Tag: Lawsuit

Brownsville Civil Rights Case Reversed By Fifth Circuit

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the city of Brownsville, in a case that dates back 11 years. The court of appeals ruled that George Alvarez’s rights were not violated in a 2005 case, after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony. Judgement on the 2005 case has been reversed. Details provided in a lawsuit state that in November 2005, Brownsville police arrested George Alvarez on suspicion of burglary and public intoxication, while in a holding cell, he allegedly got into an altercation with a detective and was charged with assault on...

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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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Hidalgo County Commissioners reject Dannenbaum amid Controversy

Update regarding the FBI’s investigation into the Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. The Hidalgo County Commissioners voted unanimously to terminate their negotiations with the company. In a closed-door discussion the Commissioners, decided to begin their negotiations with the second firm, Jacobs project management. Dannenbaum was ranked as the number one pick to build the new courthouse. Since Tuesday’s FBI investigation, the Commissioners casted doubt on whether they will continue with the company. Commissioners met behind closed doors amid concerns of a potential lawsuit.   This is an update to this...

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Hidalgo County Employees Sue DA Ricardo Rodriguez

Fox 2 News digs deeper into the complaint against District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez. The documents against District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez and the county itself arguing Rodriguez abused his power to fire seven county employees. The lawsuit states alleged retaliation against several county employees who were in support of Rene Guerra, former District Attorney of over 30 years. The plaintiffs are ex-employees who held high positions in the county– a commander of the drug trafficking task force–HIDTA,assistant commander of HIDTA,investigators, intelligence analysts, officers and agents. According to the complaint, Rodriguez fired them for activities like placing re-election signs on their...

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Edinburg ISD Appeals Judge’s Injunction in Valedictorian Lawsuit

A state district judge sides with an Edinburg Vela High School student and her family in a lawsuit against the school district. However that temporary injunction appears to be no longer in effect after the school district successfully filed an accelerated appeal. After three days of hearings, the 398th District Judge Aida Salinas Flores ruled in favor of Mariely Rebollar with a temporary injunction that would order the Edinburg school district to count the points of a science course she took toward her GPA–points that would place her as her as class valedictorian. However just hours after the decision,...

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