Gunfight Kills Two In Progreso

The investigation is continuing into a gunfight in Progreso that killed two men and wounded a third. Police had responded to the gunfire at around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Martinez Street, and found one man dead. Two other men were rushed to the hospital where one of them died of his […]

Results Of UT-RGV Sex Assault And Misconduct Survey Revealed

Five percent of the students enrolled at UT-Rio Grande Valley have been raped. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind in-depth study of the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual misconduct on campus. System-wide, 15 percent of all UT students reported being raped. Other findings of the survey among UT-RGV students also found 9 percent experienced unwanted […]

Brownsville Woman Acquitted In 2015 Deadly Hit-N-Run

A Cameron County jury has found a Brownsville woman not guilty in the hit-and-run death of another Brownsville woman a little more than two years ago.  Jurors deliberated less than four hours before acquitting 41-year-old Marisa Govea Hernandez in the death of 37-year-old Mary Elizabeth Guzman Tipton. The accident happened as the victim walked along […]

RGV February Unemployment Numbers Mixed

The latest unemployment numbers for the Valley are both up and down. The unemployment rate in the eastern Valley is up. But the jobless rate in the western Valley is down. Texas Workforce Commission statistics show February unemployment rose in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area 1-tenth of a percent to 8-point-2 percent. Unemployment was down in […]

Charter Communications Confirms McAllen As Site For Its First Bilingual Call Center

McAllen will be the location for the first bilingual call center operated by telecommunications giant Charter Communications. Charter confirmed Friday what it had announced in mid-2016 – that it is opening a $17 million call center in McAllen that will employ about 600 people. The center will serve customers of Spectrum Cable, formerly Time Warner […]

Father, Child Hurt In ATV Accident

A father and his young daughter remain hospitalized after the dad lost control of his ATV Thursday evening. The two were riding in the 800 block of Bridget Street in Weslaco when the accident happened. The 29-year-old father and his 3-year-old daughter were thrown off the ATV and both were knocked unconscious. They were rushed […]

Bees Attack City Of Pharr Work Crew

Six workers with the city of Pharr are still recovering after being attacked by bees. The workers were mowing the grass at Guadalupe Cemetery when they disturbed a bee hive. The agitated bees swarmed the workers and they were rushed to the hospital to be treated for numerous stings. All six of the city employees […]

Local First Responders Get Trained In Disaster Prep

It’s believed more than 3-thousand people will have participated in the South Texas All Hazards Conference by the time the 2-day forum winds up today. The conference is held every year to help prepare local first responders for a hurricane or any natural or man-made disaster. Participants had a chance to take in more than […]

Investigation Continues Into Toxic Chemical Spill At Brownsville Freight Company

Brownsville Fire Marshals continue to investigate a toxic chemical leak that forced the evacuation of an industrial area northwest of downtown Brownsville Tuesday. The spill happened at Quick Transit Corp, where the owner says the chemical, identified as sodium hydrosulfide, spilled from a container. The chemical is a highly corrosive cleaning agent that burns the […]

Edinburg Councilman To Keep Seat, Claims He Did Not Willfully Violate City Charter

Claims of ignorance are allowing an Edinburg city councilman to keep his seat, despite apparent violations of the city’s conflict-of-interest statute. The City Council Tuesday night agreed to drop an investigation into Councilman Homer Jasso Junior after he claimed he was unaware of the City Charter provision prohibiting elected officials from having a financial interest […]