The tale of the two suspected illegal Guatemalan immigrants killed by a DPS sharpshooter perched in a helicopter took a turn Thursday when the Department said the truck they were in was barreling toward a school and had to be stopped.
"The pickup truck continued to speed recklessly toward William ... More >>
We didn't really think this happened much anymore, but apparently Hidalgo County was in the habit of jailing school truants who couldn't pay the sometimes large fines they racked up.
It sounded -- to the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas -- like the debtor's prisons of old, so th ... More >>
themonitor.comCirilo Castillo: Hide yo' sheep, hide yo' mares, he (allegedly) rapin' everthang 'round thereIf the comment sections of Rio Grande Valley newspapers are any indication, Hidalgo County is regarded as something of a rustic backwater by its more urbane neighbors. Stories like this ... More >>
Guns along the riverA dramatic firefight broke out on the Rio Grande River early this morning when federal drug agents attempting to intercept two boats traded shots with cartel members on the Mexican side, the Department of Public Safety says.
"A suspicious vehicle on the U. S. side of the ... More >>
Five years in prisonYesterday a Hidalgo County jury found Mark Anzaldua guilty of raping a mentally-challenged relative. The evidence in the case was beyond compelling: a DNA test proved that Anzaldua fathered the woman's son.
In the sentencing phase, Anzaldua wept in open court and begged f ... More >>
Dulce Liliana Nava-Cardenas: The true meaning of ChristmasTwas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, well, plenty of creatures were stirring in the house in this story... ...
Police in Edinburg say that in the wee hours of December 24, a Valley dad walked in on his 16-year- ... More >>
First rule, kid: Don't take nothing but cashEven the most grizzled cops in the Rio Grande Valley town of San Juan say this is a new one for them, and that's saying something.They say they have had to remove a four-year-old girl from her home after neighbors complained that the pre-kindergartener ... More >>
Froget it, Jake. It's just the ValleyOn moving to Miami during that city's Cocaine Cowboy heyday, a friend once described the place thusly: "You are nobody here until you are under indictment."As the frontline for the drug war has shifted from Colombia and South Florida to Mexico and South Texas, ... More >>
Missing school, getting fined thousands. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is challenging officials in Hidalgo County because teenagers are being jailed in an adult detention center for skipping school and not paying truancy fines, which, according to a class action lawsuit filed Monday ... More >>
Photo courtesy Hidalgo Co Sheriff's OfficeCatholicism, knives, and intoxicants proved to be a potent stew in two incidents in and around the Rio Grande Valley town of Edinburg over the weekend.
One is kind of funny...
When Hidalgo County police found 20-year-old Agustin Casanova hiding in a ... More >>
While Caroline Wedding has only been running the Marion County Humane Society for about three years, she has already been on plenty of animal-cruelty raids, and has helped find better homes for hundreds of dogs, cats and exotic birds. Still, she thinks it's unlikely she will ever come across some ... More >>