Santiago Martinez, 37, of Weslaco, has entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The ex-police chief in Harlingen is also the new police chief in Harlingen.
The Harlingen City Commission emerged from a closed session on Wednesday night to vote unanimously to once again choose Tom Whitten as police chief.
Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy and very warm with highs of 90 in the Lower Valley, 95 in the Upper and Central Valleys. The South winds will range from 10-35 mph. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers.
A man is freed from his alleged kidnapper after a traffic stop by Brownsville Police.
NewsCenter 23 reporter Na'Tassia Finley has the details surrounding the aggravated kidnapping that originated in Mexico.