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Mercedes man gets 35 years for fatal Weslaco shooting

A Mercedes man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for fatally shooting a 19-year-old man in Weslaco a little more than two years ago.

Weslaco man sentenced to 35 years for killing infant son

A 29-year-old Weslaco man has been sentenced for the murder of his 3-month-old son from injuries officials described as “sufficient enough to have him airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio.”

Member of private border wall family indicted on manslaughter charge

A 26-year-old Mercedes man who had been accused of driving drunk and killing a 47-year-old man in a Weslaco crash has instead been indicted on a charge of manslaughter.

Mercedes man pleads guilty to Weslaco murder

An 18-year-old Mercedes man on Thursday pleaded guilty to gunning down a 19-year-old man in Weslaco nearly two years ago.

Weslaco man who stabbed uncle to death during meth binge loses appeal

An appellate court has denied a claim from a 36-year-old Weslaco man who was convicted of stabbing his 54-year-old uncle to death in 2020.

Valley law enforcement agencies launch campaigns targeting drunk driving

With the Fourth of July right around the corner local law enforcement authorities across the Rio Grande Valley are partnering in campaigns aimed to curb drunk driving together with the Texas Department of Transportation.

Person of interest in Oklahoma cold case dies by suicide in Weslaco

A 79-year-old man who was a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife in Oklahoma 25 years ago committed suicide in Weslaco Thursday morning, according to a Missouri television station.

Weslaco police identify two people who died in Friday crash

The Weslaco Police Department identified the two people who died following a major two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday.

Weslaco student arrested after images of ‘intimate areas’ were found on their cellphone

By XAVIER ALVAREZ and MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ A 17-year-old Weslaco High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after police found images of people’s “intimate areas” on...

Weslaco school district, police, bring crime stoppers app to campuses

WESLACO — Police here have partnered with the school district and crime stoppers to create a phone application that will improve the safety of students and teachers, officials say.