• Small Business Owners Looking Forward to Re-Opening of Bridges

    Small Business Owners Looking Forward to Re-Opening of Bridges
    With just a few hours of announcing the possible re-opening of the international bridges, many small businesses of the region are hoping this will benefit local commerce.Diana Tapia, owner of a small boutique located just a few blocks from Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge, states that the 19 months of closure between the U.S. and Mexico negatively impacted her source of income. Diana is one of many small entrepreneurs who rely on the business of Mexican nationals.“Our sales dropp
  • Re-Opening of Bridges Will Be In Phases, Starting November

    Re-Opening of Bridges Will Be In Phases, Starting November
    The re-opening of the bridges will be in phases. The first will take effect in November.
    DHS says next month they will allow fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. for non-essential purposes.
    “Which means the families or tourists or people that come shop, they can come into the United States with proof of vaccines. Proof under the United States or WHO,” stated Henry Cuellar, U.S. Congressman District 28.
    In January the U.S. will require essential workers
  • Edinburg Family Left With Nothing After Fire Consumes Their Home

    Edinburg Family Left With Nothing After Fire Consumes Their Home
    An Edinburg family has been left with nothing after a fire consumed their entire home.
    Yesterday at around 3:30 pm the authorities received a call concerning a structural fire in the Montecristo area. Although there was no casualties the family is now asking the community for help. Now more than ever since all their belongings turned to ash. The family says that the fire spread quickly due to the mattress and toys left outside.
    “We think that it was because of some light switches, because
  • Pfizer Pending FDA Approval For Children

    Pfizer Pending FDA Approval For Children
    It’s anticipated this month the vaccine will be authorized for children ages 5 to 11. Mothers say they are ready to vaccinate their children.
    Pfizer says studies show the vaccine is effective for minors. All they are pending is the approval from the FDA.
    “Yes, we’re ready for the vaccine to come out. We have a 5-year old and a 13-year old. The 13-year old is already vaccinated, so we are waiting for the 5-year old to get vaccinated,” shared Lauren Cavazos.
    “We decid
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  • Body of 30-Year Old Inmate Found Unresponsive

    Body of 30-Year Old Inmate Found Unresponsive
    The incident was reported Saturday. The Webb County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 30-year old inmate was found unresponsive.
    The body of 30-year old Ashley Nicole Castro was found at 5:26 a.m. She was pronounced deceased by the medical examiner 13 minutes later.
    Castro was arrested on October 3rd for possession of a controlled substance. During her detention, she allegedly refused drug detox treatment offered to her by jail personnel.
    In a statement, Sheriff Martin Cuellar says they
  • The Price On Basic Need Items Has Increased WorldWide Due To The Pandemic

    The Price On Basic Need Items Has Increased WorldWide Due To The Pandemic
    Since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen an increase in prices only reflected in basic need items, but in the general economy worldwide.
    According to economists, the price increase is due in part to the difficulties that the Coronavirus has brought to the production process and the changes to the government’s budgets, including multiple payments sent out to Americans so stimulate the economy.
    Experts say that since August there has been a price increase up to 4.9 percent in basic p
  • LISD Offers Virtual Instruction To Students Who Qualify

    LISD Offers Virtual Instruction To Students Who Qualify
    The questions stem from Senate Bill 15, which gives school districts the option to offer virtual instruction.
    When Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 15 into law, this gave school districts the opportunity to formalize a plan to offer virtual instruction, but only to a percentage of the district’s population.
    “When you offer it it has to be to students who had 90 percent of attendance last year, passed all their state exams and all the classes and they are limiting it to 10 perc
  • Local Gym Helps Raise Breast Cancer Awareness With Upcoming Event

    Local Gym Helps Raise Breast Cancer Awareness With Upcoming Event
    As many of us already know, October is breast cancer awareness month.
    According to studies by the Cancer Foundation, each year 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, in the United States. According to previous studies, 43,000 women are expected to lose their lives due to this disease.
    The Breast Cancer Foundation coordinates in collaboration with community members to organize fundraising events for patients with this disease.
    Fox Rio Grande Valley’s Kim Meza spoke with a va
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  • Police Officers Suggest Safe Tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

    Police Officers Suggest Safe Tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud
    Online shopping has become very popular and Laredo police say it’s important to keep your credit card information private.
    According to police, a victim lost her phone that contained photos of her credit card.
    37-year old Yosvany Benitez Lozada is accused of stealing the information from her mobile device.
    “Benitez Lozada was able to gain entry and recovered these photos from the cell phone and he was able to get the credit card number in the photos. He made several transactions thro
  • Congressman Gonzalez and U.S. Secretary of Education Tour PSJA High School, Discuss Funding

