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  1. EPA suggests $19.4M plan to cleanup cancer-causing poison from Donna lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    DONNA, Tx- Kenny Min an engineer contractor weighs and measures several fish at the Donna Reservoir in Donna , Texas Wednesday April 8,2015. The fish in the reservoir and canal system are known to be contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls from an unknown source.


  2. Federal court: Conflict prevents attorney from representing bailiff in cocaine caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 15 |

    Former Hidalgo County Court-at-Law No. 6 bailiff Oscar De La Cruz, center, walks with his attorney Santos Maldonado, left, and his wife Areli Garza De La Cruz while leaving the federal courthouse Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in McAllen.


  3. Docs: Bailiff allegedly forged judge's signature on warrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 10 |

    The county bailiff facing conspiracy charges allegedly forged U.S. District Judge Dorina Ramos' signature on a federal search warrant, new court records show. "Oscar De La Cruz did knowingly forge the signature of Dorina Ramos, a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Texas, for the purposes of authenticating a document, to wit, an anticipatory search and seizure warrant," the court record shows.


  4. School elections yield mixed resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 5 |

    With board seats up for grabs in the Sharyland and Mission school districts and South Texas College, most incumbents managed to keep their seats on the public school boards while the STC board will have two new faces. The Sharyland race had two incumbents seeking re-election, Melissa Martinez-Smith in Place 3 and Jose "Pepe" Garcia in Place 4. Only Garcia had a challenger, Oton Joaquin "Tony" Guerrero, but Garcia will remain on the board as he took 66 percent of the total, or 976 total votes, while his opponent had 505 votes.


  5. Some of the Valley's 10,000 winter visitors are - Converted Texans'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 |

    Susan Thomas, activity director at Bit O' Heaven Park in Donna, takes the Texas "Oath of Allegiance" at the Converted Texan Corral. Donna Reif of Alamo Country Club sports a Green Bay Packers cowboy hat, a dead giveaway that she's a Converted Texan.


  6. Donna Police locate truck belonging to murder suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 |

    Donna Police have located the vehicle used by the suspect in a shooting last month after receiving a tip Monday morning. Donna Police have located the vehicle used by the suspect in a shooting last month after receiving a tip Monday morning.


  7. Man arrested after conducting alleged tax scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2018 |

    Juan Jose Garcia, 37, faces multiple charges including forgery of a financial instrument and theft, according to a Donna police news release. Five people reported having their federal income tax refunds transferred to a prepaid card without their knowledge after Garcia prepared their tax returns.


  8. Police looking for Donna murder suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 |

    Police believe 38-year-old Fidencio Alberto Castillo of the Donna-Alamo area shot 33-year-old Efren Quiroz Jr. on March 17 as Quiroz exited the Stripes located at 1009 West Frontage Road. Donna police have issued an arrest warrant for Castillo on the charge of murder and the U.S. Marshalls Service is working with them to locate him.


  9. Donna police search for weapon used in last weekend's shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 |

    Donna police executed an evidentiary search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Ellen Avenue Friday morning in search of the truck and gun belonging to a suspect in last weekend's fatal shooting here. Police had received information that the suspect, Fidencio Castillo, had left his truck and the gun he allegedly used to shoot Efren Quiroz Jr., 33, on March 17 outside the Stripes located at 1009 W. Frontage Road.


  10. Mid-Valley seminar to address pension concerns for future teacher retireesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 |

    A seminar for public school personnel considering retirement is being held Saturday at the Lone Star National Bank corporate office in McAllen. The Palm Valley Association of Retired School Personnel and the Texas Retired Teacher Association, or TRTA, joined forces to conduct presentations equipping prospective retirees with the tools and knowledge needed before departure of the public school system.


  11. Former Alamo police chief dies at 61Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 |

    Retired Alamo Police Chief Arturo Espinosa poses at at his home Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Alamo. Espinosa died Monday at the age of 61. Arturo "Art" Espinosa, the former Alamo police chief of 21 years who retired last month, died Monday.


  12. Donna City Council special meeting times questionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2018 |

    Tensions on the City Council emerged over special meetings held at about noon when Councilwoman Cathy Alvarado cannot typically attend. The City Council met six times midday for special meetings and four times in evening for regularly scheduled meetings since voters elected a new majority late last year.


  13. Delta area celebrates as county reopens offices eliminated in 2011Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2018 |

    County and local officials on Friday celebrated the reopening of Precinct 5 justice of the peace and constable offices after a nearly seven-year hiatus. County commissioners in August voted to restore the Delta area justice of the peace and constable precinct offices - a jurisdiction that existed for a century before its contentious abolishment in 2011 by a 3-2 vote with County Judge Ramon Garcia in opposition of its elimination.


  14. Donna mayor, two councilmen belatedly file campaign reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 |

    Mayor Rick Morales and the two newest members of the city council this month filed mandatory campaign finance reports after the deadline. Morales submitted campaign finance reports on Feb. 9 and Councilmen Arturo "Art" Castillo and Oscar Gonzalez on Feb. 5 - about three months after the November election. 1 comment

  15. Eight-liner operation raided near Alamo, 7 arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 |

    Investigators arrested Leonor Flores, 40, of San Juan; Jose Adrian Tinoco Gil, 29, of Mission; Israel Tinoco Gil, 34, of Mission; Juan Sanchez, 41, of Harlingen; Ronny Romero Carmona, 26, of Pharr; Nancy Juarez, 24, of Donna; and Luis Aguilar, 28, of Mercedes, who are accused of working at the eight-liner establishment in different capacities. Flores admitted to being the "person in charge" of the illegal gambling establishment, according to the affidavit.


  16. Donna school's art classes draw lessons beyond canvassRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 |

    Sonya Tijerina, art teacher at Donna ISD's alternative school, is currently displaying painted bird houses her students created in an exhibit at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen. Tijerina, a former English teacher, had an itch to do something different, so she took up teaching art to students in the alternative education program at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.


  17. Donna EDC sees shift in leadership with major retailers slated to openRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2018 |

    Interim City Manager Carlos Yerena will take on a dual role as the economic development corporation's new chief executive officer. "My role is to try to be able to work closely with the assets that we have available, and I think it provides a good complement to what the city is doing," Yerena said of overseeing the economic development corporation.


  18. Ex-CBP officer sentenced in federal smuggling attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 |

    A now former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in an attempt to allow a previously deported man into the country. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced Sabas Salinas to 24 months in federal prison in connection with an August 2017 attempt to allow a Reynosa man, who did not have legal permission to be in the country, to bypass the port of entry without legal status, according to a criminal complaint .


  19. Donna inching forward in naming city managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 |

    Carlos Yerena is currently serving as the Donna interim city manager. The city council is working to formalize his contract for the permanent position.


  20. Donna mayor: Yerena - right man' for city manager jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 |

    The Donna City Council intended to name a city manager Thursday, but uncertainty surrounding the proposed $195,000 per year contract prevented council members from officially appointing Carlos Yerena. "There are some issues that we cannot enter into a contract yet," said City Attorney Javier Villalobos.


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