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Posted 8:53 PM 1/23/2020
MCALLEN – A woman accused of bribing a former elected official will head to trial.
Sylvia Garces Valdez plead not guilty in federal court Thursday. She is the former vice chairwoman of the La Joya Housing Authority.
Valdez is accused of bribing Frances Salinas. She is the former interim executive director of the La Joya Housing Authority. Salinas was arrested last month.
Investigators say the bribe was in exchange for a public relations contract.
Posted 11:39 AM 1/23/2020
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Coast Guard was involved in a high-speed pursuit Wednesday near South Padre Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies, including Marine Interdiction Units from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, intercepted a Mexican fishing vessel.(More)...
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