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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

South Texas News

Crime in ’07: Reported rapes are down, robberies up
By JOSÉ BORJÓN/The Brownsville Herald
February 4, 2008 - 11:58PM
Police are reporting an up-and-down trend in local crime reports, with robberies and theft on the rise but rapes and assaults on the decline, according to the department’s 2007 Crime Report.
Rapes were down 54 percent, from 46 reported assaults in 2006 to 21 in 2007. The murder count held steady at five for 2006 and 2007. Aggravated assaults were down by one, from 648 in to 647 for the same period. Motor vehicle thefts were reduced by 12 percent. In 2006, 524 vehicles were reported stolen here, compared to 458 in 2007, at a cost of $8 million to insurance companies. Chevrolet pickups were in high demand, followed by Chryslers, Fords and GMC vehicles.

Teen apparently drowns swimming across the border
February 5, 2008 - 9:11AM
PROGRESO - A teenage boy apparently drowned Sunday night trying to illegally swim across the Rio Grande River , late Sunday night between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m in the area of the Progresso International Bridge.

Storms north of Waco through Fort Worth/Dallas sprung up this afternoon, moving eastward and bringing in colder temperatures to CenTex while bringing twisters to Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri, killing 52 people in those states and injuring over 100. Atkins, AR and Jackson, TN were especially hit hard. Now there's also reporting of flooding in Findley, OH, a northeastern town off US30 that I always enjoyed stopping in on my many drives I made from New Jersey to Chicagoland in the early 1990s.
Storms return to Dallas-Fort Worth as temperatures dip
03:30 PM CST on Tuesday, February 5, 2008
From Staff Reports
Hail and high winds were reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport hit a high temperature of 75 degrees late morning. Temperatures were expected to begin dropping this afternoon and reach the mid- to high 30s this evening in the suburbs and 40 degrees in downtown Dallas.
Central Texas at 4pm was already very, very windy...
El Paso got a light snow flurry by noon...

Lockheed Martin doesn't want the war in Iraq to wind down?

Don't eat the Gulf fish!

Immigration issues in Dallas
Don't speed, either.

Another army suicide?

More animal dumping in San Antonio:

New license plate design to get voted on

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