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  1. Texas unemployment for February up slightly to 4.9 percentRead the original story

    Friday Mar 24 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported that compares to a January statewide jobless rate of 4.8 percent. Nationwide unemployment last month was 4.7 percent.


  2. 3 brothers charged in 2016 Cherokee County murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 14 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Jose Garcia, Emmanuel Garcia, and Maximino Garcia have all been charged with murder and are being held in the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on $1,000,000 bond each. They are suspected in the murder of Mario Rodriguez, 27, who was found dead in his father's truck on Oct. 9, 2016, on County Road 4415, just outside New Summerfield.


  3. Kika de la Garza, longtime House Agriculture chairman, diesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Former U.S. Rep. Kika de la Garza, longtime chairman of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, has died at the age of 89. De la Garza's wife, Lucille de la Garza, said her husband died Monday morning at a rehabilitation center in McAllen after a long illness. Christened at birth Eligio de la Garza, he earned his law degree from St. Mary's University before becoming the first Mexican American to be elected to Congress from his heavily Hispanic, largely agricultural South Texas district in 1965.


  4. House Minority Leader Pelosi criticizes Trump in Texas tripRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 12 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's push to expand a border wall in Texas is an "immoral initiative" that must be stopped. Pelosi during a visit Saturday to South Texas criticized White House immigration policies, including Trump's travel ban that bars new visas for people from six majority Muslim nations. 2 comments

  5. Texas unemployment rate for January holds at 4.8 percentRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the jobless figure for the latest statewide reporting period. Nationwide unemployment during February, the latest U.S. reporting period, was 4.7 percent.


  6. Ex-postal worker in Texas pleads guilty to soliciting bribesRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Prosecutors say a former U.S. Postal Service worker in South Texas has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to provide addresses of some mail-in ballot recipients in 2014 races. Noe Olvera of Mission pleaded guilty Tuesday in McAllen, in a plea deal, to soliciting bribes during an election.


  7. El Paso man set for trial this week for 2005 McAllen slayingRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 26 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    An El Paso man is set for trial this week in the Rio Grande Valley for the slaying of a McAllen man more than a decade ago. Claudio Alberto Morales could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the robbery-slaying of 62-year-old Arturo Noe Sanchez.


  8. House speaker getting firsthand look at US-Mexico borderRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall. It's the first time the Wisconsin Republican has visited the border, and protests have been announced to meet his arrival in McAllen, Texas, on Wednesday. 92 comments

  9. Texas man fatally shoots wife, teenager before killing selfRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A South Texas man has shot and killed his wife and stepdaughter as they spoke with police and then wounded another stepdaughter before killing himself. McAllen police said in a statement Saturday that 30-year-old Cruz Orlando Pinon was found dead inside a home after firing on his family as well as officers late Friday evening.


  10. Texas unemployment holds steady in December at 4.6 percentRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported the statewide jobless figure was also 4.6 percent in November. The nationwide unemployment rate for December was 4.7 percent.


  11. Texas lawmaker ready for session after being shot at partyRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Texas lawmaker who was struck in the head during a new year's celebration by what authorities suspect was celebratory gunfire says he feels well enough to attend and work during this year's legislative session, which starts on Tuesday. Rep. Armando Martinez told The Monitor newspaper in McAllen that he's "definitely ready to get back into the office and work for the district, and to move forward."


  12. Man with knives in each hand killed by Pharr policeRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Rio Grande Valley police chief says two officers have shot and killed a man who confronted them with knives in each hand. Pharr Police Chief Ruben Villescas says 46-year-old Martin Gomez died early Tuesday as officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call.


  13. November Texas jobless rate down slightly to 4.6 percentRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday said that compares to an October jobless rate of 4.7 percent. The nationwide jobless rate stood at 4.6 percent in November.


  14. More Read the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Texas state trooper has been wounded on the Texas-Mexico border by a bullet traced to a gunbattle underway on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Lt. Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper was struck in the leg by what may have been an errant bullet from across the river.


  15. Bond for Rio Grande Valley businessman set at $30 millionRead the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A bond of $30 million has been set for a Rio Grande Valley businessman facing federal charges of money laundering, bank fraud and mail fraud. The Monitor newspaper of McAllen reports developer Luis Castillo-Cervantes, of Mission, is known in Mexico as "King of Dragons" and has numerous properties throughout South Texas.


  16. Texas unemployment for October down slightly to 4.7 percentRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Texas Workforce Commission says the state added about 13,700 jobs in October as the Texas unemployment rate dipped to 4.7 percent. The commission said in a release Friday that the adjusted unemployment rate is down slightly from the 4.8 percent recorded in September.


  17. Prosecutors: 10 charged in US-Mexico human smuggling ringRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Federal prosecutors in New York City have charged 10 defendants in a human smuggling ring that they say operated across the Mexico-U.S. border. Prosecutors said in a statement and in court papers that the smuggling scheme operated from June 2015 until last month.


  18. Officials: 150 US border agents being sent to South TexasRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Federal officials say 150 Border Patrol agents will be deployed to South Texas from Arizona, California and elsewhere to help process a spike in immigrants who have been apprehended after illegally entering the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Saturday that agents from Tucson, Arizona, and San Diego will be temporarily reassigned to the Rio Grande Valley. Agents working another portion of the Texas border will join them.


  19. Officials: Wave of immigrants taxing South Texas servicesRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials in South Texas say they're struggling to continue providing services to a fresh wave of undocumented immigrants crossing the border. City leaders in McAllen say a support center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church saw its busiest month in October since opening two years ago, with more than 5,600 immigrants recorded.


  20. South Texas mother arrested after son's beating deathRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2016 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A South Texas mother remains jailed after being arrested in connection with her 14-month-old son's beating death. The Monitor in McAllen reports investigators allege 23-year-old Kassandra Monserrat Alvarez Ramos failed to report her boyfriend had punched her son on several occasions.


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