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A soldier surprise after spending 9 months overseas

In Brownsville today, a special early Christmas present for three students who got to see their father after nine months.

Valley AIDS Council to receive $449K grant

U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) announced that the Valley AIDS Council was awarded a $449,637 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Santa brings gifts to local school

  Some students are at home with a little more holiday spirit after Santa and his elves paid a visit Thursday.

Santa gifts special needs kids

You can see it in their smiles... You can see it in their eyes... Pure joy for these very special children. Santa came a week early, making stops at 15 elementary schools across BISD.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will be mostly cloudy and warm with highs of 78 in the Lower Valley, 80 in the Upper. Expect scattered showers. The SE winds will range from 10-25 mph.

Is Earth Hot or Cold Compared to Other Planets?

You hear it in the Valley all the time when the Upper Valley has hit 104 three days in a row:  "Woooo, it's way too hot!  Something's wrong!"  When a cold front takes us down into the 30s, you hear:  "

Murder and kidnap suspects turn themselves in

A pair of suspects in last week's kidnapping an

Health school hopes to enroll up to 600 students

Harlingen School of Health Professions is officially open. The specialty school is now giving valley high school students a chance to get into the medical profession early, and streamline them to post secondary education.

CBP launches Border Wait Time app

U. S. Customs and Border Protection has launched their new Border Wait Time app available for free on Apple's App Store and Google Play.

Arrested for beating two men with metal rod

A fight between three men in Brownsville resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital and one to jail. Gerardo Garcia, 32, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a few drops. The SE winds will range from 10-25 mph. Highs will be 77 in the Lower Valley, 78 in the Upper. The SE winds will range from 10-25 mph.

Currency exchange rate hurting downtown Brownsville

The Mexican peso has taken a dip to almost 15 pesos for one U.S. dollar. With Christmas around the corner, many people are shopping downtown Brownsville for that perfect gift.