Sunday, August 31, 2014
   
Text Size

Site Search

Follow Us

Banner

CLICK HERE

for Employment Opportunities

More News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Local Weather


Current Conditions:
Fair, 81 F

Forecast:
Sat - Thunderstorms Late. High: 89 Low: 78
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 96 Low: 78
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 98 Low: 78
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 90 Low: 77
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 90 Low: 75

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

Peñitas officers shut down two gambling rooms

City-of-Penitas-logoPEÑITAS—Twice in September, Peñitas officers received calls of suspicious activity. Both incidents ended up as cases of illegal gambling establishments, Police Chief Roel Bermea said.

“These are the first ones (gamerooms) we’ve seen here,” Bermea said.

In the first incident, a caller thought a house might be a stash house because of all the traffic. When officers showed up at the scene, they were given permission to enter and found 24 8-liner machines. Officers are still looking for the owner of the establishment.

Later in the month, officers saw a lot of activity at a business late at night. They were given permission to enter and found 26 8-liner machines inside. In this case, the owner was found and arrested.

Between both cases, the department seized $2,739.

Bermea said the department is looking into what to do with the seized machines.

Advertising Information

CoverageAreaThe Progress Times is the hometown newspaper for the local communities of Mission, Sharyland, Alton, Palmview, La Joya and surrounding areas in Western Hidalgo County. We have a staff of veteran reporters who work diligently every week to bring our readers the latest news as it affects their hometown area and people.

More Information...