Border Patrol seeking new female agents

The Rio Grande Valley is home to 3,200 Border Patrol agents. Not many of them are female in fact only about 5% . However, the few that are proud to wear BP green say, their gender doesn't matter.

McAllen man gets 10 years in prison for trafficking marijuana

Donald Armin Alaniz, of McAllen, has been sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute approximately 1,780 kilograms of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Alaniz, 48, pleaded guilty Feb.

FBI gives tips to avoid kidnapping threats in Mexico

Rene Ovalle is over the Violent Crimes Squad at the FBI's McAllen office. His unit handles kidnappings.

Local charity to continue providing humanitarian assistance for illegal immigrants

Over the summer the Valley faced a surge of illegal immigrants crossing our borders in record numbers.

Register early for spring 2015 at South Texas College

Receive the best selection of courses by registering now for the spring 2015 semester at South Texas College. Save some money by avoiding the $60 late payment fee and register by the Early Registration Deadline on December 17.

McAllen Holiday Parade drew crowds upwards of 200,000

The numbers are in, and McAllen's revamped holiday parade was a huge success.

ICE using GPS trackers for undocumented immigrants released

As some illegal immigrants are released from ICE custody, the agency has been fitting some of them with GPS tracking devices.

Local officials expect another immigration surge

We've seen it once, and local experts say we'll see it again. We're talking about the staggering influx of undocumented immigrants who made their way from Central American to the US last summer.

McAllen PD releases look-a-like of suspect vehicle in officer shooting investigation

McAllen police have released a picture resembling the vehicle involved in the shooting of an officer.

Teenager killed in fatal Hidalgo County crash

Texas State Troopers are investigating a deadly crash that killed a teenage driver in Hidalgo County. Investigators have identified the victim as 19-year-old Jeremy Sepulveda. The crash happened shortly after midnight.

Jury convicts man for illegally reentering the United States

Victor Manuel Blancas-Rosas, 40, of Mexico, has been convicted of being unlawfully present in the country after having been previously deported or removed, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

BBVA Compass Project Blue Elf provides financial education and toys to children

The BBVA Compass Foundation kicked off Project Blue Elf, its signature holiday initiative, Tuesday at Thigpen-Zavala Elementary School in McAllen, Texas.

Workers put finishing touches on parade floats

Workers from several departments within the city of McAllen have made a warehouse home to work on floats. They have built 16 of the 40 floats that will hit the parade route on Saturday.

Hidalgo Co. Courthouse business interrupted by bomb threat

All business at the Hidalgo County Courthouse is going about as usual after it came to a complete halt for about an hour this morning.      

McAllen police continue search for officer's shooter

McAllen police still need your help to find the person who shot one of their own.