Tag: Edinburg

County Moves to Bring Running Water to Family

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Today is World Water Day and while this precious liquid is vital to survive, today, there are still valley residents who don’t have access to these basic services. This is the story of the Espinoza family, whose story we brought you two weeks ago. Fox Reporter, Maricela De La Cruz spoke to county officials and brings us the latest in this case. It’s been more than two decades of daily struggle for the Espinoza’s without the appropriate running water services provided to them but now, they’re a step closer to making that a reality. On March...

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Man Charged With Aggravated Assault

HARLINGEN (KFXV) — Harlingen police responded to a convenience store for reports of an assault. According to authorities, a clerk reported a man entered the store — located on the 700 block of Rio Hondo Road — carrying a knife and threatened a female employee. The suspect then fled, but a concerned citizen and police officer were able to detain the man after a brief pursuit on foot. Police identified the man as 20-year-old, Rene Martinez Jr., of Edinburg. Martinez received a charge of aggravated assault and evading arrest, along with a total of a $27,500 bond. Recommended: Confrontation...

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Edinburg City Council investigates Council Member

This evening Edinburg councilmen decided not to vote in a case where a city council member Omar Jasso Jr allegedly receive profits of thousands of dollars through his recycling company. According to 6 checks listed on the city’s website, Jasso received up to $18,634 through the Santa Anita recycling center which he partly owns along with two other people. According to a city ordinance, anyone employed by the city benefiting from a contract shall “render the contract voidable by the city mayor or the city council” Today council members dropped the issue without a vote after Jasso said he...

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Valley Man Arrested for Trafficking $1 Million in Meth

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A man finds himself behinds bars in Austin for allegedly transporting more than a million dollars in narcotics. On Friday, Williamson County law enforcement arrested 21-year-old, Francisco Luna during a traffic stop. According to officials, a K-9 alerted agents to possible drugs inside the vehicle. Inside, police discovered 20 paper rolls, with more than 1.2 million dollars worth of methamphetamine hidden inside. Luna now faces charges for distribution of narcotics and a bond of 800 thousand dollars. Recommended: No...

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Woman Sought for Aggravated Robbery Arrested

Edinburg (KFXV) — The woman Edinburg police were searching for after participating in an aggravated robbery this weekend has been apprehended, and faced charges this afternoon. Authorities arrested 28-year-old and Harlingen resident, Jennifer Urbina Espinal, for her involvement in the robbery of a TJ Maxx in Edinburg that left one security guard allegedly stabbed with a knife. Her accomplice, Miguel Abel Gonzalez stabbed the guard during the incident and later, was detained by law enforcement. Recommended: Four Edinburg Vela Football Players Face Vandalism Charges Exploding Tire Causes Hwy 281 Accident Edinburg Man Faces Charges of Attempted Kidnapping Suspected Burglars...

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Woman Arrested For Burglary of Vehicle

MCALLEN (KFXV) — This afternoon, law enforcement identified a woman involved in a robbery of a vehicle that FOX reported on this week. Police detained Alexia Victoria Medina yesterday. Medina faced charges for robbery of a vehicle on Quamasia Street in McAllen. She faces a bond of five thousand dollars. Law enforcement transported Medina to the Hidalgo County Jail in Edinburg. Recommended: No...

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Local Describes Empowerment in Women

EDINBURG (KFXV) — A local clinic receives with open arms those looking for a second chance. It’s there we found Maria Barrera, a counselor and therapist, who shares with us her story and the many cases of domestic violence she has seen here in the valley and how women have overcome. Maria Barrera is a valley native who decided to dedicate her life to service. She says she faced obstacles along the way including discrimination. We asked her how a day like today, international women’s could bring empowerment. Maria Barrera is a National Certified Counselor who served in the...

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Constables Pursue Vehicle in North Edinburg

EDINBURG (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4’s office engaged in a pursuit this evening in North Edinburg. According to the constable’s office, the pursuit occurred 15 miles west of FM 1017. The vehicle carried several undocumented people inside. Authorities have not released the number of individuals, or whether any arrests were made, but did stop the vehicle. We will bring you more updates as they are made available. Recommended: No...

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Illegal Gaming Operation Nets Over 100 Machines

EDINBURG (KFXV) — In Edinburg, authorities raid an eight-liner establishment this afternoon. Fox News was the first on scene. Half a dozen people are in police custody tonight after an illegal gambling establishment was raided this afternoon. 104 illegal gambling machines, vehicles and cash were seized out of the premises of the illegally operated business– located on FM 2812 and Brushline in Edinburg. Police arrived at approximately three o’clock this afternoon but while searching the area discovered fire hazards– that they say, could be fatal. Eight-liner businesses continue to be a target for authorities, who encourage people to report...

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