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Suspended Starr County JP Denied Request For New Trial

Suspended Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate has had his request for a new trial shot down. A judge this week rejected his attorney’s claims that prosecutors did not provide enough evidence to support a conviction. Zarate had been found guilty of bribery in April. The Precinct 3 Place 1 J-P was found […]


Wildfire Near Big Sur Destroys 57 Homes

(AP) — Fire officials say a wildfire burning near California’s dramatic Big Sur coast has destroyed 57 homes and is threatening 2,000 more.  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Saturday that the blaze has grown to 52 square miles.  The blaze a few miles north of Big Sur has also killed a […]


The Latest: Young Pilgrims Fill Meadow For Meeting With Pope

(AP) – The Latest on the pope’s visit to Poland (all times local): 3:35 a.m. Large numbers of young pilgrims are wandering under a scorching sun into a large meadow near Krakow ahead of an evening vigil with Pope Francis. Along the road to Brzegi, a village 12 kilometers (7 miles) outside of Krakow, there […]