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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010 9 Discovery of tunnel generates joint investigation in El Paso Information courtesy US BOR- DER PATROL/E/Paso Sector CBP / U.S. Border Patrol Agents in E1 Paso discovered a crude man-made tunnel last week underneath the Rio Grande Riyer near the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry. At approximately 1:30 a.m. CBP Border Patrol agents work- ing near the Bridge of the Ameri- cas thwarted a narcotics smug- gling attempt after becoming aware of suspicious activity in the city storm drain system. Upon closer investigation, agents dis- covered a juvenile suspect in possession of more than 200 pounds of marijuana. "This is another example of smuggling organizations ac- tively recruiting juveniles to smuggle narcotics and humans." El Paso Sector Chief Randy R. Hill. "These organizations are exploiting the youth of Mexico and putting their lives in danger." The Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) is in charge of this investigation. BEST is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ICE-led initiative that operates along the U.S.-Mexico border charged with enforcing a wide array of immigration and cus- toms laws. including those re- lated to securing the border and combatinjg criminal smuggling. The BEST unit is comprised of several Federal, State and Lo- cal law enforcement agencies. CBP Border Patrol and ICE agents working jointly initiated an in-depth investigation of the city storm drainage system and discovered an illicit man-made tunnel underneath the concrete lined Rio Grande River Federal authorities from Mexico also re- sponded to the scene and as- 1. Lloyd V: Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge. Lloyd V. Payne sisted with the identification of the exit point of the tunnel in Mexico. This tunneling attempt il- lustrates the desperation that nar- cotic and alien smuggling orga- nizations are resorting to in an attempt to continue their crtmi- nal enterprises, "The discovery of this un- derground passageway bears witness to the solid collabora- tion between ICE. its law en- forcement partners and the Gov- ernment of Mexico." said Manuel Oyola-Torres. special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in E1 Paso. "The ongozng investi'ga- tion will focus on effectively countering transnational crimi- nal organizations that pose a threat to the Southwest Border." These latest seizures dem- onstrate the dedication and ef- fectiveness of the U.S. Depart- ment of Homeland Security's commitment to keeping drugs and criminal activity out of our communities in the ongoing ef- fort'to secure our nation's bor- ders. I. David A. Ramos. hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 1. subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June 1 *t. 2010. Your vote & support will be appreciated Thank You and Muchas Gracias. David A. Ramos I. Jody Hatch. hereby announce my Republican candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor. subject to the Primary Election June t. 2010. Your votes of support are appreciated. ' Jody Hatch I" Saturnino "Nino" Madero. would like to announce my Demo- cratic Candidacy for.Hidalgo County Sheriff. I have been the Under Sheriff for Hidalgo County for the past eight years. As a secondary career 1 am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of New Mexico since 1996. performing School Bus Safety Inspections throughout the state. I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University. Prior to that I have worked for the Motor Transportation Department, the Lordsburg Police Department and started my career with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department as a Detention Officer 22 years ago. I have been a big part in appropriat- ing gcants and programs that have boosted equipment and vehicles paidbycandidates that the Sheriff's Department has today Your vote on June 1. 2010 ,,-  ,ne' will be greatly appreci,-ted. "I "" ,bctk Thomas;,herelSy announce my candidacy to the office of I QL-olI, o.l::q ]j Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be | -- -lu nkO- held June 1. 2010. Your support will be appreciated. lOlt4e Mark Thomas Cottage House I. Warren D. Walter, Republican. announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support at the June 1. 575,542.8880 2010 Primary Election will be appreciated. Warren D. Walter I, Larry P. Martinez, hereby declare my candidacy to the office of " Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1. 