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New charge for alleged murderer delays trial again

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cameron County grand jurors have handed down another felony indictment of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon for alleged murderer Anthony Eliff III. Eliff was indicted in March 2020 for the murder of Guillermo Garcia, also known as Willie G. On Feb. 6, 2020, Harlingen police found Garcia dead […]
HARLINGEN, TX
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Suspect in two separate murder cases appears in court

A Harlingen man accused in two separate murders appeared in court Thursday. Anthony Eliff pled not guilty to the murder of Guillermo Garcia, whose body was discovered in a car with a gunshot wound to his chest in February 2020. Court documents say the two allegedly got into a fight...
HARLINGEN, TX

U.S. citizen sentenced to 2 years in federal prison in laundering money case

A U.S. citizen accused of transporting more than $345,000 in cash from Houston headed to Mexico has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. Esteban Garza, age and address unknown, admitted to working for a transnational criminal organization and helping transport large bundles of money that were “the proceeds of illicit criminal activity,” a federal criminal complaint states.
BROWNSVILLE, TX

McDonald’s begins testing strawless lids in select markets

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Sip on this: McDonald’s is testing new, strawless lids in an effort to reduce the use of small plastics. ValleyCentral reached out to McDonald’s and asked them to spill the details. The company’s marketing personnel said the testing of strawless lids will take place in select U.S. markets for their cold […]
HARLINGEN, TX
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UPDATE: Three Men Dead In Pickup Truck-Big Rig Crash

A woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries following a 2-vehicle collision that killed three men from Progreso. All four were in a pickup truck that was struck by an 18-wheeler north of Edcouch Wednesday afternoon. The DPS says the Chevrolet Silverado, being driven by the woman, was heading north on...
PROGRESO, TX
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City of Harlingen to host St. Patrick's Day Fun Run

The Harlingen Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a St. Patrick's Day Lager Jogger fun run. It's happening on Friday, March 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m at the Harlingen Field, located at 1261 Fair Park Blvd. Every registered runner will receive a voucher for the L&F Distributor's Beer...
HARLINGEN, TX
KRGV

State hospitals increasing pay for employees

In an effort to recruit new employees and retain current ones, the Texas Health and Human Service Commission announced they’re allocating $148 million in state funds for pay increases at state hospitals. Nurses and hospital workers at the Rio Grande State Center in Harlingen — the only state hospital...
HARLINGEN, TX
KRGV

Credit card skimmers found at Harlingen gas stations

Harlingen police are noticing an increase in credit card skimmers at local gas stations. While the devices may not look like much, they are capable of stealing debit or credit card information with just one swipe. Two skimmers were found already found at Harlingen gas stations, one on West Tyler...
HARLINGEN, TX

HCISD pushes for South Texas ISD funding changes

HARLINGEN — The school district is joining 20 Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County districts in a growing campaign pushing legislators to quash the South Texas school district’s taxing authority. The school board has passed a resolution “seeking legislative change to the funding of South Texas ISD and elimination...
HARLINGEN, TX

Update: Deputies share photos of man suspected of knife-point robbery attempt

Update: This robbery attempt was previously reported on ValleyCentral. However, authorities on Tuesday updated the case with surveillance camera images. HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — New photos have been released showing a man suspected of wielding a knife during a robbery attempt this month at a convenient store just outside the Harlingen city limits. The robbery […]
HARLINGEN, TX
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Inspired by Nurse & Mother to Pursue Nursing Education

HARLINGEN, Texas – Erin Gordon recalled a moment during the pandemic when she was in a hospital for a procedure and a nurse provided her with comfort. “The nurse did a great job to ensure I wasn’t stressed,” she said. “Her job caught my interest because her approach was excellent. Additionally, my mother was enrolled in the Vocational Nursing program at Texas State Technical College. She recently completed the program, and that sparked my interest in health care as well.”
HARLINGEN, TX
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Migrants hide under houses during pursuit in Cameron County, DPS says

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — U.S. Border Patrol apprehended several groups of migrants found hiding underneath houses and in the brush. A video from Christopher Olivarez, with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s, posted on Twitter showed a brush and human smuggling pursuit early Wednesday morning in Cameron County.
CAMERON COUNTY, TX

Man sentenced for crashing into Cameron County constable

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man accused of crashing into a constable who was conducting a traffic stop was sentenced to state jail. Francisco Delarosa was sentenced to 10 years in state jail after pleading guilty to charges of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury to a peace officer and driving while intoxicated third […]
CAMERON COUNTY, TX