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Weslaco woman gets 18 months in prison for biting CBP officer

The 32-year-old woman’s anger issues, which she acknowledged during the hearing, was what she believes led to her biting down on the CBP officer’s forearm during an inspection at a port of entry on Jan. 14.

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2018-08-16 02:00:00

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.


Teen charged with intoxication manslaughter, assault in triple fatality

The victims’ family members packed the Edinburg Municipal Courtroom Wednesday, some holding photos of their loved ones, to watch Luis Javier Gonzalez hear the charges against him, which also include one count of intoxication assault.

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2018-08-16 00:11:00

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.


Alamo police arrest second suspect in stolen AR-15 investigation

Ricardo Vera, 46, of Hidalgo was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge in connection with a stolen AR-15 from the Alamo Police Department. (Photo Source: Alamo Police Department)


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

Hidalgo County Suspect Wanted For Burglary Of Habitation | Fox News South Texas

48-year-old Enrique Lopez is wanted for burglary of habitation. Lopez if five foot six, weighs 300 pounds and has black hair and eyes. He was last seen in Edcouch-Elsa. If you recognize Lopez or have any information on his whereabouts, you asked to contact authorities at (956) 668-TIPS. Information

FOXRIO2.COM - 2018-08-16 03:54:00

Hampton Inn Breaks Ground in Weslaco - Texas Border Business

Weslaco, Texas – The City of Weslaco and the Economic Development Corporation announce the start of construction at 1004 Fairfield Blvd., for the future site of the Hampton Inn’s newest location in the Rio Grande Valley.

TEXASBORDERBUSINESS.COM - 2018-08-14 18:51:34

County Sheriff Has Solution To Jail Overcrowding Problem

EDINBURG, Texas - The Hidalgo County Jail is currently overcrowded. With 1,232 beds in their facility, there are more than 200 inmates currently being housed at other facilities and it is costing tax payers millions of dollars annually.

KVEO - 2018-08-15 21:55:40

Elsa man sentenced to 14 years behind bars following drug smuggling conspiracy

An Elsa man will spend the next 14 years behind bars after pleading guilty in November of 2017.Guillermo Calderon, Jr. was sentenced on Wednesday and will have to serve a three-year term of supervised release following his 14-year sentence.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern Dis


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.


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.

MCALLEN MONITOR - 2018-08-15 02:44:00

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

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.


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.”


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

KVEO - 2018-08-14 23:44:48

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."


Cement Mixer Truck Rolls Over, Causes Major Traffic Delay

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South Texas ISD Campuses Ranked Among Best In State and Nation

Out of 995 school districts ranked throughout the state, STISD was part of the top five, and out of 10,758 districts ranked throughout the nation, STISD ranked in the top 10.

KVEO - 2018-08-14 19:22:05

Driver cited following rollover crash on Interstate 2 in Alamo

One driver is recovering after rolling his cement truck along Interstate 2 in Alamo on Monday morning.Alamo Police Chief Noe Castillo said the driver lost control of his truck, struck an embankment and rolled.The driver was taken to a hospital in McAllen for treatment.Police said the driver received