(Photo: John Moore, Getty Images) Story Highlights Drug cartels increasingly run human smuggling enterprise Senate bill would bring 20,000 agents to border to staunch flow Some die of heat exposure, others are killed by smugglers SHARE 1455 CONNECT 127 TWEET 53 COMMENTEMAILMORE FALFURRIAS, Texas Deputy Rolando Gutierrez knew he'd be breaking up domestic disputes and handing out speeding tickets as part of his duties when he joined the Brooks County Sheriff's Office two years ago. He didn't expect all the bodies. Several times a week, Gutierrez is called out on a "Code 500" the department's call sign for a dead body found in the county. The bodies are believed to be immigrants crossing into the USA illegally from the nearby border with Mexico who are either killed and left behind by smugglers or die in the withering heat. Their numbers are rising http://free.yudu.com/item/details/1053681/-Hollywood-Game-Night--Premiere--Jane-Lynch-Hosts- at a startling rate. Deputies picked up 129 bodies last year, a nearly 100% jump from 2011 and the most ever recorded in the county, according to sheriff's office statistics.Brooks County contributed to nearly one-third of all the bodies recovered across the entire 2,000-mile U.S.
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The sticker on the roller coaster was effective through February 2014. The state agency does not investigate accidents, he said. "In addition to the annual safety inspection, amusement ride operators are required to inspect each of their rides every day and keep a log of those inspections. They don't submit (it) to us, but there's a log on premises and can be supplied to law enforcement upon request," he said. Local authorities have completed their investigation, and now "Six Flags is the one conducting the investigation," Arlington Police Sgt. Christopher Cook said Sunday.
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Rather than another battle with Mexico, the Americans face Honduras ( live, FOX Soccer, Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET ) for a third time this year. At stake is a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final and the venue is every bit as noteworthy as the Alamo, albeit for entirely different reasons. One of the grandest and most expensive sports venues in the world - one that will inflict a hard and bumpy sod-over-turf field full of patches and gashes on the USA - Cowboys Stadium seats 80,000 and cost some $1.3 billion to build. It is a structural marvel, http://wheelereteq.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/daily-deal-hollywoods-quirky-overdue-moment-hotel-finally-opens/ with 300 feet-tall arches spanning the length of the stadium and supporting the entirety of the retractable roof. The big screen below it is among the biggest in the world.
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Second coaster closed in Texas amid probe; details emerge on earlier death
Wade Goodwyn/NPR Diane Fourton remembers the exact moment they heard they were number four on the list. "It was like winning the lottery we just leapt in the air," she says. "We were screaming, there was champagne popping ... it was like crazy, crazy awesome joy." Vaughn is not even from Texas he's a transplant from Ohio. But after traveling more than 10,000 miles and eating at more than 600 barbecue joints, there's few on the planet who've put such a wide variety of Texas barbecue to the test.
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Esparza, 52, of Dallas died of multiple traumatic injuries and had extensive trauma to her torso, the medical examiner said. Esparza, who is identified in the report by her maiden name of Rosa Irene Ayala-Gaona, was pronounced dead at the scene. After deadly roller coaster ride, more questions than answers The manner of her death is pending further investigation and laboratory results, the medical examiner's office said. At its highest point, the Texas Giant is 153 feet and has a drop of 147 feet, according to the theme park. The Texas Giant was originally designed in 1990 as an all wooden roller coaster. It was redesigned with a steel track and reopened in April 2011 to mark the theme park's 50th anniversary. Esparza's son-in-law and his wife were sitting in front of her at the time.
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