Local News

SENTRI Program expands hours to help you skip wait times

Expanded hours for frequent travelers can help you skip wait times at the border crossing.

Marijuana field valued at $10-Million

That marijuana grow field discovered earlier this month outside of Raymondville, has an estimated value of $10 million. After two days of picking, agents report over 11,000 plants weighing over 9,000 pounds were seized.

Citrus Greening spreading, disease most prevalent in Rio Grande Valley

The Texas citrus industry is currently combating the destructive disease known as citrus greening, as the disease has taken a stronghold in both commercial and residential citrus plants in the Rio Grande Valley.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of isolated area showers and some t-showers. Highs will be 96 in the Lower Valley, 100 in the Upper. The SE winds will range from 10-30 mph.

Storm Knocks Out Power

A moderate t-storm rolled through Brownsville Monday at approximately 1:50 pm.  A peak gust of 53 mph registered at the airport, and a total of 0.18 inches of rain fell into the rain gage. 

Truck stop near Palo Alto Battlefield raises concerns

The Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville may receive a new neighbor in the form of a truck stop.

Suspect sought in hotel robbery

A man is behind bars after robbing a hotel with a screw driver.  

Road construction underway for SpaceX

The roads leading to SpaceX are getting a facelift. Two weeks ago, Boca Chica Beach was announced as the official site for the country's first commericial rocket space launch.

Suspected immigrants detained after stash house fire

A group of suspected undocumented immigrants are in Border Patrol custody after fleeing during a mobile home fire.

Sheriff's office investigating death of home invasion suspect

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an aggravated robbery that took place over the weekend. It happened on Friday night just before 11:30 p.m. at a residence on Eva Street in rural Elsa.

Ex-Officer Sentenced to Three Months for Sex Crimes, DA Disappointed

Former Harlingen Police Officer, 35 year old Elias Cardona, will serve three months in jail and eight years probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault.