Local News + Statewide News

The Great Wall of Kansas?

Like I mentioned before, the class I am currently taking talks about Natural Disasters. We talked last time about Tornadoes in the Valley, and how we've had a few pass through here a few decades ago.

Big Squeeze Accordion Contest 2014 returns to Los Fresnos

Texas Folklife announces its eighth annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming Texas musicians, 21 years of age or younger.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today A 20 percent chance of rain before 8am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Rain Effects RGV Livestock Show

On Monday, it may have been cloudy outside, but that wasn't going to stop the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show And Rodeo from trying to bring sunshine to people in the area....at least that's what the show's president said.

Texas awards three Valley clinics with funding for women’s health care

The Texas Department of State Health Services has awarded $45.4 million in new state funding to 55 agencies across the state to expand access to women's health services.

Taser drone demonstrated at SXSW

There could be a new tool in crime fighting, by air. The taser drone is being demonstrated at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin.

Two teens are accused of killing a classmate and trying to bury his body

An officer asked two teenagers what they were doing in the woods. Police say one of them answered they were burying a body.

Quiet Hurricane Season for 2014

Hurricanes are another deadly Natural Disaster we cannot shield ourselves from. It also happens to be another topic discussed in my Natural Disaster class.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 58. North northwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The effects of changing the time one hour ahead

I am certainly feeling the effects of sleeping one hour less today. I couldn't fully accept the idea I was losing one hour of sleep this morning.

Weeding out your garden

I hate Saturday's only because it's the one day a week that my mother makes my two siblings and I go outside and clean the front yard.

Angie's list home inspection

Most people know when they buy a home, it's a good idea to get an inspection. But it's also important to take a final walk-through before you close the deal.

Border Patrol agents help deliver baby

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station helped a woman give birth Tuesday night.

Many Changes this Weekend: Time & Weather

First, the easy change.  Turn your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.  The time changes early Sunday morning.

Pharr moves closer to used car fee

The city of Pharr is moving forward with its plan to tax and fee used cars and their dealers.