Rangers open criminal investigation into Roma employee
The Texas Rangers have opened a criminal investigation into a former and unidentified city of Roma employee involved with the municipality’s finances, according to a news release. “Possible discrepancies began to emerge regarding bank deposits, and the City’s procedures were improved to prevent further discrepancies,” the release stated. After an internal audit, the city contacted the Texas Rangers, who took over the investigation. “The City of Roma will continue to take steps in safeguarding all public funds, and will continue to modernize its policies and procedures to ensure public trust,” the release stated. Due to an ongoing criminal investigation, the city said it would not offer any further comment and deferred any questions to the Texas Rangers.myrgv.com
Man tied up, tortured, injected with bleach prior to body being dumped behind Live Oak apartments, warrant states
A man whose body was found dumped behind vacant apartments in Live Oak last month was tied up, tortured and injected with bleach, a murder warrant obtained Thursday by KSAT Investigates shows.
Uvalde DA gets initial state police report on school shooting but doesn’t expect full investigation for months
The preliminary report has not been made public by either the district attorney’s office or the state. The Texas Rangers are conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting at Robb Elementary.
Body cam footage in fatal shooting of Joshua Wright won't be released until investigation complete
Amid calls for body camera footage to be released following the fatal shooting of inmate Joshua Wright, Hays County said video footage would not be released until the Texas Rangers’ investigation is c[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Letters: Can’t teach fortitude
Can’t teachfortitudeI read with amusement, the page A3 C1 article by Karen Brooks about Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McGraw’s fantasy training facility (Nov. 25). How in the world can you train someone to improve their intestinal fortitude? Perhaps Mr. Navarrette is not aware that there were many Hispanic and Native American Texas Rangers beginning in the early 1830s. I find it interesting that Navarrette blames the Texas Rangers for the slaughter of our children in Uvalde on May 24. And that is the reason he wants the Texas Rangers to change the name of their baseball team.myrgv.com
Five men arrested in kidnapping of teen involved in rival human smuggling operation, affidavit shows
Juan Carlos Soto-Victorino, 19, Jose Jared Soto-Victorino, 20, Lazaro Alfonso Estrada-Perez, 33, Fernando Espinoza-Rodaz, 26, and Lazaro Yonary Espinosa-Ramos, 18, are each charged with aggravated kidnapping and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Texas Ranger at center of Barrientes Vela case held in contempt of court
Ranger Bradley Freeman, whose testimony was crucial in getting a jury this fall to convict Barrientes Vela on two felony counts of tampering with records, apologized to the court for mentioning a separate official oppression case while that jury was present.
Texas Rangers killed three men a century ago; now Duval County says it was murder
Texas Rangers killed them 102 years ago. It also honors their memory and contends that “justice against the Texas Rangers was never resolved.”“People want to know about the history,” Interim Duval County Judge E.B. Many died in La Matanza, a massacre led by Texas Rangers against ethnic Mexicans that Carmona says supported an anglo land grab in South Texas 100 years ago. “There is no relationship between the modern Texas Rangers (or DPS) and the incident you reference,” the law enforcement agent said in a statement. The Texas Rangers will mark its bicentennial next year, he observed.myrgv.com
Victims’ families call for state to remove Bexar County sheriff from Anaqua Springs case
Two families made strong accusations Monday against Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and his office for the handling of shooting deaths of two young girls and their mother in the Anaqua Springs neighborhood in Boerne in 2019.
NL Central-leading Brewers acquire reliever Bush from Texas
The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers acquired hard-throwing reliever and former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers on Monday night for infielder Mark Mathias and a top pitching prospect. Bush is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and one save in 40 games this season, including five starting in an opener role. “A little shocked, definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I guess just a bittersweet moment,” Bush said.news.yahoo.com
Angels' Reid Detmers adds immaculate inning to no-hitter
Angels starter Reid Detmers became the first rookie pitcher with a no-hitter and an immaculate inning in the same season, achieving the latter against the Texas Rangers on Sunday. “That's pretty cool, I really don't know what to say,” said Detmers, who had a career-high 12 strikeouts in seven innings. The Rangers matched the 1979 San Francisco Giants as the only lineups to have three immaculate innings thrown against them in a season.news.yahoo.com
Texas Department of Public Safety investigating how 91 of its troopers and Rangers responded to Uvalde school shooting
The department’s officers made up nearly one-fourth of the 376 law enforcement members who responded to Texas’ deadliest school shooting. Announcement of the inquiry came one day after a report criticized police response to the massacre.
‘I have nothing to hide’: Uvalde County sheriff will testify in school shooting investigation after receiving notice of deposition
The Uvalde County sheriff has agreed to testify in front of a Texas House committee in the Robb Elementary School shooting investigation after officials filed a notice of deposition Wednesday.
Sheriff Nolasco says he will testify for state House committee
Sheriff Ruben Nolasco Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco said he has cooperated with Texas Rangers in their investigation into the Robb Elementary School shooting. Nolasco's statement, made Thursday morning, follows a press release from Texas state Rep. Dustin Burrows, chairman of a special committee formed to also investigate the shooting, issued Wednesday, stating the first-termuvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde school police chief says he’s still cooperating
The school district police chief who served as on-site commander during last week's deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas, said Wednesday that he's talking daily with investigators, contradicting claims fr[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
All-Star INF Carpenter released from Rangers' Triple-A team
Three-time All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter was released by the Texas Rangers from their Triple-A team Thursday, and became a free agent in a mutual decision because of the lack of opportunity with their big league team. The 36-year-old Carpenter went to spring training on a minor league contract and accepted the assignment to Round Rock when he didn't make Rangers' opening day roster. Carpenter played his first 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, who took him in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft from TCU, which is about 20 miles from the Rangers’ home ballpark.news.yahoo.com
USBP agent arrested on charges of allegedly assaulting a juvenile
Texas Rangers arrested U.S. Border Patrol agent Gustavo Sanchez, 45, last week on charges of allegedly assaulting and mistreating a juvenile on Oct. 4, 2021, in Uvalde County. The arrest came after a 38th Judicial District grand jury indicted the Del Rio Sector agent in April. Sanchez, a San Antonio resident, allegedly grabbed the juvenileuvaldeleadernews.com