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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Brownsville, Texas
Local last Chance everything is on the line for the Pace Vikings who must beat Hanna tonight in order to claim the final playoff spot in District 32-5a. It Page by frown Viuf berate saturday november 8,2008 born on the f o u r the o f july 1 8 9 2 50 cents it a Obama s proposal president elect Calls for Swift action to Correct struggling National Economy Page b7 morning we woke up to More about the state of our Economy. The 240,000 jobs lost in october Marks the 10th consecutive month that our Economy has shed jobs. In total we be lost nearly 1.2 million jobs this year and More than to million americans Are now in his words read Obama s speech dancing for a cause local celebrities will step onto the dance floor tonight at the Rancho Viejo resort to compete for a Good cause. A a Page a2 local eyes on Kino Flores Travis county prosecutors Are investigating state rep. Kino Flores a Palmview on suspicion of accepting discounted airfare from Campaign contributors his attorney confirmed Friday. A a Page a3 undecided dozens of Harlingen and Brownsville police officers who waited All afternoon Friday for a sentence in the Case of Abraham mar will have to wait at least until monday to find out How Many years behind bars mar will face. A a Page a2 obituaries Enriqueta b. Abrego Juana t. Jalomo Renato Rodriguez Reny Hardy a a Page As most viewed on the web s25k award in front of 700 students a state senator and a Host of Texas educators a Laureles elementary school teacher received the $25,000 Milken educator award. Brownsville Heral d. C pm 0 vol. 117 no. 127 Good morning thank you for Reading today a edition of the Brownsville Herald a "ib381 5 3 00001 cards done to deliver hispanic advocacy group warns that some International calling deals mislead Consumers g. Daniel Lopezr rhe Brownsville Herald construction worker Miguel Martinez shows one of the calling cards he purchases to Call his family in the mexican state of Hidalgo. On a number of cards sold in Brownsville Gas stations and kiosks there is no indication of How Many minutes the consumer is purchasing. By Kevin Sieff the Brownsville Herald for 25 years Miguel Martinez has relied on calling cards to keep in touch with his family in the mexican state of Hidalgo. Ifs become something of a painful routine for the construction worker. A every time i Call Home i know in a getting ripped off a said Martinez a migrant labourer based in Brownsville. Quot with those cards you never get what you pay Between hidden costs should calling cards be better regulated to vote go to and Click on this Story. And fees and blatant misrepresentation calling card companies have Long been taking advantage of Consumers according to a recent study by the hispanic Institute a Washington i think tank that focuses on issues concerning the hispanic Community. On a number of cards sold in Brownsville Gas stations and kiosks there is no indication of How Many minutes the con Sumer is purchasing. A you Call a number and they Tell you that you have half the minutes you thought you were buying a Martinez said As he stood next to the pay phones near Brownsville a a Gateway Bridge. The hispanic Institute study cites the number of minutes provided by 15 calling cards in relation to the number advertised. Please see cards a8 at a glance percentage of minutes provided versus the number of minutes advertised by International calling cards Idt Boss wish Mexico 100% telex Usa companero Guatemala -100% Geo i love by Mexico 100% Sti world Mexico -100% Dollar phone Rey Guatemala 70% Reg Martini Guatemala 65% Lacatel Success Guatemala 60% Dollar phone Cooee time Guatemala 60% _ Diamond Arenque Guatemala 55% Diamond Bingo Guatemala 50% Geo Geo Florida Guatemala 50% Lacatel Call me Guatemala 50% Reg cocktail Mexico 20% touch Tel Usa la salvadorean Mexico 20% telex companero Mexico -15% source the hispanic Institute Singer ailing Jimmy Gonzalez checks into Corpus Hospital by Ildefonso Ortiz the Brownsville Herald tejano music legend and Brownsville icon Jimmy Gonzalez from the Gruppo Mazz is in a Corpus Christi Hospital for uncontrolled sugar and blood pressure problems according to a family spokeswoman on Friday. Gonzalez began feeling very ill thursday and Mhz Brownsville Quot Ems serv ices family spokes Jimmy Gonzalez and Gruppo Mazz Are nominated for a latin grammy for their hit Quot bus came Enel woman Cindy Garcia said Friday. Gonzalez was evaluated by the services and released. A since his doctors Are in Corpus Jimmy left in his truck with the Driver and his wife and was admitted to the Hospital a Garcia said. Please see Mazz a8 Farmer people will always need to eat Alex Jones the Monitor Fred schuster Steps carefully Between rows of Dill ready for Harvest in one of his family s Fields. The crop represents tens of thousands of dollars of potential Revenue if the Harvest goes Well. By Zack Quaintance the Monitor san Juan a Fred schuster stared across the land his family has Farmed for two generations a a pair of uncertainties weighing on his mind. He first wonders about the crops. Before him stretches a vast and spotless Field of greens and soil. Tiny soybean sprouts peek through rows of tilled dirt. Schustern a Ford pickup is parked atop a Levy in san Juan a mile North of the Rio Grande he wonders about harvesting the crop. Will Mother tau n a is co Novell woks hit Home a a the financial crisis that has left Wall Street Oft the Brink of the worst economic disaster since the great depression has trickled Down to the Valley s main streets forcing All of us to Deal with a new set of personal fiscal realities. Over the next twelve Days the Monitor the Brownsville Herald and the Valley morning Start will be looking at How some of us Are coping with the disturbing new economic situation. Of the Economy contracts As anticipated jobs cuts will Likely follow. It online watch video corresponding to this series at nature deliver the weather his plants need or will they freeze languish and die its a question Farmers have asked for hundreds of years. The other uncertainty however has gotten worse in recent years. 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