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[Video]Donna ISD Officer Accused Of Body Slamming Female Student

A Donna High School security officer has been charged stemming from his action during a student brawl two weeks ago. 33-year-old Michael Lee Soto was booked into jail this week on charges of official oppression and filing a false report. Cellphone video shows Soto slamming a 16-year-old girl to the floor as he pulled her […]

Harlingen Man Hit With Capital Charges In Deadly Stabbing Attack

Bonds totaling 3-million dollars is keeping a Harlingen man behind bars after he was formally charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder. 55-year-old Sigfredo Ramos was arraigned on the two counts Tuesday stemming from an attack on his girlfriend which left a man believed to be the woman’s son dead. Ramos is accused of […]

Caliche Theft Lands Two Hidalgo County Employees In Jail

Two Hidalgo County employees are under arrest, accused of stealing county property. Jose Lupe Contreras and Derick Palomin, both Precinct 1 employees, are alleged to have used county equipment to steal caliche. The theft was first reported about two weeks ago and a sheriff’s department investigation led to Contreras and Palomin. Both have been charged […]

Acquitted Ex-Jailer On Trial On Secondary Charges

Acquitted of capital murder earlier this year, a former Cameron County jailer is on trial this week on charges related to the day more than two years ago that he shot and killed a fellow jailer. It was in June of 2014 when Marco Antonio Gonzalez found Ivan Reyes in the Brownsville home of his […]

UPDATE: Missing Edinburg Man Found Alive In Mexico

A missing elderly Edinburg man remains in a hospital in Tamaulipas, a day after being found lying along the side of a road. 76-year-old Adan Olivarez, who’d been the focus of a Silver Alert, was spotted on the ground in the town of Valle Hermoso, about 25 miles southwest of Matamoros, Monday. He was rushed […]

Harlingen Man In Custody Accused In Deadly Stabbing Attack

A manhunt is over for a Harlingen man suspected of killing a man who tried to stop the suspect from attacking his ex-wife. 55-year-old Sigfredo Ramos is behind bars after being arrested at his Rangerville Road home Monday morning. Details of the arrest aren’t being made available, but Ramos is facing murder and attempted murder […]

Rio Hondo Lift Bridge Closed For Major Overhaul

It’s going to take you longer to traverse the town of Rio Hondo starting Monday.  The unique and well-traveled mechanical lift bridge across the Arroyo Colorado shuts down for major safety repairs. The bridge will undergo a 12-million dollar overhaul for structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs.The complex project, being over seen by TEX-DOT, will keep […]

Hidalgo County Jailer Arrested For Alleged Child Abuse

A Hidalgo County detention officer is under arrest, accused of injuring a child. 37-year-old Juan Manuel Rodriguez-Anzaldua was arrested by Alamo police, booked on a charge of injury to a child, and released on a personal recognizance bond. The sheriff’s office says Anzaldua has been placed on administrative leave without pay while an internal investigation […]

La Joya Housing Authority Chief Pleads Not Guilty To Role In Bid-Rigging Scheme

The indicted director of the La Joya Housing Authority will be getting out of jail. A federal magistrate today set a 50-thousand dollar bond for Juan Jose Garza, who pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in connection with an alleged bid-rigging scheme. Garza has been in federal custody since his arrest last Friday stemming from […]

Unaccompanied Children Crossing Hit The Highest Point Of The Year

So far this year, last month saw the highest number of unaccompanied young immigrants surrender themselves to Border Patrol agents. The McAllen Monitor reports 5-thousand-198 young immigrants traveling alone were detained in the Rio Grande Valley sector in August. That brought the number of unaccompanied children detained so far this fiscal year to more than […]