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Former Progreso mayor Omar Vela sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery and conspiracy

The former mayor of Progreso and three others have been sentenced for their convictions related a bribery scheme that permeated the town of Progreso and the local school board, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

IBWC to get geotechnical analysis on cracked levee section

The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) has hired experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do a geotechnical study on the U.S. Rio Grande flood control levee near Brownsville.

Border Patrol to announce launch of RGV Sector’s 5th aerostat

The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector is hosting an event to announce the deployment of the sector’s fifth aerostat. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

Driver, with three prior DWI charges, arrested after crashing into police car

San Benito police arrested a man, with a suspended license, for intoxication after he plowed into a officers unit.

Man arrested for ordering dogs to chase Border Patrol agent on duty

A Brownsville man was arrested by police after he ordered several dogs to give chase to a Border Patrol agent on duty.

Man arrested for attempted theft of fajitas, beer and deodorant

Harlingen police arrested a man after he attempted to leave a store without paying for a cart full of merchandise. On Friday, August 8th police were dispatched to the HEB store located at 1129 Morgan Blvd in reference to a theft.

Two men arrested in seizure of over 2000 lbs. of marijuana

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office seized over 2000 pounds of marijuana and arrested two individuals in connection to the seizure.

Night closures of I2/US 83 Expressway in Hidalgo County

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the night closure of I2/US 83 Expressway due to roadway work.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. Light southeast wind becoming east southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Scientists say Mother Nature may have gas

As you may recall, scientists were baffled by the mysterious holes popping up around Siberia, and now scientists are saying this could be a side effect Mother Nature is undergoing thanks to global warming.

Supermoon happens Sunday Night

Mother Nature is giving us plenty of opportunities this year to catch glimpses of some of it's extraordinary phenomena. That's right, part two of this summer's season of super moons is happening this Sunday.\

Angie's list shower or bathtub

If your bathroom could use a little love, it's a smart place to spend money. In today's Angie's' list, we take a closer look at a growing trend in bathroom design.

Hazardous weather outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX 358 AM CDT SAT AUG 9 2014

'Be Covered' campaign assisting individuals with purchasing health insurance

Many Valley residents are purchasing health insurance for the very first time, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and many of them may have questions about how these new policies work.