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South Texas Town’s Water Is as Dirty as Its Politics

The problems of the scandal-ridden town of Crystal City, Texas, were magnified on Wednesday and Thursday as the tap water was running black, brown, muddy, dirty and rusty. The mayor and all but one city council member are currently facing federal corruption charges.

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Two Texas Airlines Competing for Service to Cuba

An agreement will be signed in Havana on Tuesday opening Cuban airport gates to more than 100 flights a day from the United States. The flights of scheduled airline service will begin sometime later this year. Two Texas-based Carriers, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, are in the mix to compete for those slots.

Local AZ TV Reporter Finds Mexican Cartel Scouts Over 100 Miles from Border

A Phoenix TV station is reporting they have discovered mountain top observation posts about 40 miles south of the city where lookouts for the drug cartels observe law enforcement operations, so as to provide a clear path for smugglers coming north from Mexico. The location appears to be more than 100 miles north of the Arizona/Mexico border

South Texas Town’s City Hall Shut Down by FBI

A multi-agency law enforcement task force raided and shut down the city hall building of the town of Crystal City, Texas, on Thursday. Five city officials and a Texas businessman were arrested on corruption charges.

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One Week Brings $350,000 in Drug Busts for Small Texas Border City

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $350,000 in cocaine and marijuana during the final week of January in Brownsville, Texas. The nations “front-line” security screen thousands of cars every day, but found four in five days that were loaded with illegal drugs.

BUSTED: Prostitution in Strip Clubs Across Texas

Both Dallas and Houston are known across the country for the number and variety of “Gentleman’s Clubs” or strip joints to be found in and around those cities. The Texas Alcoholic beverage Commission (TABC) keeps tabs of which liquor licensees run afoul of prostitution laws, and a records search reveals that 19 clubs across the state have been fined, or their licenses suspended in the last three years.

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Workers Report Big Problems With Blue Bell Ice Cream Production

Millions of Texans who have missed the “National Ice Cream of Texas” were standing in line at the store when it was returned to the freezer in the last couple of weeks. While Texas-based Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to grocery stores across their 27 state distribution area over the next few months, the Houston Chronicle’s Mark Collette has been finding out why they company shut down and recalled their entire product line this spring.

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Alamo Attacked: Vandal Carved His Name on Sacred Chapel

A vandal who carved his name on a sacred Texas shrine was arrested in San Antonio and charged for vandalizing The Alamo. Since ancient times, travelers and soldiers have left their marks around the world. The graffiti stretches back to the Roman Empire with the centurion equivalent of “Kilroy Was Here”.

The Alamo Enters a New Era: ‘Preserve, Repair and Improve’

A major plant to repair and restore the Alamo was announced by Land Commissioner George P. Bush San Antonio on Wednesday. Before the end of the year, visitors will see work being done through the entire complex, with a planned 31.5 million dollars being spent over the next few years as the historic mission moves into its 4th century.

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Texans Now Subject to 678 New Laws

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a total of 1203 bills following the legislative session this year, and more than half of those laws kicked in September 1 for the entire Lone Star State.

Governor Gets His Blue Bell Ice Cream: ‘Texans Can Rejoice Today’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott cheered, “Texans can rejoice today.” That was the cry at the state capitol early Monday afternoon when a clean and shiny Blue Bell delivery truck arrived at the south steps. The delivery drivers brought in gallons and gallons of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate.

US Army Scraps Jade Helm ’15 Paratrooper Drop over Texas

Citing aircraft safety concerns, the U.S. Army cancelled a massive airdrop that served as a major component of the Jade Helm ’15 operation. Five Air Force C-17 Globemasters loaded for war, with more than 500 veteran paratroopers from the legendary 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, looked to unload their human cargo over Texas.

Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola.

Texas Judge Gets Prison for Illegal Arms Trading

In a case that has moved at near “light speed” through the Federal justice system, former Williamson County Court-at-Law Judge Timothy Wright has been sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison for illegal arms trading. His transactions included some sales to illegal aliens.

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Gravestone Back in Texas

The once lost, now found, and much traveled gravestone of Lee Harvey Oswald has been returned to Texas. Oswald secured his place in history books on November 22, 1963 when he allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. He was also charged with the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippitt on that same day.

Another ‘Mystery Death’ in a Texas Jail

There has been another “mystery death” for an inmate in a Texas jail. A man was found dead in his jail cell in Georgetown on Saturday afternoon. Texas Rangers are investigating the mysterious death to determine what happened to 54 year old Francisco Vasquez.