Noon Fix: Construction company owner sentenced in home building scam; Deported vet laid to rest; Local weekend events

Adelina Briseño pleaded guilty to one count of theft of property amounting to more than $300,000 in the 430th District Court on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 in Edinburg. (Molly Smith | The Monitor)

Construction company owner sentenced to 30 years in home building scam

Modest and humble, the words her brother used to describe her, also fit the profile of the victims Adelina Briseño targeted in a home building scam.

VFW post 8788 Homer Gallegos presents the flag to Michael Mosqueda, son of Carlos Jaime Torres during full military honors at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran Cemetery on Thursday Dec.13, 2018, in Mission. (Delcia Lopez |

Deported vet laid to rest, honored for his service

Carlos Jaime Torres’s family gathered under a tree Thursday to watch him lowered to his final resting spot at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
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