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The Solar Storm that Almost Hit Earth

We live our lives in the sun in the RGV often never thinking much about the power of the big "nuclear furnace."  But the sun is a powerful and violent body, sending out large bursts of energy and particles called "solar flar

San Benito man wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child

San Benito police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for sexual assault of a child.

TEA commissioner authorizes calculator apps for 8th grade STARR mathematics

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has advised superintendents he will allow districts to satisfy a requirement to use graphing calculators for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) grade 8 mathematics assessment

ICE seizes nearly 5,600 lbs. of marijuana

Nearly 5,600 pounds of marijuana was seized on Tuesday from a residence on the 4500 block of Hachar Lane in Laredo. The seized marijuana has a street value of about $4.4 million.

Colorado River Guadalupe Bass is potential state, world record

A 3.71-pound, 17-inch Guadalupe Bass caught from the Colorado River below Austin appears to qualify as a new state and world record in several categories.

April 1st registration deadline for annual Texas Birding Contest

Whether you’re a novice birder with a busy schedule or a “fool” for birding who enjoys a little friendly competition, the 18th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic is a must.

Houston police found 100 immigrants living in stash house

More than 100 immigrants, including a pregnant woman were found crammed inside a suspected stash house in Houston, all being held in horrible conditions, against their will.

Former rapper executed for murder of music engineer

A former San Antonio rapper has been executed for an attack and robbery more than 15 years ago.

Today's Weather Forecast

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a breezy afternoon. We'll have a slight chance of a few rain drops. The NE-East winds will continue at 5-20 mph. Highs will be slightly cooler at 77 in the Lower Valley, 76 in the Upper.

Spring Begins!

Spring begins at 11:57 a.m. Thursday.  And what a winter it has been!

Baby Ocelot appears in Rio Grande Valley

A extremely rare kitten is found at a wildlife refuge in the Rio Grande Valley. A young ocelot is roaming around the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Preserve in Los Fresnos area.

HUD awards funding for several Valley public housing authorities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $70,964,692 to 348 Texas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements.

Educators get surprise at school

Some Valley educators have a little spending cash to use. 

TX Attorney General takes action against Hidalgo County colonia development

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged two Hidalgo County developers with unlawfully subdividing and leasing residential lots in violation of state colonias prevention laws.

DPS launches new Texas Crimes Against Children Center

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center (TCACC) within the Texas Rangers Division.