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McAllen Police Details Night of Shooting Involving DPS Trooper
MCALLEN – The Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot while on duty is still hospitalized in stable but critical condition. He’s been in the hospital for nearly two weeks since the shooting that occurred at the intersection of West Freddy Gonzalez and North 10th Street in McAllen.
Border Patrol preparing for immigrant rescues as summer months approach
MCALLEN, Texas - Border patrol agents are preparing for rescue season as temperatures are expected to reach triple digits in the next few months. According to agents, more immigrants die during the summer due to dehydration. The Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary says times are only
1979 Mission Ladies Track Team Reflects on Glory Days
MISSION – It was a 40 year high school reunion of sorts; only eight people showed up, but they were all special. They were members of the 1979 Hanna High School track and cross country teams.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Access Temporarily Restricted for Passenger Cars at Int’l Bridge
PHARR – Temporary changes have been put in place to speed up the wait times for commercial traffic at a port of entry. Effective immediately, passenger cars will not be allowed to cross into the U.S. at the Pharr International Bridge between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Hidalgo Co. Sheriff's Office Arrest 5 in Raid Conducted in Elsa
ELSA – Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a raid an Elsa residence. They executed a search warrant at a house on Mile 6, just north of Mile 17 ½. Officials arrested three men and two women on multiple charges including possession of marijuana and controlled substances.
Texas Rep. Gohmert says Dems will drag out Mueller report as way to put off prison
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said on “The Todd Starnes Show” that Dems' obsession with the Mueller report exists for good reason: to cover up their own misdeeds. Said the lawmaker, "As long as the Democrats in their minds ... can drag this thing out, and keep throwing rocks at Trump, then the better
Mexican Cartels Know Weaknesses of U.S. Laws, Says Acting DHS Sec.
McALLEN, Texas – The cartels that operate in northern Mexico are profiting from weaknesses in the U.S. immigration system, said Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan during his visit to the Texas border.
Military Working to Harden Valley Ports of Entry
WESLACO – The U.S. military is in the Rio Grande Valley to harden security at ports-of-entry from Laredo to Donna. According to a statement from the U.S. Army, military personnel are working at Donna and Progresso ports-of-entry as part of the “port hardening mission”.
South Texas Lawyers Angry That an Alleged Judge-Briber Still Practices Law
For nearly a year now, McAllen solo practitioner Pat Nitsch has grown angry when he visits the McAllen County Courthouse and sees Edinburg attorney Noe Perez, who’s agreed to plead guilty in a criminal case alleging he paid bribes to a judge in exchange for favorable rulings.
Gym Goers Outraged after Repeated Closures, Paying Membership Dues
MCALLEN – A McAllen gym was closed all week and customers say they weren’t given any explanations as to why. The Gym at Uptown customer Patricia Montemayor says this isn’t the first time this happens.
Texas baby born without skin in critical condition
San Antonio – Doctors are working toward a diagnosis and care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals after he was born without skin.
Officials accused in Weslaco bribery scheme plead not guilty
McALLEN — Four of the defendants in the Weslaco bribery scheme pleaded not guilty here Thursday afternoon to allegations that they participated in a plot to pay off city officials to benefit engineering companies.
North Texas mother reported missing after not picking up child from babysitter
MESQUITE, Texas — The Mesquite police department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing mother. Authorities are searching for 26-year-old Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes after she never returned to pick up her child from the babysitter Wednesday night.
Strong storms leave some damage behind in Central Texas
(KWTX) Late-night thunderstorms packing powerful winds and heavy rain snapped tree limbs, downed trees, knocked down a local college’s digital billboard and left a Central Texas couple with a story to tell.
Pharr bridge giving trucks priority
PHARR — The northbound lanes at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge are now only open to cargo trucks, city officials said Wednesday as they seek a temporary solution to northbound traffic issues at the bridge due mostly to the reassignment of dozens of Customs and Border Protection officers to a
High Winds Knock Chopper Out Of The Air
A pilot is recovering after his helicopter was blown out of the sky by high winds. The accident in Donna happened Tuesday near Old La Blanca and Mile 11 North Road. The pilot lost control because of the winds and came down in a farmer’s field.
Texas Board of Respiratory Care suspends Edinburg respiratory care practitioner
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Board of Respiratory Care suspends Edinburg respiratory care practitioner on Monday, April 15. A disciplinary panel of the Texas Board of Respiratory Care temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas respiratory care practitioner permit of Margarito Flores Jr. after det
Welfare concern for Valley teenager
MCALLEN, Texas - McAllen Police is searching for 15-year-old Kylie Huston. Her voluntary absence from her residence was reported to McAllen Police on April 16, 2019. She was last seen in the area of the 1000 Block of North 10th Street in McAllen.
Anzalduas International Bridge providing relief to delayed travelers
MCALLEN, Texas - As long lines form begin to form at Anzalduas International Bridge, McAllen Bridge System employees are doing what they can to provide relief to road-weary travelers, including offering water and shuttle rides to those who may need to use the restroom facilities.
Mother of Texas man who contracted deadly brain-eating amoeba sues surf park
The mother of a New Jersey man who died last year after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba is suing the Texas water park where health officials say he caught the infection.