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Come, Grow with Weslaco

Texas Border Business WESLACO, Texas – “Progress is hard to miss in Weslaco, even for commuters passing through on Expressway 83,” says EDC Executive Director, Steven Valdez. The EDC of Weslaco announces five commercial sites concurrently under construction along Expressway 83 (IH-2), including the demolition of the Palm Aire Hotel off of FM 1015 & Expressway 83.

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Come, Grow with Weslaco

Breakthrough in 8-year-old murder cold case

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Weslaco Police announced new developments in an 8-year-old murder cold case. According to police they arrested two people and one of them is facing murder charges. “The call regarding this case came into the Weslaco Police Department on December 2 at 1:30 a.m. in 2014, so that’s some time now,” said Chief Joel Rivera, Weslaco Police Department.

valleycentral.com ,  21 hours ago 42
Breakthrough in 8-year-old murder cold case

WATCH LIVE: Weslaco PD announces arrest in cold case

An arrest was made in connection to a cold case, the Weslaco Police Department announced Tuesday. Weslaco police Chief Joel Rivera will announce more details in a press conference set for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The arraignment and the press conference will be livestreamed in this article and in our KRGV Facebook page.

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WATCH LIVE: Weslaco PD announces arrest in cold case

38-year-old dies in motorcycle crash

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Weslaco Police Department is investigating after one man died in a motorcycle crash. Police responded to the intersection of South Border Avenue and Mile 5 North to a single motorcycle crash on Wednesday just before 3 a.m. According to the release, the preliminary investigating states that the driver lost control and crashed into a residential fence.

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38-year-old dies in motorcycle crash

Weslaco PD investigating after motorcycle crash leaves 1 man dead

A 38-year-old man died early Wednesday morning following a motorcycle crash in Weslaco, police said. Police responded to the intersection of South Border Avenue and Mile 5 North in response to a single motorcycle crash, according to a news release from the Weslaco Police Department. A justice of the peace pronounced the male occupant – Ricardo Banda Guzman – deceased at the scene.

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Weslaco PD investigating after motorcycle crash leaves 1 man dead

Motorcycle Crash Kills Driver In Weslaco

Weslaco police are working to learn how a motorcycle driver lost control in an accident in which he was killed early Wednesday morning. The motorcycle was heading south on South Border Avenue when the driver lost control and crashed into a fence near the intersection with Mile 5 North.

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Motorcycle Crash Kills Driver In Weslaco

Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Drunk Driving Murder Case

A Valley woman charged with murder in the drunken driving death of a Progreso man is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit. The mother of the 18-year-old victim is suing 27-year-old Daena Nicole Gonzalez for negligence and wrongful conduct. The suit claims Gonzalez acted negligently when she sped away from Progreso police after she’d been stopped on suspicion of DWI.

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed In Drunk Driving Murder Case

UIL baseball and softball regional schedule

WESLACO, Texas -- Schedules are set for both UIL baseball and softball. Baseball: Thursday’s Games Regional Quarterfinals Class 6A Game 1 - Edinburg Vela vs. La Joya High at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg, 7 p.m. Class 5A Game 1 - McAllen Rowe vs. Corpus Christi Ray at Falfurrias High School, 6 p.m.

krgv.com ,  3 days ago 2
UIL baseball and softball regional schedule

Welcome to Weslaco Wake N’ Shake

Texas Border Business Congratulations to business owners, Nathan Ondeyo, Daniel and their Family Silas and Debbie on their Ribbon Cutting celebration, held Tuesday, May 10th! It is so wonderful to see such young entrepreneurs working hard to manage and operate a business in Wonderful Weslaco!

texasborderbusiness.com ,  3 days ago 8
Welcome to Weslaco Wake N’ Shake

Crumbl Cookies Open in Weslaco

Texas Border Business Welcome to Weslaco Crumbl Cookies! We’d like to congratulate and recognize business owners, Joey Figueroa and his wife Andrea, on their ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, May 11th. The chamber hosted their ribbon cutting with our amazing chamber ambassadors and community leaders!

texasborderbusiness.com ,  3 days ago 2
Crumbl Cookies Open in Weslaco

'Unprovoked, random attack': Man charged with murder after deadly stabbing in Weslaco

A man was charged with murder on Monday in connection with a random, unprovoked stabbing that killed one person and injured another in Weslaco over the weekend. Police say Fernando Ontiveros, 32, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

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'Unprovoked, random attack': Man charged with murder after deadly stabbing in Weslaco

TDCJ: Search continues for escaped inmate

LEON COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – The Texas Department of Criminal Justice gave an update on the search for Gonzalo Artemio Lopez, 46, on Monday. Lopez is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate accused of stealing a transport bus and wrecking it in Leon County, near Centerville, on Thursday.

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TDCJ: Search continues for escaped inmate

Weslaco Stabbing Suspect Facing Murder, Attempted Murder Charges

A man is jailed in a stabbing attack in Weslaco that killed another man and wounded a second. Police were called early Saturday morning to a house on the 100 block of South Cedro Street in central Weslaco where they found two men with severe lacerations. Both were rushed to the hospital where one of them died.

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Weslaco Stabbing Suspect Facing Murder, Attempted Murder Charges

Search continues for convicted killer who escaped prison bus

The U.S. Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the manhunt for an escaped killer from the Valley. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, has been missing since Thursday when he assaulted the officer on a transport bus in Leon County and then fled from the vehicle, The escape happened near the small town of Centerville, where residents are being asked to stay indoors and lock their doors and vehicles.

