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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.

Liquid waste company sues environmentalists for helping Rio Hondo citizens protest proposed facility

Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) filed a response this week to a lawsuit levelled against them by a liquid waste hauler and processor.

Traffic lanes for I69E near FM 1732 to change beginning July 7th

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) will shift traffic on I69E northbound and southbound main lanes from FM 1732 to Rancho Viejo at the I69 Overpass beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 and continuing through Thursday, July 10, 201

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in U.S. waters

The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon.

H-E-B issues precautionary recall on market items

H-E-B, committed to ensuring the safety of its products, is issuing a precautionary recall of several beef market items in stores throughout Texas due to the possible presence of foreign material in the meat.

San Benito apartment fire fatality

A sixty-four year old woman is dead and a five year old boy is in intensive care after an apartment fire in San Benito today. San Benito firefighters responded to the 1-thousand block of East Stenger at about 10:15 this morning.

Aggravated kidnapping suspects arrested

"The way they came about, believe it or not, was from an app."

Leader sentenced in alien smuggling scheme to steal fees from aliens and family members

Pedro Rayon-Perez, 28, has been ordered to prison following his conviction for harboring undocumented aliens, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

DPS seizure nets nearly half ton of marijuana

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday after a Texas Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a pickup truck in Starr County.