Sep 12, 2013
2 resign in S Texas public corruption case
Two members of a family that federal authorities say dominated city and school district politics in a small South Texas border town have resigned their positions while two others have been suspended.
Judge Grants Bond to 3 Held on Public Corruption 9/6/13
Associated Press 9/6/13 McALLEN, Texas - A federal judge has set bond for a father and his two sons accused of public corruption in running a pay-to-play scheme in a South Texas border town.
FBI: Family ran Texas town through intimidation
The FBI was so unnerved by one family's seemingly pervasive control of a small South Texas border town that agents began bringing a second unit when they conducted interviews so that the backup agents could watch their vehicle, the lead case agent testified Wednesday in McAllen.
El Paso Times
Hearing delayed for trio accused of corruption
A detention hearing has been delayed for a father and his two sons, all public officials in a small South Texas border town.
Mayor, Kin Held in - Pay to Play' Scheme
Thus did the mayor of Progreso, TX, advise his attorney on how public contracts were dispensed in the town that he, his brother and their father ruled for years, according to a federal corruption indictment of the three unsealed this week.