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Rice University stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

Despite falling a spot in this year’s U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund open for enrollment of college tuition

Open enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1, and runs through Feb. 28, 2015.

American Legion to host town hall meeting, veterans crisis center in La Feria

The American Legion will conduct a town hall meeting in La Feria, Texas for veterans to discuss the quality of health care they are receiving from the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Harlingen, Texas and other VA medical fa

$7,500 reward for Mexican mafia gang member

Texas DPS has added a Mexican mafia gang member to the Texas 10 most wanted fugitives. John Guevara, 48, is wanted for parole violation.

Synthetic marijuana found inside Weslaco home

Weslaco police are working to figure out who's responsible for stashing synthetic marijuana inside a home.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be partly cloudy and beautiful with highs of 94 in the Lower Valley, 98 in the Upper. The SE winds will be breezy by afternoon at 10-25 mph.

Where Are We? In the Universe, That Is?

If you're like me, then the first thing you do when you enter a mall is look for the map.  I don't care if I've been to that mall 500 times, I need to know where all the stores are!

$481K to improve quality of life in Brownsville

Every year, Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation takes a quarter percent of the city's sales tax for projects that improve the quality of life in the community.

DEA implements new law to curb prescription drug abuse

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued the final rule necessary to implement a bipartisan law, aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse.  The law was authored by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

Secretary Johnson releases statement on situation along the Southwest border

I am pleased that in August the number of apprehensions along the southwest border declined again, reflecting a continued sharp decline in the number of unaccompanied children and adults with children apprehended while attempting to cross our s