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Alton double homicide suspect set for court hearing

A man Alton police say fled to Mexico after shooting and killing two men following an argument is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing.

  • icon Posted: January 20
Monday 01/20/2020
Challenger outspends Starr DA 3 to 1

Gocha Ramirez, the attorney challenging current 229th District Attorney Omar Escobar in the upcoming election, once again outspent his opponent during the last half of 2019, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.

Friday 01/17/2020
Capital murder suspect on bond re-arrested at scene of stabbing

EDINBURG — A woman accused of capital murder is back in jail after McAllen police found her at the scene of a New Year’s Day stabbing.

Thursday 01/16/2020
Public input encouraged for new Mission, McAllen development

MISSION — A development company on Wednesday continued its efforts to gather public input on a residential and commercial development encompassing more than 3,000 acres between Mission and McAllen, inviting local residents to design this community themselves.

Friday 01/10/2020
Edinburg PD asst. chief stripped of his duties

EDINBURG — An assistant police chief here was recently stripped of his title, but don’t call it a demotion, police chief Cesar Torres said Thursday.

Thursday 01/09/2020
Mexican gov’t: Man denied asylum takes own life on Pharr-Reynosa bridge

The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that a man seeking asylum took his own life on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Wednesday.

Monte Alto resident dies in overnight crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that a 24-year-old Monte Alto man died after he lost control of his vehicle and veered off the road, striking a tree.

Valley banker appointed to Dallas Fed Reserve board

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has announced the addition of a Rio Grande Valley banker to their board of directors.

Monday 01/06/2020
Preliminary autopsy shows cause of death in RGC house fire

The Starr County Sheriff’s Office says the 82-year-old woman found dead after a Rio Grande City house fire this weekend died from asphyxiation by monoxide poisoning.

Authorities locate escaped ICE detainee

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Police Department reported Friday ICE detainee Wilson Perez-Reyes was back in federal custody after escaping from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Hockey Fest aims to spread word

McALLEN — Dozens gathered at the McAllen Sports Park Hockey Pavilion on Saturday afternoon to play a little hockey.

Tuesday 12/31/2019
New chamber seeks to foster job opportunities for people with disabilities

PHARR — With the start of a new year and decade, a nonprofit organization designed to create job opportunities for people with disabilities is planning to launch in the Rio Grande Valley.

Monday 12/30/2019
McAllen finishes drainage project as nearly 2 dozen more take shape

Just before the end of 2019, construction at the intersection of Pecan Boulevard and 27th Street to improve drainage was completed.

Thursday 12/26/2019
Woman victim of Christmas kidnapping

Two men are charged with kidnapping a woman on Christmas night from the parking lot of the Progreso port of entry, documents show.

Tuesday 12/24/2019
Pharr bridge truck traffic increases

If the trade industry was treading cautiously in the United States and Mexico toward the end of 2019 when it was unsure if the U.S. House of Representatives would authorize a new North American trade deal, that caution was not reflected in November at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. Trucks continued crossing the bridge in greater numbers toward the end of the year and eclipsed the crossings of the same months in 2018. There were 50,665 trucks that crossed the bridge southbound in November, a minor increase of nearly 1% and netting $1.2 million in revenue for the month.

Garza case reversed on appeal

An appellate court handed Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 a big win in November when it ruled it could continue it’s lawsuit against its former drainage district manager, who is accused of making millions of dollars based on alleged fraudulent claims involving border wall construction funds.

Man, 45, killed in Edinburg crash

EDINBURG — Police here are still investigating a crash that left a man dead in the early hours of Monday. According to a news release, police dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on the northbound lanes of the 4700 block of North Expressway 281 near Davis Road at 2:28 a.m.

Thursday 12/19/2019
Edinburg council debates bond management contract

EDINBURG — An attempt to terminate an agreement with the engineering firm managing the city of Edinburg’s 2018 bond elections project failed at the council’s meeting Tuesday evening.

Wednesday 12/18/2019
San Benito Chamber to host Wonderland event

SAN BENITO — From participating in Christmas activities to searching for holiday gifts, an upcoming event is aimed toward providing festive fun for everyone.

Man who worked at school sentenced on child pornography charges

McALLEN — A man who worked at a Roma school as a maintenance worker has been sentenced to a seven-year prison term.

Monday 12/16/2019
One dead after fire at Rio Grande City restaurant

RIO GRANDE CITY — A woman here is dead after a structure fire in the 600 block of Old El Sauz Road in the early hours of Friday morning.

Two counts of capital murder dismissed against Pharr man; Most serious conviction upheld

The 13th Court of Appeals dismissed two capital murder convictions against a 28-year-old Pharr man, but he will still remain in prison for the rest of his life for the brutal murder of two men found in a burning car more than four years ago.

STC awards degrees to almost 3,000 graduates

HIDALGO — Almost 3,000 scholars received their degrees at South Texas College’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo.

Sporting goods store gifts 100 bikes; Edinburg PD provides training

EDINBURG — After receiving a free bicycle and matching helmet, dozens of children at the Academy Sports + Outdoors here Saturday morning paired with an Edinburg police officer, who guided them through safety training.

Sunday 12/15/2019
Bond revoked for San Juan man on eve of sentencing

EDINBURG — A 22-year-old San Juan man will wait for sentencing for hitting and killing a man in the Hidalgo County jail after a judge revoked his bond because he tested positive for cocaine.

Monday 12/09/2019
McAllen motel shooting leaves one man dead, one in custody

McALLEN — McAllen police have one man in custody after a shooting at a Motel 6 left one man dead.

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