Tag: Donna

Grass Fire in San Manuel Spreads

Late breaking tonight.–fire crews from Linn-San Manuel and Edinburg are battling a large grass fire near US 281 and FM 186. Officials say the fire is out of control and are calling for additional aid from surrounding areas. Here you see the location of the fire.  At the moment no other details have been made available. We will keep you informed as the story...

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Fugitive Arrested in Donna

A fugitive in thorities. Twenty-seven-year-old Jonathan Jackson was wanted for 2 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jackson allegedly fired shots against several people travelling in a vehicle. The suspect was detained on highway 281 as he was attempting to flee to Austin. The passenger travelling with him was also detained and...

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Sexual Predator From Dallas Arrested at Donna International Bridge

A traveler is arrested on charges sexual misconduct with a child at the Donna International Bridge. The man attempting to return from Mexico Thursday afternoon was arrested after agents learned he had an outstanding warrant for indecency with a child-sexual contact out of Dallas.  CBP officers conducted a fingerprint check and confirmed he was indeed 23-year-old, Jesse Mendoza, a US citizen from Dallas. Officers turned Mendoza over to the Donna Police Department for the outstanding warrant....

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Donna ISD Superintendent on Administrative Leave

The superintendent of Donna ISD is now on administrative leave. The district’s board of directors, voted 4 to 3 in favor of Fernando Castillo leaving his post on Friday. The decision was agreed upon during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The directors have not yet disclosed the reason for taking this action. Fernando Castillo became the district’s superintendent after the resignation of the previous superintendent, Jesus Reyna in August of...

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Donna Mayoral Candidate suspends campaign after a judge rules against him

Ernesto Lugo, a former Donna ISD Trustee, suspended his campaign for Mayor Tuesday after a judge ruled against him. Lugo filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order against the City of Donna and the Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon after the told Lugo he didn’t live within city limits and couldn’t run for office. According to Ramon, a candidate must live in the city for 6 months in order to be eligible. Judge Bobby Flores of the 139th Court ruled against Lugo. Fox news reached out to Lugos’ campaign manager for an official comment on the case. All...

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