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Spring Break visitor found dead in hotel room

Police are attempting to figure out how a 23 year-old Spring Break visitor died in his hotel room. Gerald Plescia of New Jersey was found dead on Wednesday morning in his room at the Comfort Suites Inn on South Padre Island.

Today's Weather Forecast

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a breezy afternoon. We'll have a slight chance of a few rain drops. The NE-East winds will continue at 5-20 mph. Highs will be slightly cooler at 77 in the Lower Valley, 76 in the Upper.

Spring Begins!

Spring begins at 11:57 a.m. Thursday.  And what a winter it has been!

Pace HS students test drive surgical robot

Students at James Pace Early College High School in Brownsville got an exclusive opportunity to test drive Valley Baptist's da Vinci surgical robot.

Baby Ocelot appears in Rio Grande Valley

A extremely rare kitten is found at a wildlife refuge in the Rio Grande Valley. A young ocelot is roaming around the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Preserve in Los Fresnos area.

Attorney files restraining order against SPI City Hall

Earlier this week, NewsCenter 23 interviewed a criminal defense attorney regarding Spring Breakers' legal rights, our interview, however, was cut short as the attorney was escorted from the front of South Padre Island City Hall.

HUD awards funding for several Valley public housing authorities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $70,964,692 to 348 Texas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements.

Educators get surprise at school

Some Valley educators have a little spending cash to use. 

Cesar Chavez Elementary teacher finalist for state award

Celena Miller, 5th grade science teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary in south Pharr, is a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Rising Star Award and was surprised this morning by H-E-B representatives with a $1,000 check for her and $1

TX Attorney General takes action against Hidalgo County colonia development

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged two Hidalgo County developers with unlawfully subdividing and leasing residential lots in violation of state colonias prevention laws.

Woman charged after claiming ownership to missing wallet

San Juan police charged Orfelinda DeLeon with state felony theft yesterday after claiming that a lost wallet belonged to her.

Stolen truck recovered, used in Mexico as an armored vehicle

Thousands of Texas trucks are stolen and cross the border into Mexico yearly, most of them are never recovered, Na'Tassia Finley reports one truck was recovered and it's hardly looks the same.

Edinburg native posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor

An Edinburg native has his place in history, as he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on Tuesday. Edinburg native and Army Pvt. Pedro Cano was one of two dozen recipients to receive the Medal of Honor.

Police searching for suspect in theft of purse containing $5,000

San Juan police are expecting the suspect, in a purse theft case, to turn herself in to authorities.

McAllen EDC celebrates 26th anniversary

The 26th Anniversary of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation is looking ahead at the next 25 years for the city.