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      Valley drug treatment group gets grant

      The Palmer Drug Abuse Program received a $12,000 donation on Thursday.

      TXU Energy donated the proceeds of it's Rio Grande Valley Fiesta Marathon to the non-profit organization.

      The goal is to help local kids sober up.

      Those at the Palmer Drug Abuse Center said the money is serving a great purpose.

      "It feels extremely great to be able to keep the doors open for our clients," said program director Fidencio Mercado.

      If you or someone you know needs help with drug abuse, the center offers help for free.

      Call (956) 687-7714 for more information.

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