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Look Outside! It's a "Supermoon"!

If you step outside Friday or Saturday night, and peek through any clouds drifting by, you'll be treated to something special:  A Full Moon!  Better yet, A SUPERMOON!

Cow Appreciation Day in Brownsville at Chick.fil.a

Dress like a cow, get free chicken. Today is Chick.fil.a's annual cow appreciation day. Guests in Brownsville who show up dressed "head to hoof" enjoy a free meal.

VIDEO: Texas man accused of killing 6 passes out in court

The man accused of killing six family members, including four children, 'execution style' appeared before a judge Friday morning.

Feds consider housing illegal immigrant children at abandoned ETX school

Houston County Judge Erin Ford tells KETK he has gotten notice the federal government is looking to house illegal immigrant children at the Crockett State School campus.

Hurricane Preparedness: 211

"The 211 system is a system in place, a state type system if you don't have a ride. What they do is pre-register you for a ride in the event you need to be evacuated."

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Friday will be a lot different from Thursday. Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with just a slight chance of a few drops. The SE winds will range from 10-25 mph.

Regents approve admissions standards for UTRGV

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved admissions criteria for first-time students, transfer students and graduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

Weslaco Mid Valley Municipal Airport awarded $4.7M grant

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa announced a federal grant of $4,713,070 was awarded to the Mid Valley Municipal Airport in Weslaco by the Texas Department of Transportation (TX-Dot) on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to wi

Shooting leaves six dead, four of them children

Authorities are still putting all the pieces together after shooting in Spring, Texas on Wednesday that left six people dead. The suspect has been identified as 34 year-old Ron Haskell.

Space-X green lighted

It's official. Space-x is coming to Boca Chica beach. The government handed down the decision today. The 30-day waiting period is over.

CBP officers arrests man wanted for sexual assault

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 30-year-old male wanted by the McAllen Police Department on charges of sexual assault of a minor.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will present the best chance of showers and t-showers for the week. Look for mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and t-showers. Locally heavy rain may be possible out of some isolated storms.

T-Showers and Locally Heavy Rainfall?

As a meteorologist, I search the maps every day for what I call "triggers."  Triggers are certain atmospheric features that could cause the rapid rising of air and thus produce showers and t-showers.