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Report Gives New Detail On Middle School Student Shot By Police

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

McALLEN, Texas -- A police sergeant gave the order to "take him out" and an armed teen was fatally shot after he turned toward another student in the ...

Fake Gun Found In Same District Of Cops' Fatal Shooting Of Student

AP | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Authorities in the same South Texas school district where a student brandishing a pellet gun was fatally shot by police las...

Community Shaken By Shooting, Police Killing Of Middle School Boy

The Associated Press | Christopher Sherman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

The Associated Press BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The Rev. Jorge Gomez was counseling worried parents and frightened students late into the night the day...

Police: Officers Acted Correctly In Shooting, Killing Middle School Student

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — On a doorstep outside a family home, a father wondered why police had to shoot his son in the hall of the boy's middle scho...

BREAKING: Texas Police Kill Armed Middle School Student

AP | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Police shot and killed an eighth-grader in the hallway of his middle school Wednesday after the boy brandished what looked like ...

Teller: Didn't think Texas mayor would break law

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The outspoken mayor of a U.S.-Mexico border city deposited a $26,000 check from the city to a vendor in his personal account last year and attempted to discredit the investigation when it came to light, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada, who is on trial for a variety of charges including theft, spent more than $5,000 over three weeks after putting the check into his account, authorities said.

During that time, prosecutor Luis Saenz told jurors, "nobody knows anything except the defendant," and then when it was revealed "Patricio Ahumada engages in a campaign to discredit the investigation."

Ahumada initially said he did not remember depositing the check. When the bank notified him three weeks after the deposit he asked the bank to investigate because he believed political enemies could be setting him up.

It was "an innocent mistake" by a busy mayor on his way to Mexico on city business, his attorney Ed Cyganiewicz said Tuesday.