Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:46am


Body of suspected immigrant found just north of border

Mission police are trying to identify a body found just north of the river. Authorities found the body yesterday in a grassy area near Conway Avenue and Military Road. They say the body was partially decomposed.

Immigrants posing as "fake families" to stay in the U.S.

The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border may be triggering yet another problem for Border Patrol agents--fake family units.

Mission Chamber of Commerce awarded first place in state for best marketing campaign

Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Monday night June 23, 2014 for the TCCE Annual Excellence Awards. The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach.

Autopsy to determine cause of death for body found near edge of river

Mission police are waiting on the results of a pending autopsy to determine how a man's body ended up near the edge of the river.

Rep. Cuellar visits McAllen Border Patrol Station

On Saturday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) toured the Border Patrol facility in McAllen, Texas, meeting with the agents stationed there and speaking to the adults and unaccompanied children housed there.

A look into one of the "hot spots" along the border for immigrant crossings

The high level of immigrants crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley sector is getting national attention--and Border Patrol officials say they don't see an end in the near future.

Suspected tire thief apprehended in Mission

For the past two weeks, the city of Mission has been experiencing numerous tire thefts. Police arrested one of the suspects believed to be involved.

Man accused of shooting and killing wife in domestic dispute

A man who authorities say was involved in the murder of a woman yesterday is now in jail. Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 33-year-old Abel Javier Jaime Sanchez on a first degree murder charge.

Police identify body found in open field is missing Mission man

A McAllen man, who was reported missing, was found dead in a open field.

Woman found dead in home north of Mission

Authorities are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found early this morning at a residence north of Mission.

Doctor: "People don't realize that synthetic marijuana can be deadly"

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to possess or sell synthetic marijuana--but that doesn't stop teens from pursuing the drug.

Rio Grande Valley Texas State Veterans Cemetery to honor heroes on Memorial Day

Keeping with the true meaning of the occasion, the Rio Grande Valley Texas State Veterans Cemetery will host a Memorial Day program from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 26.

Mission brothers get significant sentences in hostage taking case

Rafael Cruz, 25, and Roberto Cruz, 27, both of Mission, have been ordered to federal prison to serve lengthy sentences as a result of their convictions for conspiracy to commit hostage taking, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Agriculture leaders from across the nation get firsthand look at border issues

It's no secret that border security is far from perfection, which is why Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples invited eight agriculture leaders from across the nation to get a firsthand look at the problems along the border.