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Border Patrol seizes 259 pounds of marijuana in Halloween bust

A United States citizen was arrested early Halloween morning after Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents found several bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 260 pounds in his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.

Houston lawyer opens investigation into refinery explosion that killed 2 RGC men

A Houston-based attorney announced Monday that he is launching an investigation into a Pecos refinery explosion that killed two Starr County men.

Texas Film Roundup wants your old home movies for archives

Those untouched home videos and film reels hidden away in closets across the Rio Grande Valley — there are gems inside.

Roma man gets probation in Rio Grande City teen’s murder

EDINBURG — A 22-year-old Roma man previously accused of killing a Rio Grande City teen was placed on deferred adjudication for three years as part of a plea bargain where he promised to testify against his co-defendants.

Hidalgo County extending operating hours at WIC clinics

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

Man who lured Rio Grande City teen to his death convicted of tampering

The man accused of being paid $10,000 to lure 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez to a ranch where the Rio Grande City teen was shot and killed, dismembered and burned, has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years in state prison, prosecutors announced in a news release Friday.

Ex-Starr County attorney Canales pleads guilty to extortion charge

Former Starr County attorney Victor Canales pleaded guilty to extorting a mother who went to him for help over her son’s traffic tickets.

Hidalgo County lawmakers in Austin balance economic growth with border misconceptions

McALLEN — How did the state legislature fare during the 88th Legislative Session earlier this year — a session overshadowed by the historic impeachment of the Texas attorney general, as well as pitched battles over border security, private school vouchers, property tax relief and restrictions on local control over elections?

Houston man who ran ‘sophisticated’ smuggling scheme gets max sentence

It only took 45 minutes for a federal jury to return a guilty verdict for a Houston man who was involved in a conspiracy to transport people illegally present in the United States, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas.

Rio Grande City USDA employee indicted on bribery charges

A 51-year-old Rio Grande City resident and U.S. Department of Agriculture employee has been indicted on charges of bribing public officials and witnesses.