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2008-08-03 09:00:21

By Cassandra Delgado, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Aug. 3--Obsessed "Twilight" readers can rest easy: The wait for the series' much anticipated final novel ended Saturday. Vampire and werewolf-loving teenagers and women attended Waldenbooks' midnight book release party, "A Night with a Bite," to celebrate the release of "Breaking Dawn," by Stephenie Meyer. The book marks the last installment in the popular "Twilight" series, bringing some closure for fans of the characters Edward and...

2008-08-03 09:00:21

By Melissa Mcever, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Aug. 3--The floodwaters in the canal behind Solara Hospital in Brownsville rose perilously during Hurricane Dolly. Water rose so quickly that officials at the long-term care facility feared the building would flood and that the hospital's power would go out. So Patricia Dye, director of community education at the hospital, called for an ambulance to transfer some of the hospital's most critically ill patients -- the ones on ventilators --...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Aug. 1--Count the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as another landowner that doesn't want a border fence crossing its property. The department has rejected an offer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to buy 2-1/2 acres of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area for border fence construction, Texas Parks and Wildlife executive director Carter Smith confirmed. "We feel it's our responsibility to advocate on behalf of the unique...

2008-07-31 09:01:11

By Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 31--The Brownsville Independent School District will hold a special meeting today to discuss names for the five new schools the district is building. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at BISD headquarters at 1900 Price Rd. Presentations will be limited to five minutes per person and not more than 15 minutes per name nomination. Handouts and photos may be submitted. Mittie Pullam's name is among those submitted. She was an...

2008-07-31 09:00:00

By Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 31--A hearing in federal court today could determine whether a border fence -- or an alternative to physical barrier -- is constructed on the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. On June 30, Judge Andrew Hanen ordered officials from the university and from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue working toward a compromise. Today, marks the deadline of those court-ordered...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Cassandra Delgado, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 30--The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and trails will remain closed for the remainder of this week and are not expected to open until August 2, due to flooding and damages brought upon by Hurricane Dolly. "We need to make sure visitors can come out here and safely enjoy the refuge," said John Wallace, acting project leader for the South Texas Refuge Complex. "Right now, there are a lot of tree limbs and...

2008-07-29 09:00:45

By Emma Perez-Trevino, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 29--Cameron County is up to its armpits in brush from an endless supply of downed and snapped trees and other debris that Dolly, a Category 2 hurricane, trashed. County officials on Monday estimated a $6 million price tag for removing the brush and debris that the storm scattered, blew and destroyed for rural Cameron County and its smaller cities. The larger cities like Brownsville and Harlingen are making their own...

2008-07-22 09:01:12

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 22--With extra medical supplies, power generators, flashlights and trained personnel at the ready, the region's hospitals are prepared for Dolly if it makes landfall here, officials said Monday. Hospital officials said they're implementing the facilities' emergency plans, which include stocking up on additional supplies, designating nurses and doctors to be on hand during the storm and testing generators that would power equipment if...

2008-07-22 09:00:40

By Emma Perez-Trevino, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 22--The Brownsville Public Utilities Board has been draining Resaca de la Guerra that meanders through the city since Friday as flood control measures are undertaken in anticipation of heavy rains. "We're getting the city ready for possible flooding," said Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique, public information officer for the city's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. "We don't want the resacas to get any higher," said PUB...

2008-07-18 09:00:20

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 18--Rio Grande Valley physicians say they still plan to prescribe the antibiotic Cipro and similar drugs despite a federal government's warning that the medicines could cause tendon infections and rupture. If used properly and sparingly, Cipro and other antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones are safe for most patients, doctors said. "I'm very comfortable prescribing it," said Dr. Bruce Leibert, Harlingen family practice physician. "I...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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