Tag: Brownsville

Commissioner Who Used Racial Slurs Resigns

A Brownsville Commissioner who used a racial slur to describe two black assistant district attorneys has resigned. Brownsville City Commissioner Cesar De Leon submitted his letter of resignation Thursday night, citing a conflict of interest between his duties as a lawyer and as a city commissioner. Last month, social media users posted audio clips of De Leon using slurs and derogatory language in referring to two prosecutors in the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. De Leon later apologized for the language, although he called the conversation private. He also said he believed the discussion was recorded, edited and released...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

This year alone, more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Hilda Garza was one of them. She tells us her story as a fighter who’s battling cancer. Cancer. That was the word the doctor told her on Mother’s Day. What initially started as a check up due to pain in her arm, resulted in a mammogram where a cancer cell was detected in her breast, stage 2.   She says nothing prepared her for the challenges that came with cancer– drugs, shots, and chemotherapy, which she receives every Friday. She says the strength to keep fighting...

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Brownsville Commissioner in Hot Water after Inappropriate Audio Leaked to the public

Brownsville Commissioner in Hot Water after Inappropriate Audio Leaked to the public The audio leak that went viral on social media regarding cesar de leon has created controversy in brownsville. Today city and county leaders have released statements regarding the situation. Last week an audio leak with brownsville commissioner cesar de leon’s voice was made public containing inappropriate language and racial slurs. De leon apologized for his words and alledged that this was purposely released by former fire chief carlos elizondo. Cameron county judge eddie trevino releasing this statement saying that the “Community has experienced first hand, divisive and...

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Brownsville Man Found Dead In His Own Backyard

In Brownsville, a man is found dead in his own backyard, and police are asking why. 36-year-old, Anthony Esquivel was found on the 100 block of San Diego Street Monday night. Authorities found evidence of an injury to his ear but there were no other visible signs of injury. An autopsy has been ordered and the case is being handled as a murder. We’ll continue to follow this case and report details as they are...

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Brownsville Police Searching for Person of Interest in Assault

In Brownsville, police detectives are looking for the identity of this individual. He is a person of interest in an open investigation of a possible assault. Anyone with information to the identity of this subject is asked to contact the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477. Remember all calls remain anonymous and a tip leading to an arrest could qualify you for a cash...

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