Tag: Hidalgo County

Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Hidalgo Co. Employee

An Edinburg man has being blamed for the death of a Hidalgo County detention officer. 26-year-old Baldemar Alvarez was charged with negligent homicide on Saturday at the Hidalgo County Court and issued a $100,000 bond. Alvarez is the alleged driver that struck Bertha Garza last Friday while driving to work at the intersection of Terry and Rodgers Roads. The Hidalgo County detention officer died hours later at a local...

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Weslaco Home Robbery, Pursuit Suspects Charged

Robbery suspects that tried to make a run for it leading authorities on a high-speed chase this weekend in Hidalgo County. 47-year-old Jose Garcia, 35-year-old Ramon Garcia, 21-year-old Jorge Antonio Ramirez, and 28-year-old Rolando Saldana, were in a Hidalgo county courtroom this afternoon. Hidalgo county sheriffs say the groups were behind a robbery at a Weslaco home on Saturday when they were caught. The suspects leading authorities on a chase ending in the city of Edinburg along Sharp and Rogers Road. “They are illegal which is why I issued a high bond,” says Judge Homer Jasso, Judge of Peace....

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New Hidalgo County Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. District 27 Office

A senate district headquarters is migrating across Hidalgo County. Today Senator Eddie Lucio Junior opened a new district 27 headquarters in Pharr replacing the Weslaco location. Senator Lucio is inviting residents to stop by and hello it’s located on the 12-hundred block of west interstate 2 off the sugar road exit. His permanent district office still remains in Cameron...

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58 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued In Hidalgo County Stash House

A human smuggling operation has been dismantled with dozens Robe demoiselle d’honneur rose reportedly under one roof. This afternoon border patrol agents along with hidalgo county constables raided a stash house in the city of Mission. Authorities say more than 58 illegal immigrants were found at the Robe demoiselle d’honneur violette residence located off of Glasscock and Mile 6 1/2 at around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. Border patrol adds that no weapons or drugs we’re found at the scene.  This case is still under investigation at the...

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Tips To Prevent Fires During Winter

Region does not go through many cold fronts throughout the year.  A lot of electronic equipment used during this time is not given proper maintenance. The Rio Grande Valley has seen an increase in house and building fires lately. Today was not the exception. While heavy smoke consumed the 389 court room in Hidalgo County, an apartment complex in Harlingen was being consumed by flames. Although both incidents are the same, heaters seem to be a found commonality. “Our heating elements aren’t used throughout the whole year. They collect dust, lint,  a splice wire. All these things need to...

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