Interim Pharr police chief promoted to permanent position

PHARR — The city swore in a new police chief during Monday’s city commission meeting, naming the interim chief to the permanent position. Jose A....

Starr Co. outsources capital murder cases

Burdened by the cost of a recent capital murder case, Starr County will be partnering with Lubbock County which will represent Starr County’s indigent defendants in capital murder cases. For the defense of Jesus Angel Rebollar, who was convicted on two counts of capital murder earlier this month, the county spent an estimated $200,000 — about $50,000 in attorney’s fees and $150,000 that the county had to deposit in an escrow account. “Capital murders are very expensive,” Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, pointing out the county had two other capital murder cases that are expected to go to trial. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

The Latest: President Donald Trump’s McAllen visit

The latest on the president's visit to the Rio Grande Valley amid a partial government shutdown over a fight for funding of a border...

SPI officials: Electricty on the Island may be out for days

A line of severe thunderstorms that moved across most of Cameron County overnight downed dozens of power lines on South Padre Island leaving thousands...

Chick-fil-A in the RGV to offer free breakfast entrée on select days in January

Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley will offer a free breakfast entrée on Wednesdays for the rest of January, according to a news...

Haunted in the RGV: Attractions prey on people’s deepest fears

Haunted attractions across the Rio Grande Valley are reaching into the deepest fears of locals to prepare them for Halloween night. At least, that is the idea for Nightmare on Broadway in McAllen. Following the theme of “The Death Trap,” Aleck Rios, the owner of the 25-room haunted house, said that the design team had one goal: to prey on people’s phobias. “Our biggest thing is how do we capture and haunt people on all their phobias,” Rios said. “So, we have spider rooms, we have claustrophobia rooms, we have snake rooms, clown rooms. We have everything.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Police investigating body found in Rio Grande City canal

Law enforcement are working on removing a still-unidentified body discovered in a Rio Grande City canal Wednesday morning. The body appears to be male, wearing...

Harlingen ranks as lowest cost of living area — here’s why

HARLINGEN — A great place to live. Fairly-priced homes. Low cost-of-living expenses. Recent online headlines name Harlingen as an affordable city in which to live,...

Body found in canal off Ware Road in McAllen

Authorities have closed north and sound-bound lanes of Ware Road near 6 Mile Line as they investigate a body found in a canal, according to...

Hearings reset for Edinburg murder suspects

A man and woman accused of playing roles in the murder of an Edinburg man in November 2017 were back in state district court Wednesday. Hector Ruben Guerra, 45, and Sandy Lutz, 29, were present for their respective status hearings Wednesday morning in the 93rd state District Court on charges of capital murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated kidnapping in connection with the shooting death of Jose Angel Martinez. The defendants’ cases were respectively rescheduled to Feb. 17, 2020, as the co-defendants in the case had pending hearings, court staff confirmed. Read the full story at themonitor.com.