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Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of isolated area showers and some t-showers. Highs will be 96 in the Lower Valley, 100 in the Upper. The SE winds will range from 10-30 mph.

Storm Knocks Out Power

A moderate t-storm rolled through Brownsville Monday at approximately 1:50 pm.  A peak gust of 53 mph registered at the airport, and a total of 0.18 inches of rain fell into the rain gage. 

Truck stop near Palo Alto Battlefield raises concerns

The Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville may receive a new neighbor in the form of a truck stop.

Suspect sought in hotel robbery

A man is behind bars after robbing a hotel with a screw driver.  

Road construction underway for SpaceX

The roads leading to SpaceX are getting a facelift. Two weeks ago, Boca Chica Beach was announced as the official site for the country's first commericial rocket space launch.

Suspected immigrants detained after stash house fire

A group of suspected undocumented immigrants are in Border Patrol custody after fleeing during a mobile home fire.

Sheriff's office investigating death of home invasion suspect

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an aggravated robbery that took place over the weekend. It happened on Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. at a residence on Eva Street in rural Elsa.

Ex-Officer Sentenced to Three Months for Sex Crimes, DA Disappointed

Former Harlingen Police Officer, 35 year old Elias Cardona, will serve three months in jail and eight years probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

What is next for Governor Perry after being indicted last week?

Texas Governor Rick Perry  has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, allegedly for trying to force a District Attorney to resign after getting a DWI.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Partly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Fire danger, enhanced risk of wildfire growth

The National Weather Service has issued an enchanced risk of wildfire growth and spread on Sunday. There are gusty conditions existing coming in from the southeast and they are expected to combine with drier air.

Extended Forecast

We stayed on the drier side of things on Friday, but we are still expecting to see a slight chance of rain this weekend.

Grand Jury Indicts Perry Over Integrity Unit Veto

A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abuse of power and coercion as part of an ethics inquiry into his veto of funding for the state’s public integrity unit.

BPD honors fallen member, K-9 Magnum

Three weeks ago, Brownsville Police Department lost one of its canine's due to heart complications during surgery. Today, members of the department, family, and media gathered to honor canine Magnum.