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Latino Priest Arrested for Vandalizing Property of Local Residents

Father Eusebio Martinez has been arrested in Texas for vandalizing the property of a local resident family, the Villanuevas. Father Martinez is Pastor of the Holy Family Catholic Church in the border town of Edinburg, Texas which has a continue reading »

San Antonio Trying to Attract Spanish Investors

San Antonio Trying to Attract Spanish Investors

San Antonio, Texas, the seventh-largest city in the United States, wants to attract Spanish investment and the attention of Spain to its historic heritage, especially its Franciscan missions, a continue reading »

Robert Rodriguez and His Tres Pistolero Studio Land Major Production Deal

Robert Rodriguez and His Tres Pistolero Studio Land Major Production Deal

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and his Austin based Tres Pistolero Studio announced that they are entering in a three-year, 13 episode television deal with Georgeville Television. The six series will be featured on Comcast’s El Rey Network. continue reading »

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Get the Tissues: Special Needs Teen Scores Thanks to Opposing Team Member (VIDEO)

Earlier this month, a Texas teen with a developmental disability was given a moment he'll never forget. The team manager for El Paso's Coronado High School, Mitchell Marcus, has always be continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Has Nephew, 11, Drive to Pick Up Sister

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Has Nephew, 11, Drive to Pick Up Sister

A Texas woman was arrested after she allowed her young nephew to drive her car to pick up his sister. According to police, Carolina Romero-Gonzalez, 40, gave her 11-year-old nephew the keys to her car to meet up with his sister. continue reading »

Man Fears Telling Wife Tax Refund Spent on Strippers, Makes Up Robbery Story

Man Fears Telling Wife Tax Refund Spent on Strippers, Makes Up Robbery Story

A Texas husband, Jesus Mata, feared coming home to his wife without their tax refund after spending it on lap dances and strippers. Mata then made up a story of being robbed my gunmen with an AK-47. continue reading »

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 »