Tag: Cameron County

More investigations possible in the case of over $1 million worth of stolen fajita in Cameron County

Cameron County’s District Attorney, Luis Saenz tells Fox News an investigation is possible of County Auditor, Martha Galarza in the case involving a juvenile detention center employee stealing meat. Galarza was assigned by County Judges in the district back in 2008 but, currently has been re-assigned since the beginning of this investigation.  Gilberto Escamilla an employee at the detention center is accused of stealing over a million dollars of meat for approximately 9 years due to him not being present at work one day authorities discovered he was being delivered the product. Escamilla was arrested and charged.  The DA’s office...

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Cameron County Employee Confessed to Stealing over $1 Million of Fajita from Juvenile Center

  More than $1 million tax dollars were used to purchase fajita meat for the Juvenile Justice Department in Cameron County, however the meat is not served at the center. The fajita was being ordered and stolen by an employee of the facility for the past 9 years. Gilberto Escamilla confessed to taking over 800 pound of fajita after it was discovered the meat was shipped and delivered to the center on August 7th, a day Escamilla was off and couldn’t take the meat before it was processed. “One of the reasons why he was able to do this...

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Rio Grande LNG Pipeline Construction Approved

Cameron county commissioners have approved the construction of a controversial pipeline they say will boost the economy despite protests over the past few years. In a press release issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. the project is in conjunction with Rio Grande LNG and is expected to cost a total of $15.7 million dollars. Commissioners estimate that this will create 5,000 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. “Actually, it sounds like a good idea for all of our residents and the residents of Brownsville and the island,” says Josue, a Port Isabel resident. Various protests against the...

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Sandbags, School Closing and additional preparation information

Anyone in Cameron County who still need to pick up sandbags, you may do so at the following locations. In most cases, an id or utility bill is required. In Harlingen, you can pick up sandbags between 8am and 5pm, weather permitting, at public works warehouse. Limit is 6. In San Benito, you can pick up up to six bags starting at 7 am at the public works shop on Stegner. Classes for tomorrow Friday will be cancelled in the following school districts: La Joya ISD Mission CISD (closed at noon) Harlingen CISD Brownsville ISD Hidalgo ISD Los Fresnos...

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Man Enters ‘Guilty’ Plea After Murdering Parents

Brownsville (KFXV) — A Brownsville man accused of murdering his parents has entered a “guilty” plea today in a Cameron County Courtroom.  According to court documents, Brownsville Police arrested Joel Lopez Collazo for the January 2016 murder of his parents.  Reports indicate that his parents’ bodies were found several days after the crime inside their home.   Collazo received a sentence of 60 years in...

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