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Texas Lawmakers Order Immediate Child Caseworker Visits

(AP) – Some Texas lawmakers say Child Protective Services caseworkers or law enforcement officers must immediately visit thousands of youngsters reported as abused or neglected.  Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday ordered Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Hank Whitman to provide a revised plan for face-to-face visits and more hires.  […]

1-Vehicle Crash In McAllen Claims Young Woman’s Life

A violent high-speed wreck claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman overnight in McAllen. Police say the SUV was speeding west on Expressway 83 at around 2:30 when the driver lost control and the SUV crashed and rolled near the Ware Road exit. The wreck and the cleanup kept westbound Expressway 83 shut down for […]

Hidalgo County Prosecutor Resigns In Wake Of Inhalant Arrests

A Hidalgo County assistant district attorney has resigned after being arrested twice in two weeks for intoxicated driving. Ricco Delgado was arrested this past weekend after McAllen police found him found slumped over in his Mercedes, with several cans of inhalant in the car. Police were led to Delgado by someone who called about a […]

Prop 1 Mobile Voting Lawsuit To Be Heard By Corpus Christi Judge Banales Monday

Senior Judge Manuel Banales of Corpus Christi has been tapped to hear the mobile voting lawsuit brought by opponents of Hidalgo County’s Proposition 1. The presiding judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region assigned the case to Judge Banales after two Valley judges, Letty Lopez and Rudy Delgado, recused themselves. Prop 1 opponents claim there […]

Fire Damages McAllen Motel Under Renovation

McAllen fire officials are working to pinpoint what sparked a fire at a McAllen motel Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the Nel Inn and Suites on South 9th Street at around 2:30, and saw smoke coming out of a first-floor room. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage was minimal. Officials say the flames […]

Ground Broken For ‘World-Class Research Facility’

Just about a month after the agreement was approved, ground has been broken for a medical research facility in McAllen. Officials with UT-Rio Grande Valley and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, along with local political leaders gathered Wednesday to turn dirt just east of DHR on Dove Avenue. The public-private agreement, approved by U-T regents last […]

Police: Mom Found Overdosed With Baby In Back Seat

(AP) – Police in Indiana say a 25-year-old woman has been found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car.  Police in Hope, Indiana, have released a picture of Erika Hurt as they found her on Saturday afternoon. She appears unresponsive behind the wheel of the vehicle and […]

Pakistan Arrests National Geographic’s Famed ‘Afghan girl’

(AP) – A Pakistani investigator says the police have arrested National Geographic’s famed green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’ for having a fake Pakistani identity card.  Shahid Ilyas from the Federal Investigation Agency, says the police arrested Sharbat Gulla during a raid on Wednesday at a home in Peshawar.  Gulla was an Afghan refugee girl when she gained […]

Texas Elections Officials Say-No, Your Voting Machine Is Not Rigged

The Texas Secretary of State’s Office is quickly debunking reports of “vote flipping” at some polling places. A couple of early voters in Fort Worth and also in the Panhandle were repeating Donald Trump’s assertion that the election is “rigged”, claiming voting machines flipped their votes for Trump to votes for Hillary Clinton. However, the […]

Are Drug Cartels Infiltrating Your Local Flea Market?

Some of those cosmetic items you buy at local flea markets may not only be fake, but your money could be helping to finance a drug cartel. A Homeland Security Investigations agent says Mexican drug cartels are buying counterfeit items and selling them at flea markets as a way to launder their illegal drug profits.  […]