Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Fugitive’s brother sentenced for lying to feds

McALLEN — A Pharr man and the brother of a fugitive was sentenced for lying to federal authorities.U.S. District Judge Randy Crane Monday sentenced...

The ‘Cowboy Priest’: Father Roy Snipes welcomes his congregation in Mission with down-home approach

For nearly 50 years Father Roy Snipes has taken an unconventional approach to delivering God’s message, embodying the outlaw nature of the missionary group...

Settlement reached in crash involving 18-wheeler, mother and her 3 children

McALLEN — A undisclosed settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit involving a local family and a Mexican transport company for damages resulting...

Mission man’s tip to feds alerts them to his own drug trafficking

McALLEN — A Mission man will serve more than seven years in prison after he tipped off federal authorities to his role in a...

15 years later Roma man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

He had been living on the run from federal agents for more than 15 years — but a car crash in May landed him...

Ex-maid agrees to settlement in loss wage lawsuit against Mexican pop star

McALLEN — An agreement was reached in a wage theft lawsuit involving the maid of a Mexican pop icon.A court agreed to a settlement...

Local lawmaker rallies support for constitutional amendments

New Hidalgo County Voting Machines Ready for ElectionMcALLEN — With first responders, city officials and other law enforcement in attendance, state Rep. Bobby Guerra...

Police make arrests tied to cartel home invasion crew

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said Wednesday that his department has arrested and charged six men in connection with a series of home...

Starr County residents can voice wall concerns at forum

Starr County residents will have their chance to voice concerns to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials about the proposed construction of border wall...

Of the Rio Grande: Artist humanizes students, Dreamers with materials from river

ROMA — The small dirt road leads to the banks of the Rio Grande, a picturesque destination that often provides more to Luis Alberto...