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.

Man suspected of stealing $300K by forging checks to himself

A Rio Bravo man accused of stealing more than $300,000 by writing checks was arraigned Wednesday at a court in Brownsville. Francisco Hernandez Limon, 37,...

Migrant camp in Mexico weathers much

An estimated 1,200 refugees living in tents on the Matamoros side of the Gateway International Bridge were unequipped to wait out an overnight downpour...

Court orders immigrant on hunger strike to be forcibly hydrated

BROWNSVILLE — A man who has been on a hunger strike since mid-October will be forcibly hydrated after a federal court in Brownsville issued...

District attorney investigator fired for DWI charge

An investigator with the Cameron County District Attorney’s office was fired after information surfaced indicating that he is the subject of an ongoing DWI...

Judge orders written notices; Detainees must know of deportation proceedings

An order was filed in the case of five undocumented people previously incarcerated in Port Isabel who alleged that they were packed into overcrowded...

Man faces federal charges in killing of sea turtle

Federal charges were filed on Thursday against a man found to be in possession of Atlantic Green Sea Turtle parts on South Padre Island. Baldemar...

San Benito man’s petition to have evidence tested for DNA denied

A San Benito man sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assault was denied a petition to test evidence for DNA by the...

Trial date set for man accused in Harlingen toddler’s death

A Harlingen man charged with capital murder for the April 2017 death of 2-year-old Katalina Desiree Castaneda appeared in court Thursday morning in Brownsville,...

Mexican child welfare agency visits migrant camp

  The Mexican agency responsible for family welfare has visited migrant tent camps in Matamoros, where an official threatened to take children away from families...

Healthcare group employees found guilty on conspiracy charges

Three former employees of Merida Healthcare Group were found guilty on multiple charges including conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering...