Tag: La Joya

La Joya Joins Legal Fight Against SB4

LA JOYA (KFXV) — Two valley cities are showing their support to lawsuits against Senate Bill Four. They’re the first two municipalities speaking out since the law was signed by the state governor.  La Joya is the second in the valley to join the legal fight against Senate Bill Four to stop the law from going into effect.  Council members voted in support of a lawsuit against the anti-sanctuary bill, which is set to go into effect on September First. La Joya follows Brownsville in joining the legal fight. Jose Salinas, La Joya Mayor– says they’re seeing an increase...

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Juarez-Lincoln HS Placed on Lockdown after Authorities Chase Suspect Inside

A Car thief is still on the run, even after the car owner spotted his vehicle and contacted the authorities.  Multiple agencies responded to the incident with one school placed on lock-down. Authorities are still searching for the suspect was reportedly a high school student. Juarez-Lincoln High School was on lock-down as authorities searched for the suspect at this morning. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of a stolen vehicle reported seeing the suspect at a convenience store near the school.  A constable attempted to make contact with the teenager. “A deputy constable saw the vehicle...

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La Joya Trustee facing federal fraud charges

La Joya (KFXV) La Joya School District confirms the resignation of one of its School Board trustees who’s accused of fraud according to the press release sent by the district. They thanked Juan Jose Garza for his service to the district and to the students. Garza faces federal charges for fraud while he served as the Director of the La Joya Housing Authority. He’s accused of colluding with other agencies to benefit from construction projects through fraudulent...

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La Joya Officials and Border Patrol Discuss Baseball Incident

La Joya (KFXV) — New details in the arrest by Border Patrol agents at a local baseball game of an undocumented women and her child. Today the mayor of La Joya, Fito Salinas met behind closed doors with local Border Patrol Chief, Manuel Padilla Jr. to speak about the incident and said the conversation went well. Border Patrol officials commenting they could have gone about the arrest in a different way admitting to making a mistake. Representatives of La Union Del Pueblo Entero say they feel frustrated they could not meet with the chief themselves. The mayor added that...

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Controversial Video Surfaces of BP Detaining Woman and Child

La Joya (KFXV) — Images show a woman and a minor being detained by Border Patrol agents at a middle of a baseball game at the city’s sport complex. Border patrol clearing things up as to why they took a migrant women a child into custody. Tonight Border Patrol officials sent an email clarifying what happened during the incident caught on cell phone video. These are the images shot by Frances Salinas as she witnesses the arrest showing this woman desperately looking into her purse after agents can be heard asking her for documentation, as the first baseball game...

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