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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 pastor gets 12 years for sedating, assaulting women

EDINBURG — Melquisedec Chan, the 58-year-old pastor from Alton who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women he had sedated, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday evening.

Alton pastor who pleaded guilty to sexual assaults seeking leniency

During the third day of the punishment trial for the 58-year-old Alton pastor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women, witnesses described the pastor as “honest,” “transparent” and a “visionary.”

Victims detail trauma from Alton pastor’s sexual assaults

The punishment trial for the Alton pastor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women continued Tuesday as the jury was presented with video evidence of one instance of the crime and emotional testimony from the victims.

Alton pastor, unlicensed doctor pleads guilty to aggravated sexual assault

EDINBURG — An Alton pastor and unlicensed doctor pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of practicing medicine without a license in Texas.

Alton man gets prison time after domestic violence case prompts multiple charges

A domestic violence call in McAllen early this year led to the arrest of a man accused of assaulting a pregnant person in addition to the discovery of several illegal drugs and firearms, the latter of which has now landed that suspect with nearly five years in federal prison.

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.

Haunted houses and pumpkin patches among fall events in Valley

Cities across the Rio Grande Valley are preparing for spooky season with festivals full of scary good activities.

Hidalgo County extending operating hours at WIC clinics

Hidalgo County is extending its operating hours at WIC clinics throughout the area beginning in October.