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Donna Mayoral Candidate suspends campaign after a judge rules against him

Ernesto Lugo, a former Donna ISD Trustee, suspended his campaign for Mayor Tuesday after a judge ruled against him. Lugo filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order against the City of Donna and the Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon after the told Lugo he didn’t live within city limits and couldn’t run for office. According to Ramon, a candidate must live in the city for 6 months in order to be eligible. Judge Bobby Flores of the 139th Court ruled against Lugo. Fox news reached out to Lugos’ campaign manager for an official comment on the case. All...

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary...

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NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’ challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. In what promises to be a busy annual meeting next week in Phoenix that will include discussing the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the 32 owners also will vote on changing the mechanics on replay reviews and other items intended to reduce downtime during games. The Eagles proposed four rules...

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Edinburg City Council investigates Council Member

This evening Edinburg councilmen decided not to vote in a case where a city council member Omar Jasso Jr allegedly receive profits of thousands of dollars through his recycling company. According to 6 checks listed on the city’s website, Jasso received up to $18,634 through the Santa Anita recycling center which he partly owns along with two other people. According to a city ordinance, anyone employed by the city benefiting from a contract shall “render the contract voidable by the city mayor or the city council” Today council members dropped the issue without a vote after Jasso said he...

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Judges Urge County for New Court

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court, several county court judges are asking for an additional courtroom, in an effort to expedite cases. They cite the number of cases they see , exceeds the capacity of the courtrooms. The county commissioners’ court vote was unanimous. The date for the additional court has not been announced. We will keep you updated as more information is...

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