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Celebrity Asks Governor to Spare Death Row Inmate’s Life

Celebrity Asks Governor to Spare Death Row Inmate’s Life

Kim Kardashian sent out a series of tweets asking Governor Abbott to grant a death row inmate’s  petition for  DNA testing done before being executed. “How dare her. Her arrogance and her not contacting us and getting our side of the story.He has already been convicted.” Alex Hernandez-Nephew of Escolastica Harrison This is the reaction […]

Two-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead, Four in the Hospital

Two-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead, Four in the Hospital

DPS is investigating a two-vehicle collision that left one person dead Sunday morning. Officials say a tractor-trailer tried reversing  onto a grass portion of State Highway 4 by Lyndon B. Johnson Road at around 4:18 am. A GMC Sierra traveling west on Highway 4 crashed into the trailer’s rear.The driver of the pickup truck, 36-year-old […]

Funds Available to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Funds Available to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Texas Health and Human Services announcing more than 3 million dollars for agencies that help victims of domestic violence This will help pay for services like shelters and therapy for those facing a traumatic experience. Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz says this is seen frequently, especially during this pandemic. Click on video to view […]

New Details in Olmito Shooting Investigation

New Details in Olmito Shooting Investigation

Cameron County Sheriff’s Office releasing new details over last night’s shooting in Olmito. Authorities are on the lookout for two suspects identified as Jimmy Cervantes and Kevin Gonzalez. They were last seen driving a black Honda Civic. Cervantes and Gonzalez are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on their whereabouts can report it at […]

“SPI Cares” Helps Ensure Safety At Island Businesses

“SPI Cares” Helps Ensure Safety At Island Businesses

“SPI Cares” is an initiative that aims at making tourists feel more comfortable when arriving at a store, restaurant, or hotel.   “We really want people to walk into the different facilities and know that our other partners are doing the best they can to keep them as safe as possible.” Ed Caum- C.V.B. Director […]

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Cameron County

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Cameron County

Cameron County, in collaboration with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), Texas Health and Human Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department, have designated 18 COVID-19 testing sites throughout different days in Cameron County beginning Saturday, May 16, 2020, through Sunday, May 31, 2020.  COVID-19 tests will be free of charge for Cameron County […]

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Family of COVID-19 Victim Shares Their Story

Family of COVID-19 Victim Shares Their Story

After being hospitalized for several days, a 55-year-old man lost his battle to COVID-19. Jose Chavez passed away on April 11 at Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen: this after catching the virus at the Veranda Rehabilitation Center. His niece Yvonne, who lives in North Texas, says she was in disbelief when she heard about her […]

25-Year-Old Man At Veranda Rehab Center Tests  Positive For COVID-19

25-Year-Old Man At Veranda Rehab Center Tests Positive For COVID-19

25-year-old Jacob Turner was tested for COVID-19 when he started feeling ill. It wasn’t until his symptoms worsened that a second exam confirmed he caught Coronavirus. Jesse Turner, Jacob’s father and lead singer of the Tejano band Siggno, shared with Fox News that his son is one of the patients that tested positive for COVID-19. […]

Exclusive: Family Of COVID-19 Victim Speaks Out

Exclusive: Family Of COVID-19 Victim Speaks Out

The family of a woman who passed away due to COVID-19 spoke with Fox News in an effort to prevent other from facing this situation. 91-year-old Ignacia De La Rosa lost her life on April 6th at the Veranda Nursing Home in Harlingen. Family members say the last time they were able to see her […]

2 New COVID-19 Cases in Brownsville; 38-Year-Old Female, and 43-Year-Old Male

2 New COVID-19 Cases in Brownsville; 38-Year-Old Female, and 43-Year-Old Male

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — According to a press release just received, the City of Brownsville reports that it has received confirmation through its COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site of Two (2) Brownsville cases of COVID-19. A 38-year-old female from Brownsville and a 43-year-old male also from Brownsville have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are not […]