Tag: Starr County

Teen To Be Tried in Murder Case As Adult

The minor who was involved in the death of Chayse Olivarez will now be transferred to the adult court system after months of hearings. The minor was accused of burning, dismembering and dumping the body at a ranch near Roma. Chayse Olivarez’s body was found last August after going missing in July.  According to interviews and witnesses, the minor and the rest of the suspects planned out the murder of Olivarez before luring him and ending his life.  Judge Romero Molina asked the minor and his family to approach the bench where he told the minor that he would...

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Two brothers have been missing since October, Police offering cash reward

Authorities in Starr County need your help to locate two teenage brothers missing since last month. 17-year-old, Mario Alberto Garza and 19-year-old, Rosvel Garza were last seen October 18th right before leaving their home in a gray Dodge Dakota truck at around 9 in the morning.  That same day at approximately 4 pm, authorities discovered the vehicle had been burned and abandoned on the intersection of Mile 4 and FM 755. The Garza family is offering a $5,000 cash reward to anyone who can provide information that can help locate the two brothers call  (956)...

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Three Teens Arrested For Murder of Missing RGC Teen

Starr County (KFXV) — Three juveniles have been arrested in connection to the disappearance, and now murder, of Chayse Olivarez.   We previously reported Olivarez went missing in late July.  Late friday, our sister station Univision 48 broke the news as the Starr District Attorney’s office announced three juveniles had been arrested in connection to Olivarez’ death — whose body was discovered in Roma.  One of the teens has been charged with tampering with evidence. The other two — identified as Jose Luis Garcia Jr of Rio Grande City, and a still yet unidentified second teen — have been...

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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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Hidalgo Ranks in Top Ten of Child Abuse Cases

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — Hidalgo County is once again on the top 10 list of most child abuse cases are reported. This, even after numbers have gone down. With more than 2,500 cases valleywide– Hidalgo County makes it once again into one of the counties, with the most victims, nationwide. The number of victims, ranging from 74 in Starr County to 1361 in Hidalgo in 2016. Diana Almaguer, Executive Director of CASA of Hidalgo County, says they receive children with all sorts of backgrounds and emphasizes the importance of recognizing abuse in its different forms. CASA of Hidalgo County...

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