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BISD Police focus on cell phone usage in school zones

Over 50,000 students in Brownsville will be heading back to school on Monday, which means increased patrols for BISD Police especially when it comes to cell phone usage.

Portion of Highway 83 dedicated to fallen DPS Trooper Eduardo Chavez

At a roadside ceremony near the Starr/Hidalgo County Line, Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. unveiled a roadside marker dedicating a 5 mile stretch of U.S. Highway 83 as a memorial to fallen Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Eduardo Chavez.

Ground breaking for building to support UTRGV medical education will be held Tuesday

Medical, academic and community leaders from The University of Texas System and across South Texas will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UT Rio Grande Valley Medical Academic Building.

Home Builder leaves couple with unfinished business

What happens when your home builder promises you a dream home and then disappears on you? For Rogelio and Isabel de la Garza, above is a picture of their dream home. Unfortunately, they may no longer get to live in it.

New local program offers veterans assistance

The Valley is home to many displaced veterans who are in need of some assistance to get their lives back in order. A new Harlingen-based organization called "Family Endeavors" aims to help vets and their families do just that.

Harlingen landfill fire finally extinguished

In Harlingen, the fire is out. The garbage fire we reported  yesterday, which destroyed the city's transfer station, is no longer smoldering, and the clean up is well underway.

CBP seizes abandoned backpacks filled with $650,000 in cash

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $650,000 in cash Thursday night.

Pharr police investigating convenience store robbery

Pharr police are investigating the robbery of a convenience store which occurred on Thursday evening.

WW II Military Academy volunteers selected for inaugural honor flight to Washington D.C.

Two Marine Military Academy volunteers were selected for the inaugural Rio Grande Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., scheduled for Oct. 4.

Undocumented alien sentenced for second illegal re-entry after being deported three weeks earlier

Jimmy Stanley Brizuela, 43, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of illegal re-entry after removal/deportation, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Brownsville PD wins 'Guns'N Hoses Blood Drive

The Brownsville Police Department was named the winners of the annual Guns'N Hoses Blood Drive sponsored by United Blood Services.

Man arrested for assaulting EMT at local hospital

A Brownsville man is arrested for assault after punching an EMT in the face at a local hospital. Brownsville police were called to Valley Baptist Medical Center, located at 1040 W. Jefferson, in reference to an assault.

RESTORE Council accepting submissions for restoration projects along the Texas coast

The RESTORE Council announced on Thursday, August 21st that submissions are now being accepted for restoration projects along the Texas Gulf Coast, to be funded by penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.