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Veterans home staff rolls up sleeves for blood drive

To help boost dwindling summertime blood supplies in the Valley, the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home will host a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

McAllen mayor hopeful city will be reimbursed for funds spent on humanitarian effort

The City of McAllen is responding to the influx of undocumented immigrants with a humanitarian relief effort, but it comes at a hefty price.

Brownsville prepares for SpaceX's next move

It's been three and a half years since Brownsville first entertained the idea of being home base to the space vehicle launch service, Space X.

Space-X green lighted

It's official. Space-x is coming to Boca Chica beach. The government handed down the decision today. The 30-day waiting period is over.

Edinburg Fire Department to kick off fire prevention Loteria Program

More than 1,100 Americans age 65 and older die in house fires each year according to the U.S Fire Administration.

CBP officers arrests man wanted for sexual assault

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 30-year-old male wanted by the McAllen Police Department on charges of sexual assault of a minor.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Thursday will present the best chance of showers and t-showers for the week. Look for mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and t-showers. Locally heavy rain may be possible out of some isolated storms.

T-Showers and Locally Heavy Rainfall?

As a meteorologist, I search the maps every day for what I call "triggers."  Triggers are certain atmospheric features that could cause the rapid rising of air and thus produce showers and t-showers.

Mexican pair pleads guilty to debit/credit card conspiracy

Mary Carmen Vaquera-Garcia, 27, and Daniel Dominguez-Guardiola, 28, both of Mexico, have entered guilty pleas to conspiring to use debit/credit cards with the intent to defraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Border Patrol agents save man’s life; treat rollover victims

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved a man’s life and treated victims of a rollover in two separate incidents early Wednesday morning.

FAA approves SpaceX launch site for Boca Chica beach

the Federall Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposed SpaceX launch site near Boca Chica Beach.

Planned Parenthood of Hidalgo County to protest at McAllen Hobby Lobby store

Local community activists will line up on Thursday, July 10 in front of the Hobby Lobby store in McAllen to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling allowing employers to deny contraception health insurance coverage to.

Two Gladys Porter Zoo personnel receive 2014 Harte’s Heroes Award

The Gladys Porter Zoo is proud to announce that two staff members, Dr. Patrick M. Burchfield, Zoo Director, and Luis Jaime Peña, Curator of Conservation Programs, were each bestowed the prestigious Harte’ Heroes Award.

Militia group expresses desire to put boots on the ground along border

 A militia alliance that calls itself the "Patriots" is trying to make its way to South Texas to assist Border Patrol and local law enforcement with the influx of immigrants.