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Greg Abbott discusses goals and priorities as Texas governor

Next week Texas will have a new Chief Executive for the first time in more than a decade and the state will have its second governor from Wichita Falls.

Congressman Vela to lead Democrats on Border and Maritime Security Police Panel

U.S. Representative Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) was named Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

State of Texas' new business growth increases in 2014

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry released numbers today showing double-digit growth for new Texas businesses in 2014.

Mexican National convicted of transporting illegal aliens

A federal jury has convicted Jaime Gerardo Serrano-Villegas, 28, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, of transporting illegal aliens, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Representative Sergio Munoz, Jr. takes oath of office for third term in legislature

State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. took the oath of office Tuesday at noon for his third term in the Texas House of Representatives.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will be cloudy with rains showers and patchy fog. Again, most of the day will hover in the mid to upper 40s. Highs will climb to 50 in the Lower Valley, 49 in the Upper. The north winds will range from 10-25 mph.

Why Do Weather Guys Over 40 Give Blood?

Better question:  Why should all men over 40 consider giving blood regularly?  Easy... it helps men shed the extra iron that can build up in their blood.

Winter Texans could be at higher risk for auto theft

Two arrests in auto theft cases earlier this week were both from popular winter Texan communities in Brownsville. Brownsville Police say that there have been nine auto theft cases in the city so far this year.

Texas 84th Legislative Session got underway in Austin on Tuesday

The 84th Legislative Session got underway on Tuesday in Austin. Twenty five new members in the Texas House and eight newly elected state senators joined the veteran lawmakers for the afternoon's Oath of Office.

HEB recalls white corn tortillas and expands on seasoning spice recall

H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall specifically for the H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas due to the possible presence of foreign material. There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall.

Three Valley residents named competitors in HEB's Slim Down Showdown

HEB announced that three Valley residents have been selected to participate in the fifth annual 2015 Slim Down Showdown.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Wednesday will be cloudy and chilly again. Expect chilly north winds at 10-25 mph and scattered rain showers. Highs will be 51 in the Lower Valley, 50 in the Upper. Thursday will be cloudy with rain showers.

Commissioner resigns, "circumstances beyond my control"

After almost four years, Brownsville City Commissioner Estela Chavez Vasquez resigned her position in a letter to city commissioners and staff saying, "circumstances beyond my control."