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.

Texas Country Reporter zooms in on local boxing coach

MERCEDES — Bob and Kelli Phillips scoured the internet for an ordinary person in the Rio Grande Valley who does extraordinary things.MERCEDES — Bob...

Primera police looking for suspects accused of using counterfeit bills

PRIMERA — Police Chief Manuel Treviño wants answers.And he’s following the leads he has to get to the bottom of two suspects allegedly attempting...

Two Raymondville women sought after botched robbery

HARLINGEN — Harlingen police are on the lookout for two women who allegedly took merchandise from Target during the weekend.Arrest warrants for Norma Jean...

Family that gave voice to separations to be reunited

HARLINGEN — Cindy Madrid’s suffering started when her daughter Alison was taken away from her after crossing into the United States last month.Cindy ended...

Monster bull reds flood the bay

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Everyone wants to catch the fish of a lifetime.After last month’s major thunderstorms, a few lucky anglers fishing the Laguna...

Second South Padre Island causeway quest stalls

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — After the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge partially collapsed in 2001, South Padre Island residents had to ride a ferryboat to...

Most Distinguished: UT Law school honoring Longoria

AUSTIN — State Rep. Oscar Longoria keeps climbing to the top.AUSTIN — State Rep. Oscar Longoria keeps climbing to the top.He pulled himself up...

Video of man shot with Taser in Harlingen receives thousands of view

HARLINGEN — A man who was slapping cars in the middle of traffic as they zipped by him was later arrested after police used...

Memorial adds 2 who sacrificed at war

MERCEDES — Finally, Army Private First Class Tomas Marroquin is getting the recognition he deserves.MERCEDES — Finally, Army Private First Class Tomas Marroquin is...

Local emergency management partners gather to prepare for hurricane season

MERCEDES — Dick and Joan Volkmann were sitting in the front row taking notes.They were taking in the details at the National Weather Service’s...