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POLL: Who Are You Voting For? (2017 McAllen Mayoral Election)

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Well…who are you voting for? Poll ends Saturday at 3:00 PM Keep Reading

Husband of Donna Mayor Dead From Apparent Suicide

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Two anonymous sources close to the situation have tipped The Bench Wire off of the apparent suicide of the husband of Irene Muñoz, Mayor of Donna. The incident allegedly occurred sometime yesterday morning at Mayor Muñoz’ residence. Keep Reading

BREAKING: Judge Rudy Delgado Will Seek Election To Texas 13th Court of Appeals

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Sources close to candidate camps have notified us at The Bench Wire that current 93rd. District Court Judge Rudy Delgado will be expected to run for one of the four potential spots for the Texas 13th District Court of Appeals this coming November. Keep Reading

Ezequiel Reyna, Jr. Calls A.C. Cuellar A Loser 7 Times In Lawsuit Motion.

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Last week, Ezequiel Reyna Jr. and his attorneys filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds of a baseless cause of action after Reyna was added as a member of a lawsuit between A.C. Cuellar and newly elected County Commissioner David Fuentes in regards to improper finance contributions. Keep Reading

Confirmed: City of Edinburg, Officials Under FBI Investigation (Updating)

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The Monitor broke the story after receiving tips about a potential FBI raid at Edinburg City Hall on Monday. Keep Reading

RGV GOP Staffer Sold Out Her Grandpa and Duped Our Governor To Believe A Story That Didn’t Exist

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On Saturday, Dave Hendricks of KGBT Channel 4 covered a story about Homero Guzman, an elderly man who was robbed at gunpoint outside a South McAllen Church’s Chicken and how his granddaughter Cassie Luevano, who happens to be a Republican Party staffer, claimed the suspect of being an illegal alien, using twitter to spread her grandfather’s incident, pining for stringent border security to a point where even the Governor of Texas replied to her directly.

Late last night we found out that Luevano and the tens of thousands of people that believed her story were wrong. Keep Reading

Ezequiel Reyna, Jr., Weslaco Attorney, Is Also Being Sued By A.C. Cuellar

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In October of last year, we reported that former Hidalgo County Commissioner A.C. Cuellar filed a lawsuit against newly elected Commissioner David Fuentes alleging election finance misconduct to the tune of $550,000 of unreported expenditures and contributions during the May primary elections.

Last Wednesday, however, A.C. Cuellar’s attorneys have filed an amended petition that included new allegations of misconduct as well as add Ezequiel Reyna, Jr., a prominent mid-Valley attorney who also happens to be Fuentes’ uncle, to the lawsuit. Keep Reading

RGV U.S. Representatives Will Boycott Presidential Inauguration

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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) and Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) have both released statements today that they will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

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Some Judge From Texas Just Ruined Your Pay Raise

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Back in May, President Obama and the Department of Labor announced a major law change that would have allowed low-salaried workers finally earn overtime pay for overtime work across the country and U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant of East Texas just fucked it all up. Keep Reading

Advance News Journal Grossly Defends Pharr City Employee’s Sexual Misconduct

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In the Observations section of Advance News Journal, Editor G. Romero Wendorf reported that Pharr employee Dahlia Ybarra had filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her supervisor, Pharr Events Center Director Gary Rodriguez, naming the City of Pharr as another defendant. The rest of Wendorf’s piece, however, is a slut-shaming pile of misogynistic garbage.

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