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Student Arrested For Wearing Gorilla Mask To Protest

(AP) – A student at East Tennessee State University has been arrested over disrupting a Black Lives Matter event on campus wearing a gorilla mask, carrying around a rope and trying to hand out bananas. Media outlets report that Tristan Rettke was charged with one count of civil rights intimidation.  Witnesses took photos and video […]

AAA Survey Finds Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas Up 2 Cents

(AP) – Retail gasoline prices across Texas are up 2 cents this week to reach an average $1.97 per gallon.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported the nationwide price at the pump held steady this week at an average $2.21 per gallon. The association survey found Corpus Christi has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week […]

Texas Prison Records Show More Than 330 Transgender Inmates

(AP) – Texas prison system records show the number of inmates identifying themselves as transgender is at an all-time high amid greater awareness of gender issues and criminal justice reforms.  The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that 333 inmates currently identify themselves as transgender. Texas Department of Criminal Justice records show that compares to 67 […]

Kaine Prepares For Debate With Pence

(AP) – Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is hunkered down in Raleigh, North Carolina, for three days of debate preparations.  Kaine will face Republican rival Mike Pence on Tuesday for the only vice presidential debate.  Kaine’s advisers have provided few specifics about where and how he’ll be preparing. Washington lawyer Bob Barnett is playing […]

United Blood Services Now Testing For Zika

If you’ve traveled to Latin America recently, you no longer have to wait to donate blood when you return to the Valley. The Rio Grande Valley’s blood bank is now testing donations for the Zika virus — in line with new FDA regulations issued in August. Prior to that, people who had traveled to countries […]

32 Years In Prison For Weslaco Woman In Newborn’s Death

A Weslaco woman has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in the death of her newborn son. A judge Wednesday handed down the punishment the jury had recommended against Sandy Hernandez Perez — 32 years for injury to a child and 20 years for manslaughter. The judge ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Hernandez’ […]

Harlingen Man Hit With Capital Charges In Deadly Stabbing Attack

Bonds totaling 3-million dollars is keeping a Harlingen man behind bars after he was formally charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder. 55-year-old Sigfredo Ramos was arraigned on the two counts Tuesday stemming from an attack on his girlfriend which left a man believed to be the woman’s son dead. Ramos is accused of […]

Caliche Theft Lands Two Hidalgo County Employees In Jail

Two Hidalgo County employees are under arrest, accused of stealing county property. Jose Lupe Contreras and Derick Palomin, both Precinct 1 employees, are alleged to have used county equipment to steal caliche. The theft was first reported about two weeks ago and a sheriff’s department investigation led to Contreras and Palomin. Both have been charged […]

Harlingen Man In Custody Accused In Deadly Stabbing Attack

A manhunt is over for a Harlingen man suspected of killing a man who tried to stop the suspect from attacking his ex-wife. 55-year-old Sigfredo Ramos is behind bars after being arrested at his Rangerville Road home Monday morning. Details of the arrest aren’t being made available, but Ramos is facing murder and attempted murder […]

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Closed For Major Overhaul

It’s going to take you longer to traverse the town of Rio Hondo starting Monday.  The unique and well-traveled mechanical lift bridge across the Arroyo Colorado shuts down for major safety repairs. The bridge will undergo a 12-million dollar overhaul for structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs.The complex project, being over seen by TEX-DOT, will keep […]