SpaceX tests pushed back

The reason SpaceX keeps postponing tests of its “Starhopper” Starship prototype at the company’s Boca Chica Beach launch site is due to engine issues,...

Man to appear in court after decades

A man accused of smuggling more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana and nearly 600 pounds of cocaine who failed to show up to a...

Man shot and killed while jogging along Rio Grande

A Brownsville man jogging along a levee of the Rio Grande was shot to death and investigators believe the bullet may have come from...

Brownsville PD places officers on administrative leave after man’s death

The Brownsville Police Department placed three officers on administrative leave following an early morning shooting Monday that left a 20-year-old man dead. Brownsville police shot...

Former Cameron County sheriff to be released from prison early

Former Cameron County sheriff Conrado Cantu will soon walk out of jail. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo ordered time served for the...

Emailed document outlines plans, timeline for border wall in Cameron County

Evidence continues to mount that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning to build more border wall in Cameron County. An email sent out Friday...

Walled In: Brownsville family may lose dream home to border fence

Nearly five years ago, Salvador J. Castillo and Yvette Arroyo found the perfect home to raise their family. A few miles west of Brownsville, they...

SpaceX testing rescheduled

The planned June testing at Spacex’s Boca Chica Beach launch site has again been postponed. Cameron County announced Monday that three days of testing planned...

Police: 6 migrants killed in Texas SUV wreck

ROBSTOWN, Texas (AP) — Six migrants who had crossed the U.S. border from Mexico illegally were killed and five critically injured when a sport...

Former nuclear carrier may come to Brownsville

There’s a good chance that the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will be dismantled in Brownsville. If the former USS Enterprise (CVN-65) does come here,...

A fighting heart: RGC mom describes daughter’s fearlessness facing rare condition

A. COLLEEN DeGUZMAN | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR While listening to her mother discuss the struggles of raising a special-needs child, including having to give up...

Going green: Ozanam gets solar panels, upgraded kitchen

Brownsville’s Bishop E. San Pedro Ozanam Center homeless shelter has a new kitchen and enough solar panels to run the entire complex, thanks to...

Rocket duel: Starship prototypes being built in Texas and Florida

  Elon Musk, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX, confirmed via Twitter on May 14 that Starship prototypes are being built at Cape Canaveral in...

Hooking up: Port link to SpaceX perhaps one year away

The South Port Connector Road was in the works long before SpaceX appeared on the horizon, though it will come in very handy in...

SpaceX moving fast

As SpaceX’s first short static fire test of the Starship Hopper’s Raptor rocket engine was achieved briefly but dramatically after sunset on April 3,...

Ice delays rocket firing

Ice is the reason SpaceX’s Starship Hopper hasn’t “hopped” yet at the company’s launch/test site at Boca Chica Beach, according to the company’s CEO...

Road leading to SpaceX to be closed this weekend

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has ordered the temporary closure of Boca Chica Beach as well as Highway 4 from Oklahoma Road to...

More SpaceX testing possible today

For three hours on Wednesday afternoon, the prototype Starship Hopper vented plumes of liquid oxygen and loud jet-engine-like sounds emanated from the Boca Chica...

SpaceX testing filled with smoke and sounds

Strong winds have limited what can be heard during today’s testing of the SpaceX Starship. Just before noon, sounds started coming from the SpaceX South...

Taking it slow: SpaceX working up to initial hopper tests at Boca Chica

Aside from dramatic, sustained venting of white vapor from SpaceX’s Starship Hopper prototype over roughly 90 minutes, things were quiet Monday afternoon at SpaceX’s...

Boca Chica resident watches SpaceX grow

BROWNSVILLE — Call her Rio. So says Maria Pointer, a Boca Chica Beach resident who has found herself in a position she never imagined as...

FAA clears air space for SpaceX activity

BROWNSVILLE — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting airspace around the SpaceX launch site early next week. The FAA is restricting aircraft within an approximate...

SpaceX begins Boca Chica test activity

For the first time since SpaceX landed at Boca Chica Beach, Cameron County closed a stretch of State Highway 4 leading to the beach...

County OKs SpaceX policy

Cameron County Commissioners Court approved an order Thursday morning allowing County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. to close Highway 4 and Boca Chica Beach during...

Local lawmakers opposed to any new wall

Bipartisan legislation to fund the government and avert a shutdown includes financing for 55 new miles of border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley,...

Rep. Vela against more wall funding in border security bill

BROWNSVILLE — After news broke Monday evening that Republicans and Democrats have reached a possible deal that would bring new border barriers to the...

Winds knock over upper portion of Starship prototype

SpaceX’s Starship Hopper prototype, recently completed at the Boca Chica launch site and awaiting test flights, was no match for the Rio Grande Valley...

Despite shutdown, border wall litigation continues

As the partial government shutdown nears one month, the only cases government civil litigators are working on in the Rio Grande Valley are eminent...

Size prompted SpaceX prototype rocket move to RGV

SpaceX CEO and chief designer Elon Musk said the company has moved development of its Starship Mars rocket prototypes from the Port of Angeles...

Vela appointed to Armed Services

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has been appointed to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees U.S. military and national security policy and...