Jury to begin deliberations in Elizondo trial

Jury deliberations will begin today in the trial of former Brownsville fire chief Carlos Elizondo who is being tried on six counts of computer...

Sounds of conjunto

SAN BENITO — From food and games to activities and live performances, what’s known as the Resaca City of the Valley has a festive night...

Rising waters gnaw away at city’s public lakes

HARLINGEN — The city’s small lakes at the soccer and sports complexes, as well as at Pendleton Park, are getting bigger. And that isn’t necessarily...

San Benito scratches timetable to re-open water plant

SAN BENITO — Officials have scrapped a completion date for the project to re-open the $17 million water plant shut down about five years...

Harlingen tax hike passes

HARLINGEN — Before a group of feisty residents, city commissioners last night voted 4-1 to approve the first tax hike in 14 years. In a...

San Benito scratches timetable to re-open water plant

SAN BENITO — Officials have scrapped a completion date for the project to re-open the $17 million water plant shut down about five years ago. Earlier this year, City Manager Manuel De La Rosa was planning to re-open the plant between Aug. 24 and Dec. 21. Now, he’s scratched that timetable. “At this time, we are not projecting a completion date,” De La Rosa stated yesterday. “Our only priority is to see that the plant will meet quality standards that the city originally intended.” At the site off Turner Road, technicians are working to revive the water plant that’s remained inoperative for five years.

Possible new evidence surfaces in La Plaza Mall robbery case

  Last week, the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office provided notice to each defendant in the La Plaza Mall robbery case of evidence that is...

Mission attorney arrested on theft charges

A Mission-based attorney surrendered himself to authorities in Rio Grande City on Tuesday morning on allegations that he defrauded clients. Florencio Lopez is facing four counts of theft, three of which are state jail felonies, with the fourth count being a misdemeanor charge, according to Brenda Lee, law enforcement liaison for the Starr County Attorney’s Office. His arrest stems from an investigation into a notary public, Juana Maria Rodriguez, who was arrested in January for allegedly providing fraudulent immigration services, including notary services, despite her notary license expiring in August 2017, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Houston area preparing for heavy rain, flooding as Imelda makes landfall

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical...

Tropical Storm Imelda forms in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Imelda has formed in the Gulf of Mexico just south of the coast of Texas. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical...