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Growing Drug Problem Brings New Starr County Crime-Fighting Group

There is a new crime-fighting task force operating in Starr County. Several local police departments, the sheriff’s office, and the county attorney’s office have partnered to form the Special Crimes Unit. Rio Grande City Police Chief Noe Castillo, who is directing the multi-agency task force, says it was created to combat a growing drug trafficking […]

Ex-Edcouch City Official Charged In Cocaine Deal

A former alderman and municipal judge in Edcouch is in jail in Alabama – accused of trying to sell cocaine. Daniel Guzman and a second man had been the targets of federal D-E-A agents in Texas and Alabama. According to Fox 2 News, Guzman and his partner were about to sell 30 kilos of cocaine […]

Teenage Suspect Indicted In Starr County Double-Murder

A Rio Grande City teenager has been indicted for the murders of a Rio Grande City man and his young son back in November. 17-year-old Jesus Angel Rebollar is charged with two counts of capital murder. Rebollar is accused in the shooting deaths of 41-year-old Hector Garcia and his 3-year-old son Julian. They were found […]

Third Candidate Joins McAllen Mayor’s Race

There is a third candidate in the race to be mayor of McAllen. 31-year-old Jonathan Carranza has filed his candidacy papers, and will join current Mayor Jim Darling and local businessman Othal Brand Junior on the May 6th ballot. Carranza describes himself as a disabled veteran on his candidate application.

Edinburg Man To Prison For 25 Years For Killing Roommate

25 years in prison – the punishment for an Edinburg man who beat his roommate to death about 1-1/2 years ago. The sentence against 52-year-old Michael Caudill was handed down Tuesday shortly after he agreed to plead guilty to the murder. Caudill admitted he beat 59-year-old Jose Alberto Lopez early the morning of August 21st […]

McAllen Police Rescue Newborn Left Inside A Locked Car

A woman from Monterrey has been charged after leaving her newborn baby inside her car while she was inside of a McAllen store. Police were called to the parking lot of the Walgreens in north McAllen Monday afternoon by someone who noticed the infant. Officers were able to get the baby out of the locked […]

UT-RGV Partners With Weslaco To Move Into The Mid Valley

The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, with campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg, is now getting a footprint in the Mid Valley. The U-T Board of Regents has said ‘yes’ to a plan for UT-RGV to lease space in a soon-to-be-developed business incubator in Weslaco. Plans are for the university’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship to […]

Talks Underway To Re-Open Former Tent-City Prison As An Immigrant Detention Center

Could the former tent-city prison near Raymondville revert to its original purpose? According to the operator of the still-closed prison, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau has expressed interest in using it again for an immigrant detention center. ICE is said to considering the idea in light of an expected increase in immigrant detentions coming […]

Brownsville City Commissioner Deborah Portillo Decided Against A Second Term

One term is going to be enough for Brownsville City Commissioner Deborah Portillo. The District 3 commissioner will not run for re-election – Portillo making the announcement in an ad she placed in the Brownsville Herald. The Brownsville businesswoman did not say why she decided against a second campaign, only that it was a decision […]

Ex-CBP Officer Acquitted Of Attempted Murder

A Hidalgo County jury has found a former CBP officer not guilty of trying to kill his girlfriend’s brother.  Jurors deliberated less than two hours Friday before acquitting Randal Sutterfield of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an incident three years ago. Sutterfield had shot Gustavo Guerra after a night […]