Texas prosecutor dismisses 13 cases tied to biker shooting
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor on Thursday dismissed 13 cases stemming from a 2015 shootout in Waco involving bikers and police and recused himself from two others, placing into doubt the criminal prosecution of the more than 130 bikers still awaiting trial.
Texas prosecutor plans to dismiss 1 Waco biker case
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor plans to dismiss one of the more than 150 cases stemming from a 2015 shootout in Waco between bikers and police, according to an email from the prosecutor's office to the biker's attorney.
The email sent Wednesday from McLennan County Assistant District Attorney Michael Jarrett to defense attorney Brian Bouffard and shared with The Associated Press says that after "an extensive reexamination," the case against Jorge Salinas will be dismissed.
EDINBURG — The city’s new parks and recreation director began his post earlier this week.
Javier Garza, an educator and coach, took over the position recently vacated by Joe Filoteo.
City officials remained mum about Filoteo’s departure in a press release announcing the change. It’s unclear how or when the former director left his post.
3 affidavits in biker case attest to FBI probe of prosecutor
WACO, Texas (AP) — A retired Texas police officer says in an affidavit that the FBI is investigating McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna for alleged public corruption.
EDINBURG — The new city administration began solidifying its power shortly after the election by replacing representatives on various boards, and one appointment appears to be a nod at a former ruling faction.
During the council’s first meeting last month, Council Member Jorge Salinas appointed former Mayor Joe Ochoa to the city’s planning and zoning board. Ochoa, who ran the city before former Mayor Richard Garcia began vying for the position, replaced Jaime Rodriguez on the board.
EDINBURG — The city is officially under new management and with it came change.
Mayor Richard Molina, along with Council Members Jorge Salinas and Gilbert Enriquez, took the oath of office Wednesday evening at a ceremony that was bursting at the seams.
Hundreds of their supporters filled the city council chambers and the adjacent lobby, where attendees gathered afterward for finger foods and cake.
EDINBURG — Candidates here will face off against each other at a forum Sunday.
Valley Interfaith, a local nonprofit, will host a candidate forum at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Church, located at 1302 E. Champion Street in Edinburg.
The public is encouraged to attend and hear candidates address several key issues, including drainage infrastructure, potential safety zones and donations to nonprofits.