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Five Day Tropical Weather Outlook

As of late Friday evening, a tropical convective air mass was positioned just east of the Dominican Republic.  Friday night that air mass had an 90% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the following 48 hours.

Ground breaking for building to support UTRGV medical education will be held Tuesday

Medical, academic and community leaders from The University of Texas System and across South Texas will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UT Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building.

CBP seizes abandoned backpacks filled with $650,000 in cash

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $650,000 in cash Thursday night.

Governor Perry's indictment hearing

While Texas Governor Rick Perry was in New Hampshire this morning, his attorney was meeting with a Texas judge.

Houston female officer caught with kilo of cocaine

A Houston officer is arrested in a drug sting. Investigators say she was busted with a kilo of cocaine with her young son right next to her, Drew Karedes has details.

Felon in possession sentenced to three years in prison

Carlos Luna, 45, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 36-month sentence for his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Luna entered a plea of guilty on Thursday, Aug.

RESTORE Council accepting submissions for restoration projects along the Texas coast

The RESTORE Council announced on Thursday, August 21st that submissions are now being accepted for restoration projects along the Texas Gulf Coast, to be funded by penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

San Antonio man convicted of sex trafficking of minors

A federal jury convicted 38–year-old Marcus Deshawn Wright for his role in prostituting two minor females last year announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio D

Cypress man convicted of distributing child pornography

Jimmy Ortiz, 33, of Cypress, has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas sets waterfowl seasons for 2014-15

Duck populations are the highest since North American surveys began in 1955, and as a result Texas will enjoy for the 20th consecutive year the most liberal waterfowl hunting season framework allowable.

UT regents approve academic structure of UTRGV

The University of Texas Board of Regents Thursday approved the academic structure of the new UT Rio Grande Valley, taking an essential step forward in making the new university and medical school a reality.

McRaven appointed as next chancellor of The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved the appointment of Admiral William H.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Friday will be partly cloudy and moderately windy in the afternoon with highs of 97 in the Lower Valley, 102 in the Upper. The SE winds will range from 10-30 mph.