Fernando Del Valle

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Fernando del Valle is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at fdelvalle@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6278.

SBCISD board president accused of intimidation for email warning

SAN BENITO — Questions surround school board President Michael Vargas’ emailed warning to board members and district employees. Last week, a district official emailed the...

Ranger probe into fatal shooting nears end

SAN BENITO — After about nine months, the Texas Rangers’ criminal investigation into the fatal police shooting of 21-year-old Ricardo Treviño is nearly completed. Meanwhile,...

Southwest Key to close Combes migrant children shelter

COMBES — A national organization sheltering thousands of migrant children will shut down a shelter here, citing an “unexpected loss of federal funding.” Southwest Key...

Truck wreck at mud pit kills San Benito woman

LA PALOMA — Authorities are considering filing charges against the driver of a pickup truck that plunged into a ditch, killing a 21-year-old San...

San Benito wages war on drug havens

SAN BENITO — After more than 25 years, the Texas National Guard is coming to help clean up. In September, the National Guard’s Operation Crackdown...

School board president charged with DWI

SAN BENITO — San Benito school board President Michael Vargas is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. The Class B misdemeanor stems from an...

Father of San Benito commissioner’s children charged with shooting

SAN BENITO — Police are investigating a case in which the father of City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children is accused of shooting at...

San Benito considers leadership changes

SAN BENITO — Assistant City Manager Fred Bell might be wearing a new hat soon. Since March, he’s been wearing the hat of acting police...

Trial set for former coach facing child sexual assault charges

SANTA ROSA — A trial is set for a former Santa Rosa coach facing charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old...

Girls say they had sex with Santa Rosa High School coaches

SANTA ROSA — At school, two 16-year-old girls say they began relationships with two coaches, describing about two or three months of sex, drugs...