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McAllen Police Searching for 72-Year-Old Man
MCALLEN – Police are searching for 72-year-old McAllen man. Sergio Acosta was last seen in the area of the 100 Block of Erie Avenue in McAllen. According to a McAllen Police Department press release, there is concern for his well-being.
Mayor files lawsuit against city of Palmview, attempts to stop special election
Mayor Rick Villarreal filed a lawsuit against the city of Palmview on Friday — and asked a judge to stop the City Council from calling a special election. Palmview Mayor Ricardo “Rick” Villarreal filed the lawsuit against the city on Friday morning.
McAllen firefighters release 2019 calendar to raise money
The McAllen Fire Department is turning up the heat to raise money to restore an antique fire engine. The department just released its inaugural calendar, featuring some firefighters who went shirtless for their photos.
Edinburg demoted police chief based on unscientific public safety rankings
The city of Edinburg demoted police Chief David White last month, blaming him for public safety rankings published by popular websites. City Manager Juan Guerra demoted White to lieutenant on Nov. 9 — and slashed his salary by nearly $40,000 — after reviewing employee survey results and unscientific
State Rep Calls for Governor to Add Educator Pension Issues as Emergency Item
MCALLEN, Texas - State Representative Terry Canales calls on Governor Greg Abbott to declare health insurance funding and pensions for current and retired teachers as an emergency item for the upcoming Texas legislature session in January. Look for the Representative's interview with Local 23 News o
Man charged in fatal crash has prior drunk driving arrest; friends urged him not to go out
The night before police say Orlando Rodriguez caused the crashed that killed Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Sandra Coronado, his friends warned him against going out.
Stash House Raid Leads to Sex Offender Arrest
SAN JUAN, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupt an active stash house operation and discover a sex offender among those arrested.
Massive haul of meth, cocaine, heroin seized at US-Mexico bridge
PHARR, Texas (FOX News) - A drug bust at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas earlier this week exposed nearly $7 million worth of narcotics at a cargo facility. Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. Officer
US Border Patrol Finds $7 Million Dollars Worth of Drugs
PHARR, TX-- The US Border Patrol seized $7 million worth of meth, cocaine, and heroin. Officers with drug smelling K-9's were alerted to a commercial shipment of stone blocks on Monday. When they searched inside the the blocks they discovered 35 packages believed to be methamphetamine weighing 320 p
McAllen innovator learns that simpler is better
It was a simple problem, but it left Juan Guerrero frustrated. The maquila engineer retiree wanted to locate a stud in a wall to mount a TV. He had an electronic stud finder, but he didn’t have the user instructions for it.
Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized By Border Patrol
EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Just after midnight, Rio Grande City agents responded to illicit activity near La Rosita, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed several subjects drop bundles on the groun
Amid growing apprehensions at border but no 'caravan,' a quiet Army set to depart Texas
HIDALGO COUNTY — Border Patrol agents raced through thick brush along the Rio Grande, then slid down an incline and quickly surrounded a group of immigrants moving north. Once apprehended, the migrants sat dejected, pulling rosaries from around their necks to deposit them with their wallets and othe
Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident, DPS Searching for Driver
ALAMO – The Department of Public Safety is searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run. Police say the driver hit a pedestrian and did not stop to help; Ruben Parra, 51, died as a result.
Over 100 Illegals Caught in South Texas Smuggling Attempt
Border Patrol agents in South Texas reportedly captured over 100 illegal aliens being trafficked in a single human smuggling event. Video released by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector shows a throng of illegals being corralled by agents during a nighttime bus
BREAKING: Police investigate bomb threat in Alamo
The McAllen Police Department bomb squad and Alamo Police are investigating a bomb threat near the Walmart in Alamo. Police have the Frontage Road shut down for about a block between Cesar Chavez Road and North 13th Street.
City of McAllen and Police Department Registering Children for Annual Toy Giveaway
MCALLEN, Texas - Registration is underway for the McAllen Police Department's annual Christmas Toy Giveaway. Mayor Jim Darling along with the city commission invite parents to register their children for the toy giveaway event.
Border Patrol Seeing Increase of Undocumented Immigrants and Quantity of Drugs
MCALLEN, Texas - Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue encountering thousands of undocumented immigrants. Just last month over 11,000 family units and over 2,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended. In addition agents are also seeing an increase in narcotic seizures that
McAllen Man Says Routine Car Wash Left Car Damaged
MCALLEN – Local man says a routine car wash left his car damaged by company equipment. Owner of the damaged vehicle, Jorge Hernandez, says the damage estimate came out to $1,400 but Blue Wave Express refuses to pay.
Police launch impaired driver enforcement initiative for holiday season
McAllen police, along with other local law enforcement agencies, will increase patrols for drunken drivers as the holiday season ramps up. The annual impaired driver enforcement detail runs from Thursday through the end of the year.
Man Sleeping in Dumpster Saved Moments before Potentially Fatal Incident
MCALLEN – A man who was once homeless understands why another man, who was nearly compacted to death, slept in a dumpster. Officials say thanks to a city employee’s quick actions the man was saved.