Girls say they had sex with Santa Rosa High School coaches

SANTA ROSA — At school, two 16-year-old girls say they began relationships with two coaches, describing about two or three months of sex, drugs...

Handful of candidates fail to file campaign finance reports in Donna

DONNA — Two city council candidates did not file any of the required campaign finance reports, making it unclear who has been funding their...

Edinburg woman sentenced in $71,000 cash smuggling case

McALLEN — When U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers noticed the woman’s shaking hands, they knew something wasn’t right. During an outbound inspection of a...

Kansas authorities pick up Schlitterbahn co-owner to face murder charge

The Schlitterbahn co-owner charged with murder in the decapitation death on a 17-story water slide in Kansas is no longer in Cameron County jail.Cameron...

Taxpayers warned of scams related to upcoming government stimulus checks

Rio Grande Valley residents waiting for COVID-19 economic impact checks from the IRS may be susceptible to scammers seeking to collect bank account information through phone calls and fake checks mailed to residents, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas (USAO) on Thursday. “While the nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, criminals see an opportunity to enrich themselves through fraudulent schemes,” warned Acting Special Agent in Charge Rodrick Benton of IRS - Criminal Investigation (CI) in the release. “With the public’s awareness, we can combat these scammers and cease their exploitation of the American taxpayer during these trying times,” he stated. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Ex-bailiff accused in drug conspiracy case gets 5 years in prison

A former Hidalgo County bailiff was handed a 60-month prison sentence in connection with a drug conspiracy case involving a drug trafficking organization, court...

Hidalgo County joins federal lawsuit opposing 2020 census citizenship question

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County joined a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce Monday in connection with a proposed citizenship question on the...

Nuestra Clinica receives $1.5M in COVID-19 relief 

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced more than $1.5 million in funding for Nuestra Clinica Del Valle as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, otherwise known as CARES. The federally qualified health center serves low-income and uninsured families in Hidalgo and Starr counties throughout its 11 locations. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Court grants bond to former dealership employees accused of wire fraud

McALLEN — Two of the three men indicted on wire fraud charges were granted a bond during a hearing late Thursday afternoon, court records show. Ronnie...