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Arrested on Federal Drug Charges 

Former Starr County business owner Edgar Solis also known as Edgar Flores Solis continues to be held without bond pending a detention hearing for federal drug charges. His indictment states that on or about October of 2015 through October of 2016 Solis conspired to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The document further alleges that the scheme included […]

Victim of Robbery Arrested 

The victim of a stolen vehicle incident ended up in handcuffs when the recovered truck had ammunition. Casimiro Olivarez of Starr County was arrested once again this week on a pretrial release violation in an unusual case. Olivarez started as a victim. He made a call to the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Office on May 7th of this year in […]

Men Accused of Terrorizing Immigrants to Face Judge 

Three men are set to face a federal judge for their involvement in the terrorizing of more than 70 undocumented immigrants in El Sauz. Juan Carlos Barrera (1982), Odilion Oyverdes Jr. (1988) and Isaac Villareal (1995) were arrested on August 8th of this year on a complaint from an undocumented immigrant. They face several charges stemming from the incident including […]

RGCCISD School Board Replaces Legal Representation

After failed attempts at passing an agenda item to terminate the services of the legal representation for the school district, Baltazar Salazar, he was successfully replaced at a special meeting on Monday, October 14th.   The motion was made by Vice President Leticia “Letty” Lopez and President Eleazar “Elias” Velasquez gave a second before it was opened for discussion. Board […]

Grand Jury Results

Filed October 2019 Luis Carlos Acevedo for possession of a controlled substance, TRUE BILL. Mathew Acevedo for possession of a controlled substance, TRUE BILL. Gabriel Arturo Camacho for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, TRUE BILL. Gabriel Arturo Camacho for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, TRUE Bill. Heron Eli Gomez for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, TRUE BILL. […]

Guilty Verdict and Two Life Sentences for Jesus Angel Rebollar

Jesus Angel Rebollar received two life sentences after being found guilty of two charges for the murder of Hector Garcia Jr. and his three-year-old son Julian.  Rebollar was found guilty of murder of a person less than 10 years of age and guilty of murdering multiple people by an Hidalgo County jury last Thursday.   The state represented by Gilbert […]

Court of Appeals Favors Maquinitas Owners  

In a judgement signed by Justice Luz Elena D. Chapa the Fourth Court of Appeals of San Antonio favored 15 people named in a lawsuit against the County of Starr.   The group consists of owners or former owners of eight-liner gaming businesses (Eric Hoyela, Jesus Oyela, Cynthia Arredondo, Emede Barrera, Jose Leon Garcia Jr., Edelmira Gomez, Jorge Solis Ester Madariaga, Maria Lamar Trevino and […]

Bond Reduction Denied 

Juan David Ortiz(36) was denied a bond reduction by 406th District Court Judge Oscar J. Hale Jr. The former Border Patrol agent was indicted on several charges and remains in custody on a bail of just over $2.5 million dollars. He was arrested in September of last year when a woman identified as Erika Peña fled from Ortiz who was […]

New Law Allows for a More Vocal Audience

Gone are the days of not local governmental entities deciding whether they would like to hear from the public or not.  As of September 1st, everyone has the ability to address the governing body regarding an item on the agenda either before or during the consideration of the item.   What that means is that if a person has something […]

Tell It Like It Is

Editorial   The citizens of Starr County have been used in political ploys for decades.  Democracy will only work if we the people see past the rosy picture campaigns pitch.   We complain about votes being bought with chicken plates, water or drinks but if we take a look back at history maybe the price for our vote have simply […]

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