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Appeal fails for Edinburg inmate convicted in wife’s 2005 shooting death

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals dismissed a move by an Edinburg man who claimed he should be let out of prison because the judge who sentenced him to life had not taken a proper oath of office.

  • icon Posted: September 12
Thursday 09/12/2019
Elsa capital murder suspect gets lower bond, new charge

EDINBURG — An Elsa man accused of shooting and killing someone while trying to steal drugs last November is now facing an obstruction charge.

Wednesday 09/11/2019
Roma man faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, sexual abuse of 11-year-old

A Roma man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl was arrested Saturday by deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office.

4-year-old found wandering Edinburg street returned to school, DPS says

A 4-year-old boy found walking alone on an Edinburg road Tuesday was returned safely to school, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Tuesday 09/10/2019
4 of 5 convicted drug traffickers sentenced; Defendants admitted to prior trafficking ‘events’

McALLEN — Four of a group of five co-defendants accused of attempting to smuggle more than 5 kilos of cocaine into the country were handed their punishments Monday, court records show.

Monday 09/09/2019
Jury finds leaders of drug rip crew guilty; sentencing set for December

After seven days of testimony, two men accused of terrorizing the Rio Grande Valley for nearly a year were found guilty by a federal jury, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Southern District of Texas.

Alamo chamber director to run for Dem chair

Hidalgo County Democratic Chairwoman Norma Ramirez will face at least one opponent in the 2020 March Primary.

Friday 09/06/2019
Double homicide trial postponed for additional ballistic, DNA testing

EDINBURG — A 25-year-old Mission man’s jury trial on accusations he shot two women to death during a drug deal gone wrong days before Christmas in 2015 is on hold after a judge learned an officer involved in the double homicide investigation may have had a relationship with one of the victims.

Sentencing reset in McAllen murder case

An Alamo man will wait in the Hidalgo County jail a few more weeks after his murder sentencing was rescheduled to early November.

Thursday 09/05/2019
Mexican man gets 5 years for drug deal in sporting goods parking lot

McALLEN — A Mexican national who attempted to execute a drug deal in the parking lot of a popular sporting goods store was sentenced Tuesday, court records show.

Sunday 09/01/2019
Valley woman sentenced for drunk driving fatality

A Hargill woman will spend just two years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the March 2018 one-vehicle crash that killed a passenger in her car.

Saturday 08/31/2019
Court reduces bond for Mercedes man in manslaughter case; Trial set for Oct. 21

EDINBURG — The bond for a Mercedes man accused of killing his brother in-law during a fistfight on New Year’s Day 2018 was reduced during a hearing.

Tuesday 08/27/2019
Edinburg man dies in crash on U.S. 77

An Edinburg resident died Monday in a car crash in Riviera.

Monday 08/26/2019
2 charged with murder following fatal March crash

Two men authorities say are responsible for a deadly smuggling event that left two San Juan residents dead in March are scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning on a 17-count indictment that includes two counts of murder.

Thursday 08/22/2019
McAllen PD: Snapchat drug deal ends in teen’s rape

McAllen police arrested a 20-year-old man last week accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl he met through a social media drug deal, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Wednesday 08/21/2019
Valley man gets 2 years for smuggling thousands of rounds of ammo

McALLEN — A Pharr man learned that he will serve more than two years in prison for his role in an attempt to smuggle over 16,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico.

Camargo man’s double homicide trial could last for months

EDINBURG — A Mexican national, who was arrested after McAllen police found a man crying for help while running down a street with rope tied around his arms and legs, will have to wait another month before he faces trial here on accusations he committed a double homicide.

Man dies at McAllen construction site

The McAllen Police Department confirmed a man died Tuesday afternoon in an accident at a construction site.

Wednesday 08/14/2019
Trial reveals bizarre details in 2017 murder case

Two narratives unfolded in the 430th state District Court on Tuesday, the first full day of testimony in the trial of a 37-year-old man accused of strangling his mother’s home healthcare provider to death in late October 2017.

Thursday 08/08/2019
Capital murder suspects face new charges

Three men accused of murdering a man and leaving his body in an orchard in 2017 are facing additional charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping.

Community comes together to honor shooting victims

McALLEN — U.S. and Texas flags waved at half-mast behind a crowd of about 100 gathered Wednesday at Archer Park in McAllen to memorialize the victims of mass shootings last weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio.

Former RGC teacher alleges beating by school police

A former Rio Grande City teacher is suing the school district alleging a violation of his civil rights, claiming he was beaten by the school district police department during an incident in April 2017.

Monday 08/05/2019
Jury selection to begin in McAllen strangulation case

EDINBURG — Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a McAllen man accused in the strangulation death of his mother’s healthcare provider.

Fugitive wanted for murder, kidnapping captured in Mexico

A Mission man who was wanted in connection with federal criminal charges made his first appearance in a federal courtroom Monday after authorities captured him in Mexico, according to a news release from the FBI.

Friday 08/02/2019
$4.75M granted to Hidalgo County for border security

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced Hidalgo County was awarded $4,750,000 in grant funding for Homeland Security’s FY 2019 Operation Stonegarden.

Tuesday 07/30/2019
Murder suspect maintains innocence, loses bid for lower bond

A man accused of bludgeoning his father to death last December won’t have his bond reduced any further, court records indicate.

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