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Charges Filed Against Donna High School Students For Break-In, Vehicle Theft

A total of three Donna North High School students have now been charged in connection with last week’s school break-in and police car theft. Donna ISD police believe the three broke into the high school Sunday night last week, grabbed the keys to a police car, and took it for a joy ride. They turned […]

Authorities Working Out John Feit’s Prison Stay

Former McAllen priest John Feit remains in the Hidalgo County jail as plans are made to transfer him to a state prison to serve the life sentence he was given Friday for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza. Jurors deliberated a little more than six hours Thursday before finding Feit guilty of murder. They deliberated […]

Ex-Priest Gets Life In Prison For 1960 Killing

(AP) – A jury has sentenced a former priest to life in prison for the strangulation death of a female parishioner 57 years ago. The Hidalgo County jury in South Texas deliberated just over four hours Friday before returning the maximum sentence for murder against 85-year-old John Bernard Feit (FYTE). The same jury found him […]

George P Bush Draws Unlikely GOP Challenger From Predecessor

(AP) – Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is making the unusual move of running again for his old office against his successor and fellow Republican George P. Bush. Patterson said Friday that he’s entering the Republican primary. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2014 and endorsed Bush for land commissioner that year.  But […]

Grand Jury Clears Brownsville Police In Deadly Apartment Shooting

A Cameron County grand jury has cleared two Brownsville police officers of wrongdoing for shooting and killing a man they were trying to arrest.  The officers were serving a burglary warrant on 31-year-old German Ornelas at an apartment on West Saint Charles Street on October 5th. There was a brief confrontation before Ornelas, who was […]

Border Crossings Start To Rise In Spite Of ‘Trump effect’

(AP) – The election of President Donald Trump contributed to a dramatic downturn in migration.  That caused the number of arrests at the border to hit an all-time low earlier this year, helping the U.S. end the 2017 fiscal year at a 45-year low.  But since bottoming out in April, the number of immigrants caught […]

Son Of Ex-Democratic Governor Enters Texas Governor’s Race

(AP) – Andrew White, son of the late Democratic Texas Gov. Mark White, has launched his longshot bid to unseat Republican Gov. Greg Abbott next year.  White, an investor who isn’t well known in Texas, held a rally Thursday in his hometown of Houston, promising to campaign as a conservative Democrat.  He is just the […]

One Suspect Charged, Second On the Run In October Murder Of Mission Man

One man has been charged with murder but a second suspect is still being sought in the slaying of a Mission man a little more than a month-and-a-half ago. 39-year-old Jose Luis Gutierrez Villareal of Mercedes was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday, accused of his role in the shooting death of 38-year-old Gerardo Alberto […]

Sugar Land Woman Arraigned On New Charges In Spring Break Hit-And-Run Death

A suburban Houston woman has pleaded not guilty to additional charges stemming from a Spring Break hit-and-run accident that killed a Los Fresnos woman and injured five other people on South Padre Island. 21-year-old Daisy Joy Decker of Sugar Land was arraigned Wednesday on three charges added to her original 6-count indictment – intoxication manslaughter, […]

Brownsville Murder Suspect Now Charged With Child Pornography

Child pornography charges have been slapped against a Brownsville man who is currently jailed on a charge of murder in the death of a home health care provider. Armando Gerardo Tovar is accused of possessing four photos of a person under the age of 18 inside of a bathroom that were taken without the person’s […]