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Smell forces evacuation of elementary school

Smells forced the evacuation of Salinas Elementary in Alton this morning. The Mcallen Fire Department was called out around 9:00 AM Thursday morning, after a staff member reported a smell they feared could be hazardous.

Texas has record number of registered voters for Nov. 4th election

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry announced that a record number of 14,025,441 Texans are registered to vote.

OSHA cites Texas Dollar Tree Stores for putting employees at risk

National discount chain Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for willfully and repeatedly exposing workers to serious hazards at its store in Watauga.

City of Houston attorneys demanding sermons from local pastors

Opponents of Houston's controversial new "Equal Rights Ordinance" call it an attack on the First Amendment. The ordinance was meant to extend equal rights to the city's gay and transgender residents.

TX AG Abbott recovers $39.7M from generic drug manufacturer

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has resolved an enforcement action against Ranbaxy, a generic drug manufacturer.

Nina Pham, nurse with Ebola, to be transferred to Maryland

According to NBC, a federal official said the first nurse infected with Ebola will be moved to the National Institutes of Health facility in Bethesda, Maryland.

Illegal alien sentenced for using deceased boy’s identity

Jesus Duenas-Barajas, 53, a Mexican National illegally residing in Houston, has been ordered to prison following his convictions of submitting a false statement on a U.S. passport application and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S.

Former north Texas high school teacher admits producing child pornography

A former north Texas high school teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal child pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Weslaco's Estero Llano Grande State Park to host Halloween event

If you’re looking for a safer and healthier alternative to neighborhood trick-or-treating and other typical Halloween activities, grab the kids and head outdoors to any of more than a dozen Texas State Parks offering variety of special &l

Hospital offering rooms to those employees who treated Ebola patient

With a second Texas health care worker now infected with the Ebola virus despite following recommended protection procedures, Texas Health Dallas is offering a room to any impacted employees who would like to stay there to avoid even the remote

Wanted sex offender turns himself into authorities

The Hidalgo Count Sheriff's Department is searching for sex offender who failed to register with authorities.

DPS reminds drivers, don’t pass stopped school buses

In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will be a beautiful day with sunny skies and just a tad warmer. Highs will climb to 88 in the Lower Valley, 90 in the Upper. The SE winds will range from 5-20 mph.

Chilly Mornings and a Return of Patchy Fog?

The last few mornings in the Valley have been crystal clear and very chilly.  Brownsville dropped down to 60 on Tuesday morning, 56 on Wednesday.  McAllen was a cool 57 on Tuesday morning, 55 on Wednesday.  Harlingen got even col

Dual customs hangar set to provide jobs and increase trade

International trade continues to boom in Brownsville. Besides the bridges and the port, the Brownsville South Padre Island International