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Elsa woman pleads not guilty to murder charge for husband’s death

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A 36-year-old Elsa woman entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning to an indictment charging her with murder for the shooting death of her...

Texas Senate lacks votes to pass permitless carry of handguns

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By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless...

New ad campaign to promote coronavirus vaccines in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are launching a $1.5 million radio and television ad campaign to promote the next phase of vaccinating...

Edinburg assistant principal arrested in $400 comic book caper

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McALLEN — An Edinburg CISD administrator was arrested and charged with theft last week after admitting to stealing $409.93 worth of comic books from...

208 new cases, 2 deaths due to COVID-19 in Hidalgo County

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Two more deaths related to COVID-19 were confirmed in Hidalgo County on Tuesday, along with 208 new cases. Two Edinburg men, one in his 40s...

Texas GOP opposition to bill on changing ‘Negro’ place names raises sparks

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Chuck Lindell Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — With attention focused on a Texas House hearing about competing bills — one to remove Confederate monuments from...

Protesters in Reynosa cross international bridge with message for Biden

Dozens of migrants expelled from the U.S. to Reynosa walked onto the international bridge with a message for President Joe Biden, the first such...

McAllen defends voting process despite video alleging flaws

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BY BERENICE GARCIA AND FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ The city of McAllen assured their election process was inspected and certified by the state after a candidate...

Peñitas man sentenced in busted drug load case

A Peñitas man accused of being part of a drug conspiracy received his punishment Monday, court records show. A federal judge sentenced Jorge Tavarez to...

Mission stash house may have held hundreds before bust, complaint says

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office last week assisted U.S. Border Patrol in a stash house bust where one of the alleged caretakers claimed 350...