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Josue Jorge Atkinson is the Los Fresnos High School 8th ranked graduate for the 2021 class. (photo: LFCISD) (LFISD) Parents: Josue and Briana Atkinson Siblings: Melody (16) and Camila (14) Summer Volleyball
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Previous schools attended: Yturria Elementary (Brownsville ISD), South Hi Mount Elementary (Fort Worth ISD), Palmer-Laakso Elementary, Los Cuates Middle School College planning to attend: The University of Texas Rio Grande
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strived to be the best student I could be. My aunts and uncles and grandparents would often ask me if schoolwork came naturally to me, and my response would vary. But school did come easy to me, and I am grateful for a mostly streamlined academic start. I cannot pinpoint the exact moment that I started taking the grades seriously. My mom and dad have different viewpoints. My mom helps me not to overstress, while
Why is it important to you to maintain high academic standards? My parents told me that even a person’s young years influence their future, and now I see their words ringing loud and clear. I had a conversation with my dad recently about the colored bear, smiley face, or even red-greenyellow (sometimes blue) color system that elementary children sometimes experience. I noted how I was terrified of getting the color red because I was misbehaving. More research is needed for that topic, but my dad reasoned and explained how having rules to follow as a child would probably shape good, successful adults. I like to think that those three colors shaped me positively. Career plans: I would love to be a doctor in medicine after I finish school. I’ve recently decided that one of my favorite things to do in life is not a
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By Nandy Ekle Part 2 But I know David. Before long his wife, his best friend, his coworkers, the priest, the entire world would know about “my little pet ghost.” And in this town with a population of around 30,000, news was so scarce that a stumped toe was a headline. This piece of gossip would have no boundaries. I had blurted out that story, but I needed something substantial to back it up. After taking the glasses to the kitchen and rinsing them out, I booted up the computer to research some town history and local ghost stories. *** Millicent Carnes, the previous owner of this house, sold her home to Glen and
me when our kids were five and three. We signed all the necessary papers, proudly plopped our down payment into her hands and took the keys she handed us. She had a slight tear in her eye as her daughter led her away. I felt a little sorry for her giving up a lifetime of memories to move to the nursing home. I assured her we would love and take care of this house as much as she and her dearly departed husband had. In the twenty years since watching Mrs. Carnes’ bowed back leave the front porch, Glen and I had striven to do just that. We made the house our own, but we still respected the love and care the previous owners had given it. We raised our two children and watched them leave to start their own lives.
When Glen and I divorced after my accident, the house became my best friend. I felt pretty sure that Mrs. Carnes would be a perfect ghost—elderly, grandmotherly type, eager to help out around the house. And so I constructed my story from there. *** “I know, Jen, I just never felt the need to share the news.” Right on schedule, David’s wife called as soon as she returned from her mother’s to ask about David’s news. “No, it’s not scary at all. I think it’s Mrs. Carnes, the lady we bought the house from . . . Yeah, she loved this place. She cried when she put the keys in my hand . . . Well, the things that happen around here are things that help me out a little. You know, if I drop a sock on the floor, she picks it up and puts it into the laundry basket. Or, like when David was here, she keeps disasters from happening, such as wine on the carpet . . . No, I don’t want a lot of attention. I just want to live here with my little ghost and be quiet. Okay. . . Okay. . . Yeah, later.” Jen assured me that I could stay with them if things here got too spooky and I needed to run. I turned back to the kitchen where
I sat with my computer in front of me. The tide had only just begun. David could spread news quicker than the Associated Press, or any other professional, and I knew Jen’s call was only the first of many. “Come on, Alfred, I mean Mrs. Carnes,” I said to the air and blinked my breakfast dishes to the sink. I supposed I might even have a few visitors show up trying to feel Mrs. Carnes’ presence. I giggled a little more. I could really have some fun with this. I gathered a larger ball of energy and sent it to the back of the house to bring the laundry basket to the garage. Time to exercise it like a saggy muscle so I would be ready for the army of phenomenon seekers that coming to find my ghost. Donna, my daughter, called that afternoon. “Mom, I just talked to Uncle David.” “Oh? And what did he say?” “He asked if I knew you have a ghost in your house.” “It’s only a teensy one. I think it’s Mrs. Carnes. Remember her?” “No, but I do remember some things happening when we were growing up.” “Now, Donna, I don’t think it’s been that long since she died.”
