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Valley cities, aid groups get more migrant funding

Several Rio Grande Valley cities and humanitarian aid groups will soon receive millions in additional federal funding to help pay for providing humanitarian services to undocumented migrants.

Ocelot found dead in Hidalgo County suggests range expansion

Two nonprofit conservationist groups on Wednesday announced that an ocelot killed in Hidalgo County in 2021 has resulted in some positive news for the cat that is endangered in Texas.

Former Valley editor exposed national scandal; invented parking meter

A century ago, a remarkable editor blew the lid off the Teapot Dome affair. He would go on to lead the Lower Rio Grande Valley newspapers.

Man caught illegally dumping shingles in San Benito

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office on Monday arrested a 44-year-old man for dumping a trailer full of shingles in San Benito.

San Benito mass tuberculosis tests clear students, staff

The San Benito school district’s mass tuberculosis testing has cleared students and staff after a case turned up at the high school late last month.

Border Patrol program in Brownsville seeks to redirect at-risk youth

BROWNSVILLE — Brianna Garcia sat nervously at first and then seemed relaxed with the idea that her life was beginning to change and move in a direction of success.

Execution scheduled for condemned Cameron County man

An execution date has been scheduled for a 46-year-old Cameron County man convicted of a brutal murder in 1998.

Melissa Lucio death penalty case headed back to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

A judge on Friday signed off on an agreed order between the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and appellate attorneys for Melissa Lucio that she did not have access to evidence that would have corroborated her story that her 2-year-old daughter died from a fall, not child abuse.

San Benito man facing multiple charges for operating private revenge porn group

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office on Monday announced the arrest of a 23-year-old San Benito man accused of running a private revenge porn group.

Retired Cameron County Judge Murray remembered for legacy of community service

Retired Cameron County Judge Menton Murray Jr. left behind a legacy of community service and doing what was right for those before his court, family and friends said Thursday as the family received condolences.