2010. The future of Hidalgo County is based on: Our. Children Economic Growth Education Activities assistant Nick Paulos along with several residents playing bingo in one of the activity rooms. Rays of Sunshine: News from SHNH By Lorenzo Alba, Jr. would be here with us at Sunshine humbly thank our residents and Tle week as our administra- Haven, She expressed here grati- their families. tar and I were welcoming a new tude to us in person and later in We continue to keep them resident's family to the facility, I an email filled with compliments busy with activities like: walks had an epiphany. A revelation, for our staff and facility, in the rose garden, bingo, coffee that what we do here at Sunshine Though we appreciate here time, reading, movies, arts and Haven has an affect on many kind words: we are equally thank- crafts, shopping, happy hour. people, ful for her family's trust in us to game time wii. exercise hour, The woman was thankful care for their mother. It is a bless- quilting club, puzzles, birthday and relieved that her mother ing to be looked at in such high parties and many more... regard, but the realization that The 1O0 Wing is coming what we do not only affects the along with all it's renovations and DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDA(:Y new resident, but the family and we are beginning to prepare for - Government transparency with spending friends of each resident in our fa- its opening. Opportunity for jobs with work ethics cility. " I invite you to stop by our Your support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci- We have a frnily style atmo- facility and take a tour. inqmre ated. sphere at Sunshine Haven. It be- about availability and let, us show Larry P. Martinez gins at the top and flows through- you what we do. Until next time. let me leave out .our departments and onto our you with this: I. Dart Reynolds Shannon, a RelSublican hereby declare my can- staff members, but. more impor- "Other things may change, didacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner. Position 2. tantly to our residents and their but we start and end with family." Your vote of support during the November 2. 2010 General Election families. - Anthony Brandt will be very much appreciated. The long-term ce of a per- Darr Reynolds Shannon son is not an easy task and it takes BYA offers cure I. Ed Kerr, ask for your vote for Hidalgo County Commissioner a special kind of person to be a Position 1 in the November general election this fall. caregiver. At Sunshine Haven. we Ed Kerr take great pride in our employ- for boredom yes. The ones that are seen are the I, Nyla Dawn Walter. Republican. declare my candidacy for Mag- ones you may see during the day. Nothing to do? istrate Judge of Hidalgo County. I respectfully request your vote in However. there are even more Come to the BYA office we the General Election, November 2. 2010. I will honor your support during the night shift. The are open from 4pm-8pm Tues- with honesty and fairness, nightshirt staff members are days-Fridays and 12pm-4pm on Nyla Dawn Walter unique people, a special kind of Saturdays. Come hang out and caregiver; they have the night learn some interesting facts, do I, Theodoro V. "Chopo" Castillo. hereby announce my candi- watch if you will. crafts, and help with event plan- dacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Dying- We receive many thank you ning. We are located at 7th and cratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your support will be very much notes here at Sunshine Haven and Pyramid. If you have any ques- appreciated, this is something that simply so- tions feel to give us a call at 542- Theodoro E Castillo lidifies the job we do here. We 3908. 4.1 ! Important Dates This Month in the life of Geronimo (Goyaa 'Le) 1. Battle of "Kaskiyeh".-Late Spring 1851 2. Escape from the Chiricahua Reservation 8 June 1876 http://theg0 shiny am aj uj utsuandc0m puter- club.netfirms.c0m/g0dhaale.htm i HMS is expandin] pediatric and family practice services! HMS MedSqtare welcomes m=r newe physta Dr,. Vimir Sp, n expe, riencd and boadcerifid PediarEn. We aso world |ike to Pnk Dr.Jeh for hi yearsr=e.r.e as ffMS CMQ , : D. Johns has returned to sen ien|s exdusivelg Te|lr , pedtian a ilemal 2 Mile Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run 8 AM (registration at 7"30 a.m.) Sunday, July 4, 2010 I Short Park (Special Events Cente I $12 Registration Fee per person. -/P | For more information call the Lordsburg-Hidatgo County Chamber of Commerce 1 \\;" | at 575-542-9864 or Nick Ruiz at 575-313-3247  " 1 L Lordsburg Schools wilt be offering CDL bus driver training for interested individuals on July 6th through 24th at 5:00 p.m. in the high school library, Prospective AnirnasSchool drivers could partici- pate in this training. Only serious applicants need to attend. Call Rebecca at 575-542-9361. li  I [ II " II Dr. VlaWr Or, I)oe $pira Johnson M a ke you r a ppoint ment t his su m mer for i m munizations, physicals and well-child chec ks, before school slarts! Call Med Square: 575-388-1511 or 1-866-633-7773 www.hmsnm.or00