Drivers with Mexican license plates are getting away with a free ride on the Rio Grande Valley’s only toll road. The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority said they plan to recoup the money they have lost.
Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators were at a home on Las Canas Road on Friday afternoon collecting evidence. Yellow crime tape surrounded the area where investigators were forced to draw their weapons.
Chris Rucker was 14 when his uncle, David Rucker, was killed 34 years ago, outside of Los Fresnos. Rucker was a DPS trooper. Chris Rucker said anytime an officer is killed on the job, it takes him back to the day when his uncle was murdered.
Governor Greg Abbott asked officers on patrol, around the state, to turn on their vehicles’ flashing lights for a minute on Friday. It was to pay tribute to Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth.
The Texas Chicano Brotherhood and Tri-City Bombers gangs are listed in the recently issued Texas Gang Threat Assessment. The report from the Texas Department of Public Safety details how the two gangs are involved in criminal activity in the Rio Grande Valley.
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened just north of Mission. J.P. Rodriguez with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the shooting happened near Monte Cristo and Moorefield.
A special accreditation investigation from the Texas Education Agency was concluded. A report from the TEA stated that Progreso ISD has suffered a severe loss of credibility because of multiple incidents of fraud in the district’s finances.