“Mom, there are things I never told you. Brad saw stuff too.” “Like what?” A snicker threatened to come back up my throat. “Well, one day I was in bed, I think I had been sick. I wasn’t sleepy, but you made me stay in there. I remember you walked down the hall and stuck your head in my door, told me to lie down and take a nap. Then you opened your bedroom door, went in and shut it. I sat there for a minute and then lay back, but my eyes were still open. About two minutes later, you walked down the hall from the living room again, stuck your head in my room and told me to lie down and take a nap. You opened your door, walked in and shut it.” “I don’t remember any
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UTRGV launches financial assistance initiatives for Fall Semester financial assistance to our students to help them overcome the economic impact of the pandemic,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “Helping to remove some of our students’ financial barriers has played an integral role in ensuring that they continue their educational journeys.” Below is a list of the financial assistance programs in place for the fall semester, totaling more than $42 million in relief: Student Debt Discharge UTRGV will use HEERF funds to discharge the debt owed by students who were enrolled between March 13, 2020 and March 16, 2021, and still had an outstanding debt to UTRGV. This debt discharge is either for an outstanding student account balance at UTRGV or an outstanding UTRGV institutional loan (such as an emergency or short-term loan). Federal or private loans are not eligible for this program. Overall, UTRGV will eliminate approximately $9.1 million in debt for
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By UTRGV News and Internal Communications RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JUNE 29, 2021 – Building on its efforts throughout the pandemic, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has launched several initiatives aimed at providing students financial support for the upcoming Fall 2021
semester. The initiatives, funded through both federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) awards and UTRGV institutional investments, are providing assistance in a variety of ways to help ensure all students have the opportunity to receive financial support this Fall. “We continue to be focused on providing
Fall Liftoff UTRGV will provide eligible students up to $1,000 in tuition and mandatory fees. To view the eligibility requirements or for more information, click here. Overall, UTRGV will invest more than $10 million to help more than 24,000 students through Fall Liftoff.
also enrolls for the Fall by July 12, UTRGV will give that student $100 cash. Overall, UTRGV expects to disperse up to
$3.2 million to 32,000 students through the vaccine portal program.
Texas Farmers, Ranchers Benefit From Record Exports
crops grown in our state. Grain sorghum is Fall Cash Grants another big crop in UTRGV will continue Texas, and 60 percent to offer cash grants to all of U.S. sorghum eligible students to meet production is exported. financial needs. More Fifty one percent information for fall will of U.S. rice and 50 be provided soon. percent of U.S. wheat By Gary Joiner Overall, an estimated production is sold Publisher $20 million will be abroad. Exports are a critical provided to 32,000 Twenty percent source of income students. of U.S. corn and 11 for a wide range of percent of U.S. beef is agricultural products. Vaccine Incentive exported. Beef cattle is Over 20 percent of U.S. the top economic sector As part of UTRGV’s agricultural production efforts to keep its in Texas agriculture. is exported. campuses safe as There is good news Many of the products we return to normal ahead. A record $157 that Town benefit the most operations this Fall, billion in ag exports is Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake from exports are grown expected in fiscal year the university is using TDA TDA ## 7218229 7218229 heavily in Texas. HEERF funds to 2021. Record exports STREET STREET AND AND DRAINAGE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVEMENTS At the top of the list incentivize students to to China are fueling the CLOSE CLOSE OUT OUT PUBLIC PUBLIC HEARING HEARING is cotton. Seventy-eight sales. fillThe out their Vaccine The Town Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake public public hearing hearing will will occur occurMonday MondayJuly July 12, 12, 2021 2021 at at 5:15 5:15 P.M. P.M. at at Indian Indian percent of U.S. cotton Portal. Texas farmers andare Lake Lake City City Hall Hall located located at at 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFresnos, Fresnos, Texas Texas 78566. 78566. All All citizens citizens are production is exported, If a studenttocompletes ranchers are thankful encouraged encouraged to attend attend and and participate. participate. The The Street Streetand and Drainage Drainage Improvements Improvements have have been been and cotton is the most the vaccine portal and for the to demand. completed completed at at South South Aztec Aztec Cove Covevaluable Drive. Drive.All All written written comments may may be be sent sent to Mayor Mayor James James of allcomments row Chambers Chambersat at 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFrenos, Frenos, Texas Texas78566 78566 or or email email to to Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Citizens Citizensneeding needing assistance assistance may may call call 956-233-4021 956-233-4021 to to arrange arrange for for accommodations. accommodations.
