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Regional Alert Issued for Missing Hidalgo County Woman

HIDALGO COUNTY- An endangered missing person alert is in effect for a 45-year-old woman. June Jurena Roman was last seen March 7 at the Walmart store on West University Drive in Edinburg.


Pharr man to serve 46 months for cocaine smuggling

McALLEN — A man who attempted to smuggle 12 kilos of cocaine through a port of entry faced his punishment Thursday, court records show. During a sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane handed down a 46-month prison sentence to Pharr resident Angel Martinez, 24, who had been arrested June


Another Big Achievement for an Edinburg School

EDINBURG - Another big achievement for an Edinburg CISD school. Magee Elementary is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement for the 2018 school year. Magee Elementary is only one out of 100 schools nationwide to receive this prestigious award from the National ESEA Distinguis


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Hidalgo County court reporter pay to go before commissioners

EDINBURG — Five of the county’s 25 courts are without a court reporter, leaving Hidalgo County in what judges have called a dire situation that has led them to seek higher pay for these positions.


Valley Man Says City Revealed Anonymous Complaint to Neighbor

EDINBURG – A Rio Grande Valley man is now concerned after making an anonymous complaint to the city. He says he made a complaint to the city of Edinburg about the noise and clutter near his home; he says the complaint was revealed to the person causing these nuisances.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


Border Patrol releases thousands of migrant families, overwhelming local charities

MCALLEN, Texas — Border security officials and charitable organizations are overwhelmed this week as a record number of asylum-seeking families continue to cross the border. U.S. Border Patrol officials said they are being forced to release hundreds of migrants into the South Texas community of McAl


Attorney Speaks on Doctor's Suspension

EDINBURG - A doctor who was repramanded by the Texas Medical Board earlier this week is now facing more legal action. A second lawsuit has been filed against Dr. Eugenio Galindo alledging similar circumstances to the first.


In Houston, Kamala Harris draws large crowd, prominent Democrats in first major Texas swing

HOUSTON — By the time U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage here Saturday, the message was clear. “This is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colorful signs in the hands of supporters in a crowded auditorium at Texas Southern University. And when Harris began to speak during the bigge


Bert Ogden Arena Presents: Jennifer Lopez in Concert

EDINBURG - The Bert Ogden Arena announces Jennifer Lopez in concert. The "It's My Party Tour" will roll into Edinburg on Saturday, June 22. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. at LiveNation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the


Museum Mystery: Search Is On for Unidentified Woman

EDINBURG - The Museum of South Texas History and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives is asking for your help in solving a mystery. They're looking to identify the woman seen in this picture. The museum believes the person is a woman named Sharyn Shropshire Glover, a 1961 graduate of McAllen Hi


Immigrant Shot in the Back Released from CBP Custody

MCALLEN - An undocumented immigrant who was shot in the back earlier this month has been released from Customs and Border Protection custody. Daniel Leon was shot by a Mission resident after he entered the resident's property. At the time he was fleeing from Customs and Border Protection. Leon has b


Details Emerge In SWAT Repo Incident

More information is surfacing after this week’s repo incident involving the SWAT team. A KRGV reported that the woman who lives on the property at North Golie Road in Donna says her husband fired a gun several times not realizing the person on their property was a repo man. She claims the family fel


Attorney Assigned to Case of Detained Flight Attendant Speaks Out

WESLACO - The case of a flight attendant who was detained by U.S. immigration officials in Texas is being investigated. Selene Saavedra arrived to the U.S. from Peru when she was three years old, and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program set by the Obama Administration.


A second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

In the fall of 2017, drama students at Clear Springs High School — Charger Theater were selected to perform at Edinburg’s Fringe Festival in Scotland. The prestigious invitation came through the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF), which has been sending high school theater programs and st


FEMA Releases Additional Personal Information to Contractor

WESLACO - A federal agency tasked with helping disaster survivors put the information of millions at risk. The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General found FEMA wrongly released the personal information of millions of people.


McAllen tries to cope as 900 asylum seekers are released one day, 600 the next

MCALLEN, RGV – The U.S. government’s policy of stopping asylum seekers from entering Arizona and California by keeping them in Mexico makes South Texas a more attractive proposition for such migrants.