Cameron County, TX

18-Year-Old From Harlingen Killed In Highway Shooting

Homicide investigators are working to turn up a suspect and a suspect vehicle in connection with the early-morning shooting death of a Harlingen man. Cameron County sheriff’s officials say a little before 2 a.m. shots rang out from one vehicle targeting the people in another vehicle as they were driving west on I-2 near Bass Boulevard. One of the three people in that car was struck. The driver then spotted a Harlingen police officer, pulled up alongside at a stop light and yelled for help. The victim, 18-year-old Jaime Medina, was rushed to the hospital where he died of his wounds.
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Officials investigating fatal shooting

HARLINGEN — The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of an 18-year-old man found dying in the back seat of his friend’s car, officials said. Investigators believe Jaime Medina, 18, was shot on westbound Expressway 83 just west of FM 800 before 2 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officials stated Tuesday.
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Woman Drowns At South Padre Island

A woman has died from drowning on South Padre Island. The Cameron County Beach Patrol says a woman and a child were rescued from the water by bystanders on Saturday. The woman was flown to Valley Baptist in Harlingen but was pronounced dead. She was later identified as 37-year-old Neeshay Joy Jones. It’s the second drowning this year in Cameron County.
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New Wave Of Coronavirus Cases Prompts Brownsville To Raise COVID Threat Level

The recent significant increase in coronavirus infections has prompted the city of Brownsville to raise its COVID alert level. On the recommendation of city health officials, the 5-level COVID-19 Threat Matrix has been raised to Level 2, which indicates a moderate spread of the coronavirus, and advises residents to wear a mask, keep a distance from other people, and frequently wash or sanitize your hands.

Brownsville raises COVID-19 threat level

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The City of Brownsville increased the threat level matrix to level two due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. “During the past two weeks, virus transmission rates have increases, especially for unvaccinated individuals,” a release by the City of Brownsville stated. According to the...

Cameron County again tables SpaceX decision

For a second time, Cameron County Commissioners Court discussed SpaceX matters behind closed doors but took no formal action. After going into executive session for more than one and a half hours Tuesday, commissioners court tabled four items related to the Boca Chica site that include consideration and adoption of an order to abandon a portion of Remedios Avenue, Joanna Street, Annette Street and Lucero Court, all roadways located near the SpaceX Boca Chica site, and a resolution related to SpaceX.

Boy discovers teen badly ‘decomposed’ floating in resaca

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Looking for turtles in a resaca, a 13-year-old boy found the body of a teen badly decomposed. 29 years later, the murder of Jaime Rincones remains unsolved. On August 21, 1992, the Cameron County Sheriffs’ Office responded to 7124 Coffe Port Road in Brownsville in regards to a body floating in […]

Sheriff's Office: Homicide investigation underway after Harlingen teen shot, killed

A homicide investigation is underway after a Harlingen teen was shot and killed in Cameron County, the sheriff's office announced Tuesday. Authorities say shortly before 2 a.m., two male subjects drove up to a Harlingen police officer seeking help for their friend who was in the back seat and had been shot, according to a news release from the Cameron County Sheriff's Office.

31 Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Through a press release, the office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. has notified that several county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. As of July 1, 2022, 31 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The county ensures that the Public Health Department is working closely with elected officials […]

Cameron County reports 303 COVID-19 cases, 1 youth death

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cameron County Public Health reported an additional 303 cases of COVID-19, including the death of an individual between the ages of 10 and 19 years old. Cameron County Public Health announced an additional 303 laboratory reports of COVID-19. Of those, 142 of the reports were confirmed based on PCR testing. […]

Caterer Takes Baking To Higher Level

Peggy Harris offers a full-catering menu from her rural Cameron County on a farm-to-market road that still looks like the Rio Grande Valley of citrus groves and sorghum fields. A mother cow with its young calf munch in a pasture near the garage space-turned-commercial kitchen where Harris has set up...