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Guajardo Guilty Of Manslaughter Gets 25 Years

In Hidalgo County a man found guilty of manslaughter has finally been sentenced.  Jorge Alberto Guajardo has been handed down a 25-year sentence.He was originally charged with attempted capital murder among other charges but left Hidalgo County courthouse guilty of manslaughter.  He is accused of causing the death of 17-year-old, Javier Olmedo in a shooting in 2015....

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Pharr Approves New EMT Company

PHARR (KFXV) — After receiving complaints against Pharr’s decision to hold contract with Hidalgo County EMS– council members determined the emergency company followed all laws– during a commissioners meeting. One major concern Fox News, received is that the provider’s standards were not meeting the city’s current ordinance– which Hidalgo County EMS denies.  Pharr city council members did their last reading, about a city ordinance in which the emergency service company providing their services to residents had to meet federal, state and county requirements.  This ordinance– which some residents are against— would force other emergency service companies operating within the...

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County Moves to Bring Running Water to Family

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Today is World Water Day and while this precious liquid is vital to survive, today, there are still valley residents who don’t have access to these basic services. This is the story of the Espinoza family, whose story we brought you two weeks ago. Fox Reporter, Maricela De La Cruz spoke to county officials and brings us the latest in this case. It’s been more than two decades of daily struggle for the Espinoza’s without the appropriate running water services provided to them but now, they’re a step closer to making that a reality. On March...

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Willacy Co. Sheriff Under Investigation for Misuse of Funds

WILLACY COUNTY (KFXV) — The Willacy County Sheriff, Larry Spencer confirmed that their office is under investigation by the Texas Rangers and Homeland Security. It stems from discrepancies found in use of funds from the “Stone Garden” and “Border Star” grants that pay for overtime work. As part of their protocol, the investigation will audit records regarding dispersal of funds. Sheriff Spencer told FOX NEWS that his office is fully cooperating with the investigation and providing all records asked for, and adds he hopes the investigation is resolved soon due to the financial situation the county finds itself...

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Not Even Border Can Divide Them

U.S./MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Marriages between international bridges have been happening for several years but haven’t been in the spotlight.. until now. This can speed up the immigration process and all that is required is a marriage certificate from a county court where one of the fiances’ resides– where they marry is their choice. Judge Ramiro Guillen says since Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, the number of couples that have married between international bridges has...

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