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Judge recommends denying Monica Melissa Patterson appeal

The Innocence Project of Texas has filed a brief in Monica Melissa Patterson's appeal, which has been remanded to the trial court on a claim of new medical evidence that her appellate attorneys say shows that her 96-year-old victim was not asphyxiated, but instead died from a heart attack.

Murder charge against Mission resident who killed man in gunfight dismissed

A charge of murder against a 43-year-old Mission man has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Hidalgo County DA’s chief felony prosecutor running for district judge

The chief felony prosecutor for the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office is running to be judge of the 430th state District Court.

Hidalgo County goes to AG again over releasing courthouse docs

Hidalgo County is again asking the Texas Attorney General for an opinion over whether it can withhold releasing documents related to the unfinished courthouse, the contractors tasked with building it, as well as additional contractors hired to uncover construction defects.

Hidalgo County law enforcement to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving

Too many lives have been lost on state and local roads due to intoxicated drivers.

As Edinburg sees surge in DWIs, officials urge public not to drink and drive

EDINBURG — As of July, Edinburg police have made 225 DWI arrests this year.

DWIs over Fourth of July weekend frustrate Valley DAs’ efforts

At 4:26 a.m. Sunday, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper came across a dead body lying on the west side of Alamo Road in Edinburg, and was informed that a suspect may be in custody.

Valley law enforcement agencies launch campaigns targeting drunk driving

With the Fourth of July right around the corner local law enforcement authorities across the Rio Grande Valley are partnering in campaigns aimed to curb drunk driving together with the Texas Department of Transportation.

$205 million in state funding for two hospital facilities heading to Valley

Legislation aimed at expanding capacity for mental health services statewide signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month allocates $205 million to construct two new medical facilities in the Rio Grande Valley.

Parade of purple colors elder abuse awareness efforts in Edinburg

EDINBURG — Just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the elderly clients of Guardian Angel Adult Day Care began to make their way outside the facility and into the parking lot.