Tag: Harlingen

Harlingen Suspect Faces Charges for Indecency with a Child

A Harlingen man is behind bars facing indecency with a child charges. Police arrested 32-year-old Carlos Limon yesterday in reference to a case reported in late may when a father reported to police that Limon inappropriately touched his 9-year-old daughter without her consent. Police immediately issued an arrest warrant and took Limon into custody for the alleged charges. Limon was issued a $75,000...

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Brownsville Woman Found Guilty On Firearms Charges

A Brownsville woman says she used bingo winnings to purchase five assault rifles. She has been convicted by a jury for lying on the purchase records. 35 year old Yadira Garcia of Alamo faces up to 30 years in federal prison. Garcia was found guilty on six counts of making false statements on firearms records after prosecutors say she bought 5 assault rifles over six days from dealers in Harlingen and McAllen and paid more than 5 thousand dollars. One of the rifles ended up in Reynosa days later. Garcia’s sentencing is scheduled for later this year in Brownsville....

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World Blood Donor Day this Saturday

World Blood Donor Day is this Saturday and FOX2 has a way for you to make an impact on the world. This Saturday United Blood Services will be holding blood donation drives at locations Valley wide. The World Health Organization says that many countries face a much higher demand for blood donations than others. Ensuring that enough blood is readily available and meets the quality and safety standards is another challenge. While many countries base national blood supplies on voluntary unpaid blood donations, many still rely on family donors and even paid donors. The organization’s goal is to have...

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Part II: South Texas Gold Mine

The gold rush of the past century has been in discovering reserves of fossil fuels. The natural gas boom is promising for energy generation, jobs and wealth for the next 50 years. But according to Erik Anderson, an environmental ethics professor, that’s a road to ruins. “If you look at global civilization, we’re looking at keeping the carbon count in the world below 350 as of today, we’re at 402 parts per million. That’s the highest it’s been in about a million years. So, if we continue to extract this energy, in 30 years we will extract as much as we have in the last 150 years,” explains Erik Anderson, environmental ethics professor. Anderson believes that society has, in the last decade or so, become more aware of the benefits of green energy… the environmental protection agency says natural gas is a promising and viable combustible due to its low cost and fewer CO2 emissions than coal, but at the same time, the agency warns about the extraction side of this gas, which can release or leak other pollutants. “Methane is 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. If we do not have good infrastructure, if the infrastructure is not regulated, it becomes dated, as we’re seeing in some of the infrastructure that we have now, that’s bad news. At that point natural gas becomes a dirtier alternative to...

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