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Stories with place: Brownsville
  • Woman gets 50-year term for wreck that killed 5 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:16 pm
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A South Texas woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the drunken-driving deaths of five people last year.

  • Texas deputies fired in exam cheating scandal 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:07 pm
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Eight South Texas sheriff's deputies have been fired after they were allegedly caught cheating on a civil service exam.

  • Zetas boss pleads guilty to 2 charges 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:25 pm
  • McALLEN, Texas - The former leader of a Mexican drug cartel's breakaway faction pleaded guilty Monday in Texas to federal drug and money laundering charges in a deal prosecutors hope could help with other ongoing investigations.

  • New campus will absorb Texas-Pan American teams 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:42 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The University of Texas system says the Texas-Pan American athletic program will be absorbed into the new Rio Grande Valley campus and will continue to compete at the Division I level in the Western Athletic Conference.

  • Agents arrest 6 in Texas human smuggling operation 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:25 pm
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Authorities in South Texas say six people have been arrested for their roles in a human smuggling operation after 72 undocumented immigrants were found at a home earlier this week.

  • Drug cartel manager pleads guilty to conspiracy 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:28 pm
  • BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A former manager for Mexico's Gulf cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy charges in federal court in Brownsville.