Author: Maricela De La Cruz

New Hidalgo Co. Courthouse in Limbo After Dannenbaum Raid

EDINBURG (KFXV) — New developments on the FBI raids that took place Wednesday morning at Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court has decided to stop negotiations with Dannenbaum Engineering and move forward with another firm for the courthouse program manager contract. This comes after the FBI confirmed their presence at the McAllen office– and in other cities throughout the state– on Wednesday. The investigation raising concern at the Hidalgo Commissioner’s office, as Dannenbaum was selected as highest-ranking firm for the design and construction of the new Hidalgo County Courthouse. In a full statement, Hidalgo County Judge, Ramon...

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Sanctuary City Senate bill 4 to be debated in Austin

This Wednesday Senate bill 4 will be debated at the state capitol and could affect thousands of immigrants Statewide. The Texas Capital is already filled with representatives of people from all over the country to find out what this issue will be regarding Sanctuary cities in Texas.  Members from the Caravan of Fear arriving today in Austin Texas to speak out in favor of immigrants and keeping families together. “If approved here in Texas it gives other states the option to do whatever they want” – Marilyn Rubio There is less than 24 hours before a decision is made...

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A victim of Briseno Construction has come forward

Penitas (KFXV) A woman has come forward as one of the victims of two women accused of fraud. I spoke to a woman who claims she paid thousands of dollars to Briseno Construction but has yet to see her home. This woman who asked to only be referred to as Mrs. Mendoza said her family paid a total of $14,000 to Adelina Briseno and Alejandra Melendez. We gave her $5000 to begin building the house then we gave her two payments of $4000. The plan was to pay half of the home and that’s exactly what we believe they...

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20-Year-Old Identified After Crashing Car into Arroyo

La Feria (KFXV) — Several agencies responded south of La Feria, after receiving reports that a vehicle fell into an arroyo. EMS, authorities from La Feria, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, Weslaco’s dive team, and DPS all responded to the scene. The one-vehicle accident happened before 2:30 this afternoon, on FM 2556 south of Business 83 in La Feria. According to the Department of Public Safety — which is the leading agency in this investigation — 20-year-old, Kayla Linette Ruelas lost control of her vehicle, spinning at least one time and then falling into the Arroyo Colorado. The road was then...

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Locals React to Deportation of DACA Recipient

McAllen (KFXV) — Immigration attorneys are asking DACA recipients to get informed about their rights and to decline signing any documents until they have the correct legal representation. These warnings stem as a result of the deportation of 23-year-old Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez.  He was deported from California to Mexico in February– despite his DACA status remaining active until 2018. “It’s really important to know your rights.  Know that you don’t have to sign anything.  Know that you don’t have to give them any documentation.  If you have an ID, then present your ID to them, but that’s as far...

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