Elsa capital murder suspect gets lower bond, new charge

An Elsa man accused of shooting and killing someone while trying to steal drugs last November is now facing an obstruction charge. Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sepulveda revealed during a bond reduction hearing for 18-year-old Jose Angel Becerra that as defense attorneys for the man sought a lower bond, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office was working on a warrant for the man for the obstruction charge. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

High-profile lawyer’s arrest highlights ongoing ‘ambulance chasing’ problem

The arrest of a prominent personal injury attorney from Houston who has an office in McAllen is bringing the lingering problem of barratry, or ambulance chasing, back into the light. Federal authorities arrested Jeffrey Stern Aug. 20 after obtaining a 21-count indictment against the Houston-based attorney alleging a long-running criminal scheme involving tax evasion and barratry, the illegal practice of paying kickbacks to "case runners" who solicit clients for an attorney. In Texas, soliciting the victim of an accident in person or by phone within 30 days of the accident is illegal. The people who often do this are called "case runners," says J. Gonzalez, a McAllen personal injury attorney. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

Former McAllen High swimmer Shaine Casas good as gold

MISSION — “… he’s destroying the field.” Broadcaster Rowdy Gains’ voice blared over NBC Sports as Shaine Casas did just that — annihilating the field...

Commissioner Zamora holds town hall; carrying on a new trend in McAllen

McALLEN — Past the pan dulce and the coffee, City Commissioner Joaquin “J.J.” Zamora spoke over the humming ceiling fans and began the second town...

Former McHi swimmer Shaine Casas wins national title

Former McAllen High swimmer Shaine Casas continued his big week Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships in California as his time of 52.72...

Donna museum gets $35,000

DONNA — Donna city leaders approved $35,000 in funding for the Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum during a city council meeting here Tuesday. The Donna City...

Phoenix Rising FC tops Toros with late score

EDINBURG – After a scrappy first half that saw RGV FC hang with the top team in the USL, the Toros (5-9-5) ultimately fell...

Former players, family, friends bid farewell to Coach Al Ogletree

MISSION — Family, friends and former players of legendary Pan American and University of Texas-Pan American coach Alfred Ogletree gathered to say goodbye to...

Texas Tech takes down Arkansas to stay alive in College World Series

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — Cody Master's first triple of the season drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Taylor Floyd held...

Cowboys WR Cooper keeping focus on the field

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FRISCO — Amari Cooper has been hesitant to discuss his contract negotiations in public. Part of his reluctance stems from a belief...