03, Jan 2015 - Border prosecutor vows public corruption crackdown
PHARR, Texas (AP) â€” The first new district attorney in Hidalgo County since 1983 says he will keep his pledge for a public corruption task force in the Rio Grande Valley community beset by scandal. Public corruption cases along the border in South Texas have brought down a sheriff, judge and district attorney in recent months.
04, Dec 2014 - Prosecutor: DWI charge against Texas appeals court judge 'just an officerâ€™s opinionâ€™
Prosecutor: DWI charge against Texas appeals court judge 'just an officerâ€™s opinionâ€™ EDINBURG â€” The Hidalgo County district attorney, who recently lost re-election, said that in his opinion there simply was not sufficient evidence to convict a Texas Appeals Court judge on a drunken-driving charge. Longoria failed field sobriety tests, but refused a Breathalyzer test and showed an officer her ...
28, Aug 2014 - Texas teen gets 20 years for manslaughter in crash
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) â€” A South Texas teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in a 2012 accident that killed nine immigrants. Rodriguez, who was charged as an adult, had faced nine counts of murder, but prosecutors reduced the charges to nine counts of manslaughter as part of his guilty plea. Rob Guerra, a Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney, asked for the ...