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It’s Official: President Biden Will NOT Attend Charro Days

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For many of us who thought deeply on how exactly Biden would chow down on an espiropapa have had our hopes crushed by the revelation that Biden will, in fact, NOT be attending Charro Days because everyone has better things to do than to hang out in Brownsville all day.

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Biden To Visit Brownsville Thursday – Unconfirmed For Charro Days

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The New York Times is reporting that President Joe Biden will be meeting with border patrol agents, law enforcement and city leaders in Brownsville, Texas on Thursday to discuss the urgent need for a border agreement, as congress has failed to pass a bipartisan bill to address the border issue after former President Trump denounced a bipartisan bill passed by the Senate that was subsequently tanked by GOP members of the House.

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College Football Of Old Is Gone And That’s A Good Thing

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Earlier today, the College Football Playoff Board of Managers met earlier today to unanimously approve to change the current four-team playoff system to a “5+7” model, which would feature five of the highest ranked conference champions and seven at-large bids based on their ranking by the College Football Playoff Committee, a total of 12 teams competing for the college football national championship.

One could argue that today’s vote was the final death knell in the collapsing world of college football of old. Gone are the days of debating who the REAL champion should be. Gone are the days of players or coaches caring about winning a non-playoff bowl. Gone are the days where players stayed committed to one school and risked everything for a chance at, maybe finally, getting paid in the league.

And that’s a good thing.

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WATCH: Video Of Heroic Kansas City Fans Tackle Suspected Shooter

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Earlier today, two confirmed suspects opened fire in the middle of the championship celebration parade for the Kansas City Chiefs. At of the time of this writing, it has been confirmed that at least one person was killed, while as many as 15 others have been injured. Although only two suspects in custody have been reported, as many as three persons are currently in custody with video surfacing of one potential suspect being brought down by two Kansas City Chiefs fans.

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We Have Some Questions For The Lady Who Drove Her Car Into The McAllen Convention Center Pond

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about a woman who driving her car into the McAllen Convention Center pond over the weekend. All of our local news outlets have covered this groundbreaking story, but, we at the Bench Wire still have some questions for her.

First question: you good?

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MyRGV May Have Quietly Removed Their Paywall

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Following a nearly two-year stint of pivoting to a digital subscription model, MyRGV.com, which serves as the website for The Monitor, The Brownsville Herald, and Valley Morning Star, has seemingly removed their paywall, potentially signaling a return to the “free” ad-supported each respective newspaper had for years.

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People Are Having A Real Meltdown About Last Night’s Jesus Commercial

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Last night’s Super Bowl ads were (insert angry sentiment about how Super Bowl ads “aren’t what they used to be! WHERE’S THE SEXY GODADDY COMMERCIALS!?!?”), but last night’s “Foot Washing” commercial checked every single box to piss off just about everyone.

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2nd Island Causeway Gets Official TxDOT Designation; Won’t Be Finished Until We’re All Dead

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Back in December, the Texas Transportation Commission, the five-member governing board of the Texas Department of Transportation, officially designated the 2nd causeway to the island as “State Highway 104,” which is great, because it took them all of about 8 years to do it.

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Making The Grade: The Best High Schools In The Rio Grande Valley – 2022

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Earlier this Summer, the Texas Education Agency released its annual A-F Accountability Report for the 2021-2022 school year, measuring the performances of campuses and their respective districts all across the state using a variety of different standardized education metrics.

As we’ve done previously, your friends at The Bench Wire have combed through the data and we’ll be presenting our findings in a series, Making The Grade, ranking some of the best, and worst, in education that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer.

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Making The Grade: The Best School Districts In The Rio Grande Valley – 2022

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Earlier this Summer, the Texas Education Agency released its annual A-F Accountability Report for the 2021-2022 school year, measuring the performances of campuses and their respective districts all across the state using a variety of different standardized education metrics.

As we’ve done previously, your friends at The Bench Wire have combed through the data and we’ll be presenting our findings in a series, Making The Grade, ranking some of the best, and worst, in education that the Rio Grande Valley has to offer.

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