DHS Drafts Guidelines Aimed At Immigrants

(AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.  A pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly outline the plans under consideration. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President Donald Trump’s broad directive to crack down on illegal […]

Woman At Center Of Roe v. Wade Dead At 69

(AP) – Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” at the center of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, has died. She was 69.  Journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey, says she died Saturday morning at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas. Although McCorvey was the plaintiff in […]

Texas Governor Hasn’t Seen National Guard Immigration Memo

(AP) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office says it hasn’t seen a Trump administration proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up immigrants in the country illegally.  The Associated Press obtained a draft memo detailing the plan. But Abbott spokesman John Wittman said in a statement Friday that his office […]

Brownsville Man Sentenced For Role In Human Smuggling Ring

(AP) – A South Texas man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for smuggling people into the country and then holding them against their will until they paid additional money for their release. Federal authorities said in a statement Friday that 24-year-old Reynaldo Lerma-Pichardo of Brownsville was sentenced earlier in the week […]

Quick-Acting Houston Man Catches Child Falling From Counter; Watch Video

(AP) – Surveillance video at an indoor skydiving facility in Houston shows an instructor quickly catching a toddler as the child falls backward off a counter.  The boy was standing on the counter holding onto his father when he tumbled backward. Jesse “Tex” Leos, an instructor at iFly, was standing on the other side of […]

CoverGirl Male Model Apologizes For Ebola Comment

(AP) – The first male spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics is apologizing for saying he was scared to be traveling to Africa because he was afraid he’d get the Ebola virus.  Seventeen-year-old James Charles tweeted on the eve of a school trip to South Africa: “I can’t believe we’re going to Africa today omg what if […]

Cameron County Has A Cleaner Bill Of Health From Zika

After Cameron County Health Officials went door to door collecting samples to test for Zika, they have a cleaner bill of health. Cameron County’s Department of Health and Human Services department sent more than 200 samples up to Austin and results for the virus came back negative. The plan in the future with Zika in […]

Local Skimming Scam Nails Six Suspects

One victim’s complaint has led to the arrests of a half-dozen people in connection with an Upper Valley skimming scam. All six are accused in a scheme in which so-called skimming devices were slipped into ATM machines to steal debit and credit card numbers. The victim that sparked the investigation had gone to McAllen police […]