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State Rep. Martinez: Put Weslaco on hospital district board - The Monitor: Premium

themonitor.com — "It is of paramount importance that members of the hospital district's board have vision and understand the importance of the hospital district, and not individuals who want to throw rocks then run away," Martinez wrote Wednesday in a letter to Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia.
Oct 31, 2014

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As 3 Progreso siblings confirmed dead in Mexico, an outcry for justice - The Monitor: Premium

themonitor.com — "They didn't do anything bad for them to do something to my children," the mother said in Spanish as she wept. "They destroyed my heart. They took parts of my life." Mexican authorities found the bodies east of Matamoros on Wednesday.
Oct 31, 2014

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Former JP Ochoa indicted on bribery, money laundering counts - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — The felony charges accuse Ochoa of accepting bribes to reduce bonds for Julio Davila, a former bail bondsman awaiting federal sentencing, Guerra said. Ochoa was indicted on two counts of bribery, one count of money laundering and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity. No other co-conspirators have been indicted as of Thursday morning.

Former JP Ochoa indicted on bribery, conspiracy counts - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — EDINBURG - Former Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Ismael "Melo" Ochoa has been formally charged with bribery and conspiracy, accused of taking money to reduce bonds, District Attorney Rene Guerra said. Ochoa was formally charged this morning in the 370th state District Court, Guerra said. Check back for updates.

As 3 Progreso siblings confirmed dead in Mexico, outcry for justice - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — "They didn't do anything bad for them to do something to my children," the mother said in Spanish as she wept. "They destroyed my heart. They took parts of my life." Mexican authorities found the bodies east of Matamoros on Wednesday.

Dewhurst hopes to step up security along border after Valley visit - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — After the visit, Dewhurst urged state leaders to look into increasing the footprint of Operation Strong Safety, which has included the deployment of 1,000 troops to help secure the Valley, to the entire Texas-Mexico border. "Now it's time to take things to the next level," Dewhurst said in Wednesday's release.

FBI releases sketch of alleged Mission wildlife refuge rapist - The Monitor: Local News

themonitor.com — MCALLEN-The FBI is asking the public to identify a male smuggler, known as "Chapulin" who allegedly raped, robbed and abandoned an adult female immigrant while on a U.S. wildlife refuge near Mission last June. The suspect is believed to be a Mexican citizen and is described as a 35-year-old Hispanic male, 5'4", medium build, medium olive complexion, short black hair and dark brown eyes.
Oct 29, 2014

FBi searches for smuggler who allegedly raped and robbed immigrant in RGV ow.ly/Dwp5v