BROWNSVILLE — Good morning, I'm Na’Tassia Finley with your News Center 23 update. Today is Monday, March 26, 2012.
Officials have released the name of the teen pedestrian involved in the fatal accident in McAllen. Sixteen-year-old Marissa Bauman was hit by a car in the intersection of 21st and Harvey just before seven Friday morning. Police say the female driver stopped to help. The accident happened just four blocks from the school she attended, McAllen High. Counselors at the school are on hand for students. Bauman's viewing was held at Palm Valley Church in Mission.
An elderly Harlingen man lost 200 dollars after police say two men broke into his home and held him at knife point. The victim says 20 year old Rodney Cruz and 23-year-old Jeremy Ryan Hazelwood broke into his home last Sunday. Through the help of a drawing of the suspects, four days later, Harlingen police pulled a vehicle over. There, they found Hazelwood and arrested him. Days later police spotted Cruz walking down Jackson Avenue and arrested him. Hazelwood's bond is more than 600-thousand dollars while Cruz's has been set at more than 700-thousand dollars.
He's headed to Cuba today, but his trip to Mexico seemed to go pretty well. Pope Benedict the Sixteenth enjoyed Mexico over the last three days. The pope rode in his pope-mobile through the streets of Guanajuato among huge crowds. At one point, Pope Benedict decided to don a black and silver Mexican sombrero. It didn't fit too well at first, but he figured out a way to make it work. The thousands who went out to see the pope approved of his new headgear.
The 21st annual Air Fiesta show was a success this weekend out at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. World War II vintage planes as well as modern aerobatic airplanes put on a big show to over 15-thousand people. Organizers say highlight of the show, which many viewers come to see is the MIG-17F. It was built in 1960 and its top speed is 715 miles per hour.
The 23rd annual Onion Fest brought out thousands this weekend to Weslaco.
The event celebrates the 1015 sweet onion that was scientifically developed by members at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension service in the early 80's. The great food, live music and atmosphere is what brings visitors back year after year.
They ran, walked and even Zumba'd across the valley to fight diabetes.
The second annual "Walkerz Against Diabetes" was held at the San Benito Heaven Park.It was hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association with the help of Edinburg's Municipal Park. One out of every four people in Hidalgo County has diabetes.The walk is a way to get the community involved and aware of the effects of diabetes. Nearly 500 people attended.
Join us tonight for your Upper and Lower Valley reports right here on News center 23 at five and ten.
Have a great Monday. Take care!