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Man Killed In 1 Vehicle Crash In Brownsville

One man was killed when he crashed his SUV into a drainage ditch in Brownsville last night. Authorities say 22-year-old Romario Samaniego lost control and the SUV plunged into the water-filled ditch near Boca Chica Boulevard and Medford Avenue. First responders found Samaniego dead in his vehicle. Authorities are looking into the factors that led […]

Missing Rio Grande City Teen Had Been Shot To Death

It was something deeply personal. But that is all that authorities are saying as to why a Rio Grande City teen was killed late last month. 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez was shot to death, according to the preliminary autopsy, and his remains were found at a location in Roma last Saturday. Three people remain jailed in […]

McAllen Woman Claims Innocence In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Almost five months after the deadly hit-and-run accident, a McAllen woman has gone to court to plead not guilty. 23-year-old Elena Cristal Cavazos is charged with intoxication manslaughter, accident involving death, and failing to stop and render aid in the hit-and-run death of 61-year-old Terence Hicks. Hicks was struck as he walked near Business 83 […]

Child Porn Investigation Lands McAllen Man In Prison

A McAllen man is going to prison for six years for downloading and viewing child pornography. 26-year-old Daniel Ramirez-Tobias has been sentenced to 72 months in federal prison – the punishment being handed down eight months after he admitted guilt. Ramirez-Tobias had been arrested at his McAllen home in October following an investigation in which […]

New Immigrant Respite Center Gets Gift From Vatican

A new immigrant relief center in McAllen has gotten a special financial boost. The Vatican has donated 100-thousand dollars to Sacred Heart Catholic Church to help build its new Humanitarian Respite Center. Cardinal Blase Cupich (blayz SOO-pich) from Chicago traveled to McAllen this week to present the gift. The money will go toward the construction […]

McAllen Comes Out Against SB4

The city of McAllen has become the latest Valley city to go on record against the new state law that bans sanctuary cities. City commissioners this week approved a resolution stating McAllen’s opposition to SB-4. The resolution does not call on McAllen to join the lawsuit that’s been filed against the state, but for the […]

Missing Donna Teenager Recovered, Uncle Arrested

The uncle of a 13-year-old Donna teenager remains behind bars in Montgomery County this morning following his arrest yesterday – six days after the teenager disappeared. 43-year-old Rudolfo Nuncio was apprehended after he crashed his pickup truck into a DPS vehicle, ending what had been a high-speed chase through three counties in the Houston area. […]

Proposed McAllen Bond Election Likely To Be Postponed To May

McAllen city commissioners are moving away from placing a 30-million dollar bond proposal on this November’s election ballot, in favor of putting a 25-million dollar bond proposal on the ballot next May. The original proposal called for four separate bond measures – for drainage improvements, traffic improvements, a new fire station, and a new parks […]

No Charges Yet After Immigrant Smuggling Truck Found In Edinburg

Two days after 17 undocumented immigrants were rescued from a locked truck trailer in Edinburg, no one has been charged. Edinburg police detained the driver of the tractor-trailer rig and his wife after discovering the immigrants Sunday, but an ICE spokeswoman says they have not yet been charged as federal officials continue their investigation into […]

Brownsville Man Sentenced For Murdering His Parents

A Brownsville man is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his parents more than a year-and-a-half ago. 53-year-old Joel Collazo has been sentenced to 60 years on a charge of capital murder of multiple persons, and 40 years on two charges of murder. The sentences will run concurrently. The […]