FALFURRIAS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is eying a massive expansion of its traffic checkpoint just south of Falfurrias. The existing checkpoint would be completely demolished and replaced with a new one. There would be eight traffic lanes for primary...
MISSION, RGV - They are in the early stages but discussions are taking place about Mexico setting up its own Border Patrol. Details were revealed by U. S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in an interview with reporters at the Greater Mission Chamber...
MISSION, RGV - Mission Mayor Norberto Salinas has dismissed claims from his challengers that he could have done more to prevent the Panama Unit, a narcotics task force comprising Mission police officers and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies, from going...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished. Hidalgo County Commissioners, along with Edinburg...
EDINBURG,RGV - Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe 'Lupe' Treviño has entered a guilty plea to a "criminal information" charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson has announced. Treviño, aged 64 and a resident of...
EDINBURG, RGV - Former Hidalgo County Constable for Precinct 4 Eduardo 'Eddie' Guerra says he is confident he can restore the public's confidence in the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department. Guerra was unanimously appointed by Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Tuesday to...
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - State Senator Dan Patrick, the frontrunner for lieutenant governor, discussed border security and human rights in a speech to border sheriffs. Patrick, a Republican from Houston, said the human rights of undocumented immigrants were being denied...
EDINBURG, RGV - If Hidalgo County Commissioners have one eye on the general election when selecting an interim sheriff they might want to check the political affiliations of the candidates they are considering. Commissioners Court will appoint an interim sheriff on...
HARLINGEN, RGV - At an ethics training symposium at TSTC-Harlingen on Sunday, Texas Ranger Shawn Palmer, of the agency’s public corruption unit, said the Rio Grande Valley is no more corrupt than other parts of the Lone Star State. Palmer’s comments...
HIDALGO, RGV - Hidalgo Mayor Martin Cepeda is hoping new public-private partnerships designed to improve efficiencies at border bridges will help reduce the wait time for pedestrians and motorists crossing into the U.S. Cepeda said it is not uncommon for tourists...

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