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Mission Businessman Linked To Coahuila Corruption Scheme Bonds Out Of Jail

A Mission businessman is out from behind bars after being jailed on a 30-million dollar bond in a purported international multi-million dollar theft and money laundering scheme. Luis Carlos Castillo Cervantes was able to pay the required 300-thousand dollar cash deposit to get out of jail. Conditions of the bond also required Castillo to surrender […]

McAllen Man Heading To Prison On Child Porn Plea

A McAllen man has pleaded guilty to downloading child pornography after getting caught in an investigation by federal cyber crimes agents. Authorities arrested 26-year-old Daniel Ramirez-Tobias in October following a 2-month investigation in which agents tracked the sharing of child pornography videos through a peer-to-peer network. Agents traced the receipt of those videos to a […]

Siblings Arrested In Near-Killing Of Raymondville Woman

A Raymondville brother and sister are under arrest in the rape and stabbing of a Raymondville woman who was left for dead along the side of a road this summer. 50-year-old Albert Mendoza and his 55-year-old sister Margie Castro Mendoza are accused of attacking 41-year-old Gracie Cantu-Ledesma. She’d been stabbed more than a dozen times […]

Temporary Processing Center To Go Up Near Donna Bridge

Construction is already underway on a new immigrant processing center in the Mid Valley for the mostly Central American immigrants continuing to cross the border. Customs and Border Protection officials say the temporary facility, being built near the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge, will be able to hold up to 500 people. The Valley has seen […]

“Three Angels Park” Soon To Replace Infamous Rubio House

A little more than six months after the so-called Rubio House was demolished, there is again activity on the corner of East Tyler and 8th streets in Brownsville. Civic organizations have begun turning the property into Tres Angeles Park — named for the three young children who were butchered by their parents John Rubio and […]

Palmview H-E-B Reopens Following Deadly Shooting

The H-E-B store in Palmview has reopened — two days after the shooting that killed one employee and wounded three others — two critically. Another store employee has been charged in the shooting. The store remained closed for a second day Tuesday while counselors provided by the company offered guidance to the other employees of […]

Teenage Suspect Arraigned In Starr County Double-Murder

A teenager arrested more than two weeks ago has been charged with the murders of a Rio Grande City man and his young son more than three weeks ago. 17-year-old Jesus Angel Rebollar, also of Rio Grande City, is charged with two counts of capital murder, and was ordered jailed with no bond.  Rebollar was […]

Alton Man Arraigned In Last Week’s Shooting Death Of Estranged Wife

An Alton man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his estranged wife eight days ago. 58-year-old Javier Sobrevilla was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder Monday after being arrested Saturday as he tried to cross into Mexico at the Pharr International Bridge. Sobrevilla is alleged to have shot and killed […]

Electrical Short Faulted For Dome Fire At Brownsville Bus Station

Brownsville fire investigators are blaming an electrical malfunction for sparking the fire that damaged the city’s downtown bus station Saturday. Flames broke out in the dome of the mutli-modal transportation terminal Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the dome, which contains a number of electrical components. Officials are still tallying up […]

First Locally-Transmitted Zika Infection In Texas Confirmed To Be In Cameron County

State and local health officials are confirming the first locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus in Texas — and it’s in Cameron County. Officials say a 53-year-old Brownsville-area woman contracted Zika in the Lower Valley. The virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes but officials have not yet determined for sure how and where the woman […]