Local News in Starr County, Texas

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Starr County makes $1.7 million in revenue from eight-liners
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:03:55 -0800

Just past the Starr County line, a slew of game rooms, known as eight-liners or “maquinitas,” can be easily spotted from the road.

'Little Vegas' pops up in Starr County
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:48:54 -0800

Just past the Starr County-Hidalgo County line, dozens of eight-liner game rooms have popped up along U.S. 83.

Records: La Joya collected $120,000 from eight-liner fees
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:48:54 -0800

The City of La Joya collected more than $100,000 after approving regulations for eight-liners last year, according to city records.

South Texas mayor's son arrested for allegedly selling marijuana
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:56:13 -0800

The son of a South Texas mayor was arrested last week during an undercover sting operation for allegedly selling marijuana, according to police.

El Paso reports low rates of parents exempting children from vaccines
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:49:36 -0800

El Paso County has one of the lowest rates of students exempted from complying with Texas school vaccination laws, a fact local officials are lauding as a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has sickened more than 100 people across the country. ›› Vaccine exemptions per 1,000 students in TX, NM counties map ›› Vaccine exemption rates in El Paso schools map

Duval County District Attorney Participates in 7th Role Model Symposium
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:23:45 -0800

229th Judicial District Attorney Omar Escobar was honored to be a panelist on Feb. 19 at the 7th Role Model Symposium at South Texas College Starr County Campus. The panelists discussed their personal

Marijuana seizures drop off dramatically in Rio Grande City
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:30:30 -0800

The Rio Grande City Police Department seized just 699 pounds of marijuana last month, down from 15,278 pounds during January 2014.

Ex-South Texas deputy, brother plead guilty in drug case
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:43:48 -0800

A former South Texas sheriff's deputy and her brother have pleaded guilty to drug possession charges in a federal trafficking case.

Border Patrol finds 2,918 pounds of pot at Starr County home
Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:19:24 -0800

Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana on Friday in Falcon Heights.

Chapa-Lopez convicted on possession of marijuana charge
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:38:54 -0800

The office of 229th Judicial District Attorney Omar Escobar in Starr County announced that Jesus Alejandro Chapa-Lopez, 23, of Roma, was convicted Feb. 3 by a jury of his peers and will be sentenced o