Weekly Flash

Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 10:44am

UPPER VALLEY REVIEW - A U.S Border Patrol agent captured a six foot long red tail BOA constrictor while patrolling the Rio Grande. Since the snake was not native to the region the agent believed it posed a threat to the area. It was released back into the wild at the Santa Ana wild life refuge.

On Tuesday the Edinburg Police Department welcomed four new officers to its team. The men will still have to go through another six weeks of training before they start patrolling the streets.

And on Wednesday several members of the community joined the Texas postal workers union to inform the public about the potential closure of a Mcallen processing center. The protesters say moving the center to Corpus will cost the area over 70 jobs as well as delays in mail service

And an accident on Wednesday evening sent five people to the hospital with life threatening injuries, one of the passengers was an 11 month old baby girl. The infant and her mother are in critical condition, the baby suffered a fractured skull and leg and the mother is in a medically induced coma.

On Thursday, protesters took a stand against wage theft in the valley. The men and women say many companies in the Valley aren't paying their workers minimum wages. They say protests like these are just step one.

And on Friday we heard reaction from the Weslaco school board about the suspension of long time Superintendent Richard Rivera.

Also in Friday six suspects were charged with aggravated kidnapping after police say they held a couple for ransom. The couple was smuggled in from Mexico and police say the kidnappers tried to get thousands from their family in Houston.

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