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Former Starr County attorney arrested; indicted on public corruption, bribery charges

Starr County’s former county attorney was arrested Friday and charged with public corruption.

Brother of former Gulf Cartel boss sentenced to 15 year for cocaine conspiracy

The brother of former Gulf Cartel plaza boss, “Gringo Mike,” has been sentenced to a “significant” amount of time in prison for his involvement in a cocaine distribution conspiracy.

No injuries or shots reported in Rio Grande City High School threat

Two people have been detained regarding a threat made involving Rio Grande City High School on Wednesday, officials said. They were detained as of 9:15...

TFA Educator Profile: Maddie Barnes

Maddie Barnes is a 2021 Rio Grande Valley Teach for America corps member, and an 11th-grade English teacher at Rio Grande City High School...

Rio Grande City hospital used as staging area for smuggling, agents say

Border Patrol agents in Rio Grande City foiled a scheme last week where the local hospital was being used as a staging area for smuggling people into the country illegally.

New Year’s Day crash leaves Rio Grande City teen dead

A 14-year-old boy from Rio Grande City who wasn’t wearing his seat belt, died after being ejected from a vehicle Sunday morning, according to...

Hidalgo County deputies arrest alleged Rio Grande City kidnapper during traffic stop

Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Rio Grande City on Wednesday after he allegedly kidnapped a Mission man and demanded ransom. Mateo Garza,...

Rio Grande City man dies following auto-pedestrian crash

A 21-year-old Rio Grande City man is dead following a fatal auto-pedestrian crash Monday night in Starr County. In a news release issued Thursday, the...

Starr County school district reports Monday morning bus crash

Authorities in Rio Grande City are investigating a school bus crash that happened Monday morning near an elementary school. In a news release, the Rio...

Border Patrol agent struck by migrant near Rio Grande City

A man from El Salvador was arrested Friday after allegedly striking a Border Patrol agent who was patrolling an area near Rio Grande City during a struggle, according to a criminal complaint.