P ublic Notice James James Chambers, Chambers, Mayor Mayor Town Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake
Town Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake TDA TDA ## 7218229 7218229 STREET STREET AND AND DRAINAGE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVEMENTS CLOSE CLOSE OUT OUT PUBLIC PUBLIC HEARING HEARING The The Town Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake public public hearing hearing will will occur occurMonday MondayJuly July 12, 12, 2021 2021 at at 5:15 5:15 P.M. P.M. at at Indian Indian Lake Lake City City Hall Hall located located at at 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFresnos, Fresnos, Texas Texas78566. 78566. All All citizens citizensare are encouraged encouraged to to attend attend and and participate. participate. The The Street Streetand and Drainage Drainage Improvements Improvementshave have been been completed completed at at South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive. Drive. All All written writtencomments commentsmay may be be sent sent to to Mayor Mayor James James Chambers Chambersat at 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFrenos, Frenos, Texas Texas78566 78566 or or email email to to Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Citizens Citizensneeding needing assistance assistance may may call call 956-233-4021 956-233-4021 to to arrange arrange for accommodations. accommodations. for James Chambers, Chambers, Mayor Mayor James Town of of Indian Indian Lake Lake Town
Pueblo Pueblo de de Indian Indian Lake Lake TDA TDA ## 7218229 7218229 MEJORAS MEJORAS DE DE CALLE CALLE YYDRENAJE DRENAJE CIERRE CIERRE AA LA LA AUDIENCIA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA PÚBLICA La La audiencia audiencia pública pública de de la la ciudad ciudad de de Indian Indian Lake Lake tendrá tendrá lugar lugar el el lunes lunes12 12 de de julio julio de de 2021 2021 aa las las 5:15 5:15 p.m. p.m. en en Indian Indian Lake Lake City City Hall Hall ubicado ubicado en en 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFresnos, Fresnos, Texas Texas 78566. 78566. Se Se anima anima aa todos todoslos losciudadanos ciudadanosaa asistir asistir yy participar. participar. Las Lasmejoras mejorasde de la la calle calle yy el el drenaje drenaje se se han han completado completado en en South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive. Drive. Todos Todoslos loscomentarios comentariosescritos escritos pueden pueden enviarse enviarse al al alcalde alcalde James JamesChambers Chambers en en 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFrenos, Frenos, Texas Texas 78566 78566 oo enviar enviar un un correo correo electrónico electrónico aa Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Los Losciudadanos ciudadanosque que necesiten necesiten ayuda ayuda pueden pueden llamar llamar al al 956-233-4021 956-233-4021 para para coordinar coordinar las lasadaptaciones. adaptaciones. James James Chambers, Chambers, alcalde alcalde Pueblo Pueblo de de Indian Indian Lake Lake
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TOWN OF## INDIAN TDA TDA 7218229 7218229 LAKE MEJORAS MEJORAS DE DE CALLE CALLE YYDRENAJE DRENAJE TDA # 7220201 CIERRE CIERRE AA LA LA AUDIENCIA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA PÚBLICA La La audiencia audiencia pública pública de de la la ciudad ciudad de de Indian Indian Lake Lake tendrá tendrá lugar lugar elProposed lunes lunes12 12 de de julio julio de de 2021 2021 aa las las Early Notice and Public Review of ael 5:15 5:15 p.m. p.m. en en Indian Indian Lake Lake City City Hall Hall ubicado ubicado en en 62 62 South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los LosFresnos, Fresnos, Texas Texas 78566. 78566. Se Se anima anima aa todos todoslos losciudadanos ciudadanos aa asistir asistir yy participar. participar. Las Lasmejoras mejorasde de la la calle calle yy el el Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain drenaje drenaje se se han han completado completado en en South South Aztec Aztec Cove Cove Drive. Drive. Todos Todoslos loscomentarios comentariosescritos escritos To: All interested Agencies include all Federal, State,Aztec and Local, Groups Individuals pueden pueden enviarse enviarse al al alcalde alcalde James James Chambers Chambers en en 62 62 South South Aztec Cove Cove Drive, Drive, Los Losand Frenos, Frenos, Texas Texas 78566 78566 oo enviar enviar un un correo correo electrónico electrónico aa Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Mayor@Townofindianlake.com Los Losciudadanos ciudadanosque que This is to give notice that HUD under part 50 or Responsible Entity under Part 58 has necesiten necesiten ayuda ayuda pueden pueden llamar llamar al al 956-233-4021 956-233-4021 para para coordinar coordinar las lasadaptaciones. adaptaciones.
