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Over $1M seized in Brooks County traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than $1.5 million in cash during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 281 in Brooks County.  On...

Pharr man whose vehicle troopers shot at charged with evading

A 26-year-old Pharr man is facing charges of evading arrest and criminal abandonment or endangering a child after leading authorities in a high-speed pursuit...

Troopers shoot at vehicle during chase in Pharr

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday afternoon shot at a vehicle during a police chase. The agency said in a news...

Indictment handed down for trooper accused in family trafficking case

A state trooper has been indicted on a charge of conspiring to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine. The indictment against Pablo Talavera Jr. extends the timeline...

65-year-old Edinburg man killed in San Juan crash

A 65-year-old Edinburg man was killed in a two-vehicle collision in San Juan on Thursday, authorities said in a news release. Alejandro Banda sustained what...

Feds say state trooper’s sister-in-law collected money for drug trafficking family

One by one, federal authorities in the Rio Grande Valley and Tennessee this summer started dismantling a family of drug traffickers that allegedly includes...

Trooper charged with drug trafficking worked Texas border security operation

BY MARK REAGAN AND VALERIE GONZALEZ | STAFF WRITERS  Records obtained by The Monitor indicate the state trooper arrested last week on federal drug trafficking charges...

$75K bond for trooper accused of helping dad move drugs

A federal judge on Monday set bond at $75,000 with a $5,000 cash deposit for a state trooper accused of helping his father and...

One of Texas’ most wanted sex offenders captured in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — One of Texas’ most wanted sex offenders is back in custody following his arrest this month. John Anthony Rangel, 31, was arrested in...

DPS: Chase leaves 2 dead, 5 injured

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a single vehicle crash that left two men dead. According to a statement from DPS, the crash...