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.

Flea market drug vendors charged

The sale of illegal drugs at Hidalgo County flea markets has nine people looking at jail time.  Bond is set at $100,000 per person.

Scofflaw program expands in Hidalgo County

Starting on Wednesday, August 14, Hidalgo County is expanding their Scofflaw Program in an effort to recover money owed to the county. But just what exactly is a scofflaw?

Fatal house fire claims one life

At approximately 1:32 AM Monday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department responded to a structure fire in the 7400 block of Puffin Street in Edinburg.

UTPA Report: Bernard Harris Camp

It isn’t everyday that a junior high student gets to live in a dorm, and revel in a true college experience.

Section of University Drive closed due malfunctioning railroad arm

A portion of University Drive at 6th Street is closed due to a malfunctioning railroad arm. The railroad that runs across University Drive is owned and operated by Rio Grande Valley Switching Company.