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Not guilty plea entered in Weslaco-area homicide

A man entered a plea of not guilty in connection with a July murder near Weslaco, court records show. Jose Alfonso Lopez was arrested on July 29, the day Weslaco firefighters discovered a man's body while responding to a grass fire. Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said in a July...

19-Year-Olds Arraigned In Deadly Thanksgiving Night Hit And Run

Two 19-year-olds have been charged in the hit and run death of a man in Pharr Thanksgiving night. Manuel Canchola of San Juan was arraigned Saturday on a charge of accident involving death. Natalie Carreon was arraigned on a charge of failing to report the deadly accident. Pharr police were...

Giving Tuesday celebrates giving back to the community

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral)— Giving Tuesday is celebrated annually worldwide by thousands of people on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. During this celebration everyone is giving back to the community in one way or another. Giving Tuesday was first celebrated in 2012. According to, local leaders in over 70 countries and hundreds of communities come together to […]

County jailer arrested

OLMITO—On November 16, 2022, Cameron County Sheriff Investigators executed four arrest warrants on Jose Alberto Rivas, age 34. Rivas was arrested after a tip from an inmate prompted an investigation into his behavior at the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center in Olmito. According to a statement released by the Cameron...

Weslaco police investigating fatal one-vehicle crash

A 39-year-old driver was killed early Saturday morning after striking a utility pole, Weslaco police said. Weslaco police responded to the 800 block of westbound Frontage road in reference to a single vehicle accident, according to a news release. “A preliminary crash investigation determined that the driver of a 2008...

UTRGV: Two programs help ease the stress of medical school acceptance

EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Two pipeline programs for UTRGV School of Medicine students are progressively recruiting talented and diverse students. The Vaqueros MD Early Assurance Program formed by UTRGV and the Joint Admission Medical Program created by the Texas Legislature is helping to eliminate the stress when applying for medical school, said the university. “Anybody who wants to […]

Second arrest made in connection with 2021 theft of border wall panels

A second individual was charged in connection with the December 2021 theft of nearly $1 million worth of border wall materials. Jose Emmanuel “Manny” Gonzalez was arrested last week and charged with theft of public money, properties or records, federal court records show. Gonzalez went before a magistrate...

Small businesses encourage customers to shop locally

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral)— Shopping small does not only contribute to family businesses’ but also help to create jobs and boost the local economy. Small businesses range from various categories such as, crafts and decorations to services and restaurants, there is always a new place to discover and support.  On Saturday small business hope to encourage […]

San Juan to discuss ‘discipline or dismissal’ of police chief

SAN JUAN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — San Juan city leaders are meeting Monday to discuss the employment of their police chief — and could take action as severe as discipline or dismissal, according to the meeting’s agenda. In a special-called meeting, the city commission will adjourn at 12:10 p.m. for only one purpose: They will meet […]

Arrest made in months-old stabbing case in Monte Alto

MONTE ALTO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man who got into a fight with a friend allegedly brought his brother and father back to the scene of the fight where the three ended up stabbed in January. This week, the suspect has been arrested. On Tuesday, Jayson Omar Perez, 22, was arrested and charged with aggravated […]

4Ever Family: Hailey

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Every week, CBS 4 is working to find a forever home for a Rio Grande Valley foster child as part of our “4Ever Family” partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Hailey is a sweet 8 year old child who...

Valley ‘porch pirates’ take advantage of opportunities to steal

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Many people are taking advantage of holiday deals right now but experts are warning about “porch pirates” preying on your purchases. “These individuals are opportunists. They prey on people’s property especially when they’re not at home,” Rancho Viejo Police Department Sgt. Arturo Huerta said. Huerta explained that there are steps […]

Board approves staff stipend

The San Benito CISD School Board of Trustees approved a stipend for school district employees as an incentive for staying with the district. The staff retention stipend was approved following an executive session held during the Tuesday, Nov. 22 school board meeting. In accordance to the measure, full-time staff will...