determined that the following proposed action under Community Development Fund and Texas Department of Agriculture TDA # 7220201 is located in the 100-year floodplain, James James Chambers, Chambers, alcaldeLake will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to and the Town of alcalde Indian Pueblo Pueblo de dethe Indian Indian Lake Lake locating action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands. The project consists of the following: Install an underground storm system on the three (3) streets. Install 200 Linear Feet of 36” RCP Storm Pipe, Install 725 Linear feet of 24” RCP Storm Pipe, Install 150 Linear Feet of 18” RCP storm pipe, install one (1) existing irrigation canal crossing. Install six (6) manholes, install nine (9) drainage inlets, one (1) headwall at main ditch outfall, 2,000 Linear Feet of ditch grading, Twelve (12) water service line adjustments, ten (10) sewer service line adjustments, 2,000 SY of Trench Repair, and 3,400 SY of Repave/Reconstruct Existing street, including trench. All work will occur on Texoma Street, Citrus Street and Iowa Street. The purpose of the project is to install first time underground drainage, to allow storm waters to flow out of the streets. The size of the footprint is about five (5) acres the type of 100-year floodplain is X-Area of Minimal Flooding. The natural and beneficial values will be protected. The project is funded by TDA# 7220201. The proposed project is located on Texoma, Citrus and Iowa Street that are adjacent to each other in the Town of
PUEBLO DE INDIAN LAKE TDA # 7220201 Aviso temprano y revisión pública de una propuesta Actividad en una llanura aluvial de 100 años Para: Todas las agencias interesadas incluyen todos los grupos e individuos federales, estatales y locales. Esto es para notificar que HUD bajo la parte 50 o Entidad Responsable bajo la Parte 58 ha determinado que la siguiente acción propuesta bajo el Fondo de Desarrollo Comunitario y el Departamento de Agricultura de Texas TDA # 7220201 está ubicada en la llanura aluvial de 100 años, y la ciudad de Indian Lake identificará y evaluará alternativas prácticas para ubicar la acción en la llanura aluvial y los impactos potenciales en la llanura aluvial de la acción propuesta, como lo requiere la Orden Ejecutiva 11988 y / o 11990, de acuerdo con las regulaciones de HUD en 24 CFR 55.20 Subparte C Procedimientos para Toma de decisiones sobre el manejo de llanuras aluviales y la protección de humedales. El proyecto consta de lo siguiente: Instalar un sistema de tormentas subterráneo en las tres (3) calles. Instale 200 pies lineales de tubería de tormenta RCP de 36 ”, instale 725 pies lineales de tubería de tormenta RCP de 24”, instale 150 pies lineales de tubería de tormenta RCP de 18 “, instale un (1) cruce de canal de riego existente. Instale seis (6) bocas de inspección, instalar nueve (9) entradas de drenaje, un (1) muro de cabecera en el desagüe de la zanja principal, 2,000 pies lineales de nivelación de la zanja, doce (12) ajustes de la línea de servicio de agua, diez (10) ajustes de la línea de servicio de alcantarillado, 2,000 SY de reparación de zanja y 3.400 SY de Repave / Reconstruct Calle existente, incluida la zanja. Todo el trabajo se llevará a cabo en Texoma Street, Citrus Street y Iowa Street. El propósito del proyecto es instalar drenaje subterráneo por primera vez, para permitir que las aguas pluviales fluyan fuera de las calles. El tamaño de la huella es de aproximadamente cinco (5) acres, el tipo de llanura aluvial de 100 años es el área X de inundación mínima. Se protegerán los valores naturales y beneficiosos. El proyecto está financiado por TDA # 7220201. El proyecto propuesto está ubicado en Texoma, Citrus y Iowa Street adyacentes a eac h otro en el pueblo de Indian Lake, ubicado en el condado de Cameron, Texas.
