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Congressman Vela releases statement on Governor Perry's National Guard deployment

U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) released the following statement today:

Israeli soldier killed in clashes with Hamas had SPI connection

An Israeli soldier, killed in the current clash with Hamas, had a South Padre Island connection.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 108. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Scientists say Climate Change can no longer be ignored

Mother Nature's health is worsening every year, according to some scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Climatic Data Center.

Polar Invasion sets records across the nation

We saw the Polar Invasion, or a really strong cold front with an associated low pressure system enter the United States and bring all sorts of crazy weather across the nation.

Angie's list Maintaining your washer and dryer

You probably don't think your everyday actions are harming your major appliances, but chances are, you're doing something to at least one of them that could lead to an emergency repair call.

Man avoids Craigslist scam in the valley

Warnings about a new Craigslist scam has surfaced in the valley. Richard Ramirez says he put a home security panel on Craiglist for the amount of $200.

Cameron County commissioners approve Sheriff's Office expansion

With Cameron County's rapidly growing community, Sheriff Lucio asked Cameron County commissioners for about a 10,000 square foot expansion to his 20,000 square foot office building.

Options for UTRGV logo

Representatives from the UT system toured UT Brownsville today to gain feedback for the new university. They unveiled two options for the new logo of UTRGV, along with two potential color patterns.

Operation Bishop executes search warrants in connection with Laguan Madre Scholarship Foundation

Operation Bishop investigators executed three search warrants on South Padre Island Thursday at an illegal-gambling establishment, a local business and a private residence all in connection with the Laguna Madre Scholarship Foundation.

Fourth endangered Ocelot killed on State Highway 100

A male ocelot was killed on State Highway 100 between Laguna Vista and Los Fresnos, Texas, on July 9, 2014. The cat was discovered by a member of the public who reported the incident to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service).

Proposal of Palm Aire Hotel as holding facility for undocumented minors canceled

Plans to turn a Weslaco hotel into a child immigrant holding facility have been canceled. We told you this week about a proposal to have the Palm Aire Hotel to hold unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors.

Take the Higher Ground Series

In today's "Take the High Ground Hurricane Preparedness Report, a simple tip if you do plan on sheltering in place in the event of a hurricane.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Friday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of isolated showers. The SE winds will range from 10-30 mph. Highs will be 94 in the Lower Valley, 100 in the Upper.