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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Brownsville, Texas It aft i in Mem Ami i Bim 11 7 pm around the Valley concerns prompt police Van arrival staff writer Weslaco after Fielding several concerns from residents of one local neighbourhood where suspected drug activity prompted two raids More than a week ago Law enforcement has responded by perking a police substation outside their Homes in Hopes of deterring crime. Weslaco police chief Stephen Scot Mayo said residents have shared concerns that drug violence could erupt in the neighbourhood near second Street and Sinclair Avenue after suspects arrested in recent drug raids there bailed out of jail a we ran a narcotic raid at second Ami Sinclair found some drugs in the House and arrested two people out of that House a Mayer said. A they went before a judge made Bond and got out of jail. And now we be again started getting complaints Horn the Community Over there that activity sparked up again Weslaco police july 17 raided a residence on the 1000 Block of fourth Street and another on the 300 Block of second Street arresting eight people. Charges ranged from felony drug Possession to misdemeanours. A we wanted to hold them accountable for any illegal activity and if the Community Over there is Correct we didst get the desired effect we were looking for a Mayer said a Asp we took our Mobile substation a a huge re a and set it up there and started sector operations at that substation. This Means that 24 hours a Day seven Days a week until crime disappears from that area Weslaco pm will be at that Comer to ensure that the neighbors of that Community can enjoy an enhanced Quality of life and that the criminal element if any in that area can realize that the Weslaco police depart ment is passionate about driving crime outside of that officers seized More than $14,000 in Cash an a weight balls amount of crack cocaine prescription pills multiple smart phones and Tablet devices As Well As a loaded handgun a Gas mask jewelry and a camera during the it right it corrections amp clarifications it is the policy of the Brown vie Herald to co erect errors in a timely mama corrections and clarifications will be published in this space. To inquire about corrections readers May Call an editor.962-6628 i. 982-6617 9824625 i 982-6620 or email us at Page 2 Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley immigrant shelter hits 20k Milestone staff writer Mcallen sacred heart Catholic Church this month has reached a Milestone More than 20,000 immigrants have visited its downtown Parish Hall in Little Over a year according to the Church s tally. In june 2014, Catholic charities of the Rio Grande Valley led by sister Norma Pimentel opened a shelter for the immigrants dropped off at Mcallen a bus station. Although the number of per month visitors has fluctuated in the 13 months since the shelter has never doted even during the Winter when the number of daily visitors dropped to single digits. The struggle is real a Carlos Garcia an immigration lawyer at Garcia amp Garcia attorneys at Law wrote in a Facebook Post Friday asking for donations to the shelter. A we Don t Post pictures or write articles everyday anymore maybe because for us this is becoming something that just is a but we still need your soon after the shelter opened the City of Mcallen started supporting the Charity providing see the latest tally of sacred heat visitors. Organizational oversight and a Mobile Shower unit until another one was donated. Early on City officials thought the shelter would remain open for sometime. A we always kind of had this sense that it was not going to be Short term a City attorney Kevin Pagan said last month about his initial reaction to the shelter. A i would not have been surprised if you a told me a year from now some version of this is still going to be going a version still is though the number of volunteers has greatly diminished. So Many volunteered at one Point last summer City employees set up shifts. But Garcia feels a year of supporting the shelter has put a Strain on everyone. A the local Community has been very supportive for Over a year a even our conservative City leaders have been extremely generous a he the Mondor Jesus Cuellar checks the single engine Cessna s instrumentation during pre flight checks on Friday at Valley International Airport in Harlingen. Aerial Aims Mission teen among other youths training to become pilots staff v Aguirre writer Harlingen for nearly two decades Mike bakery a students at Chacha Laca Aero have fit a particular Mold 40 or 50-somethings, usually businessmen willing to pay As much As six figures to take a yearlong course ahead of their pilots License test. But on a recent weekday morning Jesus Cuellar was by far the youngest person at Sun Valley aviation. He represents the growing number of High school aged students from around the Rio Grande Valley who have enrolled in the program hoping to prepare for Solo flights. Cuellar 18, recently graduated from Mission High school where he was the starting quarterback and leading scorer on the boys basketball team. And at least once a week