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Can the Cold Really Give You a Cold?

Mom always said, "Bundle up if it's cold outside because you might catch a cold."  Well, gosh darn it, mom might be right after all!

51st Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton sworn in

The 51st Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, was sworn into office today at the State Capitol in Austin.

Family member shoots cousin in the hand during domestic dispute

San Benito police arrested a man on a assault charge after he shot a family member in the hand during a disagreement.

Baby found dead in California after abduction; her parents shot

A 3-week-old girl abducted after her mother, father and uncle were shot has been found dead, authorities in California said.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Cloudy, with a high near 55. North wind 8 to 14 mph. Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

Tips for running in chilly weather

If you find yourself facing a long list of resolutions and weight loss and health happen to be one of them, the most recent cold weather may have you feeling just a little discouraged.

Valley Rainfall Totals and Weather Record Events for 2014

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!  Okay, weather lovers, get ready!  I have compiled a brief summary of some rainfall statistics and record events in the Valley for 2014.  Once again, the RGV avoided a major tropical storm or hurricane.  We

Border Patrol agents seize over 600 lbs. of marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana from an abandoned vehicle.

A Houston man died instantly when a stray bullet hit him on New Year's Eve

Police say a Houston father watching fireworks on New Year's Eve was killed by a stray bullet. The 43 year-old man was standing next to his wife when he suddenly fell to the ground.

Valley hospitals announce babies born on New Years Day

A New Year, means new life in the Valley, as several babies were born on the first day of 2015.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Friday will be cloudy with dense fog and rain showers. Expect overcast skies all day with chilly NW winds at 5-20 mph. Highs will be slightly warmer at 50 in the Lower Valley, 52 in the Upper.

Hundreds welcome 2015 by taking SPI's "Polar Bear Dip"

Today's cold temperatures made this year's 17th Annual Polar Bear Dip at South Padre Island more than ideal for the hundreds of people ready to kick off the new year by braving the cold waters.

Rising beef costs making it hard for BBQ restaurant owners

In Texas, the brisket is king of the Bar-B-Q grill, but with the cost of beef on the rise, restaurants are being forced to get creative with brisket pricing, Jeff Paul reports.

Border Patrol Agents apprehend convicted sex offender

Border Patrol Agents in Weslaco apprehended a Mexican National convicted of sexual assault of a minor, on New Year's Eve. 

Woman sues police for alleged roadside cavity search

A Florida woman says she was given an invasive search on the side of a road during traffic stop and now, she's suing the Texas Department of Public Safety, its director and four state troopers she says are at fault, Ryan Korsgard reports.