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Drunk driver sentenced after killing mom and daughter

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A drunk driver found guilty on two counts of intoxication manslaughter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday after killing a mom and her daughter going out for an ice cream run. A jury from the 404th Judicial Court in Brownsville sentenced Jose Junior Lincoln to 15 years in […]
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Ian to impact Texas coast; beaches to experience swell and wave heights

Although Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall Wednesday near the Florida coast, that doesn’t mean South Texas won’t be impacted by the storm. According to the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley, the hurricane will bring increased swell periods and wave heights, resulting in hazardous seas, minor coastal flooding, high surf, and a high rip current risk Wednesday through at least Friday.
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Cameron County judge rejects sheriff’s budget claims

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño on Tuesday challenged comments coming from Sheriff Eric Garza about the funding of the sheriff’s office, including its deputies and jailers. “We cannot leave misrepresentations of material fact with respect to jail staffing, budget issues, and the conduct...
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Governor Abbott Announces Governor’s Small Business Series - South Padre Island

Honoring Women-Owned Businesses, Featuring First Lady Cecilia Abbott. Governor Greg Abbott today announced the next in the statewide 2022 Governor’s Small Business Series to be held in-person in South Padre Island on Thursday, October 6, featuring special guest First Lady Cecilia Abbott. The Governor’s Small Business Series connects small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen, and grow a business.
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Brownsville police: Man arrested after argument ends in shooting

A 45-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police say he shot a man in the knee during an argument. Officers with the Brownsville Police Department responded to the 2300 block of E. Taylor St. where they found Ricardo Rangel, 47, who was shot in the knee by Manuel Cantu Jr., according to a news release.
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Man breaks car window after arguing with girlfriend, police say

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A Brownsville man is wanted for criminal mischief, after breaking a car window, police said Tuesday. According to the Brownsville Police Department, 27-year-old Daniel Alberto Ledesma had an argument with his girlfriend Aug. 6 at the 2000 block of Los Ebanos Boulevard. Ledesma’s girlfriend left after having called one of her […]
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Stabbing suspect in hiding, found and arrested

MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — McAllen police arrested a man suspected to be hiding in Mexico after allegations of a stabbing that occurred on Sunday. Angel Luis Montanez, 26, was arrested for aggravated assault and unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Montanez was arraigned in McAllen Municipal Court on Tuesday. His total bond was set at $280,000.
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Brownsville man arrested after 2 kittens killed, says sheriff

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Cameron County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man for cruelty to a non-livestock animal, the department announced late Monday. On Sept. 5, deputies responded to the home of Eulalio Medrano, 22, in reference to a verbal disturbance. Medrano’s mother reported she and her son had gotten into a verbal altercation, according […]
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Brownsville PD: Man who beat up ATM identified and arrested

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man accused of beating up an ATM machine in Brownville has been arrested by police. Brownsville police identified Octavio Salinas, 50, as the man caught on surveillance footage striking an ATM machine at the 1400 block of E. Washington St. According to police, Salinas said he became upset after attempting […]
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Brownsville expo to dish out samples of cuisine, more

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A popular restaurant and business expo will return this week after a two-year pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce will host the Business to Botana Expo from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Brownsville Events Center.  “We are thrilled to bring back the Business […]
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Two Brownsville drug discoveries worth $306K combined, officials say

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Two discoveries of hidden narcotics last week at Gateway International Bridge have a combined estimated street value of more more than $306,000, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. On Saturday, Sept. 24, a 40-year-old Brownsville woman attempted to cross into the United States from Matamoros, Mexico, in a 2009 Chevrolet at […]
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Texas Master Naturalist classes begin in January

Another round of training to become a Texas Master Naturalist will take place starting in January for residents of Hidalgo, Starr and Cameron counties. The popular courses for any resident of the three counties who is over 18 years of age are taught by local college faculty members with specialties, along with other field experts.
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Brownsville Public Utilities Board officials answer bill questions

Officials from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board and City Manager’s Office presented an update regarding electric rates during last Tuesday’s city commission meeting. The presentation took place as a work session item, meaning commissioners would not vote or take any action, only hear the presentation and pose questions.
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