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Driver Sought In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Authorities are looking for the hit-and-run driver who left a man dead southeast of Alamo early Thursday morning. 51-year-old Ruben Parra was walking along South Border Road near Ridge Road at around 2 a.m. when he was struck by a silver or gray sedan. The driver kept on going, heading north. Investigators don’t have much […]

Brownsville Mayor Martinez Announces Bid For Third Term

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez is going for a third term. Martinez has announced his intention to seek re-election in 2019, saying there’s still a lot he wants to get done. Martinez says his main goal is providing the city’s younger residents with a way forward in terms of jobs and education. He says he’ll work […]

Brownsville Judge Rules One-Time Murder Suspect Was Defending Himself

A Brownsville man who had been charged with murder and aggravated assault has been sentenced to four years in prison for violating probation. District Judge Gloria Rincones ruled this week that 38-year-old Robert Galvan acted in self-defense when he stabbed two men, killing one of them. However, because Galvan had been drinking at the time, […]

For Killer Drunk Driver, It Was His Second Intoxication Arrest

The suspected drunk driver in the weekend wreck that killed a sheriff’s dispatcher had just recently gotten off probation from a previous DWI conviction. That’s according to court records released Tuesday after 20-year-old Orlando Zuniga Rodriguez was arraigned on five new charges – including intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. 29-year-old Sandra Coronado was killed in […]

Arrest Report Shows Alamo Commissioner Was Speeding, Failed Roadside Sobriety Test

It was a speed limit violation that prompted a state trooper to pull over Alamo City Commissioner Trinidad Medina last weekend, leading to his arrest for drunken driving. An arrest affidavit states Medina was clocked going 56 in a 30 mile-an-hour zone near North Tower Road and FM 495 a little before 7 a.m. Sunday. […]

UT-RGV Probation Status Lifted

UT-Rio Grande Valley is no longer on probation. A college accrediting board today lifted what has been a 2-year probation period that began shortly after UT-RGV was created through the merger of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American. UT-RGV was hit with a 1-year sanction in 2016 over problems involving UT-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College related to […]

Sexual Assault Accusations Against Valley Doctor Made By Former Employees

Police investigators have identified four women who claim they were sexually assaulted by a Valley cancer doctor. That’s what’s in the probable cause affidavits released by Edinburg police, and obtained by the McAllen Monitor, following the arrest last week of Dr. Eugenio Gerardo Galindo. According to the affidavits, three of the women worked with Dr. […]

Investigation Continues Into Destructive RV Park Fire

Fire investigators are still working to pin down what sparked the blaze that tore through an RV park in Mercedes. The fast-spreading flames destroyed three trailer homes and damaged four others at the Llano Grande Lake Park Resort Thursday night. No one was hurt but about a dozen people, some of them Winter Texans, have […]

Deadly San Benito Police Shooting Under Investigation

Officials are keeping tight-lipped as the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the police shooting death of a San Benito man. 21-year-old Ricardo Trevino was shot to death in an incident that started when officers tried to pull him over on Expressway 83 south of Sam Houston Boulevard Friday afternoon. But Trevino kept going, leading […]

More Changes In Top Ranks Of Edinburg Police

For the second time in three years, Edinburg Assistant Police Chief Peter De La Garza has been tapped to temporarily fill a vacant police chief’s post. The McAllen Monitor reports that De La Garza was named interim police chief Friday after Edgardo Ruiz stepped down as interim chief last week, less than a month after […]