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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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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary...

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Edinburg City Council investigates Council Member

This evening Edinburg councilmen decided not to vote in a case where a city council member Omar Jasso Jr allegedly receive profits of thousands of dollars through his recycling company. According to 6 checks listed on the city’s website, Jasso received up to $18,634 through the Santa Anita recycling center which he partly owns along with two other people. According to a city ordinance, anyone employed by the city benefiting from a contract shall “render the contract voidable by the city mayor or the city council” Today council members dropped the issue without a vote after Jasso said he...

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Judges Urge County for New Court

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — In Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court, several county court judges are asking for an additional courtroom, in an effort to expedite cases. They cite the number of cases they see , exceeds the capacity of the courtrooms. The county commissioners’ court vote was unanimous. The date for the additional court has not been announced. We will keep you updated as more information is...

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Historic Early Voting Turnout

RGV (KFXV) — Tonight early voting ends with historic voter turnout in counties across the Rio Grande Valley including Cameron and Hidalgo but, don’t forget you are still on time to make your voice heard during this 2016 election. Thousands of voters went out to the polls on this last day of early voting. In just a 12 hour period more than 15,000 votes registered in Hidalgo County and over 7,000 in Cameron County. Cynthia Garza is one of them–taking advantage of the open polls something that will change for general elections. Voting officials recommend you arrive on November...

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