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  • Border agents use tear gas to stop nearly 50 undocumented migrants who stormed Rio Grande bridge

    07/20/2019 2:23:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | July 20, 2019 | Robert Gearty, Samuel Chamberlain
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had to use tear gas and pepper spray early Saturday to stop nearly 50 “undocumented individuals” from illegally entering the U.S. after they stormed a port of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, officials said. The incident at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge took place at around 4 a.m. The bridge is closed between midnight at 6 a.m., but CBP has had to construct temporary barriers in the middle of the span due to the large influx of migrants using the bridge at night. A CBP official told Fox News the group attempted...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Assault CBP Officers On Pharr International Bridge Attempting to enter U.S.

    07/19/2019 6:28:02 PM PDT · by gaijin · 25 replies ^ | July 19th, 2019 | Staff
    The Pharr International Bridge was temporarily closed Friday morning after a group of undocumented immigrants attempted to rush the bridge to enter the United States, according to a release from Customs and Border Protection. “At about 4 a.m. today[Friday], a group of 47 undocumented individuals attempted to illegally enter the United States in three waves via the Pharr International Bridge. Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier,” states the release. (more at link)
  • Border Patrol Agents Catch Middle Eastern Man Sneaking into Texas

    02/14/2015 8:34:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested a Middle-Eastern man as he tried to sneak into Texas by illegally crossing the border. The man’s country of origin was not readily available. The arrest took place earlier this week just south of the border city of Pharr, where an agent took into custody a man from a Middle Eastern country, a border patrol spokesman confirmed to Breitbart Texas. The man was then taken to the Weslaco station for processing and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for expedited removal, a prepared statement from the agency revealed. While not common,...
  • Pharr Police Say Botched Home Invasion was Random[1 shot in South Texas]

    06/27/2012 7:34:36 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 26, 2012
    PHARR - Investigators say a random home burglary today went awry leaving one suspect shot, another in custody and a third one on the lam. Officials said three men broke into a home on the 700 block of West Bronze Avenue just after 11 a.m. The homeowner confronted the intruders and shot one in face with a shotgun. He held a second suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The third suspect fled the scene in a green Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said. The injured suspect is in stable but critical condition at a local hospital. "We're trying to piece this...
  • [South Texas]Illegal immigrant held on federal gun charge after shots fired at Pharr motel

    09/13/2011 1:35:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR — An illegal immigrant faces federal charges after he was found with a stolen handgun and ammunition Friday. Pharr police arrested Mexican national Jose Wilmer Naranjo Aguilar, 25, about 2 a.m. Friday at Value Place, 1207 W. Expressway 83, after a report of shots fired at the motel. Police recovered a stolen .40-caliber Beretta pistol, 48 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and 29 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, according to a complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court. Pharr police encountered Naranjo after the motel clerk reported a suspicious masked male running inside the building. Naranjo told Immigration and Customs...
  • [South Texas:]Man claims Mexican gunmen pushed him to smuggle machine gun

    02/09/2011 7:38:07 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 08, 2011 | JARED TAYLOR
    PHARR — Federal authorities arrested a 21-year-old Pharr man who allegedly tried to smuggle a machine gun into Mexico. A Pharr police officer stopped Julio Cesar Ramirez's in a white 2006 Hummer H3 as he attempted enter the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to a criminal complaint. The officer said he noticed a black gun case in the back seat of the Hummer and called U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to the scene. Ramirez claimed he had no guns inside the vehicle, but when officers opened the case, they found a Browning .30-caliber machine gun with a tripod inside, the...
  • Pharr man killed in Reynosa's first murder of the year(South Texas/Mexico)

    01/03/2011 2:57:03 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/03/2011
    The family of a Pharr man is in mourning after their loved one was killed south of the border in Reynosa. The El Universal newspaper is reporting that 35-year-old Ricardo Hugarin Garcia was killed over the weekend. El Universal reported that Garcia went missing on Thursday, December 30th. The newspaper reported that Garcia's body was found in Reynosa's Colonia Francisco Villa on Sunday. El Universal reported that Garcia's body was found in a bag. He had been strangled with a chord that was still tied around his neck. The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) told El Universal that Garcia lived...
  • [South Texas:]After raid fails to net explosives, Pharr trio handed felony drug charges

    02/12/2009 4:23:52 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 696+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 12, 2009 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR - Three men are behind bars after authorities raided their residence Wednesday in a failed search for explosives linked to an attack at a nearby bar last month. Aldo Avendano, 27, Adrian Loredo, 20, and David Sanchez, 28, were all given felony drug charges Thursday afternoon in Pharr Municipal Court. Several area law enforcement agencies raided the trio's Pharr residence at 1023 E. Bell St. on Wednesday looking for more explosives linked to a failed grenade attack the night of Jan. 31 at El Booty Lounge in the 3700 block of North "I" Road. The attack stemmed from a...
  • Mexico, U.S.: A New Weapon in the Cartel Arsenal

    02/11/2009 11:08:23 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,617+ views
    Stratfor Intelligence ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Stratfor
    Grenades used in three recent attacks in Monterrey, Mexico, and Pharr, Texas, all originated from the same lot delivered from South Korea... That the grenade used in the third attack reportedly came from Mexico indicates that in addition to the well-known path of weapons flowing from the United States into Mexico, arms also are flowing from Mexico into the United States. The first of the three attacks targeted the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. In the second incident, again in Monterrey, gunmen attacked a local TV station on Jan. 12 in an attempt to intimidate the news agency into cutting...
  • Valley leaders make yet another appeal for interstate

