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Harlingen commisioners approve sale, consumption of alcohol at parks

Harlingen commissioners approved a new ordinance on Wednesday that would allow the sale and consumption of alcohol at city-sponsored events held at public parks. Parks and Recreation Director Javier Mendez said the decision was made after the city had to t → Read More

Brownsville commissioners vote to repeal plastic bag fee

Brownsville city commissioners voted to repeal the city’s current plastic bag fee on Thursday. The decision comes after Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the city in October, stating the one dollar bag fee is an illegal sales tax. In ord → Read More

More than 150 cold stunned sea turtles rescued near Laguna Madre

More than 150 endangered sea turtles have been rescued thanks to the collaborative efforts of Sea Turtle Inc. volunteers and Texas Game Wardens. Dozens of turtles washed up on the shores of the Laguna Madre and Boca Chica Beach following a strong cold fron → Read More

Local airports respond to shooting in Ft. Lauderdale

In the wake of a mass shooting on Friday at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, locals traveling out of the Rio Grande Valley are on heightened alert.I was just shocked,” said Ohio resident Michael Laughlin. “It made me really sad because → Read More

State Rep. Mando Martinez leaves intensive care unit, expects to return home tomorrow

After suffering a bullet wound to the head on New Year's Eve, state Rep. Armando Mando Martinez said he's recovering from surgery and expects to return home Tuesday.A stray bullet apparently fired by someone celebrating the new year struck Martinez momen → Read More

Family says San Benito man in serious condition following Berlin truck attack

According to his family, a San Benito man remains hospitalized in serious condition following an attack at a Berlin Christmas market Monday evening. The attack -- which killed 12 and injured 48 -- is being investigated as an act of terrorism. Richard Ramir → Read More

Harlingen mother claims daughter was left in soiled pants for more than an hour at school

A Harlingen mother is voicing her concerns, claiming her daughter with special needs was left in soiled pants for more than an hour at her Harlingen school.The six-year-old girl was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor when she was four years old. She is → Read More

'Aging in Place' program helps elderly Rio Grande Valley residents with home repairs

Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley plans to help 80 elderly homeowners make critical repairs and upgrades next year.The Aging in Place program assists elderly homeowners with small projects that make a big difference including wheelchair ramps, → Read More

Winter Texan numbers decline in the Rio Grande Valley

Every year, thousands of senior citizens make the Rio Grande Valley their home for the winter. However, a new study revealed that their presence is steadily decreasing. An estimated 96,000 winter Texans visited the Rio Grande Valley between 2015 and 2016, → Read More

Harlingen police warn public about string of auto thefts

A string of thefts during the past 60 days across Harlingen has prompted local police to launch an investigation.So far at least 10 cars have been stolen from businesses and neighborhoods around Harlingen, but there have been no signs of forced entry.We ha → Read More

Searching for Zika, officials plan to ask some Brownsville residents for urine samples

Officials will go door-to-door in parts of Brownsville, asking residents to take voluntary urine tests to detect any trace of the Zika virus.Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo announced the move Monday, following the news that 43-year-old B → Read More

Lawsuit over use of excessive force by CBP officer settled

U.S. Customs and Border Protection settled a lawsuit with a Brownsville woman on Thursday over alleged abuse by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.Laura Mireles, a client with the American Civil Liberties Union, will be paid $85,000 after claimin → Read More

Cameron County holds sex offender roundup on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, the Cameron County Sheriff's Office is preparing to conduct an initiative to keep registered sex offenders from coming in contact with children.According to Sheriff Omar Lucio, there are currently an estimated 900 registered sex of → Read More

Controversy erupts over 5-year prison sentence for former Cameron County jailer

Questions have arisen after a jury allegedly made a mistake when sentencing a former Cameron County jailer.Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said jurors found former jailer Marco Gonzalez guilty on nine counts of aggravated assault and intende → Read More

Harlingen police find multiple firearms at home of aggravated robbery suspect

Police searched the homes of three suspects believed to be in connection to an aggravated robbery and a false threat made to police Thursday morning that led to the lock down of two Harlingen high schools.The false threat displaced to police at about 10 a. → Read More

Local law enforcement agencies request funding for tighter border security

Multiple Rio Grande Valley law enforcement agencies requested funding for their departments during a House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety Hearing held in Brownsville on Wednesday.The public hearing was held to discuss how local and state → Read More

Lawmakers urge U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reclassify agent’s death

A U.S. Senator and congressmen sent a second letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske on Friday requesting for him to classify the death of Border Patrol agent Javier Vega Jr. as a line of duty fatality.The request was → Read More

Red tide arrives at South Padre Island

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reporting red tide along the lower Laguna Madre.High to moderate concentrations of red tide have been found from Beach Access 6 to the Brazos Santiago jetties. Moderate cell concentrations have been found at the I → Read More

Brownsville school district bus drivers continue fight for better pay, hours

Brownsville school district bus drivers continued their fight for better hours and wages Tuesday. The bus drivers claim they are underpaid and not given enough sick leave.Dozens of Brownsville school district bus drivers requested change to current distric → Read More

Texas hunters prepare for dove hunting season

Dove hunting season in Texas begins on Sept. 1 and valley residents are ready and waiting.White wing dove hunting in the valley is kind of a way of life, “said Harlingen resident Adam Batot, owner of South Texas Headquarters. “People look forward to it, it → Read More