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Indian Lake, located in Cameron County, Texas. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the Town of Indian Lake at the following address, on or before July 23, 2021. Town of Indian Lake at 62 Aztec Cove Drive, Los Fresnos, Texas 78566-4113 and 956-233-4021, Attention: James Chambers, Mayor. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during regular business days at 62 Aztec Cove Drive, Los Fresnos, Texas 78566-4113. Comments may also be submitted via email at Mayor@townofindianlake.com
Hay tres propósitos principales para este aviso. En primer lugar, las personas que puedan verse afectadas por las actividades en las llanuras aluviales y aquellas que tengan interés en la protección del medio ambiente natural deben tener la oportunidad de expresar sus preocupaciones y proporcionar información sobre estas áreas. Se anima a los comentaristas a ofrecer sitios alternativos fuera de la llanura aluvial, métodos alternativos para cumplir el mismo propósito del proyecto y métodos para minimizar y mitigar los impactos. En segundo lugar, un programa de aviso público adecuado puede ser una herramienta educativa pública importante. La difusión de información y la solicitud de comentarios públicos sobre las llanuras aluviales pueden facilitar y mejorar los esfuerzos federales para reducir los riesgos e impactos asociados con la ocupación y modificación de estas áreas especiales. En tercer lugar, como cuestión de justicia, cuando el gobierno federal determina que participará en las acciones que se llevan a cabo en las llanuras aluviales, debe informar a quienes puedan correr un riesgo mayor o continuo. Los comentarios escritos deben ser recibidos por la ciudad de Indian Lake en la siguiente dirección, en o antes de el 23 de Julio, 2021: Pueblo de Indian Lake en 62 Aztec Cove Drive, Los Fresnos, Texas 78566-4113 y 956-233-4021, Atención: James Chambers, Alcalde. También se puede revisar una descripción completa del proyecto de 8:30 am a 4:30 pm durante los días hábiles regulares en 62 Aztec Cove Drive, Los Fresnos, Texas 78566-4113. Los comentarios también pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a Mayor@townofindianlake.com
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Scams On The Rise, Protect Yourself
(ftc.gov) The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.1 million fraud reports from consumers in 2020, according to newly released data, with imposter scams remaining the most common type of fraud reported to the agency. Online shopping was the second-most common fraud category reported by consumers, elevated by a surge of reports in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet services; prizes, sweepstakes, and lotteries; and telephone and mobile services rounded out the top five fraud categories. Consumers reported losing more than $3.3 billion to fraud in 2020, up from $1.8 billion in 2019. Nearly $1.2 billion of losses reported last year were due to imposter scams, while online shopping accounted for about $246 million in reported losses from consumers. Just over a third of all consumers who filed a fraud report with the FTC—34 percent—reported losing money, up from just 23 percent in 2019. Recognizing these common signs of a scam could help you avoid falling for one. Four Signs That It’s a Scam 1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know. Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or Medicare, or make up a name that sounds official. Some
Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc. gov.
(1-800-666-3947) Western Union at 1-800-325-6000 Did you send a wire transfer through your bank? Contact your bank and report the fraudulent transfer. Ask if they can reverse the wire transfer and give you your money back. Did you send money through a money transfer app? Report the fraudulent transaction to the company behind the money transfer app and ask if they can reverse the payment. If you linked the app to a credit card or debit card, report the fraud to your credit card company or bank. Ask if they can reverse the charge. Did you pay with cryptocurrency? Contact the company you used to send the money and tell them it was a fraudulent transaction. Ask to have the transaction reversed, if possible. Did you send cash? If you sent it by U.S. mail, contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-8762455 and ask them to intercept the package. To learn more about this process, visit USPS Package Intercept: The Basics. If you used another delivery service, contact them as soon as possible. If You Gave a Scam-
If You Paid a Scammer
pretend to be from a business you know, like a utility company, a tech company, or even a charity asking for donations. They use technology to change the phone number that appears on your caller ID. So the name and number you see might not be real. 2. Scammers say there’s a PROBLEM or a PRIZE. They might say you’re in trouble with the government. Or you owe money. Or someone in your family had an emergency. Or that there’s a virus on your computer. Some scammers say there’s a problem with one of your accounts and that you need to verify some information. Others will lie and say you won money in a lottery or sweepstakes but have to pay a fee to get it. 3. Scammers PRESSURE you to act immediately. Scammers want you to act before you have time to think. If you’re on the phone, they might tell you not to hang up so you can’t check out their story. They might threaten to arrest you, sue you, take away your driver’s or business license, or deport you. They might say your computer is about to be corrupted. 4. Scammers tell you to PAY in a specific way. They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back. Some will send you a check (that will later turn out to be fake), tell
