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...

Work accelerates at Boca Chica launch site

All that’s been missing from SpaceX’s Boca Chica beach launch site has been an actual rocket, but not for much longer. As revealed via Twitter...

Brownsville police remind holiday shoppers to lock their car doors

Local police department gives important advice to shoppers for this time of year.

Upcoming Yarrington hearing to be in Houston

BROWNSVILLE — After weeks of sealed events and sealed orders, public filings in the case against former Tamaulipas governor Tomas Yarrington shows the next...

Missionary Oblates oppose border fence at La Lomita Chapel

BROWNSVILLE — The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate threw its support behind the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville and Bishop Daniel E. Flores against the...

U.S. Government wants immediate access to Brownsville Diocese land in Mission

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, the federal government asked a McAllen judge to give it immediate possession of land in Hidalgo County owned by...

Victim’s father talks about grief, court process

For the past two years, the holidays just haven’t been the same for Erasmo Avila and his family. Times that should be full of joy...

UPDATE: Diocese of Brownsville opposes federal efforts to build border fencing on its property

The federal government has informed the Diocese of Brownsville that intends to construct border fencing on properties owned by the Catholic church in Hidalgo...

Work picks up at SpaceX launch site after lull

In late 2015 the trucks started rolling, dumping more than 300,000 cubic yards of locally sourced dirt at the future SpaceX launch pad site...

Brownsville nonprofits band together during the Big Give

The nonprofits of Brownsville spend most of their time helping residents in the community. On Saturday, they spent the day helping each other. Twenty-five local...

Brownsville lands housing grant

After receiving more than $500,000 in a federal grant earlier this month, the Brownsville Housing Authority will work to eliminate lead-based paint hazards from...

Housing development collides with industrial park plan

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s intention to break ground on a new mixed-income residential subdivision next to the Brownsville Sports Park has run...

LNG terminal construction would begin in 2020

BROWNSVILLE — Texas LNG Brownsville LLC, one of three companies that have proposed building liquefied natural gas export terminals at the Port of Brownsville,...

Texas ag commissioner candidate warns of water crisis

Richard Carpenter, Libertarian Party candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, warns that a water crisis is coming, and agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley and...

LNG company permits pulled for Port of Brownsville project

BROWNSVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has informed two LNG companies proposing plants at the Port of Brownsville that their applications are...

Trial over injured horse scheduled to begin

A lawsuit against a Harlingen-based veterinarian is scheduled for trial Monday in Brownsville over allegations of negligence after a horse belonging to two Cameron...

County judge’s order denied

Attorney Myles Garza didn’t have much to report to Cameron County Court-at-Law No. 4 Judge Sheila Garcia Bence on Thursday afternoon regarding the guardianship...

Miller shuts down spray box operations

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller made a surprise visit to the Rio Grande Valley Monday morning following complaints about cattle dying from a method...

Ammo smuggler pleads guilty

A Tamaulipas man admitted Tuesday to attempting to smuggle more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition concealed in three grocery bags into Mexico with his...

RGC man sentenced for drug trafficking

BROWNSVILLE — A man responsible for smuggling hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash to the Rio Grande Valley from Chicago and Indianapolis, Indiana,...

Assault ship ‘Tripoli’ comes to Brownsville for scrapping

BROWNSVILLE — Fifty-three years after it was launched from the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., the 598-foot amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH...

Local shrimp industry fears worker shortage

The Texas shrimp industry is celebrating a handful of recent legislative wins while also dreading next year’s shrimp season if changes aren’t made to...

Rio Hondo lift bridge open to traffic

Nearly two years after it was shutdown for a multi-million dollar overhaul, the yellow lift bridge in Rio Hondo is open once again.Nearly two...

New development exec’s hiring is blocked

BROWNSVILLE — A member of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. board of directors has secured a temporary restraining order to prevent GBIC’s new executive...

SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch site gets huge rocket propellant container

BROWNSVILLE — In the latest sign of activity at SpaceX’s future launch site at Boca Chica Beach, a 95,000-gallon liquid oxygen tank was delivered...

SpaceX launch site gets huge rocket propellant container

BROWNSVILLE — In the latest sign of activity at SpaceX’s future launch site at Boca Chica Beach, a 95,000-gallon liquid oxygen tank was delivered...

UTRGV sustainability efforts achieve gold rating

For a machine to run well and keep running, the parts all have to work together, otherwise things fall apart.The same concept applies to...