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Former Hidalgo County detention officers punched inmates in three incidents

Two former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office detention officers are accused of attacking inmates who posed no threat on three separate, unrelated occasions this year.

Matt’s Building Materials set to reopen Saturday after devastating fire

More than two years after a fire ravaged the Matt’s Building Materials store in Pharr, they are ready to welcome back customers.

PSJA’s dual language program continues to flourish and impact community

PHARR — Over the past 25 years, PSJA ISD has established the gold standard for a dual language program offering classes district-wide with over 14,000 elementary, middle and high school students in the program that is expecting its largest graduating cohort this semester.

Pharr man with extensive drug trafficking history gets 22 years in prison

A 63-year-old Pharr man with a history as a drug trafficker was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 22 years in federal prison following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute 24 pounds of cocaine, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.

Pharr man caught with 3,500 fentanyl pills gets 8 years

A 21-year-old Pharr man was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday following his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.

Former Pharr police chief sues officers who arrested him in September

Former Pharr Chief of Police and City Manager Andy Harvey has filed another lawsuit, this time in federal court, against two Pharr police officers who responded to his home and arrested him in September of last year.

CBP finds nearly 122 pounds of cocaine in concrete blocks at Pharr bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $930,000 worth of alleged cocaine last Friday.

Valley DQs to host Free Cone Day on March 19

Warmer weather means outdoor activities, more sunshine and ice cream.

TxDOT seeking public input on proposal to widen Jackson Road in McAllen

McALLEN — Highway officials are looking for public input on a plan to widen one of the most congested portions of Jackson Road where it traverses underneath Interstate 2 as it bisects Pharr and McAllen.

Brownsville businessman takes top honor as SBA announces Valley winners

Nicolas V. Soto Jr., owner of NVS Corporation Services Inc., headquartered in Brownsville, has been named Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Lower Rio Grande Valley District.