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South Texas Cemetery Being Searched For Migrant Remains

(AP) – The remains of more than 10 unidentified people have been removed from a Rio Grande Valley cemetery along the Texas-Mexico border as part of a continuing project to identify migrants who died and were buried for years without any markers. More than 20 students from Texas State University and the University of Indianapolis […]

South Padre Island Ranks Among The Top-Valued Summer Destinations

South Padre Island has landed on a list of the top 50 summer hot spots in the country. Trip Advisor ranks South Padre Island number 44 in this year’s Summer Vacation Value Report. The ranking is based on the greatest amount of interest in seasonal hotel bookings, and the average airfare and hotel costs of […]

Big Coke Bust On Passenger Bus

A whole lot of cocaine will not be getting to its intended destination. Border Patrol agents at the Sarita checkpoint stopped a commercial passenger bus Thursday after a drug-sniffing dog began barking. Agents ordered the passengers off, they then boarded the bus, followed the dog to the bathroom, where they pulled out 15 bundles of […]

Suspect Nabbed In Brownsville Cold Case Murder

A man wanted for a murder 13 years ago in Brownsville is under arrest. Ciro Cantu Munoz was arrested as he crossed into the U.S. at the B-and-M International Bridge last night.  Munoz is accused of shooting and killing Jesus Hilario Jimenez back in late March 2004. Investigators say Jimenez was dating Munoz’ ex-wife and […]

Cameron County Constable To Use Seized Crime Money To Buy Body Cams

Deputy constables in Cameron County Precinct 5 will soon be wearing body cameras – to be paid for with the proceeds from illegal drugs, drug cash, vehicles, and other items seized following a drug bust or other law enforcement action. Precinct 5 Constable Eddie Solis says he plans to use the forfeiture funds purchase five […]

Arrest Made After Woman’s Body Pulled From Canal Near Delta Lake

A Valley man has been charged with murder in the death of a Raymondville woman whose body was recovered from a canal northeast of Monte Alto this week. Juan Manuel Tobias was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday and ordered jailed on a $1 million bond. Raymondville police say the 35-year-old Tobias was the boyfriend […]

Judge Hears Change Of Venue Arguments In Irene Garza Murder Case

The judge in the Irene Garza murder case has taken under consideration arguments for and against moving the trial out of Hidalgo County.     Former McAllen priest John Feit is charged in the 1960 rape and suffocation of the former beauty queen. And 92nd District Judge Luis Singleterry must decide if media coverage of […]

UTRGV Med School Funded At $55 Million

It’s less than was asked for, but more than initially proposed. Texas lawmakers have agreed to fund the U-T-Rio Grande Valley Medical School to the tune of a little more than 55 million dollars. A legislative conference committee agreed to include 55-point-3 million dollars in the 2-year state budget for the Valley’s fledgling medical school. […]

Grant Money Available For Recent Valley Flood Victims

New money is coming to the Valley to help victims of the 2015 and 2016 floods repair their homes or businesses. Under a joint federal and state program, 50-million dollars is being made available to home and business owners, and also to local governments for repairing roads and other infrastructure damaged by floodwaters. The funds […]

Traffic Stop Leads To Seizure Of Suspected Drug Money

A routine traffic stop in Brownsville has netted more than 325-thousand dollars in suspected drug cash. Cameron County sheriff’s deputies patrolling the city’s east side, pulled a driver over for failing to signal a turn Sunday afternoon. The deputies noticed that he seemed nervous, spotted several duffle bags in the backseat, and called in a […]