Rio Grande Valley
Man gets 30 months for human smuggling
A man who attempted to smuggle nine undocumented immigrants through the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 35 was sentenced Thursday in a Laredo federal court to 30 months in prison.
Fight details surface
More details surrounding the city’s 12th homicide of the year have surfaced after a man was arrested this week in connection with the case.
‘Don’t leave kids alone’
Authorities are recommending park-goers to take precautions in light of the drowning of a 13-year-old boy at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park on Tuesday, officials said.
Cigarroa to receive honor
As a young attending physician, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa was mesmerized by radiologist Julio Palmaz, long recognized for inventing the world’s first heart stent.
Villarreal eyes Eagle Scout rank
A young Boy Scout is on his way to earning the highest advancement rank in boy scouting.
Angel of Hope award recipient
Rod Lewis, of Lewis Energy Group, is this year’s Angel of Hope award recipient.
‘Texas system unconstitutional’
AUSTIN — A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among wealthy and poor areas.
Homicide suspect busted
A man with an outstanding homicide warrant was arrested this week by federal authorities in Laredo.
Woman busted with meth
A woman was caught attempting to smuggle more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine through a local international bridge earlier this week, according to court records obtained Thursday.
Gonzalez gets 9 years in drug conspiracy case
A man was sentenced to prison Thursday for conspiring to deliver bulk quantities of cocaine from Laredo to Dallas and attempting to transport $1 million-plus and a sub-machine gun.
Attempted murder case
A man wanted on an attempted murder charge in South Carolina has been arrested in Laredo following a joint effort between local and federal law enforcement.
Cuellar called ‘dirty denier’
A Laredo congressman running for re-election denied allegations made by a national nonprofit that his votes were influenced by contributions from the oil and gas industry.
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