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September 11th Trial Date Set In Irene Garza Murder Case

Final preparations have been set for the murder trial of the former McAllen priest believed to have killed former beauty queen and teacher Irene Garza 57 years ago. During a brief court hearing Wednesday, prosecutors and defense attorneys confirmed they’re ready for trial, and Judge Luis Singleterry set September 11th as the date for the […]

Search Underway For Missing Harlingen Attorney

Harlingen police are asking anyone for any information as they try to turn up a local attorney who hasn’t been seen since Tuesday. Family members tell police that 62-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez was supposed to meet his sister at his Harlingen law office Tuesday morning, but was not there when she showed up, although his truck […]

Head-On Collision Outside Houston Kills Brownsville Father And Son

A Brownsville father and son have been killed in a head-on crash near the Houston suburb of Baytown. Harris County sheriff’s officials say the two were driving north on Sjolander Road at around 6:30 Wednesday morning when their vehicle veered into the southbound lane and collided with an oncoming vehicle. 45-year-old Juan Vilano and his […]

Final Dolly Reimbursement Funds In Sight For Cameron County

10 years later, and Cameron County may finally receive the 1 million dollars it is owed for repair and cleanup work following the damage done by Hurricane Dolly.  The state has yet to reimburse Cameron County 1 million dollars in emergency funds it used to repair roads, buildings, utilities and other infrastructure, and also to […]

Authorities Release Name Of Man Found Dead After Brownsville House Fire

The man found dead inside of a burning house in Brownsville Monday afternoon has been identified as 54-year-old Antonio Villareal. Villareal’s body was found in a bedroom after firefighters put out the blaze at the Brownsville Country Club home on Pinar Del Rio Avenue. Authorities are waiting for the results of an autopsy to confirm […]

Former Prison Guard Soon To Be A Prison Inmate

A year-and-a-half in federal prison – the punishment for a second Willacy County prison guard who was caught smuggling contraband in for the inmates. 23-year-old Stephen Salinas had pleaded guilty to bribery charges in January – admitting he took money from inmates at the Regional Detention Center in Raymondville to smuggle in cellphones and jugs […]

McAllen Apartment Fire Cause Undetermined

They know where the fire started, but investigators are not able to pin down how, and the cause of the blaze that destroyed the Abellon Condominiums in McAllen will go down as accidental, but undetermined. McAllen fire officials say the flames erupted in the kitchen of a second-floor unit, and that combustible materials had been […]

American Flag Raised In Honor Of Noe Hernandez

A week-and-a-half after being memorialized and laid to rest, Valley sailor Noe Hernandez has been honored again – this time with a flag-raising ceremony at his boyhood home in Weslaco. The local veterans group, America’s Last Patrol, planted an American flag outside his family’s modest home in a patriotic ceremony Monday afternoon – exactly one […]

Man Charged In Deadly Auto-Pedestrian Accident

A Mission man has been charged in the apparent drunk driving death of a man in downtown McAllen this past weekend. 29-year-old Leonel Martinez Adame is charged with intoxication manslaughter for apparently hitting 21-year-old Kevin Andrade of Roma. Andrade was walking near the intersection of Business 83 and 15th Street early Saturday morning when he […]

Brownsville Auto-Pedestrian Accident Claims A Second Life

The mother of a 2-year-old boy who was struck by a car and killed in Brownsville last week, has also succumbed to her injuries. Brownsville police say the 29-year-old woman died Monday morning. She’d been hospitalized in critical condition ever since the accident last Thursday afternoon. Her toddler son died shortly after the wreck. Both […]