Diana Eva Maldonado

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Diana Eva Maldonado is the Digital Editor for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star and Coastal Current. She can be reached at dmaldonado@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9872 or (956) 982-6618.

Gusty winds bring smoky air into the Lower Valley

Have you walked outside and been shocked with the haze and smell in the air?The National Weather Service says a gravity wave with winds...

Vigil planned for spring breaker who died on Island

A candlelight prayer vigil will be held Thursday for the Texas spring breaker who disappeared on the Island.Organizers say the community vigil for Justin...

Forecast: Thunderstorms, hail possible tonight

The National Weather Service says we should prepare for a night of thunderstorms, high winds and the possibility of hail.Forecasters say a combination of...

Gus Ruiz to take commission seat early

Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda Jr. says he will appoint commissioner-elect Gustavo C. Ruiz to the Pct. 4 seat on Friday.Ruiz, a local attorney,...

Harlingen teen killed in overnight wreck

A young Harlingen girl was killed overnight when she lost control of the pickup she was driving and landed in a drainage canal.The Texas...

El Ranchito woman facing drug charges

An anonymous tip leads to the arrest of a San Benito area woman on drug charges.The Cameron County District Attorney's Office says on Thursday...

DA: $500,000 in cash seized during San Benito traffic stop

Investigators with the Cameron County District Attorney's Office confiscated bundles of money on Valentine's Day during a planned traffic stop in San Benito. They...

Grand jury indicts tax man Yzaguirre, others

A Cameron County grand jury has indicted Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. on allegations he took money in exchange for letting someone avoid standing...

Police: Wrong way driver causes head-on crash on expressway

Three people are hospitalized after a head-on collision on the expressway in Harlingen where police say one man was driving the wrong way.The accident...

DA: Yzaguirre accused of bribery, organized crime

Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre has been arrested and charged with bribery, organized crime and official oppression, says District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.Federal...