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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 […]


Heart Of Texas Operated Balloon

(AP) — Two officials familiar with the investigation into the crash in Texas of a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people say it was operated by Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides.  The officials spoke Saturday on condition that they not be named because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly.  The hot […]


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 […]