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McAllen Police Seek to Identify Persons of Interest in Stolen Power Equipment Case

MCALLEN – McAllen police need help identifying persons of interest in a theft case. According to police, the theft of a Caterpillar skid steer loader was reported Tuesday, Feb. 19.


It's Time Texas and McAllen Encouraging Healthy Living

MCALLEN - The city of McAllen wants the community to live well and get healthy. This morning the city hosting a free workout that is part of a larger community initiative. Xochitl Mora, Director of Communications, "We just want to do our part and make sure McAllen and the Valley is living well."


City of McAllen hosting Mend Medical Equipment Drive on Saturday

The city of McAllen is hosting a mend medical equipment drive on Saturday. Donations can be dropped off at Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen between 8 a.m. and noon. Project Mend serves veterans and their families to help them better manage their disability.


7th Annual Track Of Hope

PHARR, Texas - The PSJA ISD high school student council will be hosting the 7th annual Track of Hope tomorrow Saturday, Feb. 23 at the PSJA Stadium-DHR Health Field. This cancer relief and awareness walk is free for all community members. Donations are accepted and will be benefiting PSJA Family Can


Prison time for man who hid heroin in car battery

McALLEN — A judge sentenced a man Thursday on drug charges after he was found in possession of more than 5 kilos of heroin at an international port of entry, where he attempted to enter the country claiming he was going to visit family and shop.


World Press Photo of the Year nominee John Moore

Yana, from Honduras, cries as her mother Sandra Sanchez is searched by a US Border Patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June © John Moore, Getty Images. “Throughout my decade of coverage, the goal has always been to humanise this complex issue of immigration,” says John Moore, who's nominated


Police Searching for Suspects Who Took 2 Iconic Pieces of Décor from Pharr Business

PHARR – A local business is shaken up following a robbery that took place right outside their doors. Surveillance cameras captured the moment when two large, iconic pieces of décor were taken from the Big River Brewery early Thursday morning in Pharr.


Edinburg CISD, city dedicate 21-acre complex in Janet Vackar’s name

EDINBURG — A new sports complex was dedicated here Friday in honor of one of the Rio Grande Valley’s better known philanthropists. Dozens of school children, parents, Edinburg CISD administrators and city of Edinburg officials were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Janet Ogden Vackar


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


New Park Dedicated in Edinburg

EDINBURG - A new park for Edinburg is now open. The 21-acre park will consist of a running trail, play area with a swing for handicapped children, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, along with basketball and tennis courts.


Hidalgo man pleads not guilty in cash smuggling case

McALLEN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than $1 million in U.S. currency last month following a search of a Hidalgo man’s vehicle as he attempted to cross into Mexico, records show.


Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say

A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that


Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Construction of Border Wall in Mission Attracts Onlookers

MISSION – The construction of a border wall along a levee in Mission is attracting onlookers. Brendon Tecker says he was in Mission to watch the land clearance for the construction of the border wall.


Placement of I-69 puts cities, residents at odds

When state and federal officials began to fill the many gaps in the construction of Interstate 69 in South Texas, some opted for new alignments. Others simply renamed existing highways. Just look at the former US-59 corridor through Houston.


A look at Friday’s weather

A mostly cloudy and warm day is expected Friday with highs in the lower to mid 70s by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville. The temps will be in the upper 60s along the coast.


Police Department Unveils New Badge with Historical Aspect

MCALLEN - The McAllen Police Department unveiling a new badge with a historic look. The new edition badge was unveiled at a pinning ceremony. It includes the city of McAllen seal which reflects 1904, the year the city was established. It also includes the arrival of the railroad and the original McA


Furloughed Sailor Warning Others to be Cautious When Purchasing Property

EDINBURG – A Rio Grande Valley sailor, who has been furloughed, is warning others to be cautious before investing in property. He claims the apartment complex he purchased has problems.