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Court upholds ruling

HARLINGEN — An appellate court yesterday upheld the robbery conviction of Michael David Ramirez, finding no error on the part of the trial judge.

  • icon Posted: July 02
Thursday 07/02/2015
Island braces for huge crowds

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It’s Fourth of July weekend and if the weather is sunny and steamy, South Padre Island will be bustling with activity and flooded with people. 

Edinburg offers app to receive resident’s complaints

EDINBURG — Residents will be able to submit complaints or requests for services starting Monday on the city’s website or through a new app.

Officials ask for public’s help

NEAR WESLACO — Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators are reaching out to the public for help in locating suspects in the murder of a Weslaco man, department spokesman J.P. Rodriguez said. 

Deputy accused of assault on wife

MISSION — A Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy turned himself in to Mission police Wednesday after an arrest warrant was issued in connection with an alleged assault.

Valley man arrested during seizure of 100 kilos of cocaine near Atlanta

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a joint investigation led to the seizure of 100 kilograms of cocaine just outside Atlanta and the arrest of a Valley man.

Wednesday 07/01/2015
What kind of weather is expected this weekend?

As the Fourth of July approaches, more and more people are expected to head on the open road to visit family, friends and loved ones.

FEMA opens larger relief center

 

Body identified, case a homicide

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators identified Wednesday the man who was found floating in the Rio Grande near Los Ebanos last month, department spokesman J.P. Rodriguez said.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
Edinburg farmer faces civil penalties for alleged discrimination of U.S. citizens

EDINBURG — Jerry Estopy said he’s been harvesting cotton in the United States for the past three decades.

Laredo director’s movie makes it to McAllen

Laredo native Alfonso Gomez- Rejon’s acclaimed comedic drama, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” opened locally Tuesday night at Cinemark Hollywood USA . Fox Searchlight Pictures picked up the feature for mass distribution after it earned both the U.S. dramatic audience award and grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival last January.

KRGV-TV set to start Spanish newscasts

A local TV news station plans to translate its newscasts for Spanish-speaking viewers starting today, according to a news release.

KRGV-TV set to begin Spanish newscasts

A local TV news station plans to translate its newscasts for Spanish-speaking viewers starting Wednesday, according to a news release.

Disaster assistance loans available for homeowners, businesses

EDINBURG — Stacks of sandbags still sit outside of Janie’s Friends Boutique, guarding the front door of the small shop with jewelry and a Marilyn Monroe poster in the front window with a closed sign hanging nearby.

La Plaza Mall Sears to close about Nov. 1

McALLEN — Sears, which has long been a staple at La Plaza Mall, will close “on or about” Nov. 1, according to a letter from the company’s headquarters to the city. 

Monday 06/29/2015
Authorities release ID of man in fatal bee attack

RIO HONDO — A farmer who died following a bee attack Sunday apparently tried to run back to his house to escape. But he never made it.

Female ocelot hit by vehicle, dies

RAYMONDVILLE — In recent years, the ocelot has struggled to maintain its population.

La Plaza Mall's Sears to close "on or about" Nov. 1

McALLEN — Sears, which has long been a staple at La Plaza Mall, will close "on or about" Nov. 1, according to a letter from the company's headquarters to the city.

Sunday 06/28/2015
UTPA Alumni Association seeking feedback on whether or not to join UTRGV

EDINBURG — The University of Texas Pan American’s alumni association sent a letter this week to active members asking for what will become of it once UT-Rio Grande Valley takes over.

Man killed in bee attack

RIO HONDO — A man who was working on his tractor Sunday afternoon was killed in a bee attack near Rio Hondo.

Emergency call box installed on Second Street trail

McALLEN — Officials hope emergency call box along the Second Street hike and bike trail will provide an extra layer of safety for anyone needing help.

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