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Police: San Benito man arrested after attempting to rob McDonald’s, Jack in the Box

Police say at about 1 a.m., Luis A. Martinez, while wearing dark sunglasses and a rag covering the lower half of his face, went through the drive-thru at the McDonald’s located on the 1100 block of South Business 77.


San Benito has 45 days to complete wetland project

“We’ll close on time,” Bernard Rodriguez, the city’s planning director, said yesterday. Earlier this week, city commissioners awarded a $29,738 contract to Donna-based Saenz Brothers Construction to build an observation deck to stand over the wetlands area near the banks of the Arroyo Colorado.

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2018-08-16 11:29:00

La Feria commissioner resigns after death of son

“It’s a loss so painful, and I just pushed it back,” Hoff said about Riley’s death. “It’s the sharpest cut you could imagine.”

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2018-08-16 12:30:00

Texas man waits 12 hours for 'intense fight' with 12-foot tiger shark

Matthew Zuniga from Harlingen,Texasreeled in one of the greatest catches of his 20 years as an angler - a tiger shark.During an outing near South Padre Island on Saturday, it took two hours to complete the mission after initially hooking the 12-and-a-half-foot beast.But it wasn't quite that easy for

DAILY MAIL - 2018-08-15 17:24:28

Man charged in murder case appears in court

Jesus Genaro Salas, 37, is accused of punching 49-year-old Hugo Tapia Flores in the face May

BROWNSVILLE HERALD - 2018-08-16 11:00:00

Even sharks are bigger in Texas: man reels in 12-footer

Matthew Zuniga, of Harlingen, Texas “made the catch of a lifetime” this past weekend after reeling in a 12-foot tiger shark near South Padre Island.

THEHAYRIDE.COM - 2018-08-15 21:59:18

Harlingen property owners protesting property tax increase

The petition, which had about 150 signatures on Wednesday, comes after Port of Harlingen officials proposed an increase of maintenance tax property for residents who live near the area.


Rio Grande Valley Couple Sentenced After Violent Dispute Over Drugs

Ricardo Gonzalez and his former girlfriend Violeta Torres, both of Brownsville, pleaded guilty Sept. 21 and Aug. 10, 2017.

KVEO - 2018-08-15 18:59:53

DA's office files motion to add conditions to Oliveira’s bond

The DA’s office filed the motion Aug. 7. Through a spokeswoman, the office declined to comment on what motivated the filing of the motion, citing an ongoing criminal prosecution.


San Benito may hire former Brownsville city attorney

Morado, an attorney with the Brownsville firm of Roerig, Oliveira and Fisher, has served as city attorney since mid 2011, charging an hourly rate of $175.


Teen driver charged in Edinburg crash that killed 3, including child

Luis Javier Gonzalez, 19, of Edinburg was charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.


San Benito fires Morado on split vote

Last night, city commissioners voted 3-2 to fire City Attorney Ricardo Morado, appointing Mark Sossi interim city attorney.

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2018-08-15 10:13:00

Raymondville Police Department detective arrested for DWI

A Raymondville Police Department detective is on administrative leave without pay after being arrested for driving while intoxicated over the weekend.Sgt. Detective Marcelino Flores, 41, of Raymondville, was placed under arrest.Just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, a DPS Trooper spotted a gray 2013 Ford Tau


Brownsville man accused in fatal stabbing indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has indicted a Brownsville man on felony charges— nearly three months after he’s accused of fatally stabbing a man and injuring another following a heated argument.Police say Robert Galvan, 37, of Brownsville stabbed Horacio Eguia and Brian Scott on April 11, 2018. Eguia died at the sce


School and Store Continue Assisting Six Orphaned Siblings

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - On July 2017, the community was heartbroken when news about a vehicle striking a mother and toddler walking on the side of the road surfaced.


San Benito mulls replacing Morado with Sossi

Yesterday, Gomez, Villafranco and Commissioners Tony Gonzales and Rick Guerra did not respond to messages requesting comment.


Raymondville detective faces DWI charge

A Raymondville police investigator was arrested late Saturday for driving while intoxicated after leaving the Cops For Tots Third Annual Gala and placed in the Willacy County jail overnight.You must be an online subscriber to view this story.The full version of this story will be available to all re

RAYMONDVILLE-CHRONICLE.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

San Benito school workers to clock in with a fingerprint

According to identiMetrics’ website, this biometric scanning technology “is the easiest way to identify students and staff in any Kindergarten through 12th grade situation when accuracy, accountability and security are critical.”


Brownsville man indicted for deadly wreck that killed high school grad

Samuel Trejo, 25, is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of Abel Michael Rose, 19, and intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury for hurting Christopher Camarillo, 22.


Man indicted on intoxication manslaughter charges following June crash in Cameron County

According to court records, Samuel Trejo, was indicted on charges of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.