UTPA Report: Fitness craze takes over campus

A fitness craze has taken over the University of Texas Pan American. Students, faculty and staff are taking a stand promoting health and wellness on campus.

Oil spill causes road closure in Edinburg

Edinburg, Texas: Westbound Monte Cristo Road between Sugar and McColl has been reduced to one lane following a late morning cooking oil spill.

MADD Urging Parents to Talk to Teens About Underage Drinking

A recent survey of Texas teens and alcohol reveals that 80 percent of underage students say access to alcohol is easy. 

UTPA Report: Becoming a doctor in as little as six years

Imagine becoming a doctor in as little as six years! It’s a possibility now at The University of Texas-Pan American, thanks to an innovative new program.

CBP arrests 20 sex offenders, 11 gang members in the month of August

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested 20 convicted sex offenders, who were illegally present in the United States, and 11 members of notorious street gangs in the month of August.

UTPA Report: Bronc Cheerleaders

Bronc spirit at UT Pan American is alive and well according to the latest results from the Universal Cheerleaders Association's camp held recently at Texas State University.

TxDOT brings awareness of drinking and driving to UTPA

TxDOT is teaming up with UTPA to spread drunk driving awareness in anticipation of Labor Day weekend. Local police helped with the event and showed students what happens as the result of a drunk driving arrest.

Early voting underway in Edinburg

399 voters exercised their right to vote August 28, 2013, the first day of early voting in the City of Edinburg’s Special Election.

Edinburg police raid home used as 8-liner arcade

The operators of an eight-liner ring in Edinburg are facing charges for their actions.

Measles outbreak spurs vaccine frenzy

The outbreak of measles in Texas is alarming people across the state to get immunized against this extremely contagious disease. And for good reason, according to Dr. Robert Martinez of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.

City of Edinburg budget proposes no increase of property tax rate

The Edinburg City Council is considering the 2013-2014 proposed budget presented by City Manager, Ramiro Garza Jr. during the August 20, 2013 regularly scheduled Council Meeting.

Fire damages Edinburg metal facility

The Edinburg Fire Department responded to 510 West Monte Cristo at the Edinburg Iron and Metal Facility at 4:07 p.m. for a call regarding the yard and production machinery on fire.  

More Border Patrol agents sworn in

The U.S. Border Patrol is currently training hundreds of new agents, and today more than 50 trainees were sworn in to begin the next step in eventually doing their part to protect the border.

Valley hospital tests emergency readiness

One Valley hospital is training to be better prepared for the unexpected.

UTPA Report: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The University of Texas-Pan American’s commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle is rubbing off on other higher learning institutions.