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US Companies Investing in Mexico Regularly Harassed by Drug Cartels

As U.S. oil companies look south of the border in order to take advantage of the new energy reform, one of Mexico’s sad realities surfaces. Drug cartels have unrivaled control of vast territories in that country and in order to exploit the natural resources, American companies will likely have to deal with theft and other crimes from those cartels just like other companies are already doing. In some cases, they will even have to pay protection money.
UTMB Transplant Center

Gift of Life: Texas Son Gives His Father Restored Health with a Kidney Donation

In almost 50 years of organ transplants at the The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, there have been successes, failures, and stories that bring you to tears. This is one of those. Rick Boutwell was 66 on his last birthday, and a kidney donated by his sister had lasted fifteen years. The kidney; however, was failing, according to a post on the UTMB Newsroom.
River Oaks Home

Houston #5 Nationally in Luxury Home Sales despite Lower Oil Prices

HOUSTON, Texas – Despite a sharp downturn in the price of oil, Houston remains the top Texas city for the sales of luxury homes and ranks fifth in the nation. This ranking was reported from Coldwell Banker Previews International’s spring 2015 luxury market report by Paul Takahashi with the Houston Business Journal.
Police Body Camera

Police Body Cam Bill Passes in Texas Senate, Faces House Vote

A police body camera bill passed in the Texas Senate on Thursday by a split vote of 22-8, but faces the Texas State House which has two of its own bills. The bill does not mandate that Texas peace officers use body cams, but mandates uniformity of policies by those using the cameras provided by a grant. The eight Senators that voted against the bill were all Republicans.
Cookie Rodriguez doing her ministry to save troubled teens.

Turning Troubled Teens’ Lives Around: Texas Treasure Cookie Rodriguez

Cookie Rodriguez is the petite and unassuming 73-year-old spitfire who heads up the non-profit Christian-based Nu-Life Outreach Center and Street Church (D-Boy) Ministries. It is open seven days a week in the Dallas suburb of Garland. She has been helping kids in the Metroplex since 1983 and has been dubbed the Mother Teresa of gangs, drug addicted and troubled teens because, through faith, she has helped them to turn their lives around.
Border Patrol agent stands by stolen truck outside Laredo Texas

Bad Radio Coverage, Inadequate Training Hinder Border Patrol Operations and Agents’ Safety

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates spotty radio coverage and inadequate training are challenging the agency’s ability to secure the southwest border and negatively affect agent safety. Aside from a firearm, a handheld radio is a Border Patrol agent’s best friend. Often finding themselves in remote areas of the border with untold armed drug and human smugglers nearby, agents need to be able to communicate with each other quickly and clearly.
Corruption to issue Kansas DL to IAs - KCTV 5 Kansas City

Huge Kansas DL Employee Bribery Case Involving Illegal Immigrants Risks Aiding Terrorists

Twenty-nine Kansas government employees have been charged with bribery and other crimes in connection with providing fake drivers licenses to undocumented workers. A retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent told 41 KSHB Action News that issuing fake licenses could lead to a wide range of fraud and other criminal activity, including terrorist activity. The undocumented workers allegedly paid $2,500 to obtain these fake drivers licenses.
Greg Hardy AP Bob Leverone

NFL Suspends Greg Hardy for 10 Games

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, accused by his former girlfriend of physical abuse and threatening to kill her in July 2014, received a 10-game suspension from the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy.

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