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Former Starr County DA’s employee pleads guilty to human smuggling

The Starr County District Attorney’s Office’s former crime victims coordinator pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a human smuggling operation that used a government vehicle.

Man caught with 42 pounds of cocaine in Rio Grande City gets 4 years

A 28-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for attempting to smuggle nearly 42 pounds of cocaine through the Rio Grande City port of entry.

Man arrested at Rio Grande City port with over 300 pounds of meth

A man was arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 100 packages of methamphetamine concealed within his vehicle at the Rio Grande City port of entry, according to a criminal complaint.

Traffic stop yields over 240 pounds of marijuana in Rio Grande City

A Mexican citizen was arrested Monday after a Starr County sheriff’s deputy found multiple large bundles of marijuana inside the man’s green Ford Explorer, according to a criminal complaint.

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.

Rio Grande City man dies after crash with flatbed trailer

The Texas Department of Public safety said a 34-year-old Rio Grande City man died Tuesday after the vehicle he was in rear ended a flatbed trailer.

Man crashes into Border Patrol unit near Rio Grande City during smuggling event

A United States man claims he smuggled two people illegally present in the country because his half-sister’s life was threatened by a man from Mexico known as “El Pato,” according to a criminal complaint.

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.