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Fronton woman sends DPS trooper to hospital; charged with intox assault

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was sent to the hospital after an intoxicated Fronton woman crashed into their vehicle after losing control of her car, according to a news release.

Brownsville motorcyclist dies after crashing into utility pole

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a 39-year-old man died on Monday morning after crashing into a utility pole.

Defense rests in Edinburg man’s death penalty trial for killing DPS trooper

EDINBURG — The defense has rested in the sentencing phase of a 29-year-old man convicted of killing Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez.

Friend ‘tried to stop’ Godinez from going out on night of trooper’s shooting

EDINBURG — Defense attorneys on Friday began calling witnesses on behalf of Victor Alejandro Godinez, now convicted in the capital murder of state trooper Moises Sanchez, after the state rested its part of the punishment phase of the trial.

Jurors hear about Edinburg man’s jail behavior in death penalty trial

Jurors in the trial of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez's murder on Friday heard from the custodian of records from the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center who testified regarding the defendant's time in jail.

Weslaco woman dies after running stop sign, causing crash

A 57-year-old Weslaco woman is dead after blowing a stop sign Thursday afternoon and crashing into another vehicle.

Convicted cop killer Victor Godinez nicknamed ‘Trooper’ in jail

“Ask for Trooper. That’s what they call me. That’s my jail name.” That was heard in a recording from a phone conversation between two unnamed individuals — one of whom is believed to be Victor Alejandro Godinez — played in court Wednesday afternoon outside of the presence of the jury. 

Slain DPS trooper’s widow remembers caring husband as punishment phase begins

EDINBURG — The court was presented with a small glimpse of what once was the life of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez through the eyes of his widow, Yvonne Sanchez, and his first born son, Zachary Sanchez.

San Benito man charged in cyclist death

A judge charged a 23-year-old San Benito man on Tuesday in a case in which his car hit a 59-year-old bicyclist.

Semi truck driver killed in Starr County crash and diesel spill

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a one-vehicle semi-trailer crash that left a Donna man dead around midnight Wednesday.