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UT System Board of Regents approve “Vaqueros” as athletic nickname for new university

The University of Texas System Board of Regents officially and unanimously approved “Vaqueros” as the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at its meeting Thursday.

Watch Live NOW: Gov. Perry Abuse of Power Trial

Texas Governor Rick Perry is in court at this time as he is facing abuse of power charges. Last year, the head of the state's Public Integrity Unit, Rosemary Lehmberg, was convicted of drunk driving.

Eddie Guerra elected as Hidalgo County Sheriff

Hidalgo County's Interim Sheriff, Eddie Guerra, can sit a little easier into his seat on Wednesday.

Voters say no to Hidalgo County Proposition 1

It's back to the drawing board for organizers pushing for a hospital district in Hidalgo County. Voters struck down Proposition 1 on Tuesday with 52% of voters saying no to the tax.

Teen arrested with cocaine and three counts of child endangerment

A San Benito teen is arrested for cocaine possession and child endangerment after police received a call about the welfare of three children under his care.

$387K in cocaine at Gateway International Bridge

Customs and Border Protection officers seized over $387,000 worth of cocaine inside a Dodge Neon at the Gateway International Bridge on Tuesday.

TX Legislature to determine funding amount for State Proposition 1

Voters in Texas yesterday sent a clear message that road improvements are very important for economic development, safety and quality of life.

Jury convicts Austin doctor and unlicensed physician’s assistant of health care fraud

Dr. Dennis B. Barson Jr., 44, and his medical clinic administrator, Dario Juarez, 54, have been convicted on all counts as charged in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.1 million in less than two months, announced U.S.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will be cloudy with threat of heavy rainfall much of the day. The chilly North winds will range from 10-25 mph. Highs will only climb to 68 in the Lower Valley, 67 in the Upper, so get the big coat ready.

Could We See Some Flooding Thursday and Friday?

We've talked all week about this slow moving cold front across Texas.  Well, the front pushes into the Valley Wednesday night and could mean quite a bit of rainfall, even some localized flooding, before we start to clear Saturday after

SPI's Friends of Animal Rescue to host fundraiser

South Padre Island's only animal shelter is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday. It's all a part of an effort to purchase the building where the shelter is currently located.

South Padre Island features Sebastian's Zodiac sculptures

South Padre Island is now featuring the 12 "Zodiac" Sculptures from Mexican artist Sebastian.

2 Donna races to be hashed out in runoff election

Voters in Donna will be heading back to the polls for run off elections.

UTRGV President Bailey recommends “Vaquero” as athletic nickname

In a El Paso meeting today with the UT System's Board of Regent's Academic Affairs UTRGV President Guy Bailey recommended the school's athletic name and school colors.