2018-11-07 / Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

A very busy week
By Larry G. Spence

It's been a busy November so far, and doesn't seem like letting up any time soon. Had a birthday Sunday, and my lovely wife, Vicenta posted it on her social media page, so I received over 200 birthday greetings there, and another 60 plus on my Linkedin messages. It's nice that people take the time to leave a short message, It's encouraging and we all need a little encouragement from time to time. Also got some freshly baked brownies, and lunch bought and Happy Birthday sung by a great choir of waitresses and waiters at Andrea's Restaurant. Couldn't ask for more. Almost everybody checked in so it was a great day. Finished up with ice cream and more cake at church Sunday night. God is good!

We were asked to help do security for the "Beto O'Rourke" rally at the Tourist Center. Quite a turnout, got to greet the man when he arrived, welcomed him to our County, and gave him one of our department pins. Then we ushered him inside where Congressman Filemon Vela was introducing him to the crowd and all the elected officials assembled to hear him speak. Elections are today as I write this, so I hope you have voted and may God's will be done.

That afternoon we took part in an investigation by the Harlingen Homeland Security Task Force in Sebastian as they served a search warrant on a local eight line place of busi- ness. Over the weekend we helped recover a stolen John Deere Tractor that was taken from the Lasara area a few months back. So things have been busy.

This week along with the everyday things that happen is also when Veterans Day is celebrated at the local schools. We have four of those presentations that some of us are involved in, with actual Veterans Day being on Sunday this year. I've been told the second murder trial reference the shooting of the Border Patrolman and his father while they were fishing in Willacy County about four years ago, may start this week or next. The first individual was found guilty and received the death penalty.

So as you see there are not enough hours in the day to do all that needs to be done, and now it gets dark earlier with the recent time change. Thanksgiving will be upon us quickly, and of course Christmas will follow so everyone's calendar will be full for most of this month and next. Let's not forget what these holidays are all about, a time to think about giving thanks for all your blessings, and a time to remember the birth of the Christ child and all that means for Christians. So let's make a promise to share a little of His love the rest of this year. Be kind to one another, and be an encourager and a blessing to others. In the meantime, stay safe and stay blessed!

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