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Patterson Co-Defendant Offered Plea Deal In Capital Murder Case

A plea agreement reportedly has been struck between prosecutors and the second suspect in the 3-year-old murder of an elderly McAllen man. 40-year-old Angel Mario Garza is accused of suffocating 96-year-old Martin Knell in his North McAllen home in January 2015 – under orders from Monica Melissa Patterson. Patterson was convicted of capital murder 2-and-a-half […]

Pharr, University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley To Work Together

(Pharr, TX) — Pharr is working on several projects with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Mayor Ambrosio Hernández used his State of the City address on Thursday to announce that Pharr and UTRGV plan to set up a medical clinic teaching campus. The UTRGV School of Medicine clinic project will include an indoor […]

Power Line Falls Onto SUV On I-69-E

(Brownsville, TX) — A power line mishap is responsible for an outage and the closure of a portion of an interstate highway in Brownsville. On Saturday, a power line fell to the ground on I-69-E. The cable hit an SUV, smashing the windshield on a portion of the interstate near Morrison Road which was the […]

Smugglers Try To Disable Border Patrol Vehicles

(Brownsville, TX) — Some ambitious smugglers are attacking the tires on Border Patrol vehicles. Investigators say last week, suspected smugglers tossed spikes on the road as they sped back to Mexico. Two of the Border Patrol vehicles were disabled when the tires blew out last Thursday.

Women’s Rights Event Staged In Brownsville To Demand Equality

(Brownsville, TX) — Brownsville women are showing solidarity with thousands of others across the country who are marching to demand equality.  Saturday, activists and others got together at Washington Park to celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March that took place on President Trump’s inauguration. The 45th anniversary of Roe v Wade that led to […]

New Year’s Family Fight Leads To Homicide Charge Against Mercedes Man

A Mercedes man has been charged with killing his brother-in-law in an incident that grew out of a New Year’s Day family dispute. Alfonso Flores Alejandro is accused of punching Jose Duran in the face during a confrontation outside the family’s home, causing him to fall and hit his head on the roadway.   Duran died […]

McAllen Crime Rate Falls In 2017

There was a rise in some violent crimes last year, but a decline in many property crimes, according to the latest crime numbers for the city of McAllen. The McAllen police statistics for 2017 show there were seven homicides that occurred last year – four more than in 2016. Also, there were more aggravated assaults. […]

Texas Rangers To Join Criminal Probe Into Agua SUD

The Texas Rangers will be assisting in a criminal investigation into the Agua Special Utility District. At the request of the Hidalgo County District Attorney Office, Texas Rangers will join the probe to determine if recent actions undertaken by the Agua SUD amount to criminal offenses. In a news release, District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez did […]

Villalobos, Wilkins in runoff for McAllen’s District 1

There will need to be a runoff election to determine the winner of the special election for the District 1 seat on the McAllen City Commission.  Attorney Javier Villalobos and tax consultant Tim Wilkins will face off in the upcoming runoff – a date for which will be determined later.  Villalobos finished first with 505 […]

Indictment Handed Up In Deadly Port Isabel Hit And Run

A Brownsville man has been indicted in the hit-and-run death of a Port Isabel man last fall. 20-year-old Leonel Abarca is charged with accident involving death.  Police say Abarca was behind the wheel of his vehicle that struck and killed 82-year-old Genaro Jaurez Lopez who was walking near Highway 100 and Port Road the morning […]