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BP agents intercept migrant smuggling events

EDINBURG, Texas — On May 23, McAllen Border Patrol agents apprehended eight non-citizens after the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. According to agents their camera operators observed a Ford SUV load up migrants in a well-known smuggling area near Mission and notified local law enforcement. Moments later, Mission Police Department encountered the […]
MISSION, TX
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Mercedes candidate wins election in recount

MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The city of Mercedes will have a new city commissioner on Thursday. The city said because of a recount held on May 22, Armando Garcia beat incumbent commissioner Leonel Benavidez by 128 votes. Benavidez asked for a recount because of his second-place finish. “The citizens of Mercedes deserve to trust the […]
MERCEDES, TX

Hidalgo County scales back emergency operational level

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Hidalgo County said they will scale back their emergency operational response level as the rate of COVID-19 deaths and infections ease. The county said they are at Level 1, which indicates Maximum Readiness; the county will move to Level 2, which is Escalated Operations effective immediately. “This does not mean the […]
HIDALGO COUNTY, TX

Strong storms moving through RGV

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is no longer being updated. HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – We are tracking severe weather that is moving through the Rio Grande Valley; this article is being updated as new information comes in. 8:00 AM UPDATE:  Strong storms continue moving through Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties.  Widespread rainfall estimates of 2-4″ of […]
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Weslaco bribery trial to begin next month

McALLEN — The trial against two men accused of defrauding the city of Weslaco out of millions of dollars is still set to begin next month, despite one defendant recently suffering a medical condition that had prosecutors worried he would be unable to participate. Jury selection in the trial...
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Sen. Murphy Begs For Gun Compromise After Texas Shooting

(AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy came to Congress representing Sandy Hook. Now he is begging his colleagues to finally pass legislation that addresses the nation’s continuing gun violence problem. During an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, he said hearts in his state where 26...
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Georgia voters navigate rules passed after 2020 election

ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday’s election in Georgia marked the biggest test yet of new voting restrictions enacted by Republicans in one of the nation’s most important battleground states as voters decide hotly contested primary races for governor and the U.S. Senate. Election officials, poll workers and voters...
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Dems Vallejo, Ramirez locked in tight race for District 15 candidacy

The Democratic runoff for congressional District 15 turned into a nail-biter late Tuesday night, with the progressive candidate leading the moderate by 23 votes as of deadline. As of 10:54 p.m., moderate candidate Ruben Ramirez and progressive Michelle Vallejo were neck-to-neck with Vallejo tallying 6,043 votes for 50.10% of the...
HIDALGO COUNTY, TX

May 24 Runoff Polling Locations

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Here are some polling locations for the May 24, 2022 Runoffs. Polls in both counties will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cameron County Democratic Runoff Election Day Locations Precinct Location Address 1, 59, 83 Port Isabel City Hall 305 E. Maxan St, Port Isabel 5, 61, 72 Hudson […]
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