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District attorney's office presents former Brownsville fire chief's case to grand jury

A Cameron County grand jury has indicted former Brownsville fire chief Carlos Elizondo on one count of theft by a public servant and one count of misapplication of fiduciary property. The grand jury handed down the indictment Wednesday, one day after Elizondo was arrested on the charges in Brownsvil

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2017-10-19 12:16:00

Speaker of House visits DHR - Brownsville Herald: Valley

EDINBURG - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Doctors Hospital at Renaissance on Wednesday to see firsthand how Medicaid cuts could affect the area and to possibly receive a contribution from the Border Health PAC. Ryan's Rio Grande Valley visit included a tour of the hospital's neonatal intensive

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-19 05:15:00

Speaker listens - Brownsville Herald: Editorials

Something significant happened Wednesday when U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande Valley on an hours-long tour: The closest he got to the international border was when he flew into and out of McAllen airport. Instead, the man who is third in line of succession to the president spent

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-20 07:15:00

Olmito to host event for pets - Brownsville Herald: Premium

For those who have ever wanted to enter a pet in a Halloween costume contest, now is the chance. The 4th annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the StillmanDogPark in Olmito. There will be face painting, presentations, bouncers, vendors and food trucks. The extravagan

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-20 05:15:00

TSC to hold film screening - Brownsville Herald: Premium

TexasSouthmostCollege will have a screening of the award-winning film "The Whole" directed by Brownsville film director Rodrigo Moreno at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the TSCArtsCenter. The film is about a university professor named Peter who also is the son of a Pulitzer-prize winning author. Struggling t

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-20 05:10:00

Brownsville school district initiative combats childhood obesity

An elementary school at Brownsville Independent School District continues their part in fighting childhood obesity. For the past 13 years, students at Burns Elementary have participated in a running club which was started to decrease childhood obesity, promote physical activity and enhance student p


New details on Brownsville fire lieutenant's arrest

New details have emerged after former Brownsville fire Chief Carlos Elizondo was arrested for theft. Brownsville Firefighters Association President Jorge Lerma tells CBS 4 News about the association's own investigation of Elizondo. According to Lerma, in 2010, the Texas Ethics Commission suspended E


Former Brownsville fire Chief charged with theft

Carlos Elizondo was charged with{ }theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property, both third-degree felonies. (Photo courtesy of Cameron County Sheriff's Office) Former Brownsville fire Chief Carlos Elizondo turned himself in to the Cameron County District Attorney's office Tues


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LATEST: Former Brownsville Fire Chief turns himself in after the DA's office raid his home

Posted by Fox News South Texas | Oct 17, 2017 Carlos Elizondo, the former Brownsville Fire Department Chief, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon, after his Brownsville home was searched by the DA's office. The Cameron County District Attorney's Office tells Fox News, two warrants were issued for Eli


Former fire chief surrenders - Brownsville Herald: Local News

Former Brownsville fire chief Carlos Elizondo surrendered at the Cameron County District Attorney's office this afternoon. Elizondo was escorted to the DA's office by his attorney's Noe Garza and Victor Ramirez this afternoon. Police said a warrant had been issued for Elizondo charging him with felo


Coyotes reported near Brownsville airport

BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police are urging residents to be on the lookout for possible coyotes that have been spotted near the airport. Police spokesman J.J. Trevino on Monday said the city's animal control division has received calls from the public regarding coyote sightings on Acacia Lake Drive


Major finds - Brownsville Herald: Editorials

We applaud news Monday that a scientific device that detects gravitational waves in space and was first unveiled to the world in 2016 brought more historic discoveries that had scientists worldwide giddy over the future of physics, astrophysics and space overall. We are particularly proud that UTRGV


Former Brownsville Fire Chief Under Investigation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Federal Agents, Brownsville Police officers, and investigators with the Cameron County District Attorney's office are outside the home of former Brownsville Fire Chief and current Brownsville ISD Board member Carlos Elizondo. They have a search warrant in hand are going through


Former Brownsville Fire Chief Accused of Theft Released on Bond

BROWNSVILLE - The former Brownsville fire chief arrested Tuesday on third-degree felony charges was released after posting bail. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned Carlos Elizondo surrendered to the Cameron County District Attorney's Office Tuesday afternoon. We captured the moment Elizondo was escorted out o


Remove monument - Brownsville Herald: Letters To The Editor

Editor: This letter is in reference to the story about the Jefferson Davis monument at Washington Park that was defaced with red spray paint. Police shouldn't waste their time and resources investigating this case. They should pay to get that monument removed. The Confederates killed many respectabl


Brownsville jury indicts Dallas man on child exploitation charges

A federal grand jury in Brownsville on Tuesday returned a 12-count superseding indictment against a Dallas man on several child exploitation charges, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Southern District of Texas. Donald Frederick Bollinger, 64, of Dallas is accused of traveling to


Country Casuals boutique celebrates 50 years

Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald2017-10-19_CountryCasuals_LEAD.jpg From left, Robin Pierce, Mike Pierce and Jayme Gelfer pose with a display of women's purses at Country Casuals boutique on Boca Chica Boulevard. Jayme and her husband, David, who died last year, opened the store in 1967. Buy t

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-19 23:59:59

New airport rules mean X-rays for electronics

HARLINGEN - New security measures will greet airline passengers at two Rio Grande Valley airports beginning today. For months, the Transportation Security Administration has been testing new inspection protocols for electronic devices in passenger carry-on bags at around 10 airports nationwide. Toda

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-20 05:10:00

Del Castillo launches financial literacy mini community

Students at Del Castillo Elementary School launched the Cowboyville Minitropolis with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception Thursday morning to celebrate the start of a program that teaches financial literacy by putting the students in charge. With guidance from IBC Bank-Brownsville, Del Castillo

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2017-10-19 23:59:59