Rio Grande Valley reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths 

Hidalgo County health officials announced 25 more COVID-19-related deaths Friday, and Cameron County reported another 17.  Another 431 Hidalgo County residents also tested positive for...

Former IDEA officer claims breach of contract in lawsuit

Former IDEA Public Schools CFO Wyatt Truscheit is claiming breach of contract in a lawsuit filed against the district on Monday, seeking damages between...

Starr Co. reports 73 new virus cases

Starr County health officials announced 73 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases reported there to 2,478.  No new virus-related deaths were...

Coast Guard recovers body of missing SPI swimmer

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The body of a man who went missing while swimming was recovered. According to the Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs...

Flash flood watch remains in effect for entire RGV

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. today for the entire Rio Grande Valley. The National Weather Service reports rainfall amounts of...

Abbott Waives Grade Promotion Requirements For 2020-2021 STAAR Testing

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students...

More rain in the forecast for Brownsville and RGV

Minor overnight street flooding and minor power outages occurred overnight in Brownsville as Hurricane Hanna made its way across South Texas. Winds caused some power...

Tornado watch issued for entire Rio Grande Valley

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a tornado watch for the entire Rio Grande Valley. The watch will remain in effect until 10...

Weslaco High School shelter moved to another location

7 p.m. update Hidalgo County officials said the shelter inside the Weslaco High School gym has been moved to another location due to a power...

Virus-weary Texas braces as Hurricane Hanna arrives

By JUAN A. LOZANO and JOHN L. MONE | Associated Press CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas’ Padre Island on...

Flood advisory issued for Cameron County

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a flood advisory for Cameron County until 6:45 p.m. today. At 3:46 p.m. CDT, Doppler radar indicated...

Hidalgo Co. declares disaster ahead of Hurricane Hanna landfall

As the first rain bands of Hurricane Hanna began to move over Hidalgo County Saturday afternoon, County Judge Richard F. Cortez declared a local...

Hanna could bring devastating flood to the RGV

The National Weather Service reports devastating to potentially catastrophic flooding could occur later this evening through Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley. The worst flooding...

Sandbags will be distributed until noon today in Cameron County

If you live in Cameron County and Brownsville, sandbags will continued to be handed out today until noon. Sandbags are being distrbuted at the following...

Hurricane warning issued for Willacy County, tropical storm warning for rest of RGV

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Hanna was upgraded to become the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season Saturday, moving toward the Texas coast...

Tropical Storm warning issued for parts of RGV; Flash Flood Watch issued too

A Tropical Storm warning remains in effect for parts of the Rio Grande Valley, the National Weather Service is reporting. The areas in the warning...

Afternoon fire damages several businesses on Price Road

A fire broke out at a building housing several businesses on the 2000 block of E. Price Road in Brownsville on Monday afternoon, sending...

U.S. Navy support being sent to RGV to help combat COVID-19

Governor Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has sent five U.S. Navy teams to four locations in South and Southwest Texas...

BISD to hold emergency called board meeting today

The Brownsville Independent School District is having an Emergency Called Board Meeting this afternoon concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The BISD Board of Trustees will vote...

Walmart to require all customers wear facial coverings

You want to shop at Walmart? You had better wear a facial covering. The company announced Wednesday that Walmart and Sams Club will require customers...

Order issued delays in person school instruction in Cameron County

Cameron County’s public and private schools will not be allowed to hold in-person classes until after Sept. 8, according to a joint emergency health...

Runoff elections under way

The runoff elections are under way in Cameron County with voters electing who will represent their party in the November general election. There is only...

Candidates, campaigners face hot weather on Election Day BY ERIN SHERIDAN

By ERIN SHERIDAN Staff Writer The primary runoff elections in Brownsville began at 7 a.m. sharp under the hot Tuesday morning sun. Candidates and their supporters...

Agents seize exotic bird

U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Fort Brown station seized an exotic bird that was attempted to be smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico....

School board votes to start school year with remote instruction

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ Staff Writer The Point Isabel Independent School District Board of Trustees has voted to keep the district's schools closed for on campus...

BISD, others pen letter to Abbott requesting distance learning for upcoming school year

Cameron County leaders and school district officials are drafting a letter to be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike...

Congressmen ask Abbott to issue stay-at-home orders

U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela are calling for Gov. Greg Abbott to issue stay-at-home orders in regions of the state most affected...

Early voting numbers close to 2016

BY STEVE CLARK STAFF WRITER Nearly as many Cameron County Democratic voters have already cast their ballots in the current July 14 runoff election as did...

Teachers share misgivings about reopening too soon

By GARY LONG Staff Writer Several Brownsville Independent School District teachers are urging caution in reopening BISD schools for in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year. Alma...

Zoo changes weekday hours

Starting Monday, July 13, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be changing its hours of operation and closing early during weekdays — Monday through Friday. The...