    02/11/2008 6:19:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 10, 2008 | Christopher Sherman (Associated Press)
    McALLEN — In other parts of the state, transportation officials try to allay property owners' fears that a superhighway from Laredo north to Texarkana will result in a massive land grab. But in the lower Rio Grande Valley, the state's road builders spend more time assuring local leaders that they have a shot at being included. People in the fast-growing border area between Brownsville and McAllen have developed something of an inferiority complex about being the state's largest metropolitan area without an interstate highway. One after another, Valley leaders stepped to a microphone at public meetings last week and made...
  • Mexican authorities holding Pharr(Texas) man in connection with Rio Bravo shootout

    01/09/2008 7:18:13 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 64+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 8, 2008 | Jared Taylor and Sean Gaffney
    RIO BRAVO - A Pharr resident was in a Mexican prison Tuesday, accused of involvement in a deadly shootout Monday on the streets of downtown Rio Bravo, a family member said. The family member said Esteban Valdez de los Santos, 30, was visiting his mother’s house near the site of the shootout between the Mexican military and suspected drug cartel members. The firefight left three suspected cartel members dead and five Mexican federal officers and five soldiers injured. Curious what was happening, Valdez was watching the violence unfold when police dragged him into the street, threw him to the ground...
  • Bomb threat shuts down international crossings [South Texas]

    08/13/2005 4:10:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 374+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 13,2005 | Agnes Jasinski and Martha Leticia Hernández
    HIDALGO — A bomb threat shut down the bridges to and from Reynosa in both Hidalgo and Pharr for more than an hour Friday night. "We don’t know if (the threat came from) the bridge in Texas or Reynosa; we are reviewing both," said Carlos Hernández Gallardo of the Reynosa fire and rescue team. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., when the anonymous phone threat was made to both bridges, port officials decided to close the bridges and the surrounding area as a precaution, said Rick Pauza, a Laredo-based spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Officials at the bridge said they...

    07/28/2005 7:20:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Monitor ^ | July 28,2005 | Cari Hammerstrom
    PHARR — Once a powerful and militant organization in the Chicano Liberation Movement, the Brown Berets made it known Wednesday that they will oppose the Minuteman border watch group with physical force if necessary. "We want to send the message ‘think twice before you come here,’" said Pablo Delgado, a Brown Beret leader, at a press conference at the Hidalgo County Democratic Party headquarters. The Minutemen have said they will come to Texas in October, although it is still unclear whether South Texas is in their outreach plans. Hidalgo County Democratic Party chairman Juan Maldonado said the party does not...
  • One day later, PSJA district appears unfazed by raids (South Texas)

    01/08/2005 10:00:24 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 537+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 08,2005 | Alma Walzer
    PHARR — Just like a hangover, the morning after an FBI raid can be an unpleasant one. But it was business as usual Friday for the administrative offices of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district and the Pharr Housing Authority. Just 24 hours after FBI agents raided those locations and left with about 100 document boxes, employees at the PSJA administrative office were smiling and going about their work. Superintendent Arturo Guajardo, whose white Chevy Suburban was parked just outside the front door, said Friday morning he has no idea what the FBI could be looking for. "They took a lot...

    01/07/2005 12:40:04 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 32 replies · 1,859+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 07,2005 | Cari Hammerstrom & Alma Walzer
    PHARR — FBI agents descended upon the entire framework of the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district Thursday, searching offices and homes and toting away boxes of documents. At the administrative building on the corner of Gumwood Street and U.S. Business 83, agents were holed up all day searching the central offices. District officials were not allowed into the building. Locked doors and signs saying business would resume today were the only explanations offered to district employees and other visitors for what was going on inside. "The FBI told us we would not work today, go home and come back tomorrow," said...
  • VANITY - America Vanishing

    12/27/2004 10:58:42 AM PST · by Frapster · 25 replies · 1,450+ views
    My Recollections | 12/27/2004 | Frapster
    The last of my grandparents just passed away. We had been keeping a vigil over my grandmother for the last couple of weeks knowing that her time was near. About 2 months ago she fell and broke her hip and leg as well as fracturing several vertebrae in her back. Since that time she had progressively deteriorated to the point we knew her death was inevitable. Interestingly enough - apparently this morning my uncle was sitting with my Grandmother and she sat up and asked him 'why won't you let me die?' He responded with 'mother, if that's what you...
  • Teens' discontent turned deadly - 3 charged in grandmother's strangulation blame each other

    06/15/2003 7:49:41 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 19 replies · 616+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 15, 2003 | By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News
    Teens' discontent turned deadly 3 charged in grandmother's strangulation blame each other06/15/2003 By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News PHARR, Texas – It was never much of a plan. What Meghan Adams, 16, really wanted was to get to Louisiana and reunite with her mother. Stealing her grandmother's car was simply a means so that she and two other self-styled outcasts at school could make the trip and leave behind the rules and the aimlessness of their lives. On the night of March 6, Meghan and her friends, Frank Macias and Chris Lozano, both 15, decided to make...