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Pregnant McAllen Police Officer Loses Unborn Baby In Apparent Accidental Shooting

A McAllen man is facing a possible negligent homicide charge in a shooting that wounded a pregnant McAllen police officer and which led to the death of her unborn baby. The incident Friday night happened at the officer’s home in northwest McAllen as the officer’s boyfriend was handling a long barrel weapon. McAllen police are […]

Harlingen Police On The Lookout For Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Harlingen police are asking the public’s help in turning up the driver who struck and killed a man, and kept on going. The victim was found lying unresponsive on the roadway in the 400 block of West Taft Avenue at around 2 Saturday morning. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his […]

Joint Military-Civilian Health Care Exercise Returns To The Valley

For the 20th year, the joint military-civilian medical exercise known as Operation Lone Star is back in the Valley. All this week, Operation Lone Star is offering free health care services to people in underserved areas, while providing training to doctors and nurses for any future public health emergency. Among the medical services are child […]

Warehouse Fire Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Hidalgo City Building Inspector

The arrest of a former Hidalgo city employee last week reportedly arose from an investigation into a fire at a used clothing warehouse in March. 60-year-old Francisco Martinez, who worked as a city building inspector, is accused of bribery and abusing his position. Investigators say in exchange for a 9-thousand dollar bribe, Martinez cleared the […]

Port Of Brownsville Firm Brings In USS Tripoli For Scrapping

A second Iwo Jima-class Navy assault ship is being dismantled at the Port of Brownsville.  The USS Tripoli spent 30 years in service, including three deployments to Vietnam, before being decommissioned in 1995. The 600-foot Tripoli was one of seven Iwo Jima-class amphibious warships, which were designed as helicopter carriers. It is the second ship […]

Renovation Of Harlingen’s Baxter Building Underway

Work is underway to rehabilitate the tallest building in Harlingen. City leaders have broken ground on a 4-and-a-half million dollar project to renovate the 9-story Baxter Building in downtown Harlingen. The Harlingen Community Improvement Board had sold the 91-year-old building to real estate investment and development firm MRE Capital in 2015. The Annapolis-based company is […]

A Valley City Has Been Named The Best For Frugal Retirees

You say you’ve got a million dollars – and you’re ready to retire? Your money will go the furthest if you settle down in McAllen. That’s according to the personal finance website Smart Asset. The group calculated the average annual cost of living for retirees in major cities across the country – and put McAllen […]

Fire Tragedy Strikes Rural Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County fire investigators are working to learn the cause of a rural house fire that has devastated members of two Valley families. The fire broke out early Sunday morning in the home northwest of Alton – and killed three people and injured four others. Killed were 37-year-old Maria Maldonado, her 5-year-old son Gustavo, and […]

New Immigrant Detention Facility Set To Open On Site Of Former Tent-City Prison

It looks to be a done deal. Almost 3-and-a-half years after an inmate riot forced the shutdown of the tent-city immigrant prison near Raymondville, the for-profit prison company that operated that facility has signed a contract to open a new detention center on the same site. Management and Training Corporation and the Immigration and Customs […]

Ex-Mission Mayor Files Legal Challenge To Runoff Election Results

Former longtime Mission mayor Norberto Salinas is suing to regain the post he lost to city councilman Armando O’cana in last month’s runoff election. Salinas has filed a petition contesting the results of the June 9th runoff election, claiming there was a “systematic and flagrant scheme” to elect O’cana. Salinas lost the runoff to O’cana […]