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Man jailed after pawning TV he was still making payments on - A Weslaco man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly pawned a large flat-screen TV that he was supposed to still be making payments on. - Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Weslaco police searching for convicted sex offender - Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a convicted sex offender who has failed to report his whereabouts to police. - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

DNA links suspect to Weslaco cold case - A man is behind bars after being accused of an unsolved murder that took place in Weslaco more than three years ago. - Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Strawberry Field Day slated March 28 in Weslaco - WESLACO - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a Strawberry Field Day from 1:30-3 p.m. March 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at 2415 E. U.S. Highway 83 in Weslaco. “I’m convinced that Texas can play a far greater role in providing strawberries […] - Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 24 in Weslaco - WESLACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 in Weslaco for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Arroyo Colorado watershed. The free workshop is being hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […] - Wed, 02 Apr 2014

Going for gold - WESLACO — The 4A and 5A area meet unfolded at Bobby Lackey Stadium Thursday evening. - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Former sheriff's commander pleads guilty to taking bribe - A former commander with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office has pleaded guilty to taking cash bribes from a Weslaco drug trafficker. - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Abbott shifts Texas governor's race to education - WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Shifting the Texas governor's race to education after a bruising few weeks over equal pay, Republican Greg Abbott on Monday called for getting students out of federal Head Start programs with a classroom vision that borrows from GOP ideas old and new. Abbott chose an elementary school in the Rio Grande Valley to unveil his early education plan: up to $118 million in pre-K ... - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Texas A&M System honors Rio Grande Valley-area legislators - WESLACO - John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, honored Rio Grande Valley-area members of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives for their “commitment and outstanding work” during the 83rd legislative session during a reception March 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. “We all share the […] - Fri, 21 Mar 2014

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Minority members skip Weslaco retreat - Brownsville Herald - SOUTH PADRE ISLAND— The big picture questions were on the table as Weslaco city commissioners sat in a circle Thursday on South Padre Island, talking city infrastructure. “Who would be the one that will tell us 'It'll cost X amount of dollars to ... - Mon, 14 Apr 2014

Indictment: Weslaco school board member took bribes - Monitor - WESLACO — Allegations of “pay-for-play” corruption in Progreso school board contracts spread to Weslaco last week when an architect was accused of bribing a school board member there for a design contract. Jesus Bustos of McAllen's IDEA Group was ... - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Weslaco votes to annex land disputed with Mercedes - Monitor - Weslaco city leaders voted unanimously last week to annex approximately 1,200 acres in three parcels, along the dividing line between the cities north and south of Expressway 83 and northeast of Weslaco in a zigzag from Mile 2 1/2 West to Mile 11 1/2 ... - Wed, 26 Mar 2014

Weslaco Teen Arrested For Theft - Fox 2 KFXV - 5 on Lantana St. in Weslaco Tuesday afternoon after a woman claims her young son took the family's vehicle stating he planned on using it to transport narcotics. According to Joel Rivera, the Hidalgo County sheriff's office public information officer ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Weslaco finalizes annexing disputed Mercedes properties and controversial ... - Monitor - The decision wraps up an annexation process that Weslaco began in June, which has been stymied by numerous lawsuits. After the city began the process of annexing land on its east side, Mercedes rushed to do so more quickly and Weslaco hit them with a ... - Thu, 03 Apr 2014

DNA links suspect to Weslaco cold case - KGBT-TV - A man is behind bars after being accused of an unsolved murder that took place in Weslaco more than three years ago. Authorities arrested Christopher Garcia in connection to the crime. Weslaco police reported that Garcia has been arrested in connection ...Man charged with murder in fatal 2010 shooting in Weslaco - MonitorSuspect in 2010 Weslaco Murder Arrested - KRGVWeslaco Man Faces Murder Charges in Shooting Death - Fox 2 KFXV - Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Weslaco police searching for convicted sex offender - KGBT-TV - Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a convicted sex offender who has failed to report his whereabouts to police. The Weslaco Police Department secured an arrested warrant for 51-year-old George Esparza. Esparza is wanted for not ...Police Searching for Sex Offender - Fox 2 KFXV - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

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