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Ground Broken For New Hidalgo County Courthouse

Calling it a need, not a want, officials from across Hidalgo County came together today to break ground for the new Hidalgo County Courthouse. About 100 local leaders gathered outside the existing county courthouse for the ceremonious dirt-turning event. The new $150 million courthouse will replace the current 64-year-old courthouse. The new 7-story building will […]

Charges Dropped In Case That Was Brownsville’s First Homicide Of The Year

Murder and aggravated assault charges have been dropped against a Brownsville man accused of stabbing and killing one man and wounding another this past spring. The Brownsville Herald reports that State District Judge Gloria Rincones approved a motion filed by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office to dismiss the charges against 37-year-old Robert Galvan. Galvan […]

Autopsy Pending For Former San Benito Teacher Found Dead

Authorities and family members are awaiting the results of an autopsy to learn what caused the death of a missing San Benito woman, although San Benito police have ruled out foul play. Marta Elva Moreno was found dead Wednesday, one week after she was reported missing. It was the pilot of a crop duster who […]

Strong Winds Rip Up CBP Surveillance Blimp Over South Padre Island

Efforts are underway to repair the CBP surveillance blimp that’s been hovering over South Padre Island – until earlier this week when it was ripped apart during the strong cold front that blew through the Valley. The aerostat, part of an airborne radar system along the U.S. southern border, got grounded late Monday when strong […]

Stabbing Leaves One Weslaco Teen Dead, A Second Badly Hurt

Weslaco police continue to investigate what they say was an attempted murder-suicide in which an 18-year-old man was killed and a 17-year-old girl was seriously wounded. Police responded to a call from a home on the 600 block of South Louisiana Avenue Wednesday, and found the girl bleeding heavily from several stab wounds. The 18-year-old […]

UT-RGV Med School Opens Third Student-Assisted Clinic

The UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has opened the third of its three new primary care clinics. The third Area Health Education Center is in the Hidalgo County town of San Carlos, and like the others, is staffed by medical school faculty and students, as well as by professional doctors and nurses. Officials say […]

Texas Firm Scores Its Second Contract For Border Wall Through Hidalgo County

The federal government has awarded a second contract to a Houston-area company to build 8 additional miles of border wall through Hidalgo County.   The 167 million dollar contract is for a second section of the structure President Trump has promised to build across the southern border. The contract will be for another extension of the […]

Elsa Brothers Held Without Bond In Deadly Shooting North Of Weslaco

Two brothers have been charged with capital murder in a weekend shooting north of Weslaco that killed one man and wounded another. 20-year-old Isaac Berrera and 17-year-old Jose Berrera, both of Elsa, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon and ordered jailed without bond. Both are charged in the shooting Sunday night that killed 22-year-old Jesus de Jose […]

Cameron County Jail Employee Jailed On Child Sex Abuse Charge

A Cameron County jail employee is himself behind bars after being arrested for child sex abuse. Mark Anthony Trevino, who works at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The Brownsville Herald reports Trevino was arrested following an investigation by both […]

Valley Game Wardens Seize Nine Illegal Gill Nets

Texas Game Wardens in the Rio Grande Valley had a productive weekend in their ongoing crackdown on illegal Mexican gill nets. Game Wardens on boat patrol found and removed nine very long gill nets from the Rio Grande. The nets are set by commercial fishermen from Mexico in order to catch very large numbers of […]