Raul Garcia

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Raul Garcia is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at rgarcia@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6244.

Santa Maria ISD teacher accused of inappropriately touching student

SANTA MARIA — Santiago Mendoza Jr., a Santa Maria ISD teacher, was arrested recently and placed on administrative leave after being accused of inappropriately...

Local Woodcarvers to host 29th annual show this weekend in Harlingen

HARLINGEN — Ray Simon chipped and sliced off slivers of raw wood with a sharp knife. He was carving out a baseball player for his...

Motorist accused in woman’s death due in court again

HARLINGEN — A man accused in the death of a prominent Port Isabel woman is scheduled for final announcements in court on Thursday. If...

Lea Peacock steps down as CEO of South Texas Girls Scouts

HARLINGEN — Lea Peacock answered phone calls at the Girls Scouts front office, transferring calls and answering questions about the ongoing Girl Scout cookie...

Valley International Airport not affected by ‘Blue flu’

HARLINGEN — TSA agents inspected baggage and checked passengers entering the flight gates at Valley International Airport like any other day. It looked like all...

Police search for sex assault suspect; Woman charged in child abuse case

OLMITO — A woman collected money from a man and allowed him to sexually assault a child relative of hers, authorities said. According to Cameron...

Scouts gather at Camp Perry on their quest for Eagle rank

Winter Camp at Camp Perry consists of four days and five nights at the 92-year old camp ground that has been used by Scouts for generations.

Cardi B to perform at South Padre Island spring break 2019

She is the first big-time artist who has committed to perform March 13 during Spring Break 2019 at Rockstar Beach, according to Beach Bash Music Fest promoters.

Suspicions rise over found body; identity of Harlingen man not yet released

Police are calling the death “suspicious.”

Police: San Benito woman found dead

San Benito Police say the body of Martha Moreno has been discovered.In a Facebook post, police say a crop duster was used to search...