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Authorities Rescue 11 Undocumented Immigrants From Alleged Stash House

Authorities Rescue 11 Undocumented Immigrants From Alleged Stash House

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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Rio Grande City Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Rio Grande City Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

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.

Federal Agents Seize Nearly $700,000 Worth Of Narcotics

Federal Agents Seize Nearly $700,000 Worth Of Narcotics

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.

Residents Demand Action After Heavy Rains Cause Severe Flooding

Residents Demand Action After Heavy Rains Cause Severe Flooding

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.

Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Family Home

Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Family Home

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 […]

Eighth COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Starr County

Eighth COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Starr County

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 […]

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Recovered COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

Recovered COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

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, […]

Starr County Official Hold Virtual TOWN HALL

Starr County Official Hold Virtual TOWN HALL

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.

Border Patrol Seize Over 850lbs of Marijuana

Border Patrol Seize Over 850lbs of Marijuana

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 […]