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Border Patrol finds nearly 145 pounds of cocaine in watermelon shipment

Border Patrol agents thwarted the transportation of nearly 145 pounds of cocaine by a truck driver hauling watermelons through the Falfurrias checkpoint early Wednesday morning after the driver kept displaying nervous behavior, according to a criminal complaint.

‘Echo’ actor Dannie McCallum’s origin story starts in Edinburg

Dannie McCallum's origin story begins in Edinburg.

New La Joya superintendent gives hard truth for district’s future

LA JOYA — On the same night where La Joya Superintendent Marcey Sorensen had her contract approved, she gave an eye-opening presentation regarding the school district's financial decisions over the last four years, which revealed a $19.5 million budget deficit.

Police detail evidence collection in trial of McAllen man accused of killing Melissa Banda

The trial for 44-year-old Richard Ford, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering his 37-year-old ex-wife Melissa Banda in 2020, continued Thursday with testimony from an investigator who responded to the scene where her body was discovered.

President Joe Biden argues for border bill passage in Brownsville visit

Speaking at the Brownsville Border Patrol Station in Olmito on Thursday, President Joe Biden argued forcefully for the U.S. Senate to reconsider a bipartisan border security and immigration bill that collapsed in the Senate earlier this month.

Texas Bar fines Starr County DA for indicting woman with murder over abortion

The State Bar of Texas’ Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel has fined and imposed a probated suspension against Starr County District Attorney Gocha A. Ramirez for indicting a woman who sought an abortion in 2022 on a charge of murder.

Calls on federal officials to demand Mexico release water to Valley in crisis grow

The region’s water shortage spurring Texas’ last sugar mill to close, tearing as much as $100 million out of the economy while cutting about 500 jobs here, is leading U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Brownsville, and former U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, a Republican, to blame federal officials for failing to demand Mexico comply with a treaty requiring it share reservoir supplies as farmers struggle to survive.

Federal agents at Edinburg law firm

EDINBURG — Federal agents descended upon the law firm of Palacios, Garza and Thompson Thursday morning.

44,000 early ballots cast in RGV; still behind 2020 turnout

Voter turnout during the 2020 presidential primary’s first nine days of early voting remains ahead of the number of ballots cast thus far this year, according to Hidalgo and Cameron counties’ elections data.

President Joe Biden lands in Brownsville

President Joe Biden has landed in Brownsville.