RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 19-year old army specialist Kevin Cardoza from the Rio Grande Valley was killed in action.
He died Saturday in southern Afghanistan when a vehicle he was riding was hit by a roadside bomb.
Four other patrol mates from Fort Bliss were also killed in that blast.
Cardoza was assigned to company c-1st battalion, 36th infantry regiment
Cardoza was a 2011 Edcouch- Elsa high graduate.
Police have arrested three suspects in the case of three women, kidnapped more than a decade ago and held in a Cleveland home.
Suspects Ariel, Pedro, and Onil Castro, brothers in their fifties, are being questioned.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight reunited with family and loved ones Tuesday.
The Castro brothers have not officially been charged.
Investigators allowed another look into the center of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas. Tuesday they continued to excavate and search for clues into the fire that triggered the deadly explosion.
Officials worked around piles of debris and mounds of dirt as they continued to clear what was left of the plant.
The Texas state fire marshal says while they have not determined the exact cause of the initial fire, they have determined that the highly combustible fertilizer ammonium nitrate caused the massive explosion.
The blast left a 90-foot-wide crater killing 14 and injuring some 200 more.
Plans for a new million dollar scoreboard in Weslaco have been unplugged.
The Weslaco school board held off a decision on the proposed one million dollar project in favor of other improvements to district schools.
The planned 27 foot by 48 foot led screen would become the largest for a high school stadium in Texas.
It would be about five times bigger than the current screen at bobby lackey stadium.
Instead school board members for now say they would like the money to go into new fencing and security cameras at district schools.