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Woman’s Ex-Husband Charged In Shooting Death Of Woman’s Ex-Boyfriend

A Pharr man has been charged with murder, a day after allegedly gunning down another man outside the suspect’s home. 66-year-old Aniceto Sanchez was brought before a judge Tuesday for the shooting death of 38-year-old Jaime Vargas. Police responding to the gunfire Monday afternoon found Vargas dead in the yard, and arrested Sanchez who was […]

60-Day Deadline For Compliance With New Downtown McAllen Club Ordinance

Nightclub owners in McAllen’s downtown entertainment district now have up to 60 days to comply with a revised ordinance placing new regulations on amplified music and underage customers. McAllen city commissioners Monday passed a compromise ordinance that, among other things, sets a decibel level for amplified outdoor music and requires amplifiers to be positioned away […]

Penitas Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Rural Mission

Authorities are still working to turn up the hit-and-run driver who ran over a woman northwest of Alton Saturday night. The victim, who’s been identified as 33-year-old Cynthia Patricia Castillo-Sanchez of Penitas, was walking along FM 2221 northwest of Alton when she was hit by a car, whose driver kept on going. DPS troopers don’t […]

DHR, Mission Regional Sign Exploratory Agreement

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Mission Regional Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement aimed at keeping the financially-troubled Mission hospital operating for the foreseeable future. The two entities have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent, described as the first step in a larger process that will lead to a final transaction. The agreement calls […]

Compromise Ordinance Approved For McAllen Entertainment District

McAllen city commissioners have passed a revised ordinance regulating amplified music and requiring new software to prevent underage drinking in the downtown entertainment district. The compromise ordinance approved Monday night sets a decibel level for amplified outdoor music and requires amplifiers to be turned away from residents’ homes. Also, 17th Street nightclubs will be required […]

Afternoon Argument Leads To Deadly Shooting In Pharr

A Pharr man is facing a charge of murder accused of gunning down another man outside the suspect’s home Monday afternoon. Police responding to the gunfire found the victim dead in the yard, and arrested the homeowner. Investigators aren’t saying what sparked the deadly shooting, but say the 66-year-old suspect is the ex-husband of a […]

Man Charged With Murder In Rural Cameron County Slaying

A Cameron County man is now behind bars and formally charged in the apparent bludgeoning death of a Mexican national last week. 25-year-old Jesus Ruben Vela was arraigned on a charge of murder Monday, after being discharged from the hospital where he was being treated following an apparent suicide attempt. Vela, who’d been reported missing, […]

Charges Dropped Against 2nd Operation Dirty Deeds Defendant

Charges have been dropped against a second Cameron County tax office employee indicted on corruption counts earlier this year. The District Attorney’s Office has moved to also dismiss charges against Jose Mireles, who’d been arrested along with his boss, Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre and three other tax office employees. Mireles had been charged with bribery, […]

Charges Dropped Against Operation Dirty Deeds Defendant

Charges have been dropped against one of the five Cameron County tax office employees indicted on corruption counts earlier this year. The District Attorney’s Office Friday dismissed the charges against now-former tax investigator Pedro Garza Junior. Garza had been arrested in January along with longtime Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre and two other tax office employees […]

July Unemployment Jumps In The RGV

Unemployment in the Rio Grande Valley has gone up for the second straight month. The July jobless rate rose 2-tenths of a percent in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area to 7-point-7 percent. It jumped 4-tenths of a percent in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area to 8-point-6 percent. Statewide, unemployment in July ticked up a tenth of a percent […]