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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.


Weslaco Fire Leaves 3 Families Displaced

WESLACO – A fire in a Weslaco apartment left three families displaced. The Weslaco Fire Chief, Antonio Lopez, tells us the incident happened at around 11:50 a.m. at the 2400 block of Melissa Street.


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.


Three Families Left Without A Home After Fire At Apartment Complex

In Weslaco, three families are left without a home after their apartment complex went up in flames. The blaze was reported around 12 pm on Melissa Street and mile 6 1/2 west. According to fire officials, no one was injured.


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.


Texas woman gets 15 years in jail for stealing $1.3M from rodeo

FORT WORTH, Texas – A former bookkeeper for the Stockyards Northside Rodeo has been sentenced to prison for stealing $1.3 million from the rodeo over three years. According to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, D’ann Elizabeth Wagner was given a 15-year sentence after pleading g


Weslaco State of the City 2019

As the Mayor of Weslaco, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2019 State of the City. I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve this great city of Weslaco. To my family, whose unwavering love and support make it possible for me to be a Dad, Husband, and Mayor. Words cannot beg


Charges to remain against Texas driver who dodged paying over $5G in tolls with ‘license plate flipper’: cops

A Houston motorist was not quite free to drive off into the sunset on Thursday after a judge found “no probable cause” for the man’s arrest for allegedly using an illegal “license plate flipper” to avoid paying nearly $5,500 in tolls, authorities said.


Another Mumps Case: 7 Now Confirmed

WESLACO – One more person in the Rio Grande Valley tested positive for mumps, bringing the total to seven. The 22 confirmed or possible cases are all connected to the same group of people, according to Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eddie Olivarez.


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.


Man Missing Arm after 18-Wheeler Incident

HARLINGEN – Police say the 57-year-old man involved in an 18-wheeler accident is still in the hospital. Authorities say they are working to recover his arm from Mexico to reattach it.


State Panel Temporarily Suspends Local Practitioner’s Permit over Sexual Assault Accusations

WESLACO – A temporary suspension was handed down for a Rio Grande Valley practitioner. A state disciplinary panel pulled the permit for respiratory care practitioner Margarito Flores Jr.


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.


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 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.


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.


5 Remaining Resacas in the World, 1 in Danger

WESLACO - A partially dry resaca in Cameron County is causing concern for nearby residents. Local resident Diana Garza’s home used to sit on the edge of the resaca. “This was completely open, beautiful water at that time as you can see how quick it's all destroyed," says Garza.


Central Texas men wanted in murder cases arrested in Arkansas

Clinton, AR (KWTX) Two wanted Waco men were arrested at a gas station in Clinton, Ark., late Wednesday night in connection with two murders and the theft of a vehicle, police said in a Facebook post.


Border Patrol identifies over 3,000 fraudulent family cases

MCALLEN, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol has identified over 3,000 fraudulent family unit cases in the last six months. That is according to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan. He says the system is full and urges congress to act on current immigration policies.


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