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Catholic Diocese Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Catholic Diocese Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville celebrated their 50th anniversary. Bishop Daniel Flores celebrated with an open air, golden jubilee mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle.

McAllen Opens Consulate Row

The city of McAllen are preparing for the future Central Americans entering the Valley. Officials decided to open, what they called, Consulate Row.

McAllen ISD Receives National Healthy Schools Award

On Tuesday, McAllen ISD received the 2015 National Healthy Schools bronze award. The award was presented to the superintendent at Lincoln Middle School.

5 RGV School Districts, Charters Receive Postsecondary Distinction

The Texas Education Agency released their annual list of state accountability ratings. The ratings showed that 94 percent of school districts and charters achieved the “Met Standard” rating.

Early Toy Drive Donation

Early Toy Drive Donation

Rio Grande Valley residents Rosa and Charlie Clark drove up to the CHANNEL 5 NEWS studios parking lot on Friday, with a vehicle filled with toys. The toys were for the annual CHANNEL 5 NEWS toy drive, even though it’s still six months away.

DPS Aircraft Named after Fallen Trooper

The Texas Department of Public Safety named their newest airplane in honor of a fallen trooper. Eduardo Chavez died in the line of duty in May 2006.

First Bale of Cotton Delivered in Harlingen

The official certified First Bale of cotton in the United States was delivered to Mark Abbott of the Harlingen Gin Company by brothers Saul, Arturo and Jose P. Ortega, Jr. Ruiz, of Platon Farms, Inc. on July 16.

San Manuel Family Honored with National Weather Service Award (1)

San Manuel Family Honored with National Weather Service Award

A family in San Manuel was honored with the Family Heritage Award on Wednesday. The award is given by the National Weather Service to families who volunteer to be weather observers.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.