Crews Working to Repair Damaged Power Lines

Crews are rushing to repair power after wind gusts damaged several power lines.

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Inmates in Jail on State Warrants Cost County Taxpayers Mone

Inmates in Jail on State Warrants Cost County Taxpayers Money

Cameron County taxpayers will pay thousands for inmates who are behind bars on state warrants. The sheriff said it is unfair to burden local taxpayers with a state problem.

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School Open for Over 100 Years May Soon Close

A school that has been in the Rio Grande Valley for over 100 years is in danger of closing. Valley Grande Academy was founded back in 1911 in Mercedes, but has been located in Weslaco since 1937.

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DPS Adding Camera along the Border

DPS Adding Cameras along the Border

The state is promising to add more security to the border. Thousands of cameras from the Department of Public Safety are being set up across the Rio Grande Valley. Some cities already gave the state permission to put them within their city limits.

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US Fish and Wildlife to Start Bike Patrols

Several U.S. Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officers will soon ride bicycles in the remote brush. U.S. Border Patrol agents are training the conservation group for their own bike patrols.

Couple Sues Insurance Company over Hail Storm Claim

Couple Sues Insurance Company over Hail Storm Claim

An Edinburg couple sued their insurance company claiming it underestimated and undervalued the cost to repair their home after a hail storm. The verdict is in, but the case is just one of thousands still pending in Hidalgo County.

Section of Expressway 83 Will Get Facelift

Section of Expressway 83 Will Get Facelift

Expressway 83 in McAllen is about to get a facelift, but the project will impact thousands of drivers. The ramp that leads to Bicentennial Boulevard from northbound Expressway 83, also known as I-2, has been closed since 2009.

Officials Uniform Definition for Colonias

Officials Seek Uniform Definition for Colonias

The state is asking lawmakers to better define the term colonia. Right now there are 11 state agencies with programs dedicated to improving colonias.

Hidalgo County Loses Millions in Aid for the Needy

Hidalgo County Loses Millions in Aid for the Needy

Hidalgo County officials admit millions of dollars in state and federal money slipped through their fingers in just the past few years. The cash went unspent, so it reverted back to Austin to be distributed to other parts of the state.

McAllen Man On Edge after Finding Counterfeit Bill

McAllen Man On Edge after Finding Counterfeit Bill

A McAllen man says a counterfeit bill was discovered in his bank deposit. Now the Secret Service is investigating. Thousands of counterfeit bills flow through the Rio Grande Valley, officials said. Those who try to use them could lose more than the money.

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  • Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos is set to resign at a special county…

    Carlos Cascos

    Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos is set to resign at a special county commissioners meeting this morning. He'll then begin his new job as the Texas secretary of state. Commissioners are expected to vote on his replacement later today.

  • In Edinburg, lights at the intersections of 107/MonMack Road and 107/Doolittle Road…

    In Edinburg, lights at the intersections of 107/MonMack Road and 107/Doolittle Road are not operational. Crews are working to repair them. Drivers must treat the intersection as a four-way stop and proceed carefully. Also, work crews are repairing the traffic light at Tourist and Closner. Heavy winds damaged the light.

  • Still no word on what cause an oil spill in Port Isabel. About 10 to 20 gallons of…

    Still no word on what cause an oil spill in Port Isabel. About 10 to 20 gallons of oil spilled into the South Point Marina along the dock area yesterday. Crews worked to contain the oil with yellow booms. Both the Texas General Land Office and the Coast Guard were able to clean up the spill.

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