Tag: Cameron County

Man Arrested for Allegedly Murdering Mother-In-Law

Cameron County (KFXV) — We have an update now – authorities in Cameron County discovered the body of a woman, bound with zip ties and rope, weighted down in the Laguna Madre. Fox news has learned the woman’s son-in-law, 59-year-old Monte Eric Jordan has been charged with first degree murder and being held without a bond. According to investigators – jordan was married to the woman’s 26-year-old daughter. Investigators found similar zip ties and rope inside jordan’s vehicle. Over the weekend – a coast guard crew found the woman – identified as 53-year-old McAllen resident Martha Beatrice Adams during...

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Civil Rights Organization launches Border Wall Rights Campaign

Texas civil rights organization is launching a campaign for informing border landowners who could be affected by the border wall about their rights. This campaign stems from president Trump’s executive order which would require building a bigger border wall. “They have the right to be paid just compensation from the government. In addition, our litigation campaign entails representing as many of these land owners as possible and fighting against the government to make sure the government is complying with all the requirements.” – Efren Olivares However attorney Efren Olivares with the Texas civil rights organization says there are still cases...

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Hotly Contested School Board Election Early Voting Underway

Local elections in San Benito, early voting is underway for various races, among them School Board elections. A total of 8 candidates are confirmed in 2 running parties but only 4 will be chosen. “This is great, because we always like to see the same level of energy that we saw in November. It tapers off for local jurisdictions but we want to make sure people come back to the polls. We’re doing everything we can to remind people that the polls are open, Ballots are being cast, and candidates are counting on you to go out and vote.”...

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Arrest made in UTRGV Robberies

Edinburg (KFXV) – UTRGV Police arrested 17 year old after being identified as the prime suspect in committing a series of robberies at the University’s education complex. Police determined Richard Fletcher is the person responsible for stealing on four additional occasions in the same building. He faces five counts of robbery with an imposed Bond of $20,000. University Police say the stolen items have been recovered, but the investigation is ongoing. Authorities are now urging the community to report any suspicious or criminal activity at 665-7151 and in Cameron County the number is...

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Cameron County encourages residents to use Reverse 9-1-1 System

Cameron County officials are hoping to increase enrollment in the County’s emergency alert system Reverse 9-1-1. Reverse 9-1-1 system allows First Responders and emergency agencies to notify large groups of residents event of an emergency. Residents who sign up online receive a call and an email from local authorities about emergency such as chemicals spills, missing persons, evacuations, dangerous persons, and Shelter information. Reverse 9-1-1 alerts are sent based on the address the person provides. The alert system has been available to Cameron County resident since 2010, but many are not aware of the service. Others believe it’s a...

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