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Boys and Girls Club of Mission finds new director 

The Boys and Girls Club of Mission has found a new leader. On October 31, Jose “JJ” Guerrero began as the new executive director of the club.  “He’s a great fit for the city and we are excited to have him at the helm,” Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña said. “The Bannworth Gym expansion is now complete and is leading the charge to get registration going there and making it our second full service facility. I know he will continue to do good things for the children and families in Mission.”  Read the full story at themonitor.com

Edinburg PD says fourth body has been found at scene

Edinburg police are investigating a homicide involving multiple victims after being called to a residence on the 300 block of west Kuhn Street on...

Police: Woman shot and killed husband during dispute

A woman faces a first degree murder charge after she allegedly shot and killed her husband Sunday evening, Edinburg police said in a news release Monday. Karla Marlen DeLeon is scheduled to be arraigned on one count of murder Tuesday afternoon at the Edinburg Municipal court days after police say she shot and killed Hector Raisel De Leon during a disturbance at a residence in the 700 block of East Russell Road in Edinburg. Police responded to the aforementioned residence at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. According to the release from Edinburg Police, the disturbance was between Hector De Leon, 48, and his wife, Karla Marlen, 47. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Shooting in McAllen leaves one man dead, another in custody

UPDATE: McAllen police said the man who was shot earlier Monday has died as a result of injuries. His identity has not been released pending...

Investigation ongoing in deadly Pharr fire

Fire officials here are investigating a deadly fire that occurred here Saturday morning.  At 7:23 a.m., Pharr firefighters responded to the 800 block of North Tierra Drive, where a fire had been reported. Firefighters were told two men, whose identities are still unavailable, were trapped inside of the home.   Read the full story at themonitor.com

Garza wins runoff for Alamo City Commission

Alamo City Commission incumbent Maria Del Pilar Garza resoundingly defeated challenger Michael P. Benedetti on Saturday in a runoff election for Place 4 on the board. Garza raked in 781 votes, 69.36% of the votes cast, while Benedetti won 345 votes, 30.64%. Garza and Benedetti previously ran against each other and Lora “LJ” Gioeni in the November election, but Garza failed to secure a majority of the vote, prompting the runoff. Garza campaigned with Mayor Diana Martinez and Oscar “Okie” Salinas, who won seats on the commission in the November election.

Valley newspapers to launch Citizen of the Year nominations

Residents of the Rio Grande Valley will again have the opportunity to nominate their Citizen of the Year, as the 2019 designation will be open for nominations beginning Monday. AIM Media Texas newspapers The Monitor, The Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star, as well as El Nuevo Heraldo, Mid-Valley Town Crier, Coastal Current Weekly and El Extra, partner each year to select the RGV Citizen of the Year from nominations of individuals in the South Texas community whose work in their respective fields helped further the region. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Cameron County deputy arrested on official oppression, theft charges

A Cameron County Sheriff’s Office deputy faces misdemeanor charges after allegedly stealing more than $200 and threatening to arrest the victim, a news release from the McAllen Police Department states. Victor Francisco Moctezuma faces Class A and B misdemeanor charges related to his arrest at about 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 1500 block of South 9th Street in McAllen. McAllen police officers arrived at the location were met by a woman who claimed to have met a man at the location for masseuse services. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

RGC PD investigating 50-year-old man’s death

The Rio Grande City Police Department is investigating the death of a person found Thursday afternoon. In a news release, authorities say an officer was flagged down at 5:30 p.m. in reference to a dead body near 3rd and Fairgrounds in Rio Grande City. The person has been identified as 50-year-old Jose Rocha Jr. The cause of death is unknown and an autopsy has been ordered.

Road closures announced for McAllen Holiday Parade

The city of McAllen has announced the road closures for the annual McAllen Holiday Parade, which is scheduled for Saturday evening. The road closures are being conducted in phases. The city began phase one of the closures at 12 p.m. Friday, beginning with Quince Avenue, from 23rd Street to Bicentennial Boulevard, Tamarack Avenue, from 23rd Street to Bicentennial Boulevard, the intersection of Quince Avenue and 21st Street, and Vine Avenue (Bulldog Drive), from 23rd Street to Bicentennial Boulevard. Read the full story at themonitor.com.