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$1.25M bond handed to Progreso ISD board member accused of drug smuggling

A Progreso ISD board member is behind bars on suspicion of smuggling marijuana. Felix Hernandez Jr. was arrested over the weekend by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper.

ATF works with Mexican counterparts in identifying smuggled firearms

A collection of weapons and ammunition sits stashed away in a federal gun locker in Northern Tamaulipas.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph

Heating it up!

Today, I decided to hit the gym, only because I think it's time to shed a few pounds.  It really doesn't help too much that we have food in the newsroom almost everyday, temptation is truly my worst enemy!

Police sergeant allegedly failed to stop drunk driver multiple times before fatal accident

A two-year-old drunk driving fatality is casting a shadow on the McAllen police department after a law suit recently filed claims that a police sergeant failed to remove an intoxicated woman off the streets.

Pet of the Week

It's Monday, which means it's time for Pet of the Week. "My name is Robert Dippong. I'm the shelter supervisor for the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center.

Appeals court rules in favor of BFFA

It's been a long battle between the Brownsville Firefighter's Association and the city - three years to be exact.

Makeshift huts housed immigrants on farmland

For some time makeshift huts housed more than 70 undocumented immigrants.

New state laws changing requirements for potential foster families

A high number deaths of children in foster care across Texas have prompted the Department of Family and Protective Services to re-examine their policies.

Driver arrested for attempting to smuggle over 7 lbs. of cocaine

A man allegedly tries to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. but authorities say, they stopped him at the Gateway International bridge over the weekend.

New Chief Patrol Agent named for Rio Grande Valley sector

Kevin W. Oaks has been appointed as the new Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Oaks officially entered on duty in his new position Sunday and replaces Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa, who retired in January.

TX General Land Office determines zero impact to SPI from Texas City oil spill

The local oil spill response team with the GLO’s (General Land Office) Brownsville Regional Office has determined zero impact on South Padre Island from the Texas City oil spill that occurred Mar. 22.

Zeta leader “Talivan” pleads guilty

Ivan Velasquez-Caballero, aka Talivan or 50, has entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Custom officers seize $800,000 in meth at Pharr port of entry

Officers with U.S.

Today's Weather Forecast

Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind 7 to 11 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 5 to 11 mph becoming northwest after midnight.