City of Edinburg releases 2013 Crime Report

The City of Edinburg Police Department today reports that crime decreased by 12% in 2013. This is the biggest reduction in Edinburg since 2007 when the police department recorded a 6% decrease.

UTPA to receive National Science Foundation grant for research

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced that the National Science Foundation awarded $50,000 to the University of Texas-Pan American UTPA researchers to determine if one of their scientific discoveries can be used to help burn vic

Border Patrol agents arrest woman wanted in auto theft case

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a woman who is wanted by the McAllen Police Department in multiple vehicle thefts.

Wife allegedly stabs husband six times in his leg

A man is in the hospital after his wife allegedly stabbed him in the leg several times with a kitchen knife.

More people enrolled in health insurance creates higher patient to doctor ratio

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans are now enrolled in health insurance for the first time.  But with the surge of newly insured patients, there may not be enough doctors in the area.

Important tips for firework safety

Tonight is the night to welcome a new year and a new beginning--but in most cities in the Valley, fireworks are not welcome.

UTPA Report: Tamale cooking contest

They were cooking up some fun at the University of Texas Pan American, with a tasty competition. Roxanne Lerma brings us the story in this week’s UTPA Report.

Border Patrol agents seize more than $3.7M worth of marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $3.7 million worth of marijuana from Friday through Monday.

Palm Valley Animal Center offering holiday adoption discount

People across the Valley are finishing up their holiday shopping this weekend, and the mall isn't the only place to find great deals on gifts for your loved ones.

Young boy says bullying is a problem at his school

Stephen F. Austin Elementary in Edinburg has a zero-tolerance policy against bullying.  But one family says that's not the case in their son's alleged bullying problems at the school.

UTPA Report: Zebra Technologies

A local manufacturing company and UTPA have joined forces to improve the way they do business. And as Roxanne Lerma tells us, Pan American students benefit in the process.

Name chosen for "Project South Texas"

The crowd was booming at UTPA's Student Union building where students packed inside to hear the announcement of the name chosen for Project South Texas, the UT System university merging UTPA and UTB.

Pellet gun used in robbery attempt results in first degree felony charge

An attempted robbery in broad daylight leaves one young man behind bars with a first degree felony charge.

UTPA Report: Bone marrow donors

It is a match made in heaven, the UTPA baseball team joined forces with the women’s basketball team in hopes of saving a life. Reporter Roxanne Lerma explains in this week’s Newscenter 23 UTPA report.

Hidalgo County Detention Officer killed in traffic accident

On December 6, 2013 at approximately 7:30a.m, HCSO Detention Officer Bertha Garza, 40 yrs old, was killed as a result of a traffic accident.