Tag: Officials

Police Raid Illegal Gambling Establishment

Palmhurst (KFXV) — We will have more political coverage from today’s executive actions later in the show. Law enforcement raided an illegal eight lines gambling establishment in the city of Palmhurst this evening. Officials confirmed they raided the illegal gaming enterprise — a large private residence containing fifty machines — located near Stewart Road and North Mile Three, just north of Mission around six this evening. Officers from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department and Palmhurst Police took part in the sweep. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed two individuals were placed under arrest. Those arrested will face charges tomorrow. We will...

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Firefighters Still Battling Blaze in Falfurrias

Brooks County (KFXV) — We head to Brooks County where a brush fire that started Sunday afternoon evacuated several families. Officials say right now the blaze is 50 percent contained with over 40 agencies working to put it out. Officials say they are taking advantage of the weather conditions today controlling the flames as much as they can..families in the area tell me they are hoping this will all be over soon. Villarreal says she could not believe her eyes when she walked out her front door. Officials say a brush fire west of Encino quickly spread due to...

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‘Cut Them To Pieces’: Man Admits to Murdering Girlfriend

Edinburg (KFXV) — “Cut them to pieces with a knife. That’s what they deserve.” Those are words from the man who claims to have stabbed his girlfriend multiple times because she was allegedly cheating on him. The suspect says he was enraged– after allegedly discovering his girlfriend of five months was not being faithful. A love triangle– that’s what 62-year-old Angel BolaƱos-Vasquez claims led him to fatally stab 55-year-old, Maria Velasquez– 14 times. Velasques’z body was found early Sunday morning after a neighbor called in to report a domestic dispute– north of Alamo Road in Edinburg. The witness says...

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UPDATE: Four Arrested in Eight-Liners Raid

According to District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez businesses like these must be shut down. Due to the possibility of additional criminal activity, like armed robberies or aggravated assaults. Just 24 hours ago, three men and a woman were put behind bars after police discovered money and 69 gaming devices inside this home. It all took place at the 1200 block of Owassa Street in Alamo. Officials arrested 27- year old Misael Mauricio, Pablo Torres, 24-years-of-age, Manuel Torres, 23-years-of-age, and 35-year-old Mayra Alanis Garcia. All four went before a judge today facing formal charges, from engaging in organized criminal activity, keeping...

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Olmito Blaze Consumes Over 300 Acres

Olmito (KFXV) — The Brownsville Fire Department says after fighting the fire for over 36 hours, the blaze consumes over 300 acres of land. These images from Brownsville Fire Department were released to appreciate the severity of the incident. Officials say the ordeal started as a grass fire that spread to different areas damaging 3 abandoned buildings. Reason why Fire Chief, Carlos Elizondo explained why this fire has needed the collaboration of more than 8 fire departments as the strong winds were a problem when trying to put out the...

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