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Brownsville The Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1996, Brownsville, Texas are 13 animal shelter needs lots of 2 he The Brownsville All tights on the 4th of July 1892 January 20,1996 rate falls in PATRICIA A. GONZALEZ Herald Staff from the community and police work dropped the city's crime rate by 15.5 percent in 1995, Police Chief Ben Reyna said lot of our citizens getting involved with the city's Police an elated Reyna Today is a good day for We must work These numbers prove total of 8,411 crimes were reported in Brownsville last compared to the 9,960 in 1994. crimes include aggravated and auto show seven people were murdered last compared to 13 in 1994. made no arrests in connection with any of last year's killings but have warrants for suspects in all of them except for one in which the victim has not been That compares to 10 people who were arrested for murder in 1994. are still trying to identify a woman whose remains were discovered off Tejon Road and determine who killed theft dropped here for the sixth year in a total of 534 reports of stolen vehicles were made last compared to the 720 from 1994. Reyna credited the South Texas Automobile Theft Enforcement Task state grants and his department for the special operations conduct surveillances at international have an excellent Reyna funding is what's so important in order for us to pursue our endeavor in fighting automobile praised Brownsville folks for installing devices in their lot of people are taking the necessary steps to protect their he arrested 10,051 people last compared to the 10,915 of 1994. percent of the people arrested were under 18 years of indicate most crimes were reported between the months of July and dropped 16 A total of 26 people were sexually compared to the 31 reported in 1994. reported last year totaled 204, compared to the 268 from 1994, a Page 12) Ben citizenship still an TONY VINDELL Herald Staff People on both sides of the border are and that reputed drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego is one of poster from the FBI shows reputed drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego was born Sept. 13, 1944, in La or the in the Rio Grande but his Mexican birth certificate states that his place of birth was in La or the on the same about 15 miles west of is a ranch now owned by a farmer from the communal farm ejido Las small house where he reportedly was born is now empty and in a state of A few chickens and a small hog wandered around it was told that he was born in said a woman who gave her name only as that his parents lived right Puerta is a few miles across from La Paloma on the U.S. side of the Rio and that might be one of the reasons why Garcia Abrego seems to be a native of both Alvarado de los director of the Bureau of Statistics said Garcia Abrego was born in La Puerta and not in La as Mexican officials are photo by Brad abandoned located at La west of is where Juan Garcia Abrego was according to said that Juanito filed are the documents that shows his in the clerk's office in U.S. citizenship 20 that he is a U.S. is the one in his shows that los Reyes said the he was he is the one in his But another on was born in La agents also have obtained copies of a 1993 letter from the state of Texas instructing the county to void that birth question of Garcia nationality is real said Hugo who is in charge of the foreign press at the federal attorney general's office in Mexico was turned over because he is a U.S. and Article 33 of the Constitution gives the president the right to expel any foreigner he considers to be as persona non said the Mexican government has certified documents showing Garcia place of birth and spokesman with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for the Harlingen declined to comment on Garcia are not at liberty to discuss the immigration status of a he said in an interview are other means available to find that out but all we can say is yes or Vargas agent in charge with the PGR office in said Garcia Abrego is a U.S. citizen who faced a number of charges have several arrest warrants against him he faced charges of drug homicide and for criminal 104, No. 198 cloudy and Highs from the upper 60s east to lower 70s South to southeast wind 15-20 Tonight and Sunday partly Lows from the mid 40s west to near 50 east. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. UTB delivers on its promise by adding five new men wait to cross California tries stemming flood of REBECCA S. WEINER States News The Rio Grande Valley is one of the top three hot spots for illegal but the Immigration and Naturalization Service isn't dispatching extra guards and Marines with night vision goggles as they are in San Diego and South INS officials a more approach is geography of the Valley and the attitude of the residents require the INS to retool the tactics used to guard the of the reason South Texas has been more mellow is they are more concerned about economic transactions across the Baid Robert INS executive associate Page 12) refreshing to see that crime is down Don Pedro said on entering the our the city editor congratulations and thanks go to our Police and to our Don Pedro just shows once again how much more we can accomplish by working out he MARO ROBBINS Herald Staff university is about to deliver on an old commitment to local industry leaders told the school they wanted graduates who knew how to use the latest engineering technology two years And now The University of Texas at Texas Southmost College can provide university was given its first degrees by the state five new programs lead to bachelor's degrees in and engineering in the engineering program will be able to in and electronic And they can start studying next means Engineering and Technology Building won't sit empty when work on it is finished in September 1997. that time students will need its do required said Juliet surveyed 55 companies on the asking what skills they wanted employees to that the programs are here they will meet again with these as well as local school Garcia They will try to make transition for students going from high school to the and then into the work so said Rogerio administrator for technology at the Brownsville Independent School 1992 BISD started a science and engineering magnet program at Porter High aimed at students interested in pursuing Now students ready to graduate from the Porter magnet can continue their studies in he 1994 the state rejected request for these same didn't know if our facilities would be Garcia puts icy grip on LARRY RYCKMAN Associated Press Winter of whipsawed much of the nation sending Midwestern temperatures crashing 58 degrees in one Illinois town and melting blizzard snow into flash floods towns in West Virginia were warned to evacuate after the Greenbrier and Potomac rivers jumped their In helicopters were used to lift some people to and some residents be removed by boat in Parsons when the Cheat River stranded and no one can get to said Cindy McQueen of a town of 1,100 on the backbone of the Page 12)
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