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Harlingen Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Harlingen, Texas Monday March Vin. 201 to ?0i to Valley Star Coin is t h sunday a 7f c daily i prison riot teaches lessons by Kayleigh Somma of Milf a Leif i in inf Ift nil Harlingen a Spring is Here and so Are the win Nowers As dose As interstate 37 Between Corpus Christi and san Antonio. There observers can see patches of Texas bluebonnets and Pink evening Primrose. A with some Good rainfall last fall and this Spring it looks Texas wild Flowers Are going to make a great showing statewide a said Becky Ozuna. Texas department of transportation spokeswoman. Quot in about two weeks. Llano. Mason and Fredericksburg Are going to be in full Bloom. The Navasota and Bryan areas will also have some great wild Flower displays As livery year. To Dot spreads a minimum of 30.000 pounds of wildflower seed but the actual amount is Likely to be More because some wildflower seeds Are mixed with grass seed. Ozuna said. A the Austin area has lust started to see its first blooms and should be Billy bloomed in a couple of she said. Quot based on weather we expect Hast Texas will also see some Beautiful win Nowers along Texas Ste m Puu. Bloom Ai wallflowers ate la Moom along interstate v Between san Antonio and Corpus Christi. Route. Omni no Vautar Mumm by a. F k Quot we a a a \1 a % i j a a at i i w j i / a Quot j j a a a. A Ltd v a see the wildflower report. see a gallery of the wildflowers. read up on wildflower sightings. State seeks comments on military Highway expansion by Laura i. Martiniz staff writer Paula Gonzalez travels Down . 281 military Highway from la Paloma to Brownsville about once a week for her weekly doctor visit. Gonzalez knows that she has to be Alert driving on the two Way Road because of the High volume of traffic there. She also recently witnessed a near Accident Between two tractor trailer rigs she said. One of the rigs was travelling behind a slow moving truck and when it tried to pass the vehicle it almost collided with the other tractor trailer Rig travelling in the opposite direction. find details on expansion plans Here. A the one coming from the opposite Side had to literally move to the shoulder a the la Paloma resident said. A a it a bad. I be seen several accidents out Here where there Are Dps officers Texas department of Public safety troopers out the Texas department of transportation has plans to Widen military Highway from Alton Gloor in Brownsville to pm 1421 near Olmi to. The proposed project would Widen the Road from two to four 12-foot lanes with 8-foot shoulders and include left and right turn lanes at major intersections. A it s scary sometimes out Here. You never scared of Road rage Quot Gonzalez said a that is what in a scare of. That a my biggest fear. If you try to pass somebody and they Speed up so you wont pass them. A i remember years ago that 281, nobody would travel on it. But now it is an alternative route everyone is using and it is just As to Dot will hold a Public meeting at 6 . Wednesday at veterans memorial Barly College High school auditorium 4550 . Military Highway 281 in Brownsville to discuss the widening of the Road. Location maps Geometric designs and other information concerning the project will be available at the meeting. A presentation and open House will be held from 5 . To 6 . Gonzalez said traffic really gets congested near veterans in the Early morning and about 3 . When school is letting out. She believes to Dot a plan to Widen the Road is a Good idea. A i would definitely approve it Quot she said. So Highway expansion a7 sheriff urges drills for escapes by Fernando Del Valli staff in str Harlingen a Rio Grande Valley prison officials Are taking lessons from last month s inmate uprising that destroyed much of Willacy county stent City prison. Sheriff Spence said. The Federal Bureau of investigation met with regional officials this past week at the Harlingen police department to examine local response to the uprising that left the prison largely made up of Kevlar covered tent like domes a uninhabitable a Spence said. The Fri moderated a two hour meeting in which emergency management officials and lawmen reviewed their action from tile feb. 20 uprising through the completion of inmate transfers on March i Spence said. A it was just an overview of the whole process from Start to finish a if we had input into things thai we could have done said Spence who led a group of Law enforcement agencies that staged officers in vehicles along the prison s fences to contain rioting inmates at the Willacy county correctional Center. Quot when you have a major incident its always Good to have a review later to see How you handled it a Spence said. A they looked at it Day by Day a this is what nobody got out nobody got Hurt or Spence said the tent City uprising and Law enforcements response serve to help prison officials learn to Deal with any similar problems. A for some other prisons in the Valley it would be Wise to have Tabletop drills to set up a fake Alert and How you would react like you do for a Hurricane or a bomb scare Quot Spence said. He said officials viewed the uprising As the regions worst prison disturbance in which 2,000 of the prisons nearly 3,000 inmates took part. Quot this one by far was the biggest i know of Down Here in the Valley a said Spence who took office in 1985. He said the prisons to Kevlar covered tent like domes made the facility vulnerable to damage and escape. So prison riot a7 Index amusements a9 obituaries Alo classifieds b5 opinion a4 crossword b7 sports by a Cist a12 weather b8 today s Page i jul vol Quot editor Victor Cerda uses 655-860 copyright 2015 103 i no. 359

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