Mark Aug. 22 on your calendar and plan a weekend trip to Laredo. The magic of Motown Music , featuring a concert by the Commodores, hits the Laredo Energy Arena on that Friday night, Aug. 22 to benefit the South Texas Food Bank mission of feeding the hungry.
The legendary Grammy Award winning Commodores of the 1970s and 80s are featured for the South Texas Food Bank’s annual fundraiser, Empty Bowls VIII. The event honors the Beaumont Foundation of America (W. Frank Newton, President and CEO) for its contribution to the South Texas Food Bank mission of feeding the hungry in an eight county area that includes Maverick County.
The South TexasFood Bank (STFB),celebratingits 25th anniversary, opened in 1989 under the auspices of H-E-B as the Laredo Webb-County Food Bank distributing supplemental food to the unemployed, under-employed and those living on fixed incomes especially the elderly.
McALLEN, Texas -
Guadalupe Trevino, aka Lupe Trevino, has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of conspiracy to commit money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Trevino, 64, of McAllen, was the former sheriff of Hidalgo County and pleaded guilty April 14, 2014.
“No one is above the law,” said Magidson. “Those entrusted with protecting the public safety have a specific duty to guard against corruption. When they become crooked themselves, the interests of the people demand full accounting for their illegal activities.”
EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press
DENTON, Texas (AP) —
The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.
Denton City Council members voted down the petition 5-2 after eight hours of public testimony, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November.
Fracking involves blasting a mix of water, sand and chemicals deep into underground rock formations to release trapped oil and gas. While the method has long stirred concerns about its effects on the environment and human health, industry proponents argue that fracking can be done safely and is cleaner than other forms of energy extraction.