Author: Fox News Rio Grande Valley

Man Found Guilty of Brutal Double Homicide

A grand jury in Starr County indicted Jesus Angel Rebollar for two counts of capital murder that sent shockwaves of disbelief throughout the community. We first reported in early November, the grisly murder of a father and his son, 41-year-old Hector Garcia and three year-old, Julian Garcia, in Rio Grande City near the intersection of Woods Brothers Road and Sagunada St. The victims were found, gunned down in their vehicle. Julian Garcia later died at an area hospital from his injuries. Rebollar, now faces life in prison. The Texas Rangers, Starr County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney continue...

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Mom Behind Bars for Leaving 4-Day-Old in Car

In McAllen, a mother is facing charges after police say she left a newborn baby of 4 days inside her car while she shopped at a local pharmacy. She’s identified as Diana Laura Barrios. The 20 year old was arrested after officers pulled up to the pharmacy and say the child was inside the car. The incident took place on the 7000 block of 10th street yesterday around 1 pm. The child was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and handed over to Child Protective Services. Recommended: No...

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Brownsville Set to Begin Warrant Round-Up

In Brownsville, Friday will be the last day you have to pay your pending trafficking fines. Right now, you can pay their tickets without being arrested. However, the city of Brownsville will participate in state warrant round up and start arresting those who have unpaid citations or haven’t made a payment plan before Friday, February 24th. For more info call the Brownsville Municipal Court at (956) 548-7181. Recommended: No...

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Rep. Paul Ryan Expected to Visit Valley

RGV (KFXV) — We will get more political guests this coming week as House Speaker, Paul Ryan and other lawmakers will be coming to the valley this week. Ryan’s staff is quiet on the details, but other congress members are talking. Texas Congressman, John Carter said one of the goals is to see what can be done about building a wall along the border. Constructing that wall as Fox has reported – a major campaign promise by President Trump, but some Republicans have become concerned about the price tag that could reach more than 20-billion dollars. Some of them...

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Rep. Gonzalez Highlights Church’s Role in Immigrant Aid

RGV (KFXV) — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez also held a meeting regarding immigration, this time with religious leaders. This morning, Gonzalez spoke about the importance of lawmakers in Washington knowing the way of life in South Texas, which greatly involves many traditions that are tied with Mexico. Also highlighting the significance that the Catholic Church plays in the lives of the immigrant community when providing them the support they need. Recommended: No...

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Congressional Delegation Meets with LUPE

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — Also visiting the valley were a delegation of congressmen meeting at La Union Del Pueblo Entero’s headquarters — listening to concerns from community members, specifically, those regarding the anti-immigrant policies of President Trump, that include the increase of ICE detentions being reported and plans for a border wall. Congressman Filemon Vela said that in Washington his democratic colleagues and some Republicans are against the construction of the President’s border wall. The delegation of congressmen will continue their work here in the valley all this week; including a visit to international bridges to talk about bi-national...

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Sen. John Cornyn Visits Rio Grande Valley

RGV (KFXV) — Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn led a congressional delegation to tour the Rio Grande Valley– in an effort to experience first-hand the issues affecting our communities. This *just weeks* after the new secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, came to the valley. Five lawmakers led by U.S. Senator, John Cornyn made their way to the Rio Grande Valley to learn about different issues that affect this region in particular. Republican Senator John Cornyn refers to his decision to bring out-of-state officials to see– and listen– first-hand about concerns regarding border security, economic development and trade taking...

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Undocumented Immigrants Detained in Mission Raid

Mission (KFXV) — More than a dozen undocumented immigrants are rescued from a home by immigration officials. A Fox viewer recorded these images of the moment where the group of immigrants were detained during a raid executed by what can be seen on the video as Hidalgo County Sheriff’s along with undercover officers. The incident happened on the 800 block of Leandro Street. An exact number of detainees rescued from the homes has yet to be released by law enforcement, but we will bring you more details, as they are made available. Recommended: 51 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued Police Raid...

