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Starr County Judge Speaks Out On National Guard

With the National Guard already in our region and more soldiers to come, we spoke with Starr County Judge Eloy Vera on what he thinks of these guardsmen in the county. “Personally I don’t have an issue with the military and I don’t think very many people do.” Vera says that Senator John Cornyn called his office before the deployment of the troops in order to explain the process, he also tells us that as judge he’s seen the National Guard in his county before. “If we hadn’t been told that they were in our community, we wouldn’t have known, because they’re...

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Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Capital Murder Seeks Bond

Ronald Anthony Burgos Aviles’ attorney states his client is innocent and is in the process of releasing him on bond. “At this time we are trying to find out what the probable cause was for the arrest we have not been able to obtain the complaint we are trying to get that as we speak.My office is working on that. We will be probably be filing for bond or some sort of release conditions very soon.” Martinez confirmed Aviles was on duty at the time the bodies were found. Aviles is facing two capital murder charges for the deaths of...

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Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Killing Woman, One-Year-Old

A border patrol agent was arrested after two bodies were found yesterday near mines road. 28-year-old Ronald Anthony Burgos Aviles is accused of murdering 27-year-old Griselda Hernandez and her son one-year-old Dominick Alexander Hernandez. Aviles a nine-year veteran served as a supervisor with border patrol. According to Laredo police, at about 11:20 in the morning, Aviles contacted authorities reporting the bodies. The victims were found near a brush area in the intersection of Bristol and Allen Road. It remains unclear if Aviles was on duty at the time of the crime. Authorities confirmed both victims had visible signs of...

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Jury Selection For Border Patrol Agent’s Murder Continues

Today marks the second week of jury selection in the murder case of a valley border patrol agent. More than 400 jurors have gone through the screening process during the past 14 days narrowing down the jury that will deliberate Gustavo Tijerina’s fate. It has been three and a half years since the murder of an off-duty border patrol agent. Gustavo Tijerina- Sandoval, along with Ismael Hernandez-Vallejo are charged with 1st-degree murder in the death of agent Javier Vega Jr. Agent Vega was murdered August 3, 2014 while he was spending time with his family at a park in Willacy County. According to the investigation, Vega...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found In Apartment Complex Owned By Mayor

Nineteen undocumented immigrants are found inside an apartment complex. According to city officials, the landowners are the mayor and his brother. Donna Tamez is in charge of the apartment complex and says she wasn’t aware of what was happening just feet from where she lives. She says she is only responsible for collecting rent from tenants. According to border patrol agents, when they were notified of the incident, they accompanied hidalgo county constable officials to detain the group of undocumented immigrants in the complex located on Rogers Street. After multiple incidents in the area, border patrol is asking the...

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