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  1. Nine-year-old Mission girl a fighter fascinated with lifeRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Brownsville Herald

    Nine-year-old Evelyn Castellon spent her first Christmas in the operating room undergoing three separate surgeries, one of which would allow her to eat and breathe at the same time. Evelyn was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that alters the structure and development of the bones and tissue in her skull, her pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hopkins said.

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  2. Catholic prosecutor balanced faith, dutyRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    After all, securing a conviction in what was arguably the region's biggest trial proved much more complicated for the lead prosecutor on the case, a devout Catholic, considering that the person he was trying to convict was a former man of the cloth. Michael J. Garza, an assistant district attorney for Hidalgo County and the man responsible for finally bringing ex-priest John Feit to justice, felt uneasy days after a jury found Feit guilty of murdering Irene Garza during the 1960 Holy Week.

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  3. DHS chief visits ValleyHIDALGO - Less than one week after taking...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The Brownsville Herald

    Less than one week after taking office, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stood in the shadow of the levee wall in Hidalgo and applied a semblance of finesse to the Trump administration's tough immigration rhetoric. Years of immigration policy failures are now rooted in the United States, which "make it almost impossible to carry out the law," Nielsen said as her words echoed off the bollard levee wall behind her.

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  4. Weather worries force UTRGV to move Brownsville graduation to...Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 13 | The Brownsville Herald

    The threat of bad weather on Friday is forcing the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville campus to move the commencement ceremony to McAllen. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. - an hour later than previously scheduled - to allow extra travel time for those planning to attend.

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  5. UTRGV to provide shuttle service to graduation ceremonyRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | The Brownsville Herald

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has set up a shuttle service so graduates and their families can attend tonight's commencement ceremony that was moved to the McAllen Convention Center. The university says because of today's rain and cold weather they were forced to move the graduation ceremony to Hidalgo County.

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  6. Christmas spectacular shines in McAllenRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 10 | The Brownsville Herald

    Despite the colder temperatures, car and foot traffic in one neighborhood becomes exceptionally excessive this time of year as a local homeowner displays his Christmas spectacular. Corbet Sparks, who lives on 1916 Jefferson Ave., located on the northern end of the city, began his exhibition several years ago and has rightfully named the display, McAllen Christmas Fantasia.

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  7. First snowfall in 13 years delights Upper ValleyRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | The Brownsville Herald

    In terms of snowfall, what visited the Rio Grande Valley on Friday was merely a dusting. But the late morning flurry, coming during the morning rush hour, energized Valley residents enough to prompt one of them on social media to declare it the blizzard of 2017.

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  8. The Latest: Ex-priest gets life in prison for 1960 killingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman : A jury has sentenced a former priest to life in prison for the strangulation death of a female parishioner 57 years ago. The Hidalgo County jury in South Texas deliberated just over four hours Friday before returning the maximum sentence for murder against 85-year-old John Bernard Feit .

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  9. 3rd Zika infection by Texas mosquito reported this yearRead the original story

    Friday Dec 8 | The Brownsville Herald

    Health officials say a person in Texas appears to have been infected with Zika after being bitten by a local mosquito, the third such instance this year. Officials said Thursday that a McAllen resident appears to have been infected by a mosquito in Hidalgo County, located on the border with Mexico.

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  10. Texas prosecutors seek 57-year sentence for former priestRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    Prosecutors asked a jury Friday to send a former priest convicted of murder to prison for 57 years, reflecting how long he has walked free since he killed a 25-year-old beauty queen who went to him for confession at a Texas church in 1960. Irene Garza disappeared April 16, 1960.

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  11. Ex-priest could face life in prison for killing parishionerRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    A former Texas priest convicted of murder in the rape and strangulation of a 25-year-old beauty queen who went to him for confession almost 60 years ago is set to hear testimony Friday in the punishment phase of his trial. John Bernard Feit, 85, was found guilty Thursday in the slaying of schoolteacher Irene Garza in McAllen, Texas.

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  12. Punishment testimony begins in ex-priest's murder trailRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    A former priest, convicted of murdering a female parishioner more than 57 years ago, now faces testimony on what punishment he should receive. A South Texas jury is hearing that testimony Friday, a day after finding 85-year-old John Bernard Feit guilty of murder in the April 1960 strangulation death of schoolteacher Irene Garza, a 25-year-old former beauty queen.

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  13. Hidalgo County officials report new Zika casesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    Local health authorities are reporting three new cases of Zika infections in Hidalgo County, including one that appears to have been acquired locally. Of the three cases, one is a resident of McAllen and appears to have been infected by a mosquito in HidalgoCounty.

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  14. Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960Read the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney Michael Garza hold a photograph of Irene Garza as he presents his closing argument in John Feit's murder trial, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit, a former priest, is accused of suffocating Irene Garza in April 1960, after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen.

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  15. GUILTY: John Feit convicted of Irene Garza murderRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    A jury found ex-priest John Feit guilty of the April 1960 murder of Irene Garza, a McAllen schoolteacher and former Miss South Texas. This is a cold case that has captivated the Rio Grande Valley as well as national attention for the last 57 years.

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  16. The Latest: Ex-priest convicted of 1960 Texas teacher murderRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman : A former priest has been found guilty of murder in the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. A Hidalgo County jury deliberated 6A1 2 hours after hearing five days of deliberations before returning its verdict in the murder trial of 85-year-old John Bernard Feit.

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  17. Case of ex-priest accused in 1960 death goes to juryRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 7 | The Brownsville Herald

    The murder trial of a former priest accused of killing a woman in South Texas in 1960 has been sent to the jury. Closing arguments were given Thursday morning in the case of 85-year-old John Feit, accused of suffocating Irene Garza after she went to confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen.

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  18. AlarmingRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 29 | The Brownsville Herald

    A statewide report out today on the health of children in Texas finds that the health and socio-economic status of children living in the Rio Grande Valley is poorly lacking compared to the rest of the state - something that should concern us all. The report also notes a high number of children here live with parents who are not U.S. citizens and comes at a time when the current administration has pledged to get tougher on illegal immigrants, which could significantly affect these families.

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  19. Both sides rest in South Texas murder trial of ex-priestRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 6 | The Brownsville Herald

    Both sides have rested in the murder trial of a former priest accused of killing a Texas woman in 1960. The defense rested Wednesday without 85-year-old John Feit testifying on his own behalf.

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  20. Both sides rest in Valley murder trial of ex-priestRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 5 | The Brownsville Herald

    Both sides have rested in the murder trial of a former priest accused of killing a Texas woman in 1960. The defense rested Wednesday without 85-year-old John Feit testifying on his own behalf.

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