Diana Eva Maldonado

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Diana Eva Maldonado is the Digital Editor for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star and Coastal Current. She can be reached at dmaldonado@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9872 or (956) 982-6618.

Motorcyclist given 11 year sentence for killing Port Isabel woman

  A Cameron County jury decided a motorcyclist who struck and killed a Port Isabel woman during a Spring Break accident will spend 11 years...

Deputies: Brownsville teen found with heroin in backpack

Florida officials say a Brownsville teen who traveled to that state was arrested on Monday with bundles of heroin he carried in his backpack. According to a news release, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said it received information that 17-year-old Diego Ricardi was on a bus headed to Sarasota with a large amount of heroin. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Sheriff: Animals rescued from shelter; 2 face cruelty charges

LOS FRESNOS — Two men remained in custody Tuesday afternoon facing animal cruelty charges after Cameron County authorities found 270 dogs and one cat...

Wildfire burning near SpaceX launch site

BROWNSVILLE- SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declared Thursday night’s test of the Starhopper a success, as the massive rocket went 60 feet into the air...

Harlingen-based deputy constables arrested on extortion charges

Two former deputies with the Cameron County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit extortion under color of...

Former Santa Rosa teachers charged with improper relationship with students

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office says it arrested two former Santa Rosa school teachers on charges of having inappropriate relationships with students among...

Tafolla to resign from Weslaco City Commission

Weslaco Commissioner Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla, who pleaded guilty to bribery Monday, has decided to step down from his District 4 seat, effective immediately. In a...

2019 hurricane forecast issued for Atlantic season

It is hard to believe that hurricane season begins in just two months. During a hurricane conference being held in San Antonio this year, Colorado...

Cold front arrives today

The weekend is going to start warm and sunny, but in the next 24 hours the temperatures are going to drop like it’s winter...

Front to bring chance for rain tonight; more next week

BROWNSVILLE — The cold front that is arriving in South Texas today will drop temperatures more than 30 degrees this afternoon necessitating the need...