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Valley Morning Star

Editorial: Amid threat of storm damage, Valley residents need to know: We can’t always...

We’re barely three weeks into the hurricane season and the Rio Grande Valley already could be facing its first weather-related challenges of the year. Sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico and the mouth of the Rio Grande, the Valley has grown accustomed to such threats. In severe cases, local officials routinely issue disaster declarations that enable residents to seek government assistance with covering the cost of property losses and damage.

Commentary: Only PVAS could handle recent large animal hoarding cases

On March 30, McAllen police stopped by a nondescript house in north McAllen to investigate a report of a serious stench. Turns out it was live dogs, living in their own excrement, room after room full of them, 90 in all. The one cat on the property was the only one capable of grooming itself.

Willie Mays, Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ has died at 93

Willie Mays, the electrifying "Say Hey Kid" whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball's greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93.

Sweet relief: ‘Tropical entity’ to bring Valley much-needed rain

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service Brownsville-Rio Grande Valley station said Monday they’re increasingly confident that this week will see substantial rainfall across the Valley and deep South Texas — in conjunction with a tropical cyclone likely to form midweek in the Bay of Campeche.

Tropical Storm Watch issued for Cameron, Willacy counties

The National Hurricane Center on Monday afternoon issued a Tropical Storm Watch that is now in effect for Cameron, Willacy and Kenedy counties, as well as the for the entire Lower Texas Gulf waters.

Cities, counties across RGV hand out sandbags ahead of heavy rains

Cities across the Rio Grande Valley are distributing sandbags ahead of heavy rainfall that’s expected to arrive sometime Wednesday.

Cameron County receives nearly $5M for shoreline restoration at Adolph Thomae Park

The Texas General Land Office has awarded Cameron County nearly $5 million for the final phase of shoreline restoration at Adolph Thomae Park.

CBP finds 500 rounds of .50 cal ammo at Pharr International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week found 500 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition hidden in a vehicle at the Pharr International Bridge.

Are banks, post offices and grocery stores closed for Juneteenth? Here’s what to know

Americans will celebrate Juneteenth on Wednesday, which means banks, post offices and other government buildings will close.