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Brownsville Atrapada En Corrupción, Racismo, y Compadrismo

Published 10-21-2017 Antiguo Jefe De Bomberos Carlos Elizondo Acusado De Robo Por J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo Cuando Carlos Elizondo fue designado jefe de bomberos de Brownsville el año pasado, el antiguo administrador de la ciudad Charles Cabler lo aprobó y elogio entre un par de docenas de candidatos que compitieron para el puesto. “La responsabilidad cae en mi para tomar esta decisión y pienso que en este momento he seleccionado al mejor candidato posible,” dijo Cabler, quien renunció la semana pasada en medio de un escándalo de corrupción y compadrismo. ElRead More


Brownsville Mired By Corruption, Racism, and Compadrismo

Published Thursday, 19, 2017 Former Fire Chief Carlos Elizondo Indicted By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo When Carlos Elizondo was appointed Brownsville fire chief last year, former City Manager Charles Cabler vetted him as the best candidate among a couple of dozen applicants who made a bid for the position. “The burden falls on me to make the ultimate call and I felt that I have selected the best possible candidate at this time,” said Cabler, who resigned last week amidst a scandal of corruption and compadrismo, roughly translated as cronyism. OnRead More


APPNA Event Provides Health Care Free Of Charge

By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo   Hundreds of Brownsville residents gathered Saturday at Linear Park for a second annual event that provides free health care checkups, food, and entertainment to people in the city. Sponsored by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America(APPNA), the event is now part of a new worldwide movement known as the Charter for Compassion, a document that urges people and religions to embrace the value of compassion. “The reason behind this is to reach people who don’t have health care and who hasn’tRead More


Family Wants Justice In Police Killing of 31-Year-Old Man

By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo Norma Melendez cries when she recalls the morning her nephew German Ornelas was killed by Brownsville police at their second-floor apartment on the corner of 1st and St. Charles streets. Melendez, who has relatives living next to her in the same apartment complex, says police didn’t have an arrest warrant when they broke into the house while her nephew was sleeping on a green couch in the small living room.   “They knocked on the door and then broke into with their guns drawn,” Melendez said.Read More


Amazing Photographers in the Rio Grande Valley

By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeinfo.com RioGrandeInfo.com explores some of the great photographers from the valley, who have an eye for the visual and the determination to create wonderful aesthetic art. Alex Burrows, a former photojournalist for local television stations and teacher, is one of them. You can see more photos of Alex at Alex Burrows Photography.


Exploring South Texas Nature at Los Encinos Ranch

By J. Noel Espinoza/ RioGrandeInfo.com Not too far from the Rio Grande Valley, we can discover a beautiful South Texas landscape, nestled with thousands of live oaks and different types of deer and other exotic species. Located about 15 miles south of Falfurrias, about an hour north of McAllen on Highway 281, Los Encinos is known by its rolling hills, green pastures, and its abundant wildlife. The ranch, owned by Paul and Sylvia Johnson, is 2680 acres and it’s next to King Ranch in Brooks County. It is also knownRead More


Trump Elimina Programa De Menores Inmigrantes: Otro Éxito De Obama

Por J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo.com Espinoza Perspectiva Parece que el desprecio del Presidente Donald Trump hacia el antiguo Presidente Barak Obama continúa sin fin. Todas las buenas cosas que Obama hizo o emprendió para ayudar a la gente común están desapareciendo bajo el presidente republicano. El presidente estadounidense decidió abolir hoy el plan conocido como DACA, el programa de acción diferida por sus siglas en inglés, el cual otorgaba a los hijos menores de inmigrantes indocumentados el derecho a trabajar y estudiar mientras conseguían una prórroga para no ser deportados. ElRead More


Trump Eliminates DACA, Another Obama Success

By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo.com Espinoza’s Outlook It seems like President Donald Trump’s disdain for former President Barak Obama continues without avail. All the good things Obama created or undertook to make things better for regular folks are vanishing under the Republican president.The president today decided to abolish the Deferred Action undertook to make things better for regular folks are vanishing under the Republican president.The president today decided to abolish the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, a program that allows children of undocumented immigrants the right toRead More


Muere El Prófugo Que Asesino A Un Hombre En Brownsville

Por J. Noel Espinoza/Rio Grande Info Publicado 6/10/2017 En una conferencia de prensa este viernes, la policía de Brownsville identifico como Michael Díaz García al recluso que asesino a un hombre mientras huía y que después desato una persecución de alta velocidad el jueves por la tarde a lo largo de la autopista 77. Las autoridades declararon que García, quien también se conocía como Miguel y quien murió en un tiroteo con la policía, no era desconocido por las agencias del orden público. Oficiales de Brownsville dijeron que García fueRead More


Escapee Dies In Shootout After High-Speed Chase: No Stranger To Police

Posted 6/9/2017 By J. Noel Espinoza/Rio Grande Info In a press conference Friday morning, Brownsville Police identified as Michael Diaz Garcia, the inmate who killed a man while escaping and leading authorities on a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon along Expressway 77 northbound. Authorities said Garcia, also known as Miguel and who died after a shootout with police, wasn’t a stranger to law enforcement. Brownsville Police officials said Garcia was arrested early this year for burglary of a home. Garcia, 38, escaped custody from a jailer during a medical transport. He hadRead More