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Parole Hearing Set For Tejano Star Joe Lopez

Two months ahead of his first parole hearing, family members and fans of Brownsville Tejano star Joe Lopez are rallying for his release from prison. A group of Lopez supporters demonstrated outside the Cameron County courthouse Thursday morning, claiming he was a victim of prosecutorial misconduct. Lopez was convicted of child sexual assault and indecency […]

Retail Gasoline Prices In Texas, Nationwide Up This Week

(AP) – Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide are up this week.  AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose 4 cents to reach $2.01 per gallon. Average gas prices across the U.S. jumped 7 cents per gallon to reach $2.20 per gallon.  The association survey found Corpus Christi […]

Cruz Backers Saying ‘We told you so’ About Trump

Supporters of Ted Cruz say the former Republican presidential candidate has been vindicated, now that Donald Trump has shifted his stance on immigration. Trump this week has been softening his hardline stance on deporting the millions of immigrants in the U-S illegally. Cruz spent much of the primary campaign claiming Trump was not a true […]

Political Retaliation Lawsuit Slapped Against Hidalgo County District Attorney

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez is being sued — by seven former employees of the D-A’s Office who claim they were fired for political reasons. All seven were terminated within three months after Rodriguez took office. And according to CBS 4 News, all were supporters of former and longtime District Attorney Rene Guerra, who […]

Future Of Privately-Run Willacy County Prison Up In The Air

Willacy County officials are considering their options in the wake of the Obama administration’s decision to phase out the federal government’s use of for-profit companies to operate its prisons. Willacy County is home to one of five privately-contracted prisons in Texas, although it is currently closed. The Willacy County Correctional Center, the so-called tent-city prison, […]

Charges Dropped Against 3rd ‘Operation Dirty Deeds’ Defendant

Charges have been dropped against yet another former Cameron County tax office employee indicted in connection with a 2-year investigation dubbed Operation Dirty Deeds. Omar Sanchez-Paz becomes the third ex-tax office employee in three days to have the corruption charges against him dismissed. In each case, the District Attorney’s Office has said it’s not in […]

Trial Delayed For Brownsville Woman In Bogus Botox Case

The introduction of new evidence has forced a delay in the trial of a Brownsville woman indicted almost three years ago in a bogus botox scheme. 48-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez is charged with aggravated assault and practicing medicine without a license. Investigators say Gonzalez’s beauty spa clients seeking botox shots were instead injected with toxic liquid […]

Woman’s Ex-Husband Charged In Shooting Death Of Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend

A Pharr man has been charged with murder, a day after allegedly gunning down another man outside the suspect’s home. 66-year-old Aniceto Sanchez was brought before a judge Tuesday for the shooting death of 38-year-old Jaime Vargas. Police responding to the gunfire Monday afternoon found Vargas dead in the yard, and arrested Sanchez who was […]

60-Day Deadline For Compliance With New Downtown McAllen Club Ordinance

Nightclub owners in McAllen’s downtown entertainment district now have up to 60 days to comply with a revised ordinance placing new regulations on amplified music and underage customers. McAllen city commissioners Monday passed a compromise ordinance that, among other things, sets a decibel level for amplified outdoor music and requires amplifiers to be positioned away […]

Two Killed In Separate Weekend Wrecks In Brownsville

Two single-vehicle wrecks claimed the lives of two men in Brownsville early Sunday. Shortly after two in the morning, the driver of a Honda SUV lost control on Expressway 77 south of East University Boulevard. The vehicle flipped. A passenger, 22-year-old Rolando Casas, was thrown out and killed instantly. The driver, who’s not identified yet, […]