Tag: Rio Grande City

Gocha Ramirez sworn in as new Starr County district attorney

RIO GRANDE CITY — It was two years in the making but after a hard-fought campaign, Gocha Ramirez stood on the steps of the...

Rio Grande City scraps bids for wastewater project

Rio Grande City is going back to the drawing board in its search for an engineer for their wastewater treatment plant project. The city commissioners,...

RGC to pay nearly $100K in excessive force case

As part of a settlement agreement reached in an excessive force case filed against Rio Grande City, the city agreed to pay nearly $100,000...

Rio Grande City terminates city secretary

Rio Grande City commissioners terminated City Secretary Lyzette Peña last week, months after placing her on administrative leave following her arrest in January on...

RGC school board places super on leave; fires attorney

The Rio Grande City CISD Board of Trustees voted to terminate its attorney and place the district’s superintendent on leave pending a document review...

RGC settles excessive force case, fails to release information

An excessive force case filed against Rio Grande City and their police department in 2015 came to a close in October after the city...

Grand jury indicts RGC secretary for secret recording

A grand jury indicted Rio Grande City's city secretary following her arrest earlier this year on allegations she unlawfully recorded the conversations of three...

Rio Grande City terminates city manager

Alberto Perez was ousted as city manager of Rio Grande City on Monday after more than four years with the municipality and following a...

Influential, embattled Rio Grande City politician dies at age 54

Leonel J. Lopez Jr., an influential Rio Grande City politician, died Saturday due to complications from cancer at 54 years old. Lopez, a former municipal...

RGC officer accused of pointing rifle at wife, punching her

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office alleges a Rio Grande City police officer pointed a rifle at his wife before forcing her into their car...