Tag: Rio Grande City

Rio Grande City commissioners passed a motion against SB-4

RIO GRANDE CITY( KFXV) — City commissioners in Rio Grande City passed a motion authorizing the city’s attorney to draft a resolution against the state’s SB-4 law ahead of the September 1st implementation. Commissioners unanimously passed the motion, and were applauded by members of the community, many of whom showed up to urge the members to come out against the law. The city’s lawyer will now present the motion at the next commissioner’s meeting for a vote. The organization la union del pueblo entero also attended to show their support. LUPE is a local grassroots organization that advocates for...

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Police Find Drunk Driver With Cocaine

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Police arrested one man for allegedly driving while intoxicated. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Edinburg Police Department, an officer stopped the driver of a vehicle — later identified as Juan Eduardo Garcia of Rio Grande City — for running a red light. The officer saw Garcia exhibiting symptoms of intoxication — and Garcia admitted to having at least one beer. Police arrested Garcia — who refused a breathalyzer test. Police discovered during their investigation, Garcia had cocaine inside his wallet. He now faces a charge of a DWI and possession of a controlled...

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More than $4.8 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that their agents seized nearly half a ton of marijuana in Starr County. According to DPS, troopers made a traffic stop in Rio Grande City, where the driver fled on foot. Troopers were unable to find the driver, but found 70 bundles of marijuana, totaling 801 pounds, hidden inside. The estimated value of the narcotics totals more than 4.8 million dollars. The case remains under...

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Police Warn of Drug Traffickers Taking Advantage of Teens

RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — A drug transaction has an 18 year old facing over a year in federal prison. 18 year old, Dario Martinez states in these court documents that he was approached by two strangers offering him a large amount of money. Dario Martinez told investigators it all happened while walking along Embassy Road by Rio Grande City High School. It was then two men approached him offering him $1600 to transport and deliver marijuana. Palmview police captain, Saul Uvalle tells Fox News this situation is not uncommon. He explains why cartel members target our youth but,...

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Two Thousand Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Rio Grande City (KFXV) — Two thousand pounds of marijuana were seized this weekend after a truck drove into the Rio Grande. Agents saw the driver as he sped away from the river—then sped back south and drove right into the water. When agents got there, the vehicle was partially submerged. 1350 pounds of marijuana were found on the bed of the truck. Agents also found a set of footprints near Los Arrieros that led to a brushy area. There is where authorities found 36 bundles of Marijuana. Almost a literal ton –2148 pounds of drugs were seized estimating...

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