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Complaint: Woman tried to smuggle handguns, ammunition into Mexico

A 28-year-old woman’s demeanor tipped off law enforcement officers that she had something to hide, a federal criminal complaint reads.

Brownsville man indicted on child pornography charge

A federal grand jury found enough probable cause to file a criminal indictment against a 26-year-old Brownsville man charging him with child pornography, according to authorities.

Former Edinburg mayor accused of voter fraud makes last-ditch effort to avoid trial

On the afternoon before jury selection in the voter fraud trial of Edinburg’s former mayor, his attorneys filed another motion seeking to stop the case from going forward.

Palmhurst man killed two dogs; claims he protected peacocks

A Palmhurst man who claimed he was concerned for the welfare of his peacocks shot two dogs Wednesday morning who went into his property.

Edinburg police investigating man found dead in backyard

The Edinburg Police Department is investigating the death of a 30-year-old man who was found on the ground in a residence’s backyard Thursday evening.

Edinburg CISD OKs pay raises, stipend increase

Edinburg school trustees approved about 4% midpoint increases for employees across the board and an increase to planned stipends that appeared to be unexpected at their meeting Tuesday.

STC partners with Metro McAllen to train new bus operators

McALLEN – South Texas College partnered with Metro McAllen to launch the Metro Transit Academy, which will offer students the ability to learn how to drive a bus using one donated by the city’s bus service.

Hidalgo County judge issues disaster declaration for ongoing drought

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez declared a state of disaster for the county on Thursday due to the ongoing drought.

Mission resident pleads to murder charge for hitting, killing wife

A 28-year-old Mission resident pleaded guilty last week to murder for hitting and killing his wife with a vehicle following a late-night argument in April last year.

Peñitas mayor pleads guilty to fraud, agrees to pay La Joya school district $35K

Peñitas Mayor Rodrigo Lopez pleaded guilty to fraud on Thursday and agreed to pay back the nearly $35,000 he fraudulently obtained from the La Joya Independent School District through the purchase of athletic gear from his company.