Tag: Edinburg

Alleged Driver Arrested in Human Smuggling Rollover Accident in Edinburg

Edinburg — Authorities say the driver behind a Rollover Accident involving over a dozen individuals is now under arrest. 28-year-old Jesus Enrique Luna was arrested this weekend. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s say he confessed to transporting undocumented immigrants and was issued a $10,000 bond. On Thursday, a human smuggling pursuit happened along Monte Cristo Road and Monmack in the Edinburg area. The victims were undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America. No one was seriously injured, and they currently are in Border Patrol custody. A second driver is at large. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at...

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New Bike, Hike Trail Planned in Edinburg

If you ever dreamt of becoming a superhero, now might be your chance. The March of Dimes Foundation is organizing a Superheroes for Babies 5K Run/Walk on December 28. Families are invited to participate and dress up as their favorite superhero and help fundraising towards premature-born infants. “The valley unfortunately has very high rates, higher than the rest of the state,” said Lori Ruiz, community director of March of Dimes. “1 in 8 babies is born premature and so what our organization does is we fundraise to figure out why and how to prevent premature births.” Registration for the...

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Edinburg Robbery Victim Doesn’t Cooperate With Suspects

It takes a bold suspect to attempt an armed robbery in broad daylight, and that’s what happened in the city of Edinburg. But this time the victim wasn’t as cooperative as they would have liked, and officials say this type of incident is not common in the city. An armed robbery Monday, just before 12 p.m.,has put an Edinburg neighborhood on alert. According to investigators, a 22-year-old male driving a Ford Ranger truck was allegedly held up by 21-year-old Andrew Villarreal at the intersection of 16th St. and Schunior Rd. with a handgun demanding money. “Also as part of...

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