Author: Fox South Texas Newsroom

Body Found in Peñitas, Tx

Border Patrol agents in the of city Penitas recovering a body along the Rio Bravo riverbanks. The discovery was made today at around 11 in the morning. It was during a routine inspection that agents located the person and quickly notified the Hidalgo County Sheriff Department.  The body has not been identified but authorities believe it may be an undocumented...

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Teacher Says Coach Sexually Harassed Him

We spoke to the school teacher, who says that no disciplinary actions have been taken against the individual, who he claims harassed him on campus. The police report was filed on October 30th. According to the statement, Gilberto Villarreal was slapped on his right buttock by another coach. According to a document provided by Villarreal, school district attorneys found that the slap was not of sexual nature since the coach slaps other coaches in this manner. Villarreal who’s been employed by Hidalgo ISD, for the last 10 years, says he expects disciplinary actions to be taken against the athletics coach. We...

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DNA Confirms identity of Prison Escapee

Medical Records released today indicate the West Virginia inmate captured in laredo is indeed 44-year-old Todd Wayne Boyes. Boyes initially denied his identity. After the confirmation, he requested to be released on bond. Salinas said they will appeal the extradition. Boyes was due to be sentenced 15 to 20 years in prison on charges including fleeing and possession of a stolen...

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Laredo Police Make Homicide Related Arrest

Laredo Police have made another arrest in connection with the ninth homicide earlier this month… According to police, 29-year-old Santos Pruneda is accused of allegedly driving Maurice Jerome Holmes to the scene where he allegedly shot Gabriel Diaz multiple times. This is not Pruneda’s first run in with the law. He’s been previously arrested for drug possession, aggravated assault, and other charges. Authorities state Holmes and Pruneda have not cooperated with...

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Woman Found Dead in McAllen Home

This morning at around 10 authorities rushed to the scene where the body of women was found, one person was taken into custody. This incident took place on the intersection of 3rd and Yucca street, Mcallen police were on the scene of the incident. Police tell fox news the body of the women was removed from her home at around 11 am. Lieutenant Joel Morales confirmed to Fox new a suspect was taken into custody and is being questioned about exactly what happened. The identify of the woman has not been revealed police tell us she was an elderly...

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