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The South Texas coastline could experience some minor coastal flooding next week, as a broad surface low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea could...

Money over child’s care allegedly led to stabbing

Weslaco police say a 21-year-old Donna man stabbed an 18-year-old resident during an argument over money he felt was owed to him for taking care of the victim’s child. Vincent Cedillo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains in the Hidalgo County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond for allegations stemming from a dispute in the 1900 block of Las Brisas Street. The incident reportedly occurred at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Alberto Fernandez. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Search continues for two stolen Mission FFA heifers

There are cattle rustlers about in the Rio Grande Valley. According to law enforcement, two show heifers worth at least $10,000 apiece disappeared from a pasture in north Mission last week and appear to have been stolen. The heifers belong to Amy Ingram and her daughters, who noticed they were missing last Wednesday. Ingram says she and her daughters went out that day to feed their cows on their property near Mile 7-1/2 on Brushline Road, but Sunflower and Luna, the show heifers, never showed up. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Edinburg man to be arraigned on murder charge for fatal Palmview shooting

A 45-year-old Edinburg man accused of shooting and killing a man in Palmview last December is scheduled Friday to be arraigned on a charge of murder. A Hidalgo County grand jury indicted Francisco Antonio Griego on Sept. 3 over allegations he murdered 30-year-old Federico Garza Jr. on Dec. 22 at the P and V Drive Thru at 100 S. Minnesota Road. Palmview police and the U.S. Marshals arrested the man on Feb. 10. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Mexico makes good on water debt to US

After nearly a year of uncertainty about whether Mexico would be able to fulfill its water debt to the United States, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the two countries have reached an agreement to satisfy the debt by Friday, just one day before the treaty deadline to do so is set to expire. Under the terms of the agreement — known as Minute No. 325 and which was signed by representatives from both nations during an outdoor event in Cuidad Juarez Wednesday — Mexico will fulfill the remainder of its five-year obligation to the U.S. by transferring ownership of water already stored at the Amistad and Falcon International Dams. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

District attorney seeks AG opinion on releasing info in infant death case

The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office is asking the Texas Attorney General whether it can withhold a probable cause affidavit used to charge a 36-year-old Pharr man with capital murder for the death of an infant. Donna police arrested Ubence Ruben Hernandez on Oct. 7 and levied the charge, accusing the man of breaking the infant’s spine “due to blunt force trauma” while babysitting three children while their mother went to a store. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

New charges filed in RGC drug trafficking case

Five Rio Grande City men alleged to be members of a drug trafficking organization are facing new federal charges after prosecutors filed a superseding indictment earlier this week. Evaristo Sepulveda III, Juan Indalecio Garcia, Rene Sepulveda, Daniel Sepulveda and Jose Luis Garcia were already charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine when a second superseding indictment filed Tuesday lodged new charges against two of them. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

McAllen Holiday Parade going virtual in 2020

There won’t be any jostling for a good spot at this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade. The city announced Thursday that the 2020 parade will be entirely remote and will be broadcast live through television and streaming services. Despite the changes, city representatives remain confident the parade will live up to its reputation, which has won it epithets as both the “Best Parade in Texas” and “Best Parade in the World.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.