throughout the school year head drive from his Mission Home to Valley International Airport for flight instruction. A never since i first took flight at age Lai wanted the feeling of How it was like to Fly a Cuellar said. A it just skyrocketed my passion to Fly Cuellar remembers everything about his first flight a from the destination a family vacation to Orlando to the air plane Model a Bombardier cry 200. It piqued his interest in one Day piloting commercial jets. But first he must earn a private pilots License. As of Friday Cuellar had logged roughly 40 flight hours around the Mark where he can begin to think about a across country flights generally so Miles and flying alone at night. Once he reaches 60 hours a designated examiner through a series of tests will determine whether he qualifies for his License. Since graduating Cuellar travels to Harlingen More frequently for the two hour Long instructional courses. Within a years time he a Learned How to Lay out route maps for his trip while accounting for winds or any weather obstructions. He also performs a series of tests on the plane beforehand to ensure a Safe flight. With Baker at his Side Cuellar takes off and lands a Cessna skyhawk a four seat single engine aircraft. Soon enough hell do it on his own. By the time a student has logged the requisite hours Baker estimates it costs Between $8,000 and $10,000 in fuel costs instruction among other expenses in preparation to earn a pilots License calling it a an expensive in Cuellari Scase its the first step in his quest to Fly for a commercial airline. Initially he had aspirations of going to the Navy but his 6-foot Frame presents challenges for prospective pilots. So this fall hell attend Letourneau University in Longview where he plans on studying professional flight. By age 16, one is legally allowed to Pilot a Solo flight. At 17, they can earn their private pilots License. Without the financial Means to do it however Cuellar settled for getting his Driver s permit at 16. His parents helped Back him with the courses which can run As High As $100 per hour when he a in the air. Wrote of Facebook. A but i can sense that the Community is feeling while the number of visitors Hasni to reached last summer s Levels a More than 2,100 came through from june 14 to june 30, mid nearly 2,700 came through in july a the tallies the Church keeps show no sign of slowing Down. Since March about 1,500 people per month have passed through the Church though that number Rose to 1,700 in june. Through july 12 a the most up to Date numbers available a about 800 people have visited sacred heart. Cord blood new medical therapy trend for children Nam Mem staff writer Harlingen a researchers Are touting a rapidly growing trend in the use of blood cells to treat medical conditions. It involves saving a Small amount of blood from a Newborn s umbilical Cord within is minutes of birth just in Case the child needs it some tone in the future. The cells also can be used for other biologically matched children either in their own family or the general Public. July is Cord blood banking awareness month. And researchers Ike those at the san Antonio based Gen cure Cord blood Center Are encouraging the Public to learn More about the benefits of Cord blood. Quot umbilical Cord blood and its Stem cells have a proven value to Medicine with the Promise of cures and treatments for More and More diseases every Day said Mary Ellen Mooney director of Cord blood operations for Gen cure. Quot we re proud to be contributing to both lifesaving therapies and important research. The advantage of a child having Access to his or her own Stem cells is it eliminates the rejection problems that can occur when using another person s cells researchers say. Researchers Are looking at Cord blood for treatment of conditions including cerebral palsy traumatic brain injury and Type 2 diabetes As Well As inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis Gen cure houses the Texas Cord blood Bank or Tabb a statewide repository of Cord blood donations from newborns made at hospitals across the state. The Cord blood Bank is listed on a National registry and is accessible worldwide for patients in need. Tabb has 15,000 units of Cord blood in storage and has distributed 300 units for transplant a 60 in 2014 alone. Cord blood contains millions of Stem cells that would otherwise be thrown away As medical waste. As new uses Are found for Stem cells there is a possibility at some Point those Quot banked Quot Stem cells could be used to save a child or someone else life even if it s several years Down the line according to the Valley Baptist medical Center online health How to reach us m customer service number 956 982-6664 address 1135 e. Van Buren St. Brownsville to 78520 it administration rub Blier Frank Escobedo 982-6646 business manager Meta c. Juarez 962-6650 fair number 504-1119 a a newsroom phone 956 982-6625 fax 956 542-0840 editor Ryan Henry 982-6620 director of Spanish publications Zulema Baez 982-6666 opinion editor Cados Rodriguez 982-6681 online editor Diana Maldonado 982-6618 metro editor Laura b. Martinez 982-6628. 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