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  1. The Latest: Supreme Court rejects appeals in Texas executionRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 8 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin. The high court rejected appeals from 47-year-old Ruben Ramirez Cardenas to stop his punishment for the February 1997 abduction and killing of Mayra Laguna.

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  2. The Latest: Lawsuits filed for man facing execution tonightRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 8 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Attorneys for a Mexican citizen facing execution in Texas for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in 1997 have filed two federal lawsuits seeking to halt the punishment. One lawsuit argues that Ruben Ramirez Cardenas' due process and civil rights are being violated because state officials won't release evidence to facilitate new DNA testing.

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  3. Mexican citizen facing execution in Texas for killing cousinRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 7 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Attorneys for a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas for the abduction and slaying of his 16-year-old cousin more than two decades ago are looking to the federal courts in a last-day attempt to halt his execution. Ruben Ramirez Cardenas is scheduled for lethal injection Wednesday evening for the February 1997 killing of Mayra Laguna in the Rio Grande Valley in far South Texas.

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  4. Mexican citizen to be executed in Texas for killing cousinRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 7 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Attorneys for a Mexican citizen set to be executed Wednesday in Texas for the 1997 abduction and slaying of his 16-year-old cousin say they plan to file multiple federal court appeals hoping to delay his punishment. Ruben Ramirez Cardenas' lawyers already appealed to state courts, arguing that evidence in his case should undergo new DNA testing because previous testing that pointed to him might not be reliable.

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  5. Ex-South Texas hospice director convicted of murderRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 2 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The former administrator of a South Texas hospice has been convicted of capital murder and other theft and misuse of funds charges in the January 2015 death of a 96-year-old man whose estate she controlled. A jury in Edinburg deliberated about six hours before returning its verdict Wednesday night at the trial of Monica Patterson of Harlingen.

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  6. Border gunbattles leave 11 dead in northern MexicoRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Mexican officials say a running series of gunbattles left at least 11 people dead in the northern border state of Tamauilpas. Officials discovered eight bodies Monday following shootouts in the border city of Reynosa and the nearby town of Rio Bravo, and police found improvised armored vehicles, grenades and about three dozen guns.

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  7. 6 dead, 68 injured in bus crash near Mexico borderRead the original story

    Oct 10, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Mexican state officials say a bus carrying maquiladora workers has crashed near the U.S. border, killing six people and injuring 68. The Tamaulipas state civil defense office has distributed photos showing a flipped bus with its wheels in the air and passenger compartment partly crushed. The office said Tuesday's predawn crash occurred on the road between the city of Reynosa and the neighboring town of Rio Bravo, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

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  8. Body found hidden in rig suspected in immigrant smugglingRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    U.S. Border Patrol agents found a body concealed in a tractor-trailer rig three days after the truck was seized in an immigrant smuggling case. A Border Patrol statement says the body was found Friday inside the cab of the 18-wheeler stopped Tuesday at the Border Patrol's Falfurrias Checkpoint on U.S. 281, about 70 miles north of McAllen, Texas.

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  9. Texas unemployment rate for August improves to 4.2 percentRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The Texas unemployment rate for August improved to 4.2 percent for the fourth straight month of declining jobless figures. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month's unemployment compares to a 4.3 percent statewide jobless rate in July.

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  10. Ex-Border Patrol agent in Texas gets 2 years in drug caseRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A former U.S. Border Patrol agent in South Texas must serve two years in federal prison for lying about a 2007 drug bust and his role in protecting traffickers. Eduardo Bazan Jr. of Edinburg was sentenced Tuesday in McAllen.

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  11. Border agents detain shielded immigrants at Texas checkpointRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A congressman says a group of people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was improperly detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas. The Monitor newspaper in McAllen reported that as many as 10 people were detained Monday morning at the checkpoint in Falfurrias, about 80 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  12. South Texas men sentenced for roles in human smuggling ringRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Seven men have been sentenced to prison for smuggling people across the border with Mexico and then repeatedly demanding families of the people pay ransom to free them. Federal prosecutors say the men were sentenced Tuesday in McAllen, with the longest term of nearly 30 years being handed down to 19-year-old Luis Aguilar Jr. of Mission.

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  13. Mexican border city Reynosa eyes $7.6M anti-violence planRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Officials in northern Mexico have announced a $7.6 million development plan that seeks to stem violence in the border city of Reynosa. The "United for Reynosa" initiative focuses on the most violence-prone neighborhoods in the city, which borders McAllen, Texas.

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  14. Texas unemployment rate improves to 4.3 percent, same as USRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the third straight month of declining statewide unemployment. The June unemployment rate for Texas was 4.6 percent.

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    Aug 17, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A Mexican national on Texas death row for the rape-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Rio Grande Valley more than 20 years ago has received an execution date. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting the lethal injection of 47-year-old Ruben Ramirez Cardenas for Nov. 8. Cardenas was convicted of the February 1997 slaying of Mayra Laguna.

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  16. Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent in JuneRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported last month's jobless figure compares to 4.8 percent statewide unemployment in May. The Texas jobless figure held steady at 5 percent during March and April. A TWC statement says Amarillo and the Austin-Round Rock area had the lowest unemployment in Texas last month at 3.4 percent.

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  17. Funeral held for Texas sailor killed in ship collisionRead the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A funeral has been held in South Texas for a U.S. sailor killed last month in the collision of a Navy destroyer with a container ship off the coast of Japan. The Monitor in McAllen reports that the funeral for Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez was held Thursday in Mercedes.

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  18. Texas sailor killed in ship collision back home for burialRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A Texas sailor killed two weeks ago in the collision of a Navy destroyer with a container ship off the coast of Japan has returned home for burial. A procession escorting the remains of Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez paused Saturday for a moment of silence outside a light blue trailer in Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley that was once his childhood home.

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  19. Border Patrol agent admits helping stage drug seizuresRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent in South Texas has pleaded guilty to working with drug traffickers to stage seizures of fake narcotics and redistributing the real cocaine for profit. Eduardo Bazan Jr. faces up to five years in prison for his Friday guilty plea to making a false statement regarding the seizure.

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  20. Ex-South Texas postal worker gets prison for taking bribesRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A judge has sentenced a former U.S. Postal Service worker in South Texas to 1A1 2 years in federal prison for accepting bribes to provide addresses of some mail-in ballot recipients in 2014 races. Noe Olvera of Mission was sentenced Friday in McAllen after pleading guilty last March, in a plea deal, to soliciting bribes during an election.

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