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Port Isabel kicks off first Independence Day Parade

The City of Port Isabel kicked off its first Independence Day Parade this morning in the heart of the city, starting at Garriga Elementary.

Fourth of July celebration events around the Valley

Several Fourth of July celebrations are underway today and will continue through the evening. Here's a look at some of the larger fireworks shows set to take place at about the 9 p.m. across the Valley.

Large Fireworks Shows Set to Light up the Sky!

Several Fourth of July fireworks shows are taking place tonight across the Rio Grande Valley. Below you can find information on a few of the larger Independence Day celebrations and fireworks displays.

5 year-old dies from injuries in San Benito apartment fire

The San Benito Fire Department is confirming the death of a second victim in Wednesday's apartment fire in San Benito.

Driver killed in early morning accident

Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating an early morning crash that claimed the life of a driver.

Fire Hydrant Replacement to Cause Service Interruptions

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) will replace water hydrants during the week of July 7, which will cause temporary water interruptions for some BPUB customers.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Friday, the 4th of July, will be partly cloudy with a few isolated sprinkles. The SE winds will range from 10-30 mph. Highs will climb to 93 in the Lower Valley, 99 in the Upper.

Your Holiday Weekend Forecast

Enjoy the holiday weekend, and be thankful that we are not on the east coast of the United States, where Hurricane Arthur is wreaking havoc. 

Safety precautions that may surprise you when setting up a firework show

It takes three days to fully set up the Fourth of July firework display at the Brownsville Sports Park. A simple spark can mean the difference between a beautiful show, or a dangerous night.

Border Patrol agents rescue 15 people; arrest dangerous criminals

Despite the ongoing influx of undocumented immigrants, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to protect this nation and save lives.

Sea Turtle Inc. releases Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back to the wild

About 30 people, a mix of Sea Turtle, Inc. staff, interns, volunteers, two NOAA representatives and one from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, braved rough seas last Saturday morning that left many on the boat feeling as green as seaweed.

Psychiatric hospital makes its way to Harlingen

A psychiatric hospital is making its way to Harlingen and it's bringing more than 200 jobs with it. The ground breaking ceremony for the 72-bed hospital is set for the end of August.