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.

Man found with 200 ‘AR-15 style’ magazines

A McAllen man faces up to 10 years in federal prison in connection with federal smuggling goods charges after he was arrested at a...

Two from RGV sentenced in firearms violations case

Two men from the Rio Grande Valley were sentenced earlier this week in connection with firearm violations, records show. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Randy...

Order halts wall construction near historic cemetery for now

A state district judge on Wednesday signed a temporary injunction on contractors building a section of border wall near the Eli Jackson Cemetery, records...

Ex-felon scheduled for bond hearing in gun case

A man is set to appear before a court via video conference for a bond hearing related to his gun-related federal charge, records show. Jason...

San Juan man pleads guilty in cocaine smuggling case

Despite not having any coursework materials, a man found with cocaine inside his vehicle told federal agents he was a South Texas College student. Last...

Edcouch man set to appear in federal court for May incident with helicopter

An Edcouch man faces a federal charge in connection with an incident in May in which he was found to have aimed a laser...

Historic church, cemetery in peril again due to wall construction

About a year ago Sylvia Ramirez and her family thought they had saved an historic church and cemetery tied to her ancestors from border...

RGC man fled rollover in meth trafficking incident, records say 

A Rio Grande City man who fled the scene of a rollover as part of a drug trafficking incident was expected to make an...

Horse trainer who laundered money for cartel sentenced 

A Mexican City man who was recruited to work for a drug trafficking organization will serve a 30-month federal prison sentence in connection with...

RGC woman faces drug smuggling charges

A Rio Grande City woman arrested Sunday after she was found with 10 kilos of crystal methamphetamine claims she was working for the Gulf...