — Students, staff and faculty packed into a University of Texas-Pan American building Friday to pick the brain of an expert linguist.

But they didn’t come to hear about his research on language.

Guy Bailey visited two universities that will merge next year to become what he called “the first new major university of the 21st century.” The visit was his first since UT System regents named him the sole finalist for the inaugural presidency of that university — UT-Rio Grande Valley.

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