Border Patrol agents rescue several undocumented immigrants from a stash house early this morning. Officials received a report of suspicious activity at a home in Rio Grande City.Once agents approached the area, several people exited the house attempting to flee. Border patrol agents and Starr County Sheriff’s deputies entered the home and rescued 11 undocumented […]
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All hospitals across Texas are surged with coronavirus patients. Officials are now urging residents to do their part to stop the spread. The Starr County Hospital does not have intensive care services and patients that are in need have been transferred to different hospitals outside of the valley. However Dr. Vasquez tells Fox News they […]
A second Rio Grande City employee tests positive for COVID-19. Health authorities say the employee is currently in quarantine and recovering. All employees who had contact with this person were notified and are also in self- isolation. City officials say no other employee has had a positive test result.
700 thousand dollars worth of narcotics are taken off the streets by federal agents.On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents in Escobares saw a vehicle speeding. Roma police tried to conduct a stop but the vehicle kept going. Minutes later the driver stopped and fled the scene. Click on video to view full story.
Several residents in Starr County woke up to flooded homes after severe thunderstorms overnight. Homes along San Agustin Street in the neighborhood of El Chaparral in Rio Grande City were severely affected by last night’s rain, residents want action by city and county leaders. Click on video to view full story.
A Rio Grande City man arrested after barricading himself and threatening an officer. Christopher Olivarez was detained after Rio Grande City police were called to a burglary on the 200th block of Roosevelt Street Friday morning.Olivarez allegedly knocked down the back door of his family’s home to commit an assault. Click on video to view […]
Starr County health officials announced an eighth person has tested positive for COVID-19 after 21 days without any new cases. Yesterday a Rio Grande City man in his thirties tested positive for the virus through travel-related activity. The seven other community members diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered. The patient currently battling the virus is quarantined […]
Roberto and Elia Alaffa of Rio Grande City have been married for years but never faced a challenge like this. “It breaks you, it breaks your heart. Especially after not seeing him for two months.” Roberto was in Ohio for work when he began to feel sick. “I didn’t make too much sense of it, […]
Local leaders and health officials in Starr county held a virtual town hall to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 in their region. Dr. Jose Vasquez informed community members that of the seven patients that have tested positive for coronavirus, four of them have completed their two week self-isolation. Click video for full story.
Starr County is the first in the Valley to implement a drive-thru COVID-19 testing facility. Testing will be conducted daily, but you must meet certain requirements in order to take it.
South Texas– According to statistics from the CDC in the US the coronavirus has affected 80 people and caused over 9 deaths — not a single case has been reported in the Rio Grande Valley.
Authorities arrested a man in connection to a homicide investigation in Starr county.
Starr County– Authorities continue investigating a tragic fatal accident that happened this saturday and that left one child dead.
Starr County– 760 pounds of marijuana is discovered by local and federal agencies.
Starr County– A woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle marijuana into the U.S.
Starr County– HIDTA investigators responded to reports of suspicious activity at an abandoned lot on Rosas drive in Garceno.
Federal agents in Starr county continue to intercept smuggling attempts. On Monday, border patrol agents saw a suspicious vehicle on old highway 83 in La Rosita. They saw several people loading narcotics onto the vehicle, the suspects then fled the area. Agents found 7 bundles of marijuana weighing at 460 pounds. Starr county HIDTA is […]
Starr County, Texas — Federal agents seized over 100 pounds of marijuana.