McAllen

100+ immigrants discovered in McAllen stash house

Authorities are searching a brushy area in north McAllen for more than 100 illegal immigrants and smugglers who are reportedly armed with weapons.

Former Hidalgo County sheriff’s commander Padilla pleads guilty

Jose A. Padilla, 54, of Weslaco, has entered a plea of guilty for one count of receipt of a bribe, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Robbery investigation leads to arrests of four people on drug possession charges

Four people are in custody after police found marijuana inside a home. McAllen police found the drugs at a home on Whitewing Avenue after they were investigating into a prior vehicle robbery on La Vista Avenue.

Edcouch man sentenced to prison for smuggling undocumented immigrants

Demetrio Vallejo, 41, of Edcouch, has been ordered to federal prison for nearly five years as a result of his conviction of smuggling undocumented aliens, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Vallejo pleaded guilty Oct.

Donna man charged with hacking into multiple local servers

Fidel Salinas, 27, of Donna, has been charged in a superceding federal indictment with new computer-hacking charges, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Police sergeant allegedly failed to stop drunk driver multiple times before fatal accident

A two-year-old drunk driving fatality is casting a shadow on the McAllen police department after a law suit recently filed claims that a police sergeant failed to remove an intoxicated woman off the streets.

Zeta leader “Talivan” pleads guilty

Ivan Velasquez-Caballero, aka Talivan or 50, has entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

McAllen Art Walk returns Friday

The McAllen Art Walk is returning this Friday and local artists will once again have a chance to show off their work.  

McAllen employment way up year over year

More people had jobs in the City of McAllen in February than in the same month of 2013, and the 58,500 people working marked the second most ever employed in the City, according to the latest monthly job data from the Texas Workforce Commission

Reward increased to $13,000 for sex offender who crosses between Reynosa and McAllen

The reward for Juan Carlos Pena, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April.

Hidalgo County residents signing up for Obamacare

Monday is the last day to sign up for Obamacare for face fines. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage ends at midnight, but those who run into technical troubles will have a grace period.

Burglar bars on windows play factor in two separate fatal house fires

The McAllen fire department is investigating a deadly house fire that claimed the life of a woman.

U.S. settles civil lawsuit against Valley Heart Consultants and doctors

Valley Heart Consultants Dr. Carlos Mego and Dr. Subbarao Yarra have settled a suit brought by the United States in McAllen alleging violations of the Federal False Claims Act, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Final arguments made in Alvarado trial

After final arguments on Thursday, the case against the suspected shooters of a federal agent is in the hands of the jury.

Huge crowds gather at Affordable Care Act enrollment fair

Across the country, Obamacare enrollment is now past 5 million people. But in the Valley, the numbers are not promising with thousands of people who still need to enroll.