Local News + Statewide News

Texas’ unemployment rate lowest since November 2008

Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in January, the lowest since November 2008.

Mission attorney, his father and 17 others sentenced for trafficking cocaine

A total of 19 people have been handed federal prison sentences for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy originating out of Starr County involving more than 10,000 kilograms of marijuana in 2012 and 2013.

Popular burger spot destroyed by fire

A popular restaurant in Weslaco is now sweeping away ash and debris after a fire caused severe damage last night.

Weslaco officials have day in court

City officials from Weslaco know what's in front of them after their criminal charges were read to them in court on Thursday.

Man Arrested for Knife-point Robbery

A man accused of robbing a San Benito convenience store at knife point has been arrested by the US Marshals fugitive task force. Police say 22-year-old Jonathan Gonzalez robbed Junior's Mini Mart at the end of February.

Target Scammers Indicted

A grand jury returned a four count indictment against the two Mexican nationals arrested earlier this year in McAllen for producing counterfeit credit cards.

Horseriders Head to Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show

The Tip-O-Tex trailriders mount up for their annual big ride across the Valley. I thought I wasn't going to make it. I said 'nah I'm not into horses . Cmon lets try it. I said. Ok let me try it. And I loved it.

Today's Weather Forecast

Thursday will start out cloudy with fog. By late morning, the clouds will start to clear up. Highs will climb to 72 in the Lower Valley, 75 in the Upper. The NE-East winds will range from 10-20 mph.

Spring Breakers, This is Why You Came to SPI!

Grab the camera, take some photos, and prove to everyone back home that the RGV does indeed have... SUNSHINE!!!

Driver who allegedly hit teen with car in custody

The driver who allegedly killed a 16-year-old girl after failing to stop for a school bus is now behind bars. Carmen Gonzalez-Velez, 36, was arrested by DPS state troopers and charged with criminal negligent homicide.

Rodriguez wins district attorney race over Guerra

Ricardo Rodriguez is the new Hidalgo County district attorney-elect after he defeated Rene Guer

Today's Weather Forecast

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy but warmer with highs of 68 in the Lower Valley, 67 in the Upper. The NE-East winds will range from 5-20 mph.

Next Chance for Rain: Sunday.

The Valley can always use some rainfall, even if it is a cold, dreary rain.  Brownsville received 0.27 inches on Tuesday, bringing the official total to 1.03 inches for the year.  Brownsville's normal rainfall for the year-to-date