Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Edcouch man faces federal prison for laser pointer incident with helicopter

Months after he was arrested, a court has set a sentencing date for an Edcouch man accused of pointing a laser at a helicopter. U.S....

Pioneer for farmworkers’ rights in South Texas dies

Genoveva Puga, longtime advocate for farmworkers’ rights, died Sunday in Alamo at the age of 92. March marked more than 40 years since her son,...

Edinburg man used mail system to transport cocaine

Axel Noel Rodriguez Rivera An Edinburg man will serve a 10-year prison sentence for using the postal service to transport cocaine, records show. U.S. District Judge...

RGC woman sentenced after foiled import of liquid meth

A Rio Grande City woman who pleaded guilty for her role in a drug smuggling attempt has been sentenced, records show. A court sentenced Alma...

Congressmen introduce bipartisan missing persons bill

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced Monday legislation that would help local officials’ ability to record and report missing persons and unidentified remains found...

Congressmen introduce bipartisan missing persons bill 

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced Monday legislation that would help local officials’ ability to record and report missing persons and unidentified remains found...

Court orders gov’t to halt deportation of unaccompanied minors

A District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop using a public health code to expel unaccompanied minors from the country, court records show. On...

Birding preserve withdraws from land sale with gov’t

What was nearly a year of hand-wringing over whether to sell land at a local birding preserve to the government for wall construction, came...

Man promised $400 to smuggle drugs set for sentencing

The sentencing for a U.S. citizen who told federal agents he was going to be paid $400 to transfer large quantities of illicit drugs...

Sentencing set for driver of tractor trailer stuffed with cocaine

A court has scheduled a sentencing hearing for a man who has pleaded guilty to the distribution of a controlled substance, records show. Fernando Alexis...