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Weslaco sues construction company hired to build $38.5M water plant
The city of Weslaco filed a lawsuit in October seeking to withhold payment from the construction company it hired to oversee the city’s costly water plant project, eight months after securing $1.3 million from the plant’s engineer.
Weslaco a Diverse Shopping Experience for Valley residents
With the recent announcement of the purchase and restoration plans for the corner property at Texas Blvd. and 6th Street, it was a welcomed sign that downtown Weslaco continues to redefine itself as a diverse shopping experience for Valley residents.
Weslaco celebrates 99th birthday by opening time capsule
WESLACO — Brent Barbee, 37, made a trip from his home in Maryland to read a letter he wrote 24 years ago while a student at Central Middle School. Barbee’s letter was one of dozens placed inside a 24-year-old time capsule buried near the public library in 1994. This month, public works crews exhumed
Local Law Enforcement Encouraging People to Use Caution at ATM
WESLACO – Local law enforcement is encouraging people to use caution when withdrawing cash from an ATM. The Weslaco Police Department says following a simple checklist can make a difference.
Efforts Underway to Fund Emergency Shelter for Children in Hidalgo County
WESLACO – Efforts are underway in Hidalgo County to fund an emergency shelter for children. Emergency shelters are built for the time period between when children are picked up by Child Protective Services and when they are placed in a foster home; Hidalgo County didn’t have one.
Experts Warn about Bugs Inside Homes during Winter
WESLACO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is warning about the possibility of bugs due to winter approaching. Pest management specialist Wizzie Brown says unwanted bugs, such as scorpions or cockroaches, want to go indoors during cold weather.
New App to Help Veterans Access Health Records
WESLACO – Veterans will soon be able to access their health records through an app. The ‘Health Application Programming Interface’ will make it easier to receive data. "Veterans had access to their medical records through the ‘myhealthnet’. But for that, you needed either a hard computer or a laptop
Man charged in fatal crash has prior drunk driving arrest; friends urged him not to go out
The night before police say Orlando Rodriguez caused the crashed that killed Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Sandra Coronado, his friends warned him against going out.
DWI Suspect in Death of Sheriff's Communications Officer Arraigned
EDINBURG, Texas - The identity of a driver involved in a fatal accident early Sunday morning is released. 21-year-old Orlando Zuniga Rodriguez of Edinburg is accused of killing a communications officer with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office. Rodriguez stands accused of Driving While Intoxicated ca
Arrest Report Shows Alamo Commissioner Was Speeding, Failed Roadside Sobriety Test
It was a speed limit violation that prompted a state trooper to pull over Alamo City Commissioner Trinidad Medina last weekend, leading to his arrest for drunken driving. An arrest affidavit states Medina was clocked going 56 in a 30 mile-an-hour zone near North Tower Road and FM 495 a little before
Senate Hearing Highlights Recent Trends near Border
WESLACO - A long-held trend changed in the southern border in November. Mexican nationals are no longer at the top of the list of those detained by Border Patrol for illegal entry.
20-Year-Old Formally Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter
20-Year-Old Formally Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter. A man involved in a fatal accident in Edinburg has been formally charged. 20-year-old Orlando Zuniga-Rodriguez was charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter, one count of intoxication assault, one count of second and third degree
Alex Meade is Welcomed by the City of Pharr as City Manager
Pharr, Texas – At a city commission meeting held away from city hall at the Pharr Events Center, Pharr’s new city manager, Alex Meade, was formally introduced to members of the public and the media. Meade sat at the dais alongside the city commissioners and smoothly oversaw his first city commission
Hidalgo County moves records, recording office
The Hidalgo County Clerk’s office of Official Records & Recording has moved. To process property deeds, subdivision plats, assumed name certificates, etc., visit the new location at 317 N. Closner in Edinburg. For questions, call (956) 318-2100.
Sexual Assault Accusations Against Valley Doctor Made By Former Employees
Police investigators have identified four women who claim they were sexually assaulted by a Valley cancer doctor. That’s what’s in the probable cause affidavits released by Edinburg police, and obtained by the McAllen Monitor, following the arrest last week of Dr. Eugenio Gerardo Galindo.
Sheriff’s Office arrests former police officer accused of running game rooms
Investigators with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former coworker on gambling charges last month. Deputies booked Pedro Cruz, 31, of Pharr at the Hidalgo County jail — where he once worked as a detention officer — on Nov. 20.
Body of 15-year-old girl found near tourist attraction in Edinburgh
The body of a missing 15-year-old girl has been found near a tourist attraction in Edinburgh. An investigation has been launched by Police Scotland after the body was found at around 6.30am on Calton Hill on Saturday, December 8.
Alamo City Commissioner Arrested on DWI Charges
EDINBURG, Texas - Alamo City Commissioner Trinidad Medina was arrested and charged with a DWI on Sunday. He was released on a $1,000 recognizance bond.
BBB Says Identity Theft Spikes During Holidays
WESLACO – The Better Business Bureau says identity theft spikes at this time of the year. Dolores Salinas of the BBB says fraudulent callers are claiming to be federal agencies.
$1.5 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized
EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly 2 tons of marijuana over the weekend. On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission observed smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande. After crossing