Erin Sheridan

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Erin Sheridan is a reporter for the Brownsville Herald. She covers crime, plus state and federal courts. She can be reached at esheridan@brownsvilleherald.com or (956) 982-6609.

Police make arrest in San Benito theft, robbery case

The San Benito Police Department has arrested a person of interest in connection to a theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated robbery that...

Border Patrol releases U.S. citizen after lawsuit 

A man who was found to be a U.S. citizen by a federal judge in Brownsville this week was detained by Border Patrol in Donna until his attorney sued the federal government demanding that the agency recognize the judge’s ruling, according to court records. J.G.F.M., a pseudonym, was born in Mexico. His father was a Mexican citizen and his mother was a U.S. citizen by birth, according to the writ of habeas corpus petition filed by attorney Jaime Diez on Tuesday. A federal criminal complaint filed against J.G.F.M. last year stated the man was arrested by Border Patrol agents June 22. According to the complaint, he was previously ordered removed from the United States on March 27, 2019. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Whistleblower’s lawsuit settled

A 2014 whistleblower lawsuit brought against Cameron County and its attorney by former deputy clerk Leticia Perez has settled, according to an update posted...

Man convicted in smuggling case seeks appeal

A Houston-based mechanic who was sentenced to 51 months in federal custody last month for his role in a human smuggling operation in which...

Castro enters guilty plea to DWI charge

  Former BISD Trustee Erasmo Castro appeared in court Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to a DWI charge stemming from an incident in early September. The...

Former Santa Rosa teacher to remain in custody

Former Santa Rosa High School teacher and coach Josue Cepeda appeared in court in Brownsville for a status hearing Thursday following his re-arrest at...

Report: County jail now in compliance

The Cameron County Jail is now in compliance with Texas Minimum Jail Standards, according to copies of a letter and certificate sent to the...

Harlingen man pleads guilty in deadly hit and run accident

A 29-year-old Harlingen man charged for his role in a July 2018 hit-and-run death pleaded guilty in Brownsville on Monday. Michael David Rincones was charged...

Deportees flown out of Brownsville airport

As the sun rose over the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport on Valentine’s Day, a group of men and women bundled up against the...

Former Santa Rosa teacher to face another charge

Former Santa Rosa ISD coach Isaac Ruben Flores made a brief appearance in court in Brownsville on Wednesday. Flores, 25, was indicted in May 2019...