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Search continues for convicted killer who escaped prison bus

‘Inaccurate and false’: Weslaco ISD addresses rape allegations circulating on social media

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Weslaco ISD and Weslaco PD released statements denying a post circulating on social media that a student was sexually assaulted. In response to the allegations, Weslaco ISD released the following statement: “Weslaco ISD is aware of a social media post that is circulating online that has serious allegations.

valleycentral.com ,  5 days ago 0
‘Inaccurate and false’: Weslaco ISD addresses rape allegations circulating on social media

Police respond to social media claims of alleged assault at Weslaco ISD

The Weslaco Police Department responded to multiple inquiries about allegations of a sexual assault at Weslaco High School circulating on social media. In a Saturday social media post, the department announced that it had not received any reports from a victim or the Weslaco Independent School District about such allegations.

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Police respond to social media claims of alleged assault at Weslaco ISD

Man detained in connection to fatal stabbing in Weslaco

A 32-year-old man was detained by Weslaco police after an overnight stabbing left one person dead and injured another man. Police were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Cedro Street at around 1 a.m. Saturday in reference to a stabbing, according to a news release from the Weslaco Police Department.

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Man detained in connection to fatal stabbing in Weslaco

Traffic being diverted off of expressway in Weslaco as crews clean up rock spill

Traffic is backed up in Weslaco as crews clean up a rock spill on the expressway Thursday morning. The Texas Department of Transportation says traffic is being diverted off of the eastbound lane of I-2. The city of Weslaco is asking motorists to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

krgv.com ,  7 days ago 4
Traffic being diverted off of expressway in Weslaco as crews clean up rock spill

Police searching for driver after rock spill prompted expressway closure in Weslaco

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated throughout. Weslaco police are searching for the driver they say forced authorities to shut down a section of the expressway Wednesday morning. The eastbound lanes of the I-2 between Westgate Drive and Texas Boulevard were closed after a semi-truck carrying gravel lost part of its load at around 7 a.m.

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Police searching for driver after rock spill prompted expressway closure in Weslaco

TxDOT cleans up half-mile long rock spill

PHARR, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is currently cleaning up a half-mile-long rock spill. According to TxDOT, the spill occurred this morning and traffic is being diverted off of eastbound Interstate 2 (I-2) at Westgate, in the Weslaco area.

valleycentral.com ,  7 days ago 3
TxDOT cleans up half-mile long rock spill

Stamp Out Hunger is Back May 14th

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. Courtesy Image Texas Border Business Valley-wide, TX – The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14.

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Stamp Out Hunger is Back May 14th

Lone Finalist for Superintendent

Board taps Texas Education Agency’s deputy commissioner Dr. Jeff Cottrill to lead network of public charter schools focused on College for All Texas Border Business WESLACO, Texas — The Board of Directors of IDEA Public Schools today named Dr. Jeff Cottrill as the lone finalist to become Superintendent of the Texas-based charter school network.

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Lone Finalist for Superintendent

Weslaco man gets 58 years in prison for murder

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A convicted murderer has been sentenced to 58 years in prison. Victor Lee Alfaro, 31, was convicted for the murder of Reynaldo Reyes, Jr.. The verdict was handed on May 6, 2022. “I commend ADA’s Jay Garza and Gabriella Guerena for helping bring peace and justice to the family of Mr. Reynaldo Reyes, Jr.,” said Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. in the release.

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Weslaco man gets 58 years in prison for murder

Weslaco man sentenced to 58 years in prison for murder

A Weslaco man was sentenced Friday to nearly six decades in prison for a 2016 murder. Victor Lee Alfaro was convicted in the murder of Reynaldo Reyes Jr. in March, according to a news release from Hidalgo County. The case stemmed from a May 2016 investigation where officers with the Edinburg Police Department were dispatched to an apartment complex where they found Reyes Jr. bleeding inside an apartment unit.

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Weslaco man sentenced to 58 years in prison for murder

Jury Sentences Weslaco Man To 58 Years In Prison

A Weslaco man will spend at least 24 years in prison after being convicted of killing the brother of his former lover. A jury sentenced 31-year-old Victor Lee Alfaro Mondayy to 58 years in prison for the 2016 death of Reynaldo Reyes, Junior. Alfaro’s trial was notable for the dismissal of three jurors and a charge of perjury against a key prosecution witness.

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Jury Sentences Weslaco Man To 58 Years In Prison

Mexican border town sees an increase in sales of abortion drugs to women from the US

Since Texas passed a strict anti-abortion law in September, more and more women along the southern border have been going to unregulated pharmacies in Mexico to get abortion pills. Border health professionals fear the Mexican pharmacies have become a last resort for some women. Observers say it's a sign of what's to come if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

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Mexican border town sees an increase in sales of abortion drugs to women from the US

Ramon Arriaga Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Weslaco, TX

Weslaco, TX -- May 8, 2022, Ramon Arriaga was killed after an accident where a vehicle hit Arriaga along the roadway, then left the scene. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:23 p.m. along Mile 4 1/2 Road near Mile 11 N. Road.

texas-wrongful-death-lawyer.net ,  10 days ago 23
Ramon Arriaga Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Weslaco, TX

Weslaco’s Villalpando Signs with OLLU

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Weslaco multi-sport athlete Kennedy Villalpando signed her letter of intent to run track and field and cross country at Our Lady of the Lake University. Villalpando, who also played basketball at Weslaco, says she chose to sign with OLLU because of the school’s coaching staff.

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Weslaco’s Villalpando Signs with OLLU

Drunk Driving Murder Suspect Out Of The Hospital, Into A Jail Cell

The woman charged with murder in the drunken driving death of a Progreso man is now sitting in the Hidalgo County jail after being discharged from the hospital Wednesday. 27-year-old Deana Nicole Gonzalez was booked into the jail on a 1 million dollar bond after she was treated for injuries she suffered in a 3-vehicle wreck last Saturday.

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Drunk Driving Murder Suspect Out Of The Hospital, Into A Jail Cell