Tag: Brownsville

Investigation seeks new leads auto repair shop owner’s death

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Five months have passed and there are still no leads in the murder of 50-year-old, Brownsville resident, Jose Guadalupe Martinez. Martinez — owner of an auto and tire repair shop — died after an unidentified gunman shot him in the head, leaving him to die at his business on the 2400 block of Military Highway. His family is still waiting for answers, and are asking the community to call the crime stoppers hotline if you have any information that could lead to the arrest of the person involved in the...

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Brownsville Civil Rights Case Reversed By Fifth Circuit

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the city of Brownsville, in a case that dates back 11 years. The court of appeals ruled that George Alvarez’s rights were not violated in a 2005 case, after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony. Judgement on the 2005 case has been reversed. Details provided in a lawsuit state that in November 2005, Brownsville police arrested George Alvarez on suspicion of burglary and public intoxication, while in a holding cell, he allegedly got into an altercation with a detective and was charged with assault on...

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Identity Released of Escaped Man in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — We move to Brownsville where police have released the identity of the man who escaped custody, leading them on a chase. According to investigators, Ricardo Gonzalez evaded police after they attempted to arrest him. DPS assisted Brownsville police in the extensive chase that ended on the 2200 block of Indiana road in southeast Brownsville. Gonzalez received five charges including aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm, escape from custody and...

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Man Escapes Police Custody in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — A man escapes police upon his arrest this afternoon in Brownsville. The fugitive was originally arrested for the possession of an unlicensed weapon. According to officials, he was found with a gun upon his arrest but once he was handcuffed, the situation became a little more complicated. With DPS helicopters roaming the area in search of the fugitive along with K9 officers, the search came to an end on a rural road in southeast Brownsville. While details of the motive for his arrest have not yet been released, it is important to mention that Texas laws...

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La Joya Joins Legal Fight Against SB4

LA JOYA (KFXV) — Two valley cities are showing their support to lawsuits against Senate Bill Four. They’re the first two municipalities speaking out since the law was signed by the state governor.  La Joya is the second in the valley to join the legal fight against Senate Bill Four to stop the law from going into effect.  Council members voted in support of a lawsuit against the anti-sanctuary bill, which is set to go into effect on September First. La Joya follows Brownsville in joining the legal fight. Jose Salinas, La Joya Mayor– says they’re seeing an increase...

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