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Border Patrol Intercepts Drug Loads at Checkpoint

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Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
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Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
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McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Newly Reimagined for 2020

Today, the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships.
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UPDATE: US/Mexico border wall nears 400 miles

As President Trump is in Arizona on October 19, 2020, as of this day, more than 370 miles of new border wall is complete
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Executive Order increases occupancy levels for all business other than bars to 75%

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials.
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Texas Border Business

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Border Patrol Checkpoint seized marijuana and cocaine in a single incident. 

Last night, agents working at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint referred a Kenworth tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K9 alert. During the inspection, agents discovered several bundles of marijuana and cocaine concealed within the commodity. Agents arrested the driver and escorted him to the checkpoint for processing. The marijuana weighed more than 850 pounds and the cocaine weighed more than 150 pounds. The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of over $6M. 

Border Patrol turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for federal prosecution. 

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.  

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