Doctor heads to trial in healthcare scheme

Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada will finally be going to trial Wednesday, more than a year after his arrest in May 2018 for allegedly running a healthcare scheme from his rheumatology practices in Edinburg, Brownsville and San Antonio. Government prosecutors allege that his wife, Meisy Zamora and two employees — Felix Ramos and Estella Santos Natera — also participated in the scheme, which allegedly involved defrauding health insurers by misdiagnosing and over-treating patients. On Wednesday, the attorneys for the government and the defendants’ attorneys met for a status conference, during which U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa addressed pending motions. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

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Local shelter receives Champions for Change Award

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EDITORIAL: Valley residents invited to enjoy holiday displays

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Vargas to stand trial for DWI Alcohol level prompts upgraded

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Ortiz, “El Patrón” ready to put on a show at Payne Arena

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Wind chill advisory for tonight, arctic front on the way

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After nearly 50 years in radio, Hugo de la Cruz set to retire

With the characteristic warm buzz of its analog-recorded roots, the sound of a marching band begins to fill the air. Soon, a tenor voice that’s one part honey with just a hint of gravel rises above the brass crescendo to issue an enthusiastic welcome. Though they cannot see him, listeners can nonetheless hear the smile that spreads across his lips and twinkles at the corners of his eyes as the voice declares, “A todos los que aman, y a todos lo que quieren el fútbol, buenas noches! Buenas noches fanáticos. Les saludamos!” “To those who love, and those who like football, good evening! Good evening, fans! We greet you!” Hugo de la Cruz, 74, says at the top of his weekly Football Scoreboard radio show inside the Super Tejano 102.1 FM studio at R Communications in Pharr. Read the full story at themonitor.com

RGV football first round playoff schedule

VALLEY HS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Thursday’s Games Bi-district Class 5A Division I Brownsville Pace at Corpus Christi Miller, 7 p.m. Class 4A Division II Progreso vs. Rockport-Fulton at Falfurrias High School, Falfurrias,...

Hollywood in Harlingen: Movie on migrant debate filming here

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