Tag: hidalgo county

Rep. Gonzalez suffers fractures in fall

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will be working from home for the next few weeks after sustaining an injury Thursday. According to a news release,...

Hidalgo County orders facial coverings

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez extended an emergency order and issued stricter guidelines Tuesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including ordering...

Sheriff: Jail taking steps to prevent COVID-19 from taking hold

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has released nearly 400 low-level non-violent inmates and is prohibiting visitors, among other efforts, to keep COVID-19 out of...

$13M awarded to Head Starts at 10 area school districts

The Hidalgo County Head Start Program will have over $13 million in federal funding at its disposal toward helping children in the area in...

Multi-agency effort nets arrest of 15 gang members

A recent operation netted the arrests of 15 gang members, according to a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Thursday In the release, authorities...

A look at the effort to build a border wall in the RGV

As 2019 comes to a close, the third anniversary of Executive Order 13767 is fast approaching. President Donald Trump signed the directive, also known as...

Border wall contracts awarded; More than $800 million to be spent

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded three contracts to build 65 miles of new border wall through...

Man accused of killing drug dealer heads to trial in October

A man accused of participating in what authorities described as the brutal murder of a street-level drug dealer in late 2017 has rejected a...

Victim in weekend murder case was bound, shot in face

Probable cause affidavits for the arrests of two people charged in the death of a 23-year-old man, whose body was found in an orchard...

Mission man who shot wife gets 30 year in prison

A Mission man was handed a 30-years prison sentence last week, according to a news release from the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office. Visiting state...