At the UIL 5A State Marching Band competition with about half the size of other bands, the Roma High School marching band went above and beyond by becoming the first Valley 5A band in history to advance to the state finals, according to band director Dena Laurel.
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 is extending its operating hours at WIC clinics throughout the area beginning in October.
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.
The wife of a purported Gulf Cartel plaza boss in Miguel Aleman has been sentenced to a little more seven years in prison and will forfeit her Roma home and more than $800,000 in cash.