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A Pre-Christmas Texas Cold Front

If you're hoping for a white Christmas here in Texas, you'll have to wish a just little harder next year.  If you're hoping for a lot of cold, gusty wind right before Christmas, then, my friend, this is your forecast gift!

Youth Ambassador Program helps students connect with community

The youth ambassador program is wrapping up its third year in Brownsville. It gives selected BISD students an opportunity to work with departments throughout the city and county.

"Blue Santa" event gives away thousands of toys

Thousands of children have an early helping of the holiday spirit after getting some Christmas gifts Monday.

Master Naturalist Program will be conducting training classes for volunteers at RGV chapter

Sixteen chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program will be conducting training classes in the coming spring and summer months for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management.

SPI to host 17th Annual Polar Bear Dip

Valley residents can participate in the 17th Annual Polar Bear Dip which will take place on January 1, 2015.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 6 to 16 mph. Tonight Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 8 to 13 mph.

Winter Solstice

With the Holidays and Christmas Cheer also comes the arrival of the Winter.The winter weather hit many parts of the U.S.. early this year but the astronomical definition means the new season did not begin until 5:03 p.m.

Assistant Director Sanchez retires from CBP after 37 Years of federal service

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career.

TxDOT reminds Texans to give the gift of a sober ride this holiday season

As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations.

Rep. Cuellar announces $10 Million in funds to healthcare ministry in South Texas

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced on Wednesday the awarding of $10 million in federal funds to Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. from the Corporation for National Community Service.

Mexican National indicted in death of two smuggled aliens

A grand jury in has returned an indictment charging Amurabi Medina-Cruz, 21, with conspiracy to transport illegal aliens and eight counts of transporting an illegal alien, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Texas sets annual job growth record for fourth month in a row

Continuing its momentum of strong job growth, Texas added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in November, for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year.

Wild horse & burro adoption heading to Mercedes

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Mercedes, Texas, Jan. 9-10, 2015.

Gift wrapping with Household items

This is your last weekend to finish that Christmas shopping. It is also the last weekend to finish wrapping those Holiday gifts. For some, gift-wrapping turns into an impressive art form full of glitter, fancy bones and shiny wrapping paper.