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Currency exchange rate hurting downtown Brownsville

The Mexican peso has taken a dip to almost 15 pesos for one U.S. dollar. With Christmas around the corner, many people are shopping downtown Brownsville for that perfect gift.

Suspect holds up clerk; robs "Stripes" in Harlingen

Harlingen Crime stoppers are asking for assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a robbery at a Stripes convenient store in Harlingen. The robbery occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on N. Ed Carey Drive.

Harlingen Police arrest man who choked wife

Harlingen Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly choking his wife at their residence on Memorial Avenue.

Border Patrol seizes over 1,100 pounds of marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana in three separate seizures.

UTPA to conduct emergency preparedness drill December 16th

The University of Texas-Pan American UTPA is conducting a regularly scheduled emergency preparedness exercise at the Student Union from 5-10 p.m. today, Dec. 16.

2nd suspect of double murder turns himself in

An update on the Hidalgo County double murder case. The second suspect authorities were looking for has turned himself in.

Vehicle breakdown results in seizure of 227 lbs. of marijuana

A motorist is arrested for possession of marijuana after his vehicle breakdowns on the side of the road.

Harlingen CISD to host ribbon cutting ceremony for new School of Health Professions

Celebrating transformation in Public Education, the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Harlingen School of Health Professions on Dec. 17.

Harlingen teens arrested for car theft

Two Harlingen teens are under arrest for stealing a black Chevy Suburban.

New Dilley detention center to house undocumented immigrants

A former camp for oil field workers in rural South Texas is becoming a new family detention center amid the recent influx of women and children crossing the U.S./Mexico border.

Authorities working to identify bodies found at Mission state park

Investigators are working to identify two bodies found at a state park in Mission. Border Patrol agents found the first body Friday at Bentsen Park and the second body Sunday afternoon.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of wanted Mexican mafia member

A convicted murderer and a suspected member of the Mexican mafia is in custody after a traffic stop in La Joya. Border Patrol officials say they learned the history of the two men after they were taken into custody.

Today's Weather Forecast

VALLEY FORECAST: Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a few scattered sprinkles. The winds will shift, coming in from the NE at 5-25 mph. Highs will be slightly cooler at 78 in the Lower Valley, 80 in the Upper.

Earth's Changing Magnetic Field=Very Tired Compass

Most phones have a compass.  Pull it out and play with it for a moment.  Most people know that a compass works by pointing in the direction of the invisible magnetic field lines that run generally North and South, from North Pole to S

Earth's rotation causes rare changes to runways

The airport in Brownsville underwent some changes today that only happen every 150 to 200 years.