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Records: Pharr woman arrested after 23 pounds of cocaine found inside vehicle's trunk
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 23 pounds of cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge on Wednesday. The driver, identified as 20-year-old Alondra Mendez of Pharr, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. (Photo Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Boys and Girls Club Set To Offer Mental Health Services To Families
Today the organization announced the new initiative, Youth and Family Support Services. It's expected to provide prevention and early intervention services for children of all ages. The services will be offered by qualified and trained professional mental health staff, to help meet the developmental
2 in custody following raid at stash house in Alamo
The Alamo Major Crimes Unit and San Juan LEERT executed a search warrant at the stash house located on the 400 block of Cripple Creek, seizing a large amount of marijuana and crack cocaine, as well as an unknown amount of currency, said Alamo Police Chief Baudelio Castillo.
Former Mission mayor files lawsuit challenging June runoff defeat
The former mayor’s petition alleges that at least 158 “illegal voters” were allowed to cast ballots in the June 9 runoff that saw O’Caña oust Salinas from the mayoral office by 157 votes, 3,475 to 3,318. In addition to accusations of bribery and harvesting mail-in ballots, the petition alleges “scor
Mission fires policewoman who sent information to 'anonymous' Facebook page
On May 5, when voters went to the polls in Mission, a policewoman contacted the Anonymous RGV page on Facebook.
Anonymous Tip And Helicopter Leads To A Bust
ALAMO, Texas -San Juan and Alamo Authorities busted a stash house all thanks to an anonymous tip, and a helicopter that was closely monitoring the neighborhood.
McAllen and Weslaco Post Offices to host passport fairs Saturday
Customers are encouraged to arrive early, as applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until the applicant maximum capacity has been reached, according to a news release.
Disaster Recovery Center Now Open In Mission Area
From now until September 6 flood victims can go to the city of Mission Social Event Center to apply for recovery assistance. They can get answers to any questions. Assistance can include grants for home repairs, temporary housing, and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other progr
Mission police respond to downtown car crash
Mayra Hernandez, driver of the Chevy Malibu, was heading northbound on Conway Avenue and attempted to turn east at the intersection of Conway and 13th Street before a GMC Yukon struck her.
State makes arrests in Hidalgo, Edinburg voter fraud investigations
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the arrest of Marcela Gutierrez following his office’s investigation of a voter assistance fraud scheme that took place during the 2016 city of Hidalgo runoff election. Gutierrez, a non-citizen, is charged with illegal voting for marking a ballot witho
Edinburg extends city hall hours
Residents shouldn’t have to take a day off from work to handle necessary city business, such as paying for utilities, council members said.
Noon Fix: Spending bill providing $5 billion for border wall spawns rebuke; McAllen commissioner receives appointment from governor; Kawhi Leonard no longer with Spurs; Weslaco flood
In this Jan. 5, 2018, photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard handles a ball before an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in San Antonio. Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard
FEMA resource centers in the Rio Grande Valley
Residents can register by phone by calling 1-800-621-3362, online at DisasterAssistance.gov for English and DisasterAssitance.gov/es for Spanish—and now, by visiting the resource centers at the following locations:
Migrants in US custody describe life in 'ice boxes' and 'dog pounds'
The statements, which were taken in June and July and identify immigrants only by their first names, provide a rare window into life in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities. Migrants like Karen and her children who crossed into the United States illegally, as well as those who applied for
Border Patrol teaching student truck drivers how to spot human smugglers
MCALLEN, Texas- The Border Patrol is warning future truck drivers about the risks they will soon have to be aware of once they receive their commercial license.“We need to stand up and we need to fight this,” Border Patrol agent Omar Cavazos said.
Small Business Administration Assisting Those Hit Hard By June Floods
The agency plans to offer loans to businesses, private, nonprofits, homeowners and renters. A spokesperson tells us that the SBA is offering up to $2 million to repair and replace flood damaged real-estate and machinery.
Assault ship comes to port for scrapping
BROWNSVILLE — Fifty-three years after it was launched from the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., the 598-foot amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH 10) is now in for dismantling by International Shipbreaking LLC, part of the EMR Group.
Staff member says school principal took no action following terroristic threats
CBS 4 obtained a letter sent by a staff member at Weslaco East High School to the district’s superintendent, Dr. Priscilla Canales, alleging that they, along with students, were threatened several times during the school year, and WEHS Principal, Dr. Raul Cantu, did little to address these incidents
Caltrops Being Used to Disable Border Patrol Vehicles - Breaking911
Yesterday, a Weslaco agent was patrolling along the Rio Grande near Pharr, Texas, when he noticed that one of his tires lost air pressure. After the agent changed the tire, a quick inspection revealed that a homemade tire deflation device, also known as a caltrop, was used to deflate the tire. Agent
FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Weslaco
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