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Cameron County Beaches To Close During Harvey

All five Cameron County beaches are being closed as a result of what is expected to be Tropical Storm Harvey swirling up the Gulf waters. Beach Accesses 3, 4, 5, and 6, along with Boca Chica Beach will close Thursday morning to vehicles and people, until further notice. Harvey will make the Gulf waters very […]

Raymondville Man Killed In Oil Rig Accident

An oil field accident in West Texas has claimed the life of a Raymondville man. Upton County sheriff’s officials say Adolfo Garza was killed in what they would only say was an accident at an oil field rig in the town of Rankin, south of Midland-Odessa. Officials say they’re still investigating what occurred and how […]

San Juan Man Dies In Attempt To Rescue Son At South Padre Island

Tragedy off of South Padre Island where a San Juan man died while trying to pull his teenage son out of some rough waters. The family was at Andy Bowie Park where Cameron County Park rangers say the dad saw his son struggling in the water. He ran in and was fighting to rescue him […]

Father And Daughter Crushed In 3-Vehicle Crash

It was an elderly man and his daughter who were killed in that 3-vehicle crash in Brownsville Monday afternoon. Police say 84-year-old Santiago Zarate and 59-year-old Maria del Carmen Mares were the two victims who were crushed to death. The two were in a Ford Expedition towing a Ford Focus on the northbound Expressway 77 […]

Trump Signs Bill To Streamline Veterans’ Appeals

(AP) – President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that would cut the amount of time the Department of Veterans Affairs takes to decide veterans’ appeals of their disability payments. Trump described the bill as “a big one” as he readied his pen at a signing ceremony at an American Legion event in […]

2 Confederate Statues Shrouded In Charlottesville

(AP) – Two statues of Confederate generals in Charlottesville have been shrouded with large black tarps.Workers started covering a monument of Gen. Robert E. Lee on Wednesday afternoon and then moved on to one of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The statues are in city parks near downtown.  The tarps were secured with tape and ropes […]

South Padre Island, Port Isabel Gearing Up For Harvey

Special storm preparations are being made in the towns of South Padre Island and Port Isabel. Residents are being urged to take all loose outdoor items – indoors, and to tie down their trailers. South Padre Island, so far, is the only city distributing sandbags. They are available now at the Public Works Workshop at […]

Woman Sues Parking Garage After Car Plummets

(AP) – A Texas woman whose car fell from the seventh floor of a parking garage last month has filed a lawsuit against the garage’s owner and management. The Austin American-Statesman reports that 49-year-old Christi Bowmer’s lawsuit alleges that GTT Parking LP and owner Sheldon Kahn were negligent in not upgrading the cable barrier system […]

Walmart Dives Into Voice-Activated Shopping With Google

(AP) – Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it alone.  The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. It’s […]

50M At Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning In Pakistan

(AP) – A new study suggests some 50 million people living across Pakistan’s Indus Valley are at risk of arsenic poisoning from tainted groundwater. A Pakistani government research official acknowledged Wednesday that arsenic levels were rising, blaming the “brutal” exploitation of underground aquifers.  The study’s authors determined some 50 million Pakistanis were at risk after […]