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Cameron County officials purchasing $34,000 drone

We will soon have eyes in the sky, right here in Cameron County, the Emergency Management Office has been given a grant to purchase a $34,000 dollar drone, Na'Tassia Finley has more on how it'll be used.

Valley WWII vet to receive Congressional Gold Medal at Washington ceremony

A McAllen World War II veteran will be honored and be receiving a Congressional Gold Medal at a Washington D.C. ceremony today.

Brownsville Mayor Martinez to attend White House meeting on immigration actions in TX

Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez will be attending a White House meeting today discussing the economic impact of President Obama's immigration executive actions in Texas.

CBP arrests woman in alleged trunk smuggling incident

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Veterans Memorial High School student film advances to state semi-finals UIL competition

A Veterans Memorial High School (VMHS) student film project has advanced through the first and second rounds of the UIL Young Filmmakers competitions and into the state semi-finals.

Sheriff investigators searching for a person of interest in burglary case

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest in a burglary and theft investigation.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be another very chilly day with highs of 54 in the Lower Valley, 53 in the Upper. Expect fog and rain. The north winds will range from 10-30 mph.

What Groundhog??? This is Texas, Man!!

Excuse my, Punxsutawney Phil, but you can keep your prediction this year, with all due respect.  It's Groundhog's Day, and that well-fed little rodent predicted 6 more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow.

Pet of the Week - Chunky and Blackie

On this Monday's Pet of the Week, we're going to introduec you to Chunky and Blackie from the Brownsville Animal Shelter. They're two puppies looking for forever homes.

Water plant upgrades completion date pushed back

A new water plant expansion is near completion that would give Brownsville residents more fresh drinking water. The SRWA desalination plant takes slightly salty ground water and turns it to clean drinking water.

Alamo church blessed as new immigrant center

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, who just celebrated his fifth anniversary here, officially blessed Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo for a new unaccompanied immigrant center that will be on the parish grounds.

La Joya ISD hosts 400 teens for Campus Crime Stoppers Conference

400 teens from across Texas are in the Valley, as La Joya ISD hosts the 20th annual Campus Crime Stoppers Conference.

Edinburg City Manager Ramiro Garza Jr. named chairman of RSTEC

The Rio South Texas Economic Council, RSTEC, has named Edinburg City Manager Ramiro Garza Jr. as chairman of the council.

CBP seizes more than $1 million worth of cocaine

Customs and Border Protection agents in Hidalgo County intercepted more than a million dollars worth of cocaine.