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Man posing as Monte Alto high school student previously arrested for human smuggling

A 22-year-old Alamo man who allegedly posed as a 16-year-old Monte Alto school district student has been arrested.

La Joya woman who forced people into residence at gunpoint indicted

A La Joya woman was indicted in early November for her role in a human smuggling operation where she is accused of forcing five people into a residence at gunpoint in 2021, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Peñitas man sentenced to 40 years for fatal 2019 human smuggling attempt

A 22-year-old Peñitas man pleaded guilty Wednesday for his involvement in a 2019 fatal crash that killed two San Juan residents and sent six people illegally present in the country to the hospital.

Mission man charged with 3 counts of murder for deadly migrant smuggling crash

La Joya police have arrested and charged a 31-year-old Mission in connection to a June rollover that left three people illegally in the country dead.

5-year-old boy found in vehicle at La Joya ISD school died of heat asphyxiation

An autopsy report indicates a five-year-old boy found dead in a vehicle at a La Joya ISD school last Thursday likely died after being...

Child found dead in car at La Joya ISD elementary campus

MISSION — A child died in a car at Dr. Americo Paredes Elementary Thursday afternoon. A release from La Joya ISD said the district’s police...

Third migrant dies following fatal La Joya crash

LA JOYA – Police here confirmed Thursday morning a third death in the June 29 rollover in which all of the occupants were ejected from a vehicle during a chase, and now the main suspect faces an additional charge of murder.

La Joya police arrest man accused of killing two in fatal rollover

A man was arrested for a fatal rollover that killed two men after he allegedly fled from La Joya police last month.

DPS releases identities of men killed in north Palmview rollover

The two men who died in a rollover after a chase with law enforcement that began in La Joya and ended in Palmview on Wednesday have been identified, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Report IDs La Joya man who died after being booked for public intoxication

A custodial death report has revealed the identity of a La Joya man who died at a local hospital after being booked into the city jail last month.