Statewide News

South Laredo trafficking group indicted

A total of 24 alleged members of a cocaine, crack and marijuana trafficking group have been arrested and charged with multiple violations of federal law, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Joseph M.

Police find the body of a child wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator

Police found the body of a child wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator. Authorities were called to the home to perform a welfare check.

Police find the body of a child wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator

Police found the body of a child wrapped in blankets inside a refrigerator. Authorities were called to the home to perform a welfare check.

$10,000 reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, gang member from Abilene area

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Cory James Fisher, 35, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Good news for Texas bats

Recent surveys in Texas for white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease that has killed more than six million bats across eastern North America, found no evidence of the disease in the state.

SeaWorld® kicks off summer with brand new Shamu show

Play all day and all night starting Saturday, June 14 when SeaWorld® kicks off its annual “Summer Nights” series with a brand-new Shamu show, Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night.

New state campaign sparks discussion about mental health

Mental health issues can leave people feeling isolated and ashamed.

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang leader pleads guilty to federal racketeering charges

An alleged general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT) pleaded guilty today to racketeering charges related to his membership in the ABT’s criminal enterprise, announced U.S.

Corpus Christi man sentenced for possessing child pornography

Christopher Lee, 41, of Corpus Christi, has been ordered to federal prison for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Lee pleaded guilty March 3, 2014.

Mathis man sentenced to life for drug-trafficking and money laundering conspiracies

Ricardo Guerrero, 55, of Mathis, has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, conspiracy to launder money and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Houston woman convicted in alien smuggling that resulted in death

Karin Yamilec Aguilar-Melgor, 22, of Houston, has admitted to smuggling of a group of nine illegal aliens that left one deceased, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Schreiber Foods, Pal-Con Ltd. partner for $247,879 job-training grant

Schreiber Foods and Pal-Con Ltd. have partnered with Ranger College to provide job training using a $247,879 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Smuggling pilot: Bizarre 911 call

(KPRC) A commercial airline pilot charged with smuggling cocaine into Houston, Texas from Colombia made a 911 call from a hotel room to for help. NBC affiliate KPRC obtained the nine minute, 13 second emergency phone.

Austin man sentenced for harboring female at local motel

Jose Gallegos, 47, of Austin, has been ordered to prison for harboring and transporting an undocumented person, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Gallegos was convicted by a Corpus Christi federal jury Dec.

Former Laredo customs broker sentenced for false classification of imported goods

Alejandro Santos, 34, a former U.S. Customs broker, has been ordered to prison following his convictions related to the smuggling of goods into the country, announced U.S.