The third day of early voting in the Texas Primary Election ended with 553 votes cast, a slight decrease from the previous day.
There has been 2,050 votes cast in three days of early voting, something not seen in a very long time.
The first day of voting had 822 people come out to vote while the 2nd day recorded 675.
Candidates are hopeful that the voter momentum will continue throughout the early voting period and into election day which will be on March 3rd.
A former mayoral candidate in Muzquiz Coahuila was arrested last week with $60,000 in cash in Williamson county.
The ex- council member and former Mayoral candidate in Múzquiz, Coahuila, for the Citizen Movement party, Indalecio Guadalupe Quintero was arrested on Interstate 35 near the town of Round Rock, Texas. Reports out of Williamson County state that Sheriff department detectives seized $60,000 during a traffic stop on Interstate 35 in Georgetown.
The reports show that a male subject identified as 50 year old Indalicio Guadalupe Quintero with an address in Eagle Pass, was arrested after the money was found hidden inside the vehicle he was driving. The money was seized after a deputy performed a traffic violation stop. It’s stated that during the traffic stop, Quintero told law enforcement officials he and his wife had driven up to Fort Worth to sell two puppies and get some mechanical work on the truck and were returning to Eagle Pass Tx.
Quintero gave consent for officers to search the truck he was driving and the money was found in a nylon gym bag on the truck’s right floorboard. A total of $60,020 were seized. Quintero acknowledged that he knew the money was in his vehicle but his wife did not know. He is now facing charges for money laundering, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Mr. Quintero was released from the Williamson County Jail after posting a $40,000 bond.
Voting started on Tuesday, February 18 in which 822 voters took to the polls.
During the second day there were approximately 675 votes cast.
This is more than 2018 Early Voting total for the first two days which was 1,375.
Voting will continue through February 28.
You are urged to go and exercise your freedom to vote during this important Primary Election.
Law Enforcement Agents from different agencies nabbed several individuals in the Deer Run Subdivision area of the community after a white truck was spotted loading up, on what’s believed to be undocumented immigrants.
The incident occurred at around 5:25 pm on Tuesday, February 18 when the truck was spotted loading up in an area near Deer Run Subdivision.
Agents began a search of the vehicle and tracked it down in the vicinity of Cross Creek Dr. near Pete Gallego Elementary.
The occupants bailed out from the truck and attempted to avoid detention.
They were captured, shortly thereafter.
A City of Eagle Pass Ambulance was called to the scene to check up on one of the subjects.
Two subjects were taken into custody by the United States Border Patrol while another was transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Emergency Room for treatment and evaluation.
822 voters came out to exercise their freedom to vote during the first day of early voting in the Texas Primary Election.
845 voters exercised their voting rights on the first day of Early Voting in the 2018 Primary. Whether this year is on track to mirror 2018 turn out or surpass it remains to be seen.
Voters are urged to vote during this important primary.
Early Voting is being held at the
Eagle Pass Multi-Purpose Center located at 480 S Adams St. from Tuesday, February 18 – Friday, February 28 (8 am — 5 pm).
Voting hours will be from 7am — 7pm on Saturday, February 22.
CARRIZO SPRINGS MAN SENTENCED TO 200 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SETTING UP HIDDEN CAMERA TO VIDEOTAPE MINOR FEMALES
In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced a Carrizo Springs man to 200 months in federal prison for setting up a hidden camera in his bathroom to video minor females over a four year period beginning in August 2012, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez ordered that 44–year-old Ruben Gallegos Loera pay a $10,000 assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) and be placed on supervised release for a period of five years after completing his prison term.
On October 28, 2019, Loera pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. According to court records, on April 6, 2019, Dimmit County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from someone at the defendant’s residence concerning images of child pornography discovered on the defendant’s computer. A subsequent forensics review of the seized computer revealed the presence of approximately 200 videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.
“The reprehensible conduct in this case is yet another example of the child exploitation and abuse occurring all over this country. We will keep fighting for children. But this issue must be a priority for leaders everywhere,” stated U.S. Attorney Bash.
Loera has remained in federal custody since his arrest on April 18, 2019.
The FBI’s San Antonio Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Texas Rangers, with the assistance of the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office, investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.
The United States Border Patrol were involved in a high speed pursuit that ended in a rollover accident which killed an undocumented immigrant and seriously hurt three others.
The incident occurred on Monday evening at approximately 7:40 pm in an FM road in the Quemado Tx area.
The United States Border patrol attempted to stop a 1993 Corvette they believed was transporting undocumented immigrants.
The vehicle then led BP agents on a high speed chase.
Tragically, the vehicle suffered a rollover accident.
The accident resulted in the death of one individual from Ecuador and three others hurt Including the driver identified as 51 year old Raymundo Flores.