Construction on $303M Pharr interchange expansion to begin this month

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Hanna wreaking havoc across the Rio Grande Valley, the Pharr interchange expansion project is still on schedule to...

McAllen clinic one of 89 in US to begin COVID-19 vaccine trial

McALLEN — Inside an office just behind Valley Medical Art Clinic, a construction crew worked to add final touches to a workspace where clinicians,...

Teacher honored as Distinguished Educator of Blind Students

Graciela Olivo has been a teacher of blind students in the Rio Grande Valley for over 35 years. This month, the National Federation of...

Artist paints, donates part to Feeding America

Bartosz Beda, an artist who has exhibited at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, created a project where he creates one painting every day...

Plasma still in high demand for Valley coronavirus patients

Plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients is in great need in the Rio Grande Valley, where cases continue to rise. The treatment, using the liquid...

Valley still breaking records in virus case activity

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez reported 12 deaths related to COVID-19 and 347 additional cases in a news release Sunday, as the county’s...

Attorney: Portion of McAllen dash cam video missing in deadly dispute

Attorneys representing a man whose daughter died during a domestic dispute are challenging the city of McAllen's representation's assertion that police released the entire...

Citing virus, Edinburg teen facing murder charge wants bond reduced

An Edinburg teen accused of murder is still seeking a bond reduction. Ryan Jet Rodriguez, 18, has sought to lower his $1 million bond on...

18-year-old murder suspect to be arraigned on drug charge

An 18-year-old man charged earlier this year in a shooting death is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a drug charge. A Hidalgo County grand...

Community based fund created to aid Valley of Hurricane Hanna’s impact

On the day Hurricane Hanna made landfall in South Texas and left Rio Grande Valley communities flooded and hundreds of thousands without power, ABC’s...

TWC provides $8.2 million in grants to schools

HARLINGEN — Several students around the state who are interested in technical careers will have more access to the tools they need to further...

More chance of rain, thunderstorms this afternoon

The National Weather Service says a A lingering upper level low pressure trough and plenty of moisture in place will provide the Mid and Lower...

New Guidelines San Benito police implement COVID-19 measures

SAN BENITO — In-person contact protocols have changed since COVID-19, especially for law enforcement. According to a press release by the San Benito Police Department,...

At 1,106, Cameron Co. COVID-19 cases skyrocket to new single-day record

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. reported 10 COVID-19 related deaths and 1,106 new positive cases in a news release Saturday. The jump in cases...

Meeting new needs: Plasma in demand for Valley virus patients

Plasma collected from recovered COVID-19 patients is in great need in the Rio Grande Valley, where cases continue to rise. The treatment, using the...

Doctors and nurses wage war in Edinburg COVID-19 unit

EDINBURG — Two COVID-19 patients in one of DHR Health’s coronavirus wards went into cardiac arrest at about the same time Monday. The doctors and...

Schools prepare to start year remotely; Parents have options for their children

Teachers, parents, students and school officials got a better idea late last week of how Texas will approach opening schools safely as coronavirus infections...

Handmade helpers: Brownsville residents receive free hand cleanser

More than 20,000 hand cleanser bottles by Tito’s Handmade Vodka were given away for free Saturday morning at the Brownsville Sports Park as hundreds...

BPUB asks customers to conserve electricity

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is asking customers to conserve electricity for the next two weeks, Aug. 1-14. This request is being made as...

A city in shock: Sullivan City commissioner’s death in hail of gunfire with police...

Sullivan City is reeling from the death of one of their commissioners who was killed during a five-hour standoff with Mission police that began Thursday night. Gabriel Salinas, 39, barricaded himself in his Mission home after exchanging gunfire with Mission police officers and a deputy from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said during a news conference Friday. Following the news of his death, Sullivan City canceled a city commissioners meeting scheduled for Friday evening. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Edinburg police union lawsuit to remain in federal court over First Amendment question

A lawsuit filed against the city of Edinburg by one of the two police unions there will remain in federal court. U.S. District Judge Micaela...

Sheriff’s office opens homicide probe after driver, passenger shot

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has opened a homicide investigation after a 9-1-1 caller told dispatch he had been shot, Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra...

As Mexico dithers on water releases, impacts loom on U.S. side

HARLINGEN —Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting over. U.S. officials have reiterated their demand that Mexico take immediate action to redress their massive water...

RGV COVID-19 cases soar to 30,500

The Rio Grande Valley has now surpassed 30,000 COVID-19 cases, according to data released by officials from the four counties Friday. A total of 30,500...

Rio Grande Valley becomes Texas site for COVID-19 recovery centers

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley is Texas’ only region in which state officials are setting up COVID-19 recovery centers in such facilities as...

Harlingen school district releases new plan for school year

HARLINGEN — It’s time to get plugged in. When teachers and students in the Harlingen school district begin the 2020-2021 school year Sept. 8, they’ll...

ICE deputy director resigns

The Deputy Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement departed the agency Thursday, according to a news release from the agency. Matthew T. Albence, who...

Census deadline extended to October

The push for more 2020 Census responses in the Rio Grande Valley will continue regardless of pandemic, hurricane or any other catastrophe the year...

Amid COVID-19, boutique offers unique items

HARLINGEN — Featured in a leopard pattern, military green or even a floral design, a new portable door opener is making it easier to...

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall...