Tag: Brownsville

Brownsville Hotel Armed Robber Sought

BROWNSVILLE – Police officers there are releasing surveillance footage of a recent hotel robbery. The video shows a man in a black-hooded sweatshirt believed to be robbing the La Copa Inn at gunpoint. According to police, the incident happened on January 30th on the 19-hundred block of interstate 69. The video shows a man wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and sunglasses. He allegedly brandished a nickel-plated revolver and demanded money from the clerk. Anyone with information is asked to call Brownsville crime stoppers at (956)...

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Brownsville Woman Jailed For Child Negligence

A woman from Brownsville is facing charges of negligence involving her two year old son after he was found wandering near a canal. The incident happened near the 1500 block of Monterrey Drive, when police responded to a nearby resident’s complaint. The residents claimed they had seen the 2-year-old child wandering near the waterway unattended for about 30 minutes. The toddler’s mother was identified as 59-year-old, Yolanda Rangel. The child’s uncle told police that Rangel had left the two year old unattended because she was watching her other eight-month-old daughter. Rangel was taken into custody and her bond is...

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More Than $650K Worth of Narcotics Seized at Gateway International Bridge

In Brownsville, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized approximately $656,000 worth of cocaine. It was yesterday at the Gateway International bridge that they made the discovery when the 19-year-old female driver of a 2005 Chevy Malibu was called for a second inspection. It was there that 12 packages were found containing around 9.32-kilograms of alleged cocaine. CBP officers confiscated the narcotics and vehicle and turned the female over to U.S. Homeland...

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Conference To Help Your Business Grow

The valley is great place to start if you are a business owner because its growing. According to the chamber of commerce McAllen, Brownsville and Harlingen combine to form the northern half of the Rio-Plex and are among the most rapidly growing regions in America. In fact, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission region was ranked the 4th fastest growing in the U.S. between 1990 and 2000. Inc. Magazine recognized McAllen as one of the nation’s boomtowns, or hottest cities for entrepreneurs. In an effort to assist local and national businesses to be successful and comply with Texas regulations the workforce commission hosted...

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Victim Sleeping At Bus Stop;Gets Hit By A Car

BROWNSVILLE – A man believed to be involved in a fatal accident Friday night in Brownsville, now faces intoxication manslaughter charges. 29 year old Wilson Orlando Matamoros was arrested on Saturday and identified as the driver of a van involved in a crash that killed 49 year old Enrique Briones of Brownsville. According to police, two vehicles were involved in the crash at the 32 hundred block of central boulevard when the van lost control and crashed into the victim at the bus stop. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. Matamoros fled the area but was arrested a...

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