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Border Patrol Seizes 30 Pounds of Meth Valued at Nearly $1 Million

Border Patrol Seizes 30 Pounds of Meth Valued at Nearly $1 Million

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine. continue reading »

1 in 70 Million: Texas Couple Welcome Two Sets of Twins

1 in 70 Million: Texas Couple Welcome Two Sets of Twins

On Valentine’s Day, 36-year-old Tressa Montalvo and 43-year-old Manuel Montalvo, Jr. became the happy parents of two sets of identical twins (two boys sharing one placenta and two boys sharing another plac continue reading »

REPORT:  Illegal Border Crossings in Texas Drops to Lowest Level in Decades

REPORT:  Illegal Border Crossings in Texas Drops to Lowest Level in Decades

Illegal border crossing by undocumented immigrants at the Texas – Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in the last two decades according to a study by NY Center for Migration Studies. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: $850,000 Worth of Pot Found Near Border in Military Duffel Bags

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: $850,000 Worth of Pot Found Near Border in Military Duffel Bags

U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio sector seized more than 1,050 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $850,025. continue reading »

Alleged Child Smuggler Arrested at Hidalgo Bridge at Mexico Border

Alleged Child Smuggler Arrested at Hidalgo Bridge at Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Pasadena for allegedly attempting to smuggle a Mexican-born infant into the United States. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: ‘Schizophrenic’ Prisoner Escapes Custody During Transfer

LATINO BLOTTER: ‘Schizophrenic’ Prisoner Escapes Custody During Transfer

A Florida prisoner `being driven by officers to another jail in Nevada reportedly escaped custody this week by injuring a detective during a stop just outside Dallas, Texas. continue reading »

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

Erik Alan Garza Extradited from Mexico for Smuggling Defense Articles

An Eagle Pass, Texas, man appeared Monday in San Antonio federal court following his extradition from Mexico Friday on federal charges of smuggling prohibited defense articles. continue reading »

62-Year-Old Narco Smuggler Caught with $541,000 Worth of Coke

62-Year-Old Narco Smuggler Caught with $541,000 Worth of Coke

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville discovered cocaine valued at approximately $540,800 hidden within a GMC Sierra. continue reading »

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

Proposed Immigration Plan Calls for More Drones at Border

U.S. military and CIA drones have flown through foreign skies to inflict remote-controlled attacks on terrorist targets, but, as part of a plan for immigration reform, their increased use to ensure border security at home has set off a heated controversy. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  More than $2 Million Worth of Pot Found in Watermelon Shipment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) on Friday discovered and seized a substantial load of alleged marijuana weighing more than 2,500 pounds at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas. continue reading »

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

Latino Vote:  Republican Lawmakers Eye Tougher Election Laws

The run-up to the 2012 elections was one of court battles and legislative jockeying over Republican-backed voter ID and elections laws that critics called bald-faced attempts to suppress turnout and disenfranchise Democratic voters. continue reading »

Emilio Estefan to Produce 2013 People en Español Festival

Emilio Estefan to Produce 2013 People en Español Festival

The 2013 Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, will be produced by the, Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American musician and producer, Emilio Estefan continue reading »

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez Looking to Become Texas’ First Latino Governor

Miriam Martinez, a Mexican-born journalist and activist who became a U.S. citizen barely two years ago, wants to make history in 2014 as the first Latino woman to become governor of Texas. continue reading »

Shooting at Lone Star University Injures 4

Shooting at Lone Star University Injures 4

At least three people were wounded Tuesday in a shootout on the north campus of Lone Star University in Houston and a fourth person suffered a heart attack, local media including the daily Houston Chronicle reported. continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Teen Runs Away with Boyfriend, Both Die in Car Crash

TRAGEDY: Teen Runs Away with Boyfriend, Both Die in Car Crash

A young Houston-area girl and her boyfriend are dead after the pair attempted to run away together in a stolen vehicle. Last week, 14-year-olds Skyla Nuncio and Justin Henry died after the vehicle the continue reading »