you to deposit it, and then send them money. What You Can Do to Avoid a Scam Block unwanted calls and text messages. Take steps to block unwanted calls and to filter unwanted text messages. Don’t give your personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn’t expect. Legitimate organizations won’t call, email, or text to ask for your personal information, like your Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers. If you get an email or text message from a company you do business with and you think it’s real, it’s still best not to click on any links. Instead, contact them using a website you know is trustworthy. Or look up their phone number. Don’t call a number they gave you or the number from your caller ID. Resist the pressure to act immediately. Legitimate businesses will give you time to make a decision. Anyone who pressures you to pay or give them your personal information is a scammer. Know how scammers tell you to pay. Never pay someone who insists you pay with a gift card or by using a money transfer service. And never deposit a check and send money back to someone. Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone — a friend, a family member, a neighbor — what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it’s a scam. If you were scammed or think you saw a scam, report it to the
Did you pay with a credit card or debit card? Contact the company or bank that issued the credit card or debit card. Tell them it was a fraudulent charge. Ask them to reverse the transaction and give you your money back. Did a scammer make an unauthorized transfer from your bank account? Contact your bank and tell them it was an unauthorized debit or withdrawal. Ask them to reverse the transaction and give you your money back. Did you pay with a gift card? Contact the company that issued the gift card. Tell them it was used in a scam and ask if they can refund your money. Keep the gift card itself, and the gift card receipt. Did you send a wire transfer through a company like Western Union or MoneyGram? Contact the wire transfer company. Tell them it was a fraudulent transfer. Ask them to reverse the wire transfer and give you your money back. MoneyGram at 1-800-MONEYGRAM
mer Your Personal Information Did you give a scammer your Social Security number? Go to IdentityTheft. gov to see what steps you should take, including how to monitor your credit. Did you give a scammer your username and password? Create a new, strong password. If you use the same password anywhere else, change it there, too. If a Scammer Has Access to Your Computer or Phone Does a scammer have remote access to your computer? Update your computer’s security software, run a scan, and delete anything it identifies as a problem. Then take other steps to protect your personal information. Did a scammer take control of your cell phone number and account? Contact your service provider to take back control of your phone number. Once you do, change your account password. Also check your credit card, bank, and other financial accounts for unauthorized charges or changes. If you see any, report them to the company or institution. Then go to IdentityTheft.gov to see what steps you should take.
CITATION BY PUBLICATION - TRC 109 & 114
THE STATE OF TEXAS 2021-DCL-03474 Leonardo Mendoza
IN THE 444TH DISTRICT COURT
The Unknown Heirs of Cheryl PettisNickerson and all other person claiming interest in land under deed heretofore given to JOHN N. PETTIS and wife, VERNON LEE PETTIS of Cameron County, Texas, as Grantee
CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS
The Unknown Heirs of Cheryl Pettis-Nickerson No Known Address, DEFENDANT – GREETINGS
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: "You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 am on the Monday next following the expiration of 42 days after the date this citation was issued, a default judgment may be taken against you. In addition to filing a written answer with the clerk, you may be required to make initial disclosures to the other parties of this suit. These disclosures generally must be made no later than 30 days after you file your answer with the clerk. Find out more at TexasLawHelp.org." You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiffs' Original Petition at or before 10:00 o'clock A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of 42 days after the date of issuance of this citation before the Honorable 444th District Court of Cameron County, at the Courthouse in said County in Brownsville, Texas. Said Plaintiffs' Original Petition was filed in said court on the 10th day of June, 2021 in the above entitled cause. A brief statement of the nature of this suit is as follows, to-wit: Claim to title of land to Lots 227 and 228, Block 9, of the COLONIA VICTORIA SUBVISION, City of Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; more commonly known as 1433 Cleveland St., Brownsville, Texas 78520 as is more fully shown by Plaintiffs' Original Petition on file in this suit. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Brownsville, Texas, on this the 16th day of June, 2021. ATTORNEY: Francisco Orozco 24088162 956-546-3731 Sanchez Whittington & Wood LLC 3505 Boca Chica Blvd Suite 100 Brownsville TX 78521
District Clerk of Cameron County 974 E Harrison Street Brownsville, Texas 78520 Signed: 6/16/2021 10:57:13 AM By:________________________________________ Ariana Garza, Deputy Clerk
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