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Judge Sets Execution Date For Brownsville Killer

A Texas death row inmate from Brownsville is to be executed – exactly 20 years after his arrest for the murder of an elderly Brownsville woman.  A judge has set September 12th as the day for Ruben Gutierrez to be given a lethal injection. It was in September of 1998 when, prosecutors say, Gutierrez stabbed […]

Feds Now Contacting Local Property Owners About Land Acquisitions For Border Wall

Federal officials are confirming today they are now beginning to reach out to Rio Grande Valley landowners to request access to their property to begin planning for possible land acquisition for President Trump’s proposed border wall. The announcement comes a day after the Department of Homeland Security sent an email stating that the landowners would […]

Donna Murder Suspect’s Pickup Truck Found

One month later, Donna police are still looking for the killer, but they have now found his vehicle. Acting on a tip, officers Monday found the 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck belonging to 38-year-old Fidencio Castillo. The abandoned truck was located in a farming area near Old La Blanca Road and Mile 10, north of […]

Harlingen In Negotiations With ‘Project Trek’

It certainly has an intriguing name. It’s called Project Trek, and there’s a lot of buzz and speculation in Harlingen about what it entails. We know Project Trek is a code name for an economic development project and that Harlingen city officials are in negotiations to bring the unnamed business into the city. However, there […]

Alton Pastor Jailed For Sexual Asault

Law enforcement authorities in the Upper Valley are urging anyone who may have been treated by an unlicensed doctor to contact them after his arrest for sexual assault. Melquisedec Chan, an Alton church pastor, is charged with aggravated sexual assault amid allegations from a woman who claimed Chan raped her while she was sedated. The […]

Brownsville Man Jailed In The City’s First Homicide Of The Year

A Brownsville man remains behind bars, charged with murder and aggravated assault in a knife attack that killed another man and wounded a second. Brownsville police say an argument had broken out early last Wednesday morning in a neighborhood south of downtown, where investigators say 37-year-old Robert Galvan stabbed the two victims, also from Brownsville. […]

Space X Formally Requests Gulf Of Mexico Splashdown Point

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a draft report containing a proposal by Space-X to conduct splashdowns in the Gulf of Mexico. In the Draft Environmental Assessment, Space-X proposes that the Gulf Of Mexico serve as a possible splashdown location for Dragon missions originating from its Boca Chica launch site currently under construction. The Dragon […]