Tag: Cameron County

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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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Scammers Impersonate County Employees

The Sheriff’s Office warning citizens to stay alert when it comes to receiving suspicious phone calls requesting money. According to the sheriff’s office, many Cameron County residents have been receiving phone calls from an alleged officer who identifies himself as deputy Davenport. Lucio says that the scammer gave out the badge number 743, but assures citizens that badge does not exist.. he tells fox news that this person is also asking for payment in Hidalgo County. Elda Cardiel a resident of the county tells us that she has received fraudulent calls. Authorities are now on the search for the...

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More investigations possible in the case of over $1 million worth of stolen fajita in Cameron County

Cameron County’s District Attorney, Luis Saenz tells Fox News an investigation is possible of County Auditor, Martha Galarza in the case involving a juvenile detention center employee stealing meat. Galarza was assigned by County Judges in the district back in 2008 but, currently has been re-assigned since the beginning of this investigation.  Gilberto Escamilla an employee at the detention center is accused of stealing over a million dollars of meat for approximately 9 years due to him not being present at work one day authorities discovered he was being delivered the product. Escamilla was arrested and charged.  The DA’s office...

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Cameron County Employee Confessed to Stealing over $1 Million of Fajita from Juvenile Center

  More than $1 million tax dollars were used to purchase fajita meat for the Juvenile Justice Department in Cameron County, however the meat is not served at the center. The fajita was being ordered and stolen by an employee of the facility for the past 9 years. Gilberto Escamilla confessed to taking over 800 pound of fajita after it was discovered the meat was shipped and delivered to the center on August 7th, a day Escamilla was off and couldn’t take the meat before it was processed. “One of the reasons why he was able to do this...

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Rio Grande LNG Pipeline Construction Approved

Cameron county commissioners have approved the construction of a controversial pipeline they say will boost the economy despite protests over the past few years. In a press release issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. the project is in conjunction with Rio Grande LNG and is expected to cost a total of $15.7 million dollars. Commissioners estimate that this will create 5,000 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. “Actually, it sounds like a good idea for all of our residents and the residents of Brownsville and the island,” says Josue, a Port Isabel resident. Various protests against the...

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