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Mission Family Lose Everything in Blaze

Mission (KFXV) — A mother and her three children are on the streets after a fire consumes their home. We spoke with the family who say they are now faced with how to survive. This after coming home to firefighters battling to extinguish the flames inside their house. Pieces of burnt clothing, what’s left of a fan and family memories that are now ashes are all what’s left on this family’s property. Fire officials with Palmview and Alton responded to the 5000 block of Janice Drive and put out the fire but unfortunately say the home was declared a...

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Elderly Woman’s Body Found Four Days after passing

Mission (KFXV) An elderly woman is found dead inside her home. Fox cameras were there are the body was transported off the property. Several Mission Police Department units responded to the 700 block of Aries St. Officials say she passed away over 4 days ago, but was just discovered today by a family friend. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability wants you to help avoid similar situations. Consider senior housing options, find reputable home care providers and install an emergency phone line in their home. Police say this investigation does not point to foul play. Recommended: Accident in...

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Second Suspect Caught in Aggravated Robbery

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — A man, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies were after since Monday, has been arrested. We first reported on an aggravated robbery out of a rural part of Donna where two masked suspected entered a residence, one carrying an aluminum bat, and allegedly stole three hundred dollars, and a cell phone. Authorities identified 20-year-old Israel Mendez and 19-year-old, Dario Montoya as the suspects. After implicating himself, law enforcement arrested Montoya. Investigators executed a warrant and arrested Mendez today. Mendez received a first degree felony charge for aggravated robbery and issued a 200 thousand dollar bond. Recommended: Robbery...

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Aggravated Robbery While ‘Buying Diapers’

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a man suspected of an aggravated robbery. He’s identified as Edgar Gonzalez Vasquez; accused of pulling out a gun on a man and taking an undisclosed amount of cash from him. The victim reported Vasquez came to his home on the 1500 block of Colima Drive in the city of Donna– asked if he wanted to buy diapers and stole money from him. The victim did not suffer any injuries. The 33 year old suspect is charged with aggravated robbery and a judge handed down a 500,000 dollar bond....

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‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in Former CBP Officer’s Trial

Edinburg (KFXV) — Former Customs and Border Protection officer, Randal Wayne Sutterfield, is found not guilty on two charges against him. This after two hours of deliberation by jurors at the 319th district court. After four days of testimonies and two hours of deliberation, the jury found Randal Wayne Sutterfield, ‘not guilty’ on charges against him, for allegedly shooting a man, three years ago. Days of evidence, 11 testimonies, and closing arguments were not enough to prove that 44-year-old, Randal Wayne Sutterfield attempted to kill Gustavo Guerra– brother of his then-girlfriend, Cristelia Guerra. During Thursday’s hearing, both victim and...

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Authorities Search for Identity of Body Found in Edcouch

Edcouch (KFXV) — Hidalgo County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a man found dead. According to authorities, residents of the area called in to report it this morning finding him and telling authorities he had multiple injuries. The man’s body, discovered lying near the edge of 3350 and fm 1422, has the sheriff’s office asking for your help in identifying him. If you can help identify this man, you can leave an anonymous tip with the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-8477. Any information provided could potentially lead to a cash reward. Recommended: Man Charged For Sexually Assaulting Two Girls...

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Animal Abuse Video Goes Viral; Leads to Arrest

MISSION (KFXV) — Caught on camera in Mission, a man faces charges after dragging a German Shepherd with his motorized scooter. The video surfaced on social media accounts, and was sent to various media outlets. 59 year old, Mario Cardona captured on video saying it is his dog and not to worry. Animal Control inspected the canine, revealing the dog had injuries. Mission police investigators made contact with the suspect at his home advising Cardona of a warrant for his arrest for animal cruelty. Cardona received a $10,000 bond. Recommended: Accident in Conway and Business 83 in Mission Hidalgo...

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Alton Home Gutted By Fire

ALTON (KFXV) — A mother and her two children in alton are left with nothing after their home catches fire. Take a look – the house practically gutted by the blaze. It’s located on the 1700 block of Chicago Street. You can see how the fire went through the house destroying everything in its path. Luckily the mother and her two kids were not there. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing out from the home. What caused the blaze remains under investigation by Hidalgo County authorities. Recommended: Mission Family Lose Everything in Blaze Authorities Searching for Arsonist Flames...

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