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Mercedes memorializes fallen serviceman

MERCEDES — Staff Sgt. Michael Cinco’s teacher described him as a model student.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Hidalgo moves forward with BorderFest plans

HIDALGO — Hidalgo came out punching during Friday’s news conference to address their temporary victory over BorderFest.

Wildlife photography exhibition planned

Ever seen a green bee? How about a yellow-headed parrot? Or maybe a Central American speckled racer?

Police urge safe driving for Super Bowl Sunday

As football fans gear up to share a spread of game-day goodies and alcoholic beverages this Sunday during the 50th NFL Super Bowl, law enforcement officials urge fans to plan ahead for a safe celebration. 

Arrest made in fatal crash

McALLEN — A McAllen man has been formally charged in connection with a violent crash that left one man dead and two others in serious condition. 

Feds seize cocaine in Brownsville

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge on Thursday arrested a Brownsville man and woman after they discovered almost $200,000 worth of cocaine in their vehicle as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Mexico, authorities said. 

Feds uncover candy and meth at bridge

HIDALGO — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers found more than just sweets in the candy bags a 45-year-old Mexican national attempted to cross through the Hidalgo International Bridge on Thursday, Feb. 4, according to CBP Supervisor Philip Barrera. 

Charro Days group celebrates new poster

When artist Don Breeden created the 2015 Charro Days poster of the famous and historic Charro, it was always his intention to follow suit with the female counterpart: the Charra.

American man faces federal charges for allegedly trying to smuggle ammunition in Mexico

A U.S. citizen admitted to federal authorities that he had been recruited to purchase ammunition in the United States and smuggle it into Mexico, according to federal authorities.

Official 2016 Charro Days poster unveiled

When Don Breeden created the 2015 Charro Days poster of the famous and historic “Charro”, it was always his intention to follow suit with the female counterpart: the “Charra.”

McAllen Memorial's Speights named Parade All-America 1st teamer

McAllen Memorial senior running back Trevor Speights was named to the 2016 Parade Magazine All-America First Team, one of just three players from Texas to earn the honor.

Brownsville pilot pleads guilty to smuggling cocaine via airplane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas pilot has pleaded guilty to transporting almost $500,000 worth of cocaine on a plane that authorities intercepted when it stopped to refuel at a Louisiana airport in September.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Marijuana found after chases

PROGRESO — After taking Border Patrol agents and Progreso police officers on a chase and abandoning a van with 12 loads of marijuana, a man was apprehended inside a residence on Jan. 30, according to a criminal complaint.

DISD now outfitting officers with cams

DONNA — During lunch Monday afternoon, five officers and several district administrators kept their eyes on the nearly 2,000 students sitting in the cafeteria and roaming the halls of DonnaHigh School, but their eyes alone are never enough.

New clinic adds to city’s rapidly expanding role in health care

HARLINGEN – A new $1.8 million medical treatment clinic should break ground within the next two weeks, and eventually will double the number of staff it employs at its present location.

La Posada fundraising event set for Saturday

SAN BENITO — With only a few days to go before their annual fundraiser event, staff at La Posada Providencia is  hoping the local community comes together to help them reach their goal of $100,000.

Bishop to meet with Pope Francis in Mexico

Bishop Daniel E. Flores, who serves the Brownsville Diocese, will be one of only two bishops representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico this month.

City responds to explosion at landfill

The Brownsville Fire Department is still investigating the cause of an explosion at the City Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, off of 9000 FM 802, which occurred at about 9:46 p.m. Wednesday night.

Outdoor music series begins tonight

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art invites the public to enjoy an evening of live music on the first Friday of every month as part of its First Friday Music on the Lawn series.

Toll service going local

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority is bringing its S.H. 550 toll road administration in house, which will save money and give motorists more options for paying tolls.

SJA to celebrate 150th anniversary

St. Joseph Academy , the faith-based Brownsville prep school, will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a community Mass next week in the Brother Francis Garza Student Center on campus.

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