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PD: Brownsville man fatally shoots stepson over money, flees to Mexico
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Brownsville police are searching for a man accused of shooting and killing his stepson in a dispute about money. Police say the shooting took place 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 1900 block of E. Tyler. When officers arrived, they found the victim, later identified as Alfredo Zapata, 51, with a gunshot […]
San Benito Completes Sewer Renovations
After years of work, San Benito has completed a major overhaul of its sewer system and avoided penalties by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The project has taken more than ten years while the city borrowed millions of dollars to upgrade its antiquated sewer system. The sewer plant had...
Man sentenced to life for murder of Harlingen star athlete
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — One of three men facing murder charges in the death of a star Harlingen athlete was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Juan Lozano was found guilty of murder in connection to the stabbing death of Leslie Maurice “Mo” Hunter. According to previous ValleyCentral reports, on Oct. 17, 2020, police responded […]
One Texas city is the second most miserable in the U.S. — y'all doing ok?
I don't know about y'all, but I don't like to think we're all that miserable here in Texas. But according to a new survey, the most miserable city in the country isn't in Texas — but the #2 most miserable is. Do y'all need anything? A casserole? Maybe a hug?
Caution urged for Texas beach-goers as toxic red tide blooms surge along the coast
If you're going to the coast this weekend to enjoy Texas beaches, you may want to use caution or rethink those travel plans. The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science issued an alert on Thursday due to the harmful red tide blooms, a fish-killing toxic algae, will be on the rise along the coast in Cameron, Brazoria and Galveston counties.
San Benito appoints three department heads
SAN BENITO — San Benito’s City Hall is promoting three officials to head key departments. Johanna Maldonado, who was serving as the city’s planning manager since late 2022, is taking over as planning director. Maldonado brings 10 years of municipal government experience to city hall, previously working...
Valle Vista Mall owners fail to pay power bill, businesses affected
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Last week power in the Valle Vista Mall was shut off for more than two days after a letter from the Sun Energy Company stated no payment had been made. “Wednesday is one of our busiest nights,” Benito Garcia, owner of the Rockin Cue Bar, said. “I mean, we have live […]
Donation funds to Cameron County questioned by leaders
CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) —Donated funds to Precinct One in Cameron County became a pressure point in the latest commissioner’s court meeting. Founder of Great American Clean Up, John Rourke, says he can’t believe the actions of the Cameron Commissioners after they criticized Precinct One Constable Norman Esquivel after officials, Border Patrol leaders, and volunteers […]
Fatal shooting under investigation in Brownsville
The Brownsville Police Department is at the scene of a shooting that left one person dead. Police responding to the corner of East Tyler and 19th streets Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. found the unidentified victim "deceased from the shots fired," according to police spokeswoman Abril Luna. The Texas Rangers...
San Benito superintendent’s profile has been removed from district website
SAN BENITO — Two weeks after the San Benito school district’s new board of trustees suspended her, officials have pulled Superintendent Theresa Servellon’s profile from the district’s website, sparking questions surrounding her future here. Since Sept. 8, Servellon has remained on paid administrative leave pending the...
Cameron County Sheriff's Office: Los Fresnos man arrested after injuring one-year-old child
A man was arrested in Los Fresnos for striking his one-year-old son in the face and causing a laceration. Deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff's Office responded to the FM 1575 area in reference to a family disturbance, according to a news release. The release says deputies made contact with...
Harlingen to extend RGV Humane Society contract
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The director of the Rio Grande Valley Humane Society in Harlingen is speaking out on how the city of Harlingen is trying to change a contract it has had for the past 34 years. Luis Quintanilla said the city put a new contract on the agenda for the humane society without […]
Valley groups challenging SpaceX road closures in Cameron County
An appeals court is considering a case over SpaceX related closures at Boca Chica Beach. Groups including SaveRGV are challenging these closures, saying the state constitution guarantees unrestricted beach access. Previously, the Cameron County Commissioners Court voted to give the county judge authorization to close the road and beach when...
TSTC Harlingen hosts active shooter training for staff
The staff at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen want to make sure they're ready for the worst case scenario by getting ready for an active shooter training. Campus police are going to talk about three key points: avoid, deny and defend, meaning avoid the shooter, deny access to your location and defend yourself.
Fighting his execution, Texas inmate asks Fifth Circuit to allow DNA testing
(CN) — Ruben Gutierrez was convicted of capital murder for involvement in the killing of an 85-year-old woman. He claims DNA analysis will prove he should not have been sentenced to death. Escolastica Harrison lived in a Brownsville mobile home park. She also owned the park and her home...
CCSO: Drunk woman calls 911 on herself before getting behind wheel with children
SAN BENITO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A woman was arrested for driving drunk with two children in the car after calling 911 on herself, authorities say. Kassandra Leann Hernandez, 23, was arrested on two counts of abandoning/endangering a child and two counts of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under the age of 15, according […]
Personal trainer shares the importance of being active
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A leader from PUR Fitness and Health Gym is sharing the importance of being active for all age groups. “Everybody sits. We sit for work, driving all day and technology is ruining our lives,” Omar Garza, owner and head trainer of PUR Fitness said. “People are too sedentary so certain muscles […]
Police: Two jet skis stolen near Sunrise Mall
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Brownsville police are searching for two jet skis that were stolen near a busy intersection. According to police, the jet skis were stolen around 4:30 a.m., Sept. 5 from a gated property on the 1100 block of E. Ruben M. Torres Blvd. “Suspects broke the chain [of the gated property] and […]
Tarpons fall to Chargers, 27-13
On Friday, Sept. 15, the Port Isabel Tarpons hosted the Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers in a non-district game. Previous week three action saw Port Isabel beat Valley View in overtime, 20-13, while Veterans beat Bro. St. Joe, 21-7. Last season, the Chargers ran away with the game. They beat the...
VA to give veterans flu shots in Harlingen, McAllen drive-thru clinics
HARLINGEN — The Veterans Administration will offer veterans flu shots as part of its drive-thru clinics in Harlingen and McAllen later this month. The agency will offer the shots from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 30, officials stated in a press release. “Veterans should not get the flu vaccine...