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1,900 miles, 7 months, one man on the Rio Grande

The Rio Grande River stretches nearly 1,900 miles, and one man has made it his mission to travel the entire distance. But what is the meaning behind the journey he calls, "Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition"?

TX man convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault could spend no time in jail

A 63 year-old Texas man is guilty of child sexual assault, but he may never see a day in prison.

UPDATE: ARRESTED Hidalgo County's Wanted Fugitive: Martin Tijerina

The Hidalgo County Sheriffs' Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. Hidalgo County investigators are looking for Martin Tijerina, 22, who is wanted for murder.

Greg Abbott sworn in as new Texas Governor

For the first time in more than a decade, Texas has a new governor and lieutenant governor. The inauguration of Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick was celebrated with plenty of fanfare Tuesday in Austin.

Tax return season underway

Tuesday marked the start of the 2015 tax season, Na'Tassia Finley spoke with one tax preparer who has what you need to know about this year's changes when it comes to filing.

CBP seizes over $58,000 in cocaine at port of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 39-year-old male from Mexico City after discovering $58,140 worth of alleged cocaine within the vehicle he was driving.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Wednesday will be another warm day with highs of 78 in the Lower Valley, 80 in the Upper. Through the day, the clouds will increase, with a slight chance of a few drops late Wednesday evening.

Vandals strike La Villa High School's barn, and kill animal

A weekend act of vandalism and violence left La Villa High School's farm trashed, one animal dead, and a handful of others abused.

Gov. Perry issues proclamation naming January 2015 as "Crime Stoppers Month"

Crime is a scourge on our society, threatening our communities and citizens.

Houston Astros Caravan to tour Brownsville locations

The 2015 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will make several  stops in Brownsville on Tuesday, January 20.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week. Enjoy sunshine and highs of 80 in the Lower and Upper Valleys. The SE winds will range from 10-25 mph.

Seven Reasons Why the Sun Makes Us Smile

We can all hear mom saying, "Put on your sunscreen."  Or " Wear your sunscreen, or you'll turn into a tomato."  Or "Spray on some sunscreen, or you'll wrinkle like a buffalo when you're 90!"

CBP officers stop human smuggling attempts

In two separate cases over the weekend, twelve illegal immigrants were caught trying to get passed the Falfurrias checkpoint. A canine unit alerted to them both times.