Survivors Of Texas Massacre Confront ‘spiritual war zone’

(AP) – Santa Fe High School students and local authorities are confronting challenges borne of the shooting that took the lives of eight students and two substitute teachers at the school near Houston. The school’s graduating seniors heard a speech from Jack Roady, the Galveston County district attorney, on Sunday during their baccalaureate service. He […]

NASA Shipper Orbital ATK Launches Space Station Supplies

(AP) – One of NASA’s prime shippers, Orbital ATK, has launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. The Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, before dawn Monday, treating early risers along the East Coast to a cosmic light show, at least where skies were clear. The 7,400-pound shipment – […]

Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Challengers Call Illegitimate

(AP) – Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council said Maduro won nearly 68 percent of votes […]

Trump ‘demands’ Justice Department Investigate FBI

(AP) – President Donald Trump is intensifying his pressure on the Justice Department by demanding it open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign. Trump made the demand Sunday amid days of public venting about the special counsel’s Russia investigation, which he has deemed a “witch hunt” that he says has yielded […]

Justice Department Asks IG To Widen Probe Of FBI

(AP) – The Justice Department has asked its inspector general to determine whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with Russian agents who interfered in the presidential election. A department statement came Sunday after President Donald Trump tweeted that he would […]

Valley Pastor’s Sister-In-Law Among The Victims Of Santa Fe School Shooter

One of the victims of the Santa Fe High School gunman was the sister-in-law of a Rio Grande Valley pastor. Cynthia Tisdale was one of two substitute teachers shot and killed after the gunman burst into an art classroom last Friday morning. Tisdale was married to the brother of 68-year-old John Tisdale, the pastor of […]

Juvenile Dies After Being Found Unresponsive At Evins Facility In Edinburg

Authorities are investigating the death of a juvenile in custody at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg. A Texas Juvenile Justice Department statement Saturday says the teenager was found unresponsive Friday night. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to a hospital but could not be revived. Officials are not yet releasing the person’s name, […]

Valley Unemployment Decreases For Third Straight Month

Unemployment in the Rio Grande Valley declined for the third month in a row. The April jobless rate in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area dipped 3-tenths of a percent to fall to 6-point-2 percent, while unemployment in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area dropped 4-tenths of a percent to fall to 6-and-a-half percent. Statewide, the economy added 39-thousand-600 jobs […]

Latest: Attorney Cites Bullying Reports; School Says Untrue

(AP) – The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6 p.m. The attorney for the suspected Texas high school gunman says “it appears” there might have been “teacher-on-student” bullying of shooting suspect Dmitrios Pagourtzis prior to the attack. Nicholas Poehl says he’s read reports of his client being […]

San Juan Police Officers Acquitted In Cocaine Theft Case

Prosecutors have now been able to prove that both police officers lied, but they cannot get a jury to agree they stole cocaine. In what was the officers’ second trial, a Hidalgo County jury Thursday found San Juan police officer Salvador Hernandez guilty of lying to federal agents, but jurors acquitted Hernandez and former officer […]