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.

San Benito woman still missing, last seen a week ago

SAN BENITO — Police are still looking for resident Marta Elva Moreno.She went missing a week ago and a Silver Alert was placed soon...

Mercedes man charged with manslaughter pleads not guilty

BROWNSVILLE — Ronnie Huerta crashed his motorcycle on March 4.And this past Monday, eight months after he allegedly caused the death of Elizabeth Sweeten,...

Months later, man arrested in fatal Port Isabel crash

OLMITO — Police pushed Ronnie Huerta gently in his wheelchair toward the squad car.They were arresting him Monday afternoon at home on manslaughter charges.A...

Jackpot reaches $970M, second largest in U.S. history

LA FERIA — “I hope you win.”Eric Hoff says it to all his customers buying lottery tickets at Bottle Shop liquor store, even though...

Vandals target Beto O’Rourke campaign sign

HARLINGEN — Heriberto “Eddie” Medrano arrived at his office yesterday morning to find his candidate’s large political sign vandalized with red spray paint.The local...

Los Fresnos councilwoman, JP clerk charged with theft, tampering

LOS FRESNOS — Two Cameron County employees have been arrested and charged with theft and tampering with government records for allegedly lying on their...

Former Mercedes principal remembered by many

By RAUL GARCIAMERCEDES — Mauro Vasquez left a lasting memory in many people’s hearts.He died in his home at the age of 76 on...

Former Mercedes principal remembered by many

MERCEDES — Mauro Vasquez left a lasting memory in many people’s hearts.He died in his home at the age of 76 on Saturday.Vasquez worked...

Texas Street Festival hits 10-year mark

MERCEDES — Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day of fun and Grammy award winning music at the Texas Street Festival.MERCEDES — Bring...

Texas Street Festival hits 10-year mark

MERCEDES — Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day of fun and Grammy award winning music at the Texas Street Festival.This year, organizers...