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Man accused of killing STC security guard 20 years ago appears in court

EDINBURG — The digital-analog divide has raised its head as the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office and a defense attorney explore evidence in the case of a man accused of killing a South Texas College security guard more than two decades ago.

  • icon Posted: November 15
Friday 11/15/2019
Mission man accused in roadside death has case reset

EDINBURG — A Mission man accused of causing the death of another after a night of drinking appeared before a judge Thursday for a pretrial hearing.

Thursday 11/14/2019
Bond reduction hearing reset for Mission woman in murder case

EDINBURG — A Mission woman accused of playing a role in the execution-style murder of a 23-year-old man had her bond reduction hearing reset.

Pharr bridge seeks to help educate next trade generation

PHARR — Students from South Texas College and Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas in Reynosa interested in joining the trade industry drove to the Pharr Development and Research Center on Thursday.

Monday 11/11/2019
Starr JP resigns months after mulling over county commission run

After months of speculation that Justice of the Peace Jose “Kiko” Perez was running for Starr County commissioner, which was fueled by the erection of campaign signs and billboards, Perez submitted his letter of resignation as JP last week, in accordance with the state’s resign-to-run laws.

Newly appointed judge announces bid to keep seat on bench

Last week, Judge Ysmael Fonseca, current presiding judge of the 464th state District Court, announced his intention to keep the seat he was appointed to earlier this year.

Alton PD investigating double homicide

ALTON — The Alton Police Department are investigating a double homicide that occurred on Friday evening. Police responded to the 900 block of Jefferson Street at approximately 8:45 p.m. in response to a shooting. “Upon arrival Alton Police Officers discovered two male individuals on the property,” read a statement released by the Alton PD. “Alton Investigators are on scene conducting homocide investigation.”

Cameron sales tax numbers strong as Hidalgo falters

HARLINGEN — Monthly state sales tax distributions showed gains for most cities in Cameron County, but sharp drop-offs occurred in Hidalgo County where for months cities have been posting strongly positive numbers.

State issues response in attempt to remove RGC school board trustee

The state has now issued its response in the ongoing legal proceedings to have Daniel J. Garcia removed from the Rio Grande City school board.

Sunday 11/10/2019
Death penalty off table in Weslaco murder case; Man accused of causing 3-month-old son’s death

EDINBURG — The state announced Thursday it would not seek the death penalty against a Weslaco man accused of causing the death of his own baby boy.

January trial set for suspect in Edinburg man’s shooting death

EDINBURG — The suspect accused of shooting a 67-year-old man to death will go to trial in late January, records show.

Monday 11/04/2019
Mexican man pleads guilty in meth case

McALLEN — A Mexican national who admitted to a role in sneaking in meth into the country has pleaded guilty, records show.

Valley MPO names first executive director

WESLACO — Andrew Canon had just been named the first executive director of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, and his bosses were already giving him a hard time.

Mercedes recall effort hits snag

MERCEDES — An effort by citizen activists to recall two members of the Mercedes City Commission hit a snag here Friday after the city rejected the petition and its more than 500 signatures.

Friday 11/01/2019
Starr County seeks public’s help combating child sex photo trafficking

RIO GRANDE CITY— Law enforcement officials in Starr County say that sexually explicit photographs of minors are being shared between children in the area at an alarming rate, and are urging parents to take an active role in monitoring their children’s social media and cellphones.

Thursday 10/31/2019
Additional suspects charged in car dealership fraud scheme

McALLEN — Additional suspects have been charged in an ongoing investigation into a scheme to defraud banks and other financial institutions, court records show.

Wednesday 10/23/2019
Feds allege La Joya mayor authorized fraudulent purchase

Government prosecutors allege La Joya Mayor “Fito” Salinas authorized the city’s purchase of property from the city’s former city administrator, who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to federal theft related to that transaction.

Tuesday 10/22/2019
Six to receive McAllen innovation grants

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce announced six winners for its 2019 Innovation Grant, selecting projects aimed at improving healthcare and food safety. The Innovation Grant, which will be presented to the winners on Thursday at the “I& E Network” at theChamberofCommerce, was designed to encourage product innovation and business creation in the McAllen area. Applicants could request up to $10,000 to establish, develop and advance a business idea.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Mission man accused in murder, kidnapping appears in court

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies led a shackled 20-year-old Mission man who clutched an indictment out of a courtroom Wednesday morning as the grieving family of his alleged victim hugged and cried just feet away.

McAllen woman faces conspiracy charge in illegal kickback investigation

McALLEN — A woman was arrested here on Wednesday in connection with her role in a medical fraud conspiracy, according to a news release from the Southern District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s office.

Underage drinker accused in fatal hit-and-run arraigned

EDINBURG — A 20-year-old Mission man who paid a nightclub $40 for a night of underage drinking in downtown McAllen that ended with accusations he fatally hit and killed a pedestrian entered not guilty pleas Wednesday morning.

Tuesday 10/15/2019
Alamo man charged with shooting at woman in 2015

A 34-year-old Alamo man has been accused of shooting and attempting to kill a woman more than four years ago.

Monday 10/14/2019
Mission, Peñitas trio indicted for July murder

A Hidalgo County grand jury has indicted two men and a woman on charges of capital murder for the July kidnapping and killing of a 23-year-old man.

Man accused of attempted capital murder set for arraignment

A man accused of participating in what prosecutors described as a “drive by shooting” during an attempt to abduct smuggled persons is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning on a charge of attempted capital murder.

Wednesday 10/09/2019
Local organizations renovate McAllen veteran’s yard

McALLEN — Twenty-five volunteers from the Pharr Home Depot and Habitat for Humanity gathered here Monday, at the home of Retired Cpl. Juan Antonio Cocio to transform the veteran’s yard.

Hidalgo County elections admin recognized for statewide leadership post

Hidalgo County officials recognized Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon for being elected president of a statewide organization that represents election officials, such as herself, across the state.

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