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Rio Grande Valley Monitor (Newspaper) - May 4, 2008, Rio Grande, Texas DOMESTIC DRILLING Crude prices have more firms looking for oil in urban Business | 13A giving Dallas Cowboys players shoot hoops to help Crime Valley & State | IB GOING THE DISTANCE Local track stars head to Sports | 1C MAY 4, 2008 | V/W W-T HE MOM I TO I SUNDAY WORLD | 10A CROWDED AIRSPACE Pilots for the U.S. military are increasingly finding that the skies over the Middle East are getting busier by the BUS LINE BURDENS Thousands of mostly Mexican are looking for cheap ways to get home that aren't deterred by recent crashes and drug smuggling indictments involving several bus STATE | 1C SOCCER STANDOUTS The play for Valley View and Harlingen UP FRONT | ID LOST HOLIDAY Cinco de Mayo - the first things that might come to mind are Black Cat barbecues and sales on designer Columnist Yolanda Chavez Leyva writes to remind everyone that there's more to May 5 than sharing a cold one with Photos By Alex Jones I Priscilla Blanco stands in formation with recruits April 26 at the end of a Future Soldier at The Zone in Blanco immigrated to the United States with her family from Monterrey three years ago and holds resident alien Mexicans and Americans enlist side by side in border ove from Mexico City to southern California at age 12, get a green card at 18 and head down to the U.S. Army recruiting office to Army Staff Sgt. Juan Barrios had a plan - until his mother stepped in. parents wouldn't let me do it. They said it wasn't my recounts now a 31-^ear-old recruiter in I took a job at Costco Los After a few years of 90-plus hour work weeks to support his wife and new son - and with Mama of the - Barrios signed up for the Army in 1998. After special operations training in Hawaii and a tour in he ended up at a recruiting station in Brownsville trying to sign up young men like See MIX I 14A U.S. Army Sgt. Mario Gomez is chased by Staff Sgt. Juan Barrios on the course April 26 at The Zone in McAllen at a Future Soldier FACTS ON THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY FORCE TOTAL U.S. 324,374 1.3 million U.S. 2,358 Citizen 3,30810,6145,187 20,429 8,254 1.4 million Department of Garza I Mexican investors may buy Westside The 41-acre park area is put up for sale a second By McALLEN - A group of Mexican businessmen has expressed interest in purchasing Westside which is on the auction block for City officials have stipulated the 41-acre park off South Ware Road just north of Expressway 83 must be developed into an upscale housing including some combination of townhouses and luxury McAllen attorney Ray who is representing the investment declined to detail the identities or their specific plans for die still gathering information and to determine whether we want to make a Thomas people across Mexico that have a great deal of faith in McAllen and die economic boom Thomas said the investment group included businessmen from various regions of The same group approached city officials late year about purchasing Westside but did not make a bid when the property went See WESTSIDE | HA GARZA | A WISH TO WALK PART I Hunting for a grasping at a chance Denis | The Associated Press John and Marci Pou watch as other clients try to walk during a open house at Project Walk in Calif. by The Associated Phess it was only a but it had become his Each day that John Pou in the his spirit seemed to little It was a perpetual reminder of the calamity that had brought him and even the to this The chair stood for all that was A promising a vigorous life spent fishing the lakes of North future plans See WALK | - 6 38091 6 TODAY'S WEATHER 112B HIGH 90 LOW 74 - Paralysis alter a spinal cord injury brings wrenching Do you accept it as permanent and or do you refuse to resign John and Marci Pou took the latter course after his embarking on an for recounted in the AP's three-part A Wish to Part II continues in Monday's and at Classifieds 1G | Lottery 2A | Beyond The Valley 3A I Obituaries 5B I Up Front ID | TV Listing INSIDE A Freedom Newspaper I Vol. 99, No. 297 1104 7 Sections IN TOMORROW'S WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTING THE BORDER THE MONITOR TAKES A LOOK
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