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Charges dismissed against La Joya ISD Chairman, Oscar “Coach” Salinas

Charges have been dismissed against La Joya ISD Chairman, Oscar “Coach” Salinas, after his wife accused him of domestic violence. District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez explained that an affidavit must be filed by the victim to dismiss charges. District Attorney Rodriguez asks anyone suffering from domestic violence, or any other abuse to feel free to contact the victims of crime assistance office located at 100 North Closner in Edinburg, the help is...

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Former La Joya Police Chief gets $100,000 Bond

A federal judge handed down a $100,000 bond to Geovani Hernandez, the former Police Chief of La Joya today. Court documents indicate that Hernandez’s legal counsel waived a preliminary examination. Conditions to his bond state that he is restricted to Hidalgo County. He will also be required to wear a monitoring device and adhere to a curfew. Hernandez faces several charges. The criminal complaint states Hernandez met with an informant claiming he knew the cartel leader known as “El Toro” and attempted to solicit illegal business dealings to raise money for his election campaign as...

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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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