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Pharr names former Alton police chief as city manager

The city of Pharr held an appointment ceremony Monday in which Jonathan B. Flores was named as the city manager.

Alton man accused of beating death indicted

An Alton man accused of killing a 45-year-old man after beating him to death is set to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

Cause of death ‘unknown’ for man who died in Alton police custody

The man who died in Alton police custody threw a walking cane at an officer before taking a baton from him, kicking the officer and then throwing the baton back at him, according to a custodial death report.

McAllen woman, Alton man accused of beating death

An Alton man and a McAllen woman will have their initial charges of aggravated assault enhanced to murder after they allegedly beat a man to death, according to police.

Man chased by Alton police dies after crashing into canal embankment

A 39-year-old man from Belton, Texas, died Wednesday night after a police chase that ended with him crashing into the south embankment of a canal, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Alton swears in new chief of police following former chief’s exit

Following the departure of former Alton Police Chief Jonathan Flores, the city of Alton swore in its new chief of police during its City Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Pharr hires Alton police chief to serve as assistant city manager

Pharr officials looked to Alton when needing to recruit a new administrator and hired that community’s police chief, Jonathan B. Flores, to serve as Pharr’s new assistant city manager.

Heat wave puts emergency agencies on alert in Hidalgo County

Healthcare and emergency agencies in the Hidalgo County area continue warning residents that as temperatures rise to nearly unbearable conditions, so do the risks of heat-related illness and even death if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Alton earns eighth consecutive recognition for budget

The city of Alton has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget on Thursday.

Alton police team up to teach kids life skills

ALTON — The first of many weekly sessions teaching students life skills normally not taught in public school began Friday thanks to the Alton Police Department and a new program it introduced at Mission Collegiate High School.