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A Last Goodbye for Fallen Officer

The morning of Tuesday, June 25th the Rio Grande Valley honored fallen officer, Patrol Corporal Jose “Speedy” Espericueta Jr. who was killed in the line of duty.   Last Thursday the Mission police officer was flagged down by a woman near the intersection of Business 83 and Stewart Rd.  The woman explained that her son, later identified as 33-year-old Juan […]

Trial for Rebollar Pushed to September 

The murder trial for Jesús Angel Rebollar has been pushed back to  September 23rd by visiting Judge Jose Longoria. Rebollar is the only man arrested and charged with the 2016 killing of Hector Garcia and his 3-year-old son Julian.  From the beginning however, the Starr County Sheriff’s Office stated that they believed several individuals were involved in the shooting.   […]

Shooter of Trooper Moises Sanchez Indicted

The assumed shooter of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez, Victor Alejandro Godinez was indicted by a Hidalgo County Grand Jury. The 24-year-old is accused of shooting the law enforcement officer at close range in an attempt to flee from the scene of a vehicle accident near the intersection of 10th and Freddy Gonzalez. As Moises Sanchez was arriving in Houston […]

Texas Raises Smoking Age

A new state law effectively raises the legal age to purchase cigarettes, tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.  Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 21 into law late last week after it passed the senate. The law will take effect on September 1st and supporters of the change say it should reduce the risk of addition.  Texas is […]

Grand Jury Results

Filed May 2019 Oscar Cosme Rosa for evading arrest, TRUE BILL. Alan Ally Garcia for unauthorized use of motor vehicle, TRUE BILL. Jose Raul Aldape, AKA Jose Raul Aldape-Hernandez for evading arrest detention with vehicle, TRUE BILL. Becky Chavez for injury to a child, TRUE BILL. Paulo Eli Fuentes for possession a controlled substance, TRUE BILL. Mark Anthony Hernandez for […]

Preliminary Hearing to Revoke Parole Continues

The process to revoke parole for Ismael Mares Jr. of Starr County will continue to the next phase as determined by parole board representative Sam Garcia. On Tuesday, June 4th Mares was led into a training room of the Starr County Sheriff’s Office for the third attempt to conduct a preliminary hearing in the subject of revoking his parole. Mares […]

Grand Jury Results

Filed May 2019 Oscar Rigoberto Hernandez-Boriega, possession of marijuana, TRUE BILL Rafael Sanchez-Benavidez, possession of marijuana, TRUE BILL Daniel Barreiro Jr., possession of a controlled substance, TRUE BILL Daniel Barreiro Jr., unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, TRUE BILL Santos Guerrero-Lopez, possession of marijuana, TRUE BILL Luis Alejandro Lopez-Reyes, possession of marijuana, TRUE BILL Richard Colvin, burglary of a […]

Rio Grande City CISD School Board Seeks to Uphold Meeting

In the latest move by the Rio Grande City CISD school board the four board members that met late last month are asking that the courts validate the meeting and order a restraining order against interim superintendent Roel Gonzalez. A petition filed by the four members gives evidence to support their claim that they made every attempt to follow the […]

County Complies with Order to Pay Defender’s Fee

During a Special Commissioners’ Court on Monday the elected officials approved the payments to defense attorneys O. Rene Flores and Carlos Hernandez as order last week. District Judge Longoria ordered Starr County to pay court appointed attorney O. Rene Flores who is defending Jesús Angel Rebollar in a capital murder trial. Flores submitted an invoice in April for $23,072 which […]

Tell It Like It Is

Editorial   When you lose a family member or loved one at the hands of another person it can be extremely difficult to find peace.  It is even harder still when you don’t feel that the justice system has worked to punish the individual responsible.   I’ve always found it futile to interview family member’s a victim. Of course they […]

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