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Mission man sentenced; tied to case involving 50 firearms
U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Jesus Alonso Perez to 70 months in prison in connection with a case that involved more than 50 firearms that were smuggled into Mexico likely, the court acknowledged, headed into the arms of drug cartels and further fueling the violence in the country.
Missing Teen's Body Pulled From Lake
Chief Jonathan Flores – Alton Police Department said, "With the assistance of the Mission Fire Department, Alton Fire Department, and our local police department, we were able to recover the body that was later confirmed to be Elijas Barajas the 18 year old that was missing out of Mission."
Two charged in connection with robbery at Weslaco pawn shop
Peter Cisneros, 34, and Agustin Gonzalez, 31, were arraigned on charges of aggravated robbery on Tuesday.
Officers accuse former Mission mayor of drinking and driving
Minutes after he left the scene, though, they found a cold beer. That fueled a rumor Salinas had been drinking and driving before the crash.
Pharr police investigating crash involving Brownsville ISD bus
Pharr police continue to investigate a crash involving a school bus from the Brownsville Independent School District.Police say the crash occurred on the westbound lane of Expressway 83 in Pharr Tuesday afternoon.Delays are expected near the area, according to the Texas Department of Transportation
Border Patrol: Undocumented Mexican family made $150 for each immigrant sheltered
McAllen, Texas — Running a human stash house can be quite profitable as the Border Patrol suggests in recent court filings, with human traffickers earning thousands of dollars for hiding undocumented immigrants from authorities.
La Feria commissioner resignation reveals city's massive debt
Hoff said he resigned due to the loss of his only son, but in his speech, he mentioned that the commission inherited empty bank accounts with some in the negatives.
Bicentennial Bridge Closing Causing Traffic Delays
Octavio Saenz – TxDOT Spokesperson says, "It's to remove the Bicentennial overpass and make it an underpass. Essentially what that does it adds vehicle capacity to the north south connector. It adds turn arounds, it adds pedestrian facilities and it just improves that connection for people trying to
McAllen renews curfew ordinance for minors
“It’s great for the kids, for the parents, for everyone involved, “said resident Lucy Fernandez. “(Minors) shouldn’t be out there after a certain hour.”
Edinburg artist works through grief with cartoons
Ramirez’s mother, Esperanza, died last November. He has a framed photograph of her near his workspace and recalls her being one of his biggest fans and followers since his childhood days.
Bicentennial overpass to close for year
Since the overpass is a throughway to the McAllen airport, the City of McAllen, on its Facebook page, suggested alternate routes to the airport: Main, 23rd, 10th and 2nd streets.
Edinburg CISD Earns Top Financial Rating
“For 16 consecutive years, our Finance Department has received this prestigious award, which is the highest rating possible. We congratulate the hard-working financial staff for this outstanding achievement,” ECISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez said. “Year after year, we are proving to our schoo
Victims identified from triple fatality wreck in Edinburg
The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, whose identity has yet to be released, is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the two-vehicle crash Thursday, said Lt. Oscar Treviño, spokesman for the Edinburg Police Department.
Border Patrol Engages In National Night Out
NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol Stations were invited to partner with local law enforcement to engage the
Father of Teen Killed by Stepfather Says Police Will Not Give Answers In Daughter's Death
It was January 2017 when Ashley Garcia’s stepfather shot and killed her and her mother, and wounding Ashley’s little sister. After the shootings, the stepfather took his own life.
Patriots ready to raise the bar, again
The Mission Veterans Patriots football team has experienced more than its share of success over the years. Case in point, under the leadership of head coach David Gilpin, the Patriots have qualified for the UIL state playoffs eight of the past nine years. That includes playoff appearances the past s
With grant in limbo, La Joya may accept donations to fund police overtime
Officers at the La Joya Police Department, who earn just $14.50 per hour, depend on border security funding for overtime.
Bicentennial overpass to close for more than a year, demolition planned
Since the overpass is a throughway to the McAllen airport, the city of McAllen on its Facebook page suggested alternate routes to the airport: Main, 23rd, 10th and 2nd streets.
City of McAllen recognizes officers who responded to La Plaza mall attempted robbery
The officers also received certificates for their bravery, quick thinking and efficient response, the city said on its official Twitter account Friday afternoon.
Border Patrol Seizes Over $1.3 Million Worth Of Marijuana
EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector interdicted over 1,600 pounds of marijuana in three separate narcotic smuggling attempts.