‘An unfortunate incident’

New details released in fatal police standoff in Mission In what’s being called an “unfortunate incident” by the Mission police chief, a Sullivan City commissioner was found dead in his home early Friday morning following a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies that lasted for hours. Gabriel Salinas, 39, was found dead after exchanging gunfire…

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Despite judge’s ruling, Precinct 3 election lawsuit continues

Weeks after a visiting judge dismissed a lawsuit requesting a new election for the Democratic nominee for Hidalgo County Precinct 3, outgoing commissioner Jose “Joe” Flores continues to appeal the judge’s decision. On Wednesday, an attorney representing Everardo “Ever” Villarreal, filed a motion to dismiss Flores’ latest appeal in the 13th Court of Appeals, citing…

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Sharyland announces back-to-school plan

The Sharyland school district is preparing to distribute Chromebooks to each of their students just in time for the upcoming school year. On Wednesday, district Chief Technology Officer David Culberson confirmed that the district received a “massive shipment” of the 4,330 Chromebooks the district ordered last May as part of a $1.1 million plan to…

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COVID-19 vaccine trials to start in south Texas

A Massachusetts-based biotech company is rolling out their next phase of development of a COVID-19 vaccine in south Texas.  Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), announced the clinical trials from the company Moderna which is part of this phased plan to vaccinate thousands of people and test them for efficacy and safety. Moderna announced their vaccine trial…

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Sullivan City Commissioner dies in police standoff

UPDATE: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 9 A.M. A standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies that ended early Friday morning resulted in a slain Sullivan City commissioner. Gabriel Salinas, 39, was found dead at a home in the 1400 block of Viejo Lane in Mission after police responded to a domestic disturbance call at his residence that…

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Alton bakery owner dies after falling from ladder

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 2:35 p.m. The 82-year-old owner of an Alton bakery died Tuesday after sustaining injuries from a fall. Juan M. Valadez, the owner of La India Restaurant and Bakery, was found unresponsive outside his bakery at 3315 E. Main Ave. in Alton. Alton police arrived at the scene at around…

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Hurricane Hanna online damage report tool launched

Residents are being asked to report damage caused by Hurricane Hanna to county officials. Starr County officials residents are urged to contact the county at 956-487-2500. Residents in the City of Rio Grande City can call 956 488-0217. Roma residents call call 956 849-1411 ad residents in the city of La Grulla  can call at 956 487-3314.…

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Appeal filed on Precinct 3 election lawsuit dismissal

A day after a judge dismissed a lawsuit requesting a new election for the Democratic nominee for Hidalgo County Precinct 3, outgoing commissioner Jose “Joe” Flores filed an appeal. The appeal, filed Thursday, asks that visiting Judge Jose Manuel Bañales reconsider his dismissal to hold a trial to contest the results of the March 2020…

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