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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 12:00 am

By contrast, Brownsville only received 16.74 inches in 2001.


Man, 92, charged with murder

A 92-year-old man was arraigned Monday on a murder charge stemming from his

elderly wifes stabbing death Sunday evening.

Edinburg Police Sgt. Rey Ramirez Sr. said Alfredo Rodriguez Cortez was

arrested Sunday in connection with the killing of 84-year-old Apolonia Cortez.

She was stabbed several times in the neck, police said, and the suspect

reportedly told them he killed his wife to end her suffering.

Apolonia Cortez was left partially paralyzed by a stroke, police said.

Centrica plc has completed its acquisition of CPL Retail Energy, making it the

dominant electric utility provider in McAllen and surrounding cities.

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