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Presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2008 in Austin, Texas.

SWAT teams from Brownsville, San Benito and Cameron County undergo a training scenario involving a city bus on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2012 at La Plaza bus station in Brownsville, Texas.

Javier Cortez Jr. is extradited back to the United States on Friday, Jul. 06, 2012 at the B&M Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. Cortez Jr. was one of Texas' most wanted fugitives due to a capital murder charge in Harris County.

ROTC cadets perform a cannon salute 3 times during the 13th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 08, 2012 at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas.

Participants in the living history program guide the artillery out of a muddy field on Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012 at the Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville, Texas. The group holds a monthly event during the September to May season.

Vessel Captain Steve Williams, with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, waves to another boat on Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 in Port Isabel, Texas. U.S. CBP hosted the grand opening of the Brownsville Marine Unit.

Yahir Perez, 9, hoists a flag supporting the troops for the 13th annual Southmost Veterans Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 in Brownsville, Texas. Perez is with Russell Elementary School.

A group of people celebrate World Hoop Day on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at the Pfluger pedestrian brige in Austin, TX.

Paul Gilmore takes a break after working to clear the debris out of his driveway in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine on Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2010 in Brownsville, Texas. "It will all be done in due time." he said as his wife Joanne heads to survey the damage in the backyard.

Mickey, an atlantic green sea turtle is intubated prior to a flipper amputation on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Mickey's front left flipper needed amputation as it had lost circulation due to entanglement.