Tag: Harlingen

Valley Aids Clinic Makes Strides For HIV Patients

The Westbrook clinic in Harlingen joins clinics in Brownsville and McAllen to bring cost free services to an area of over 1.5-million residents of south Texas. After its recent opening to the public in December, the 17-thousand square foot clinic is aggressively expanding their reach to the community affected by the HIV virus. “The building is fantastic, we love the building. But it’s what we’re doing here is far more important. We’re saving lives,” says dean hall, valley aids council executive director According to the valley aids council, the number of patients they have been receiving over the past...

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Identities Released in Fatal Harlingen Crash

The identities of the victims in a fatal crash involving a city tractor trailer have been released. 47-year-old Miguel Angel Giron , 14-year-old David Giron from California, as well as 42-year-old Rafael Antonio Romero from Georgia were killed in yesterday’s crash. Authorities say they were all related and heading to a home in the nearby area. Yesterday afternoon their vehicle collided with a City of Harlingen tractor trailer off Haine Drive and FM-509. The three individuals were declared dead at the scene. An additional three occupants were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It’s unclear who was...

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Harlingen Police Chief Resigns

The head spot of one valley police department is now vacant… Chief Tom Whitten bid farewell to the city of Harlingen. Whitten resigned after serving as chief for a little over two years… He will now be taking on a position at the El Paso county sheriff’s office to be closer to his son. Cheif Whitten has decided to move back to El Paso where his 13-year-old son lives. We wanted to keep him in Harlingen, but it was a family decision. His son came first. We understand that.” City officials will meet on Monday to decide on who...

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Harlingen’s New K-9 Leads To 2 Arrests

Harlingen police couldn’t have done it without the help of their newest team member. Twenty-one-year-old, Yvette Lopez and 20-year-old, Rogelio Zepeda were caught by surprise by undercover officers Thursday morning at the parking lot of the Quips N’ Quotes gift shop on the 700 block of Sunshine Strip when where the suspects allegedly tried mailing over 25 lbs. of marijuana. The bust was due in part thanks to “Rocky”, the department’s newest addition to the K9 unit and on his first day, authorities say he sniffed out the bundles of narcotics. It was at that moment that police seized...

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Harlingen Crash Injures 4, Driver Flees Scene

In Cameron County, a Harlingen driver is under arrest for fleeing the scene of a crash that sent four people to the hospital– including a 5-year-old child. Angelica Mar Peña, 35 years old is accused of being involved in a two-car crash at the intersection of E. Business 83 and Stuart Place. Harlingen police say Peña was arrested shortly after in an abandoned house and assaulted officers before being taken into custody. She was issued an $80,000 bond. Investigators suspect she may have been under an...

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