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Harlingen man caught trying to steal a vehicle

A man is arrested after getting caught attempting to steal a vehicle from a Harlingen auto shop. Twenty-five year old Jose Morales Perez has been charged with burglary of a building and theft of a motor vehicle.

Mandatory pet spay/neuter in Port Isabel

The first city in the valley to have mandatory pet micro chipping, is now the first city in the valley to adopt a mandatory pet spay or neuter ordinance.

A More Active Gulf

A weakly defined area of convection a little NE of Houston has a 20% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours.  The area of concern is drifting SW at 20 mph.  This convective mass will enhance the chance o

Theft suspect involved in San Benito standoff pending arraignment

The man responsible for the six hour police standoff at a San Benito Super 8 motel yesterday was released from the hospital this morning and is now behind bars.

Police arrest man in stand-off at local motel

The police standoff for the armed suspect barricading himself inside a San Benito motel room ended with police storming the room.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a slight chance of isolated t-storms mixed in. Highs will be 97 in the Lower Valley, 101 in the Upper.

Season Finale: Last year for UTB Athletics

With UTRGV on the horizon, UT Brownsville will have to drop the athletics program after this season. Last season, the UT Brownsville women's volleyball team finished with a perfect season and a national title.

Construction begins on first new building for UTRGV medical school

Medical, academic and community leaders from throughout South Texas gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building, the first new construction for the UTRGV School

Weslaco residents asked to conserve water

As for when the boil water advisory will be lifted, it all depends on the public's consumption of water.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be partly to occasionally mostly cloudy with a few drops of rain here or there. The East winds will range from 5-20 mph. Highs will be 96 in the Lower Valley, 102 in the Upper.

Meet Hurricane Cristobal

Cristobal has been officially upgraded to Hurricane Category 1 as of Monday evening.  Interestingly, it is expected to follow an almost identical path as Bertha, the previous Atlantic storm.

Bus drivers return to work after strike on first day of school

Some bus drivers at Mercedes ISD put the brakes on getting students to and from school today.

Water advisory impacts first day of school at Weslaco ISD

Today marks the first day of school for many campuses across the Valley, but one upper-Valley district is in the middle of a city-wide water advisory.

Valley fires leave 2 dead and 1 in hospital

A pair of fires injure and kill. One is suspected arson. A fire near San Benito sent one person to the hospital. Crews were called around 5:30am this morning, and the fire was contained shortly after.

$1.5 million bond set for captured fugitive wanted on murder charges

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department arrested a murder suspect wanted since 2005.