Infected inmate alleges county jail negligence

An inmate at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito filed suit against Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and various officials in the jail division...

Back to School: BISD preps for in-person learning

The Brownsville Independent School District provided a glimpse Tuesday of what in-person instruction will look like once students start returning to classrooms starting today...

Men use marijuana bundles as flotation devices

Five men discovered crossing the Brownsville Ship Channel using bundles of marijuana as floatation devices were arrested and charged over the weekend. U.S. Coast Guard...

Police: Arrest made in Port Isabel fatal shooting

PORT ISABEL— A possible argument resulted in an afternoon shooting on Monday and police now say they have one person in custody. Port Isabel Chief...

Trio charged with narcotics transfer at convenience store

Federal authorities over the weekend arrested and charged three men in reference to a narcotics transfer witnessed at a Stripes convenience store on Ruben...

County beaches reopened to traffic

Cameron County officials reopened all the county beaches on South Padre Island Tuesday afternoon. The beaches had been closed to vehicular traffic since the weekend...

Brownsville police warn residents of scammers impersonating officers

The Brownsville Police Department is warning residents to beware of a group of scammers impersonating Brownsville police officers. The scammers are contacting residents by phone...

Milder fall weather nears, bitter cold, too

HARLINGEN — For those of us who won’t be sorry to see the end of 2020, Tuesday is one of the milestones in putting...

Pandemic sends ripples through Valley higher ed enrollment

An unprecedented year has brought unprecedented changes to the enrollment numbers of the Rio Grande Valley’s largest higher education institutions, changes that are both...

Recent Wi-Fi projects connect nearly 10,000 McAllen students

McAllen ISD is expecting nearly 10,000 of its 21,650 students to have wireless internet access provided by the city of McAllen or Hidalgo County...

Texas begins relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Monday began relaxing some coronavirus restrictions, including allowing restaurants to let more people inside. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the...

Cameron County reports eight move COVID-19 deaths

Eight more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Monday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Woman in White House ricin letters case suspected of targeting RGV agencies

A Canadian woman accused of sending a poison-filled letter to the White House is also suspected of sending ricin to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s...

As 2020 census deadline looms, Texas moving up

HARLINGEN — Texas continues to rise in the rankings for the 2020 census, with the state now listed as 33rd in the nation with...

Starr Co. to divide election precincts following election code violation

Following notification that two of Starr County's election precincts exceeded the 5,000 voter limit set by state law, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said...

Alton man seen with children at football game arrested on child sex charges

An Alton man is charged with enticing minors after school district staff in La Joya told police they saw the man with two children...

Man found with 200 ‘AR-15 style’ magazines

A McAllen man faces up to 10 years in federal prison in connection with federal smuggling goods charges after he was arrested at a...

RGV school districts secure innovative equipment to fight COVID-19 spread

BROWNSVILLE — Many school districts across the Rio Grande Valley are making their final preparations to return to on-campus fall sports strength and conditioning...

Final push: County hopes to count more for census

Every 10 years the constitutionally mandated U.S. census takes place, and every 10 years nearly half of Cameron County’s population neglects or refuses to...

166 new virus cases over 3 days in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County had 30 people die from COVID-19 related complications and 166 new cases of the virus. The new cases and deaths are the total...

Last day to register to vote approaches

Texas voters have just 13 days left to register to vote in the November 3 general election. Regardless of where you stand politically, ensuring...

Police arrest Alton man after chase, altercation in orchard

Alton police say they used force on Sunday on a man accused of stealing a purse who fled into an orchard and threatened an...

Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Valley

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which...

Valley residents recognized in NYC for Down syndrome awareness

The 25th annual New York City Buddy Walk kicked off Down Syndrome Awareness month last week with a virtual celebration in Times Square. The...

DHR Health holds parade for youngsters who survived cancer

Nine-year-old Miranda Gloria’s favorite color is gold, not just because it’s the color of the sun, but because it reminds her of the strength...

New York filmmaker shoots documentary in Brownsville on migration issues

On a sunny day in September, the Carlotta Petrina was transformed into the set for a documentary on migration issues as crew members unloaded...

Doctors turn to radio to educate community on dangers of delaying cardiac care

Valley Baptist Physician Network is turning to the radio waves as another means of reaching local residents who are coping with cardiac conditions but...

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

By JUAN A. LOZANO The Associated Press HOUSTON — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more...

Edinburg murder suspect to raise self-defense claim

A judge on Wednesday afternoon reduced the bonds for a 20-year-old Edinburg murder suspect from $1 million to $700,000 on charges of murder, attempted...

Mercedes man accused of trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl

A 34-year-old Mercedes man is in federal custody on accusations he tried to meet a 13-year-old girl at a Harlingen park to have sex. That...