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Record power demand triggers blackouts, thousands without service

HARLINGEN — The agency that controls the majority of the Texas power grid began rolling blackouts early Monday morning in the midst of unprecedented...

Fire Department releases winter heating tips

Brownsville Fire Department Chief Jarrett Sheldon released a set of winter heating tips as the city experiences one of the coldest weathers in years...

Nearly 150 sea turtles rescued from frigid waters

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As temperatures continued to drop over the weekend, hundreds of sea turtles in the Laguna Madre area became in danger...

Ice on roads, power outages cause traffic accidents, street closures

HARLINGEN — City officials are asking residents to stay indoors and off the roadways due to the extreme cold weather conditions, with traffic accidents...

Cold weather forces school closures, remote learning

Due to the cold weather the following school districts will close or operate with remote learning on Monday: Brownsville ISD schools will be closed on Monday...

More than 110K Valley residents without power as freeze shatters cold records

SCHOOL CLOSURES The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District announced the cancellation of classes for the remainder of the day, Monday, due to power outages reported...

2 million without power in Texas as snow storm slams US

By PAUL J. WEBER and JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A sprawling blast of winter weather across the U.S. plunged Texas into...

Rolling blackouts initiated in Texas

HARLINGEN — The agency that controls the majority of the Texas power grid began rolling blackouts early Monday morning in the midst of unprecedented...

Freeze prompts widespread delays, closure of several services

Local governments, schools and law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley are joining residents in bracing for what’s been forecast as a dangerous...

UTRGV to close Monday with ‘all operations’ going remote

Anticipating the effects of an impending freeze on the region, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was the latest education institution to adjust...