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Monte Alto brothers sentenced to prison mailing drugs to San Antonio

The second half of a Monte Alto duo who were found to be shipping narcotics through the United States Postal Service has been sentenced to federal prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas.

Legislative update: Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts elected officials

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon and update on the 88th Texas legislative session on the Thursday at the Brownsville Events Center.

Monte Alto woman dies in early morning crash with tractor-truck

A 48-year-old Monte Alto resident after crashing into a tractor-trailer that was backing into a private drive early Friday morning.

Ice chest full of meth lands Mexican man nearly 6 years in federal prison

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a 25-year-old Mexican man to nearly six years in prison for trafficking approximately 308 pounds of methamphetamine last year.

Monte Alto homeowner faces drug charge after shooting man with knife

MONTE ALTO — A Monte Alto homeowner accused of shooting a knife-wielding man earlier this week was not charged in connection with the death; instead, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Monte Alto homeowner shoots knife-wielding man, sheriff’s office says

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal Monte Alto shooting following a 911 call from a homeowner who said he shot a man who was wielding a knife, according to a news release Wednesday.

42 people found hidden in Monte Alto stash house

Border Patrol agents discovered over 40 undocumented people at a stash house in Monte Alto on Monday after conducting surveillance at the home, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Monte Alto student arrested for threatening to shoot teacher’s home

A student from Monte Alto High School was arrested last month for threatening to commit a “drive-by shooting” at a teacher’s home in Edcouch through a WhatsApp group chat with fellow students, according to a probable cause affidavit.

MMA cruises to victory over Monte Alto

HARLINGEN – The Marine Military Academy Leathernecks picked up their second one-sided win of the season Thursday, cruising past Monte Alto 36-0. MMA opened the...

Monte Alto ISD taps Rodriguez as superintendent

The Monte Alto Independent School District Board of Trustees announced Isaac Rodriguez as the district’s next superintendent. Rogriguez was selected as the sole finalist for...