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ATV Collision Claims Life Of San Benito Girl

A 14-year-old girl was killed and two other teenagers were badly hurt when the all-terrain vehicle they were on collided with a pickup truck just south of San Benito. 14-year-old Esela Lerma was driving the 4-wheeler Saturday night when she apparently missed a stop sign at Oyama Road and Jim Bowie R


Fatal ATV Crash Prompts Reminder of Safety Rules

SAN BENITO – The Department of Public Safety is reminding parents to supervise children who ride ATV’s following a fatal crash in San Benito. A 14-year-old girl was killed when an ATV and a Nissan Frontier collided on Saturday; two other children were injured.


San Benito hiring teens for Summer Beautification Program

SAN BENITO — Once again, several teens are going to be able to put their skills to work this summer and learn the value of a dollar. For the fifth year, the San Benito Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire 10 teenagers for the city’s annual Summer Beautification Program.


7-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After Fatal ATV Accident

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas - Two children are recovering after a ATV vehicle collision that left a teenage girl deceased. The crash occurred Saturday evening on Farm to Market Road 800 and Oyama Road in San Benito.


Body Washed Ashore Presumably An Undocumented Immigrant Separated From Larger Group

Federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations may have positively identified the body of a man who washed ashore Monday at around 11:30 AM. According to Cameron County Park Ranger Chief Horacio Zamora, the man is an undocumented immigrant who was part of a larger group apprehended by Border P


San Benito teen died in ATV crash

A 14-year-old teen died after a vehicle collided with an ATV, according to a Department of Public Safety press release. The crash occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Farm-to-Market Road 800 and Oyama Road.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Twin brothers driving separate vehicles charged with DWI after crash that injured Texas deputies

Twin brothers driving separate vehicles were both charged with driving while intoxicated over the weekend after two deputies were injured in a crash on a Houston freeway. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office said in a Facebook post that officers were initially investigating a "major accid


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Migrants still flowing through local shelter

HARLINGEN — They keep pouring in. They arrive from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and parts unknown, and Loaves and Fishes of the RGV has cots waiting for them. “ We’ve had a few nights where every one has been taken,” said the Rev. Bill Reagan, executive director of the non-profit.


Weekend crash leaves one Texas A&M student dead, another injured

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KWTX) A weekend accident in College Station left a Texas A&M senior dead and a second student injured. Nathan Matos, 22, of New Jersey, died in the two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.


Texas killer dies, questions still remain about girls' death

NAVASOTA, Texas – A man serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of several missing girls has collapsed and died in a Texas prison.


DPS Troopers Investigating Crash in San Benito

SAN BENITO- DPS Troopers are investigating a crash on FM800. According to the agency's Twitter page, the accident involved an ATV and a vehicle. The roadway from Oyama Road to FM2520 will be closed to traffic.


Texas mom missing after failing to pick up son from babysitter

MESQUITE, Texas -- A 26-year-old Texas mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.


6 people killed in small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas

Authorities confirmed that six people died in a small plane crash in Kerrville, Texas, according to KWTX-TV in Waco. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane crashed on Monday morning, during an attempted landing shortly before 9 a.m.


3 Houston-area restaurants make Texas Monthly's best BBQ joints

HOUSTON — Texas barbecue is, objectively, the best barbecue. But if you do want something to argue over, Texas Monthly has published its latest list of the Top 25 Barbecue joints in Texas.


Man Rescued from Submerged Car in Cameron County

CAMERON COUNTY- Officials with the Brownsville Fire Department said Border Patrol agents received a call about a car sinking into the waters at Boca Chica Beach. The incident happened around 5:00 Sunday morning.


Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records show

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.


Local homelessness on the rise

HARLINGEN — They’re filling more beds these days. More homeless people are showing up at Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley seeking shelter from the harsh elements. Loaves and Fishes’ Open Arms Homeless Shelter has a capacity for 120 people.


Early Voting Kicks Off in the Valley

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Hidalgo County voters can vote at Lark Community Center, Palmview Community Center Mercedes Civic Center and other locations. Cameron County voters can head to the Cameron County Courthouse, Brownsville Public Library, Southmost Library, UTRGV, New Horizon Medical Center a