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Past articles by Dave:

Police chief: 2 students, 1 teacher exposed to tear gas after training accident

A training accident at the San Juan Police Department shooting range exposed at least two students to tear gas Wednesday.The police department hosted a SWAT training Wednesday afternoon at the shooting range, which is located near the intersection of Hall → Read More

La Joya fires police chief

La Joya fired police Chief Ramon Gonzalez on Monday.City Administrator Mike Alaniz said he terminated Ramon D. Gonzalez on Monday after consulting with the City Commission.Gonzalez joined the police department in December 2005, according to Texas Commissio → Read More

Records: Smugglers kidnapped Chinese immigrant in McAllen, demanded $15,000 ransom

Smugglers kidnapped a Chinese immigrant last week in McAllen and mercilessly beat the man when he refused to pay them $15,000, according to federal court records.At 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 4, the McAllen Police Department responded to a strange call on the 200 → Read More

Former Edcouch municipal judge sentenced to 5 years in prison for drug trafficking

A federal judge sentenced former Edcouch Municipal Judge Daniel Guzman II to five years in prison Tuesday.U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced Guzman the son of Edcouch Alderman Danny Guzman Wednesday during a hearing in Alabama.Federal agents → Read More

Pharr settles four sexual harassment claims against city media director

Pharr settled four sexual harassment claims Wednesday, cutting deals with employees who accused city Media Director Gary Rodriguez of touching them inappropriately and making lewd comments at work.Four city employees two supervisors at the Boggus Ford Eve → Read More

Attorney who defended South Texas sheriffs and drug kingpins dies at 77

Roberto J. “Bobby Joe” Yzaguirre, a Rio Grande Valley attorney who represented sheriffs and Gulf Cartel bosses, died Thursday. He was 77.Yzaguirre died on Thanksgiving at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, days after suffering a heart attack.“I c → Read More

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office arrested two men on capital murder charges last week, but basic details about the arrests remain unknown because the county is attempting to keep the charging documents secret at least temporarily.Gabino Salinas, 32, of → Read More

Exclusive: Agua Special Utility District approved secret severance payments worth $489,000

The Agua Special Utility District approved severance packages worth $489,000 for two high-profile administrators during July and attempted to keep the agreements secret.Former Executive Director Oscar Cancino approved severance packages for La Joya school → Read More

Judge sentences Pharr man to 1 year and 1 day in prison for lying to FBI agents

A federal judge sentenced a Pharr man to prison Monday for lying to FBI agents about a kidnapping plot.U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Daniel Betancourt, 20, of Pharr to one year and one day in prison Monday morning after a brief hearing in McAll → Read More

After public intoxication arrest, Mission suspends police corporal for 12 days

The Mission Police Department suspended a corporal after fellow officers cited him for public intoxication Monday.Officers arrested Cpl. Adan Beltran at 1:46 a.m. Monday, when they found him drunk near the Jack in the Box restaurant on East Expressway 83, → Read More

Investigators arrest leader of Gulf Cartel 'rip crew'

Investigators arrested the leader of a rip crew affiliated with the Gulf Cartel on Wednesday.The San Juan Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Service arrested Marin Macrin El Filtro Cerda-Rios on Wednesday morning.Cerda headed a rip crew called Los Mi → Read More

Prosecutors cut deal with former Mission cop: Accept a traffic ticket and we'll drop DWI

A judge dismissed a drunken driving charge against a former Mission policeman last week after prosecutors offered him another option: A $500 traffic ticket.County Court at Law Judge Jay Palacios dismissed the driving while intoxicated charge against former → Read More

Pharr announces 'retirement' of police chief and assistant police chief

Pharr police Chief Ruben Villescas and Assistant Chief Javier Gonzalez retired Monday, according to a city spokeswoman.Details about what the city described as retirements weren't immediately available.Mayor Ambrosio Amos Hernandez and City Manager Juan Gu → Read More

Federal agents seize 2,300 pounds of marijuana after watching Pharr warehouse

Federal agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana Saturday after conducting surveillance at a warehouse in Pharr.Agents with Homeland Security Investigations a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started watching a warehouse on t → Read More

Records: Illegal gambling at Jackie's bar in Pharr linked to Stilettos strip club

Seven employees at Jackie’s Restaurant & Lounge surrendered to Pharr Police Department investigators last week on gambling charges.Investigators started scrutinizing the dive bar during May, when they heard Jackie’s had slot machine-style devices, accordin → Read More

Indictment: Dallas sex offender participated in child sex tourism scheme

A federal grand jury indicted a 63-year-old Dallas man last week on seven charges related to child sex tourism.The Brownsville-based grand jury indicted Donald Frederic Bollinger, 63, of Dallas a moderate risk sex offender registered with the Texas Depart → Read More

Former security guard accused of masquerading as a police officer

While patrolling the border Saturday afternoon, a Mission policeman spotted something odd: a white Chevrolet Tahoe with red-and-blue emergency lights.The policeman working a grant-funded border security detail called Operation Stonegarden stopped the Tah → Read More

Agua Special Utility District executive director announces his resignation

Executive Director Oscar Cancino announced his resignation from the Agua Special Utility District on Monday and recommended the board replace him with a traditional general manager.Cancino announced the move, but didn’t actually submit a resignation lette → Read More

25-year-old McAllen woman charged with sexually assaulting her 16-year-old 'boyfriend'

Investigators arrested a 25-year-old McAllen woman accused of sexually assaulting her 16-year-old boyfriend on Friday.Officers arrested Evelyn Marie Cruz, 25, of McAllen on Friday, said Lt. Joel Morales, a spokesman for the McAllen Police Department.The in → Read More

Natural gas leak forces Peñitas to close Tom Gill Road until further notice

A major natural gas leak forced Peñitas police to close Tom Gill Road on Thursday morning.City Manager Omar Romero said a major natural gas leak forced police to close Tom Gill Road from Uranium Street to 3 Mile Line.The city asks residents to avoid the ar → Read More