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Three Admit To Roles In Deadly Smuggling Incident In Pharr

An Alamo resident and two other people have pleaded guilty in a human smuggling incident in which one of the immigrants was killed. Investigators say all three played a part in smuggling a group of immigrants across the border near Pharr the night of August 4th 2014. The group had been scaling down the Pharr […]

Do Your Part To Control Mosquitoes Or Face A Fine

A little more than a week after the first locally-transmitted Zika infection was confirmed, Brownsville health officials are preparing to issue citations to property owners who aren’t helping in the local mosquito control effort. City health department workers are continuing to go door-to-door, urging residents to drain any standing water and to cut their grass […]

Tenaska Generating Plant In Brownsville In Doubt

It was supposed to have been up and running by now, but a proposed new electricity generating plant in Brownsville now seems to be unfeasible. The Brownsville Herald reports Omaha-based energy company Tenaska is asking Cameron County to terminate its tax abatement agreement reached with the Public Utility Board in 2013. The agreement was for […]

Mission Businessman Linked To Coahuila Corruption Scheme Bonds Out Of Jail

A Mission businessman is out from behind bars after being jailed on a 30-million dollar bond in a purported international multi-million dollar theft and money laundering scheme. Luis Carlos Castillo Cervantes was able to pay the required 300-thousand dollar cash deposit to get out of jail. Conditions of the bond also required Castillo to surrender […]

McAllen Man Heading To Prison On Child Porn Plea

A McAllen man has pleaded guilty to downloading child pornography after getting caught in an investigation by federal cyber crimes agents. Authorities arrested 26-year-old Daniel Ramirez-Tobias in October following a 2-month investigation in which agents tracked the sharing of child pornography videos through a peer-to-peer network. Agents traced the receipt of those videos to a […]

Siblings Arrested In Near-Killing Of Raymondville Woman

A Raymondville brother and sister are under arrest in the rape and stabbing of a Raymondville woman who was left for dead along the side of a road this summer. 50-year-old Albert Mendoza and his 55-year-old sister Margie Castro Mendoza are accused of attacking 41-year-old Gracie Cantu-Ledesma. She’d been stabbed more than a dozen times […]

“Three Angels Park” Soon To Replace Infamous Rubio House

A little more than six months after the so-called Rubio House was demolished, there is again activity on the corner of East Tyler and 8th streets in Brownsville. Civic organizations have begun turning the property into Tres Angeles Park — named for the three young children who were butchered by their parents John Rubio and […]

Teenage Suspect Arraigned In Starr County Double-Murder

A teenager arrested more than two weeks ago has been charged with the murders of a Rio Grande City man and his young son more than three weeks ago. 17-year-old Jesus Angel Rebollar, also of Rio Grande City, is charged with two counts of capital murder, and was ordered jailed with no bond.  Rebollar was […]

First Locally-Transmitted Zika Infection In Texas Confirmed To Be In Cameron County

State and local health officials are confirming the first locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus in Texas — and it’s in Cameron County. Officials say a 53-year-old Brownsville-area woman contracted Zika in the Lower Valley. The virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes but officials have not yet determined for sure how and where the woman […]