    Congressman Gonzalez and U.S. Secretary of Education Tour PSJA High School, Discuss Funding
    Congressman Vicente Gonzalez visited PSJA Early College High School with the Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, who was in the region to promote President Biden’s plan to propose more accessible higher education and up to two years free, in some community schools.
    The PSJA district received around 130 million in federal funds for education programs. The district is known for the support that they give their students to be able to pursue their career while being in high school.
  • Edcouch Commissioner Lorenzo Cabrera Turns Himself In For Theft

    Edcouch Commissioner Lorenzo Cabrera Turns Himself In For Theft
    Edcouch Commissioner Lorenzo Cabrera has turned himself in to the authorities for charges of alleged theft.
    After authorities found fraudulent activities involving Cabrera, he surrendered himself to the city of Edcouch police department. He is now facing up to one year in jail and a bond of up to $4,000 dollars.
    The administrator reiterates the city of Edcouch was late to conduct the annual audits. That is why this alleged crime came to light until now.
    Since it was presumably committed in 2019,
  • Lost Migrant Shares an Important Message and the Dangers of Human Smuggling

    Lost Migrant Shares an Important Message and the Dangers of Human Smuggling
    The migrant in the video was lost in a ranch Northeast of Laredo. He’s now sending a message to those that may be thinking of achieving the American Dream, illegally.
    “I would tell them, that life is worth more than a dream.” he stated.
    The same message Border Patrol is sending. Agents say just last year they reported over 7,000 rescues in the Laredo sector.
    “So we’ve seen a lot of it. Everything from people being locked inside of a tanker car and a railroad car, al
  • Coves of Winfield Project Awaiting Approval in North Laredo

    Coves of Winfield Project Awaiting Approval in North Laredo
    If approved, this project will consist of residential and commercial projects North of Laredo.
    The future of the project is pending approval from another board entity. If approved, this gives the green light for the Coves of Winfield Project to move forward.
    “It’s about approximately 1,000 acres on loop 20 and Shiloh area on the north side of Laredo. In the project we are looking at doing apporoximately 1,800 homes” stated Cliff Killam, President and CEO of Killam Development.T
  • Social Media Outage Causes An Impact On Our Community

    Social Media Outage Causes An Impact On Our Community
    Even though the social media outage only lasted a couple of hours, it had a big impact on our community.
    Yesterdays social media blackout left millions of users without access to WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Many internet based businesses saw a radical decrease in sales.
    Dania Guzman, owner of DG House of Fashion explains that she heavily relies on social media to connect with customers.
    “As a small business, we do depend a lot on social media. I feel like social media is our biggest
  • McAllen Proclaims October 5th as Teachers’ Day

    McAllen Proclaims October 5th as Teachers’ Day
    The city of McAllen will be honoring educators in a special way.
    In honor of World Teachers’ Day, McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos and the city of McAllen’s Commission issued an official proclamation showing their appreciation for the city’s teachers by announcing October 5th as McAllen’s official Teachers’ Day.
    This was made possible with the partnership of Raise You Hand Texas and Teachers Can movements. The community is also being encouraged to personally express
  • Enter the Peña CODE WORD for a chance to WIN TICKETS to the Dallas vs. Carolina game!

    Enter the Peña CODE WORD for a chance to WIN TICKETS to the Dallas vs. Carolina game!
    Do you know the Peña CODE WORD that was announced on Sunday Sept. 26th?
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    Enter the Peña CODE WORD for a chance to WIN TICKETS to a Dallas game!
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    REGISTER TO WIN tickets for Monster Jam!
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  • Brad Pitt awarded temporary joint custody of his six children, sources say

    Brad Pitt awarded temporary joint custody of his six children, sources say
    Originally Published: 27 MAY 21 17:31 ET
    Updated: 27 MAY 21 22:10 ET
    By Chloe Melas, CNN
    (CNN) — Brad Pitt has been awarded temporary joint custody of the six children he shares with Angelina Jolie, two sources with knowledge of the case told CNN.
    The decision was made a few weeks ago and Jolie’s legal team has already appealed the judge’s decision, the sources said.
    CNN has reached out to representatives for Pitt and lawyers for Jolie declined to comment.
    “The recent dec
  • Study finds majority of severe Covid-19 cases had longterm symptoms, as officials race to vaccinate

    Study finds majority of severe Covid-19 cases had longterm symptoms, as officials race to vaccinate
    Originally Published: 27 MAY 21 03:45 ET
    Updated: 27 MAY 21 22:22 ET
    By Aya Elamroussi, CNN
    (CNN) — Mask mandates are being lifted across the US. Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are dropping. People are getting vaccinated.
    All these promising signs suggest the summer of 2021 could be very different from a year ago.
    Half of the adult population is fully vaccinated, according to data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past week,
  • Louisiana lawmakers send anti-trans sports ban to governor, who is likely to issue a veto

    Louisiana lawmakers send anti-trans sports ban to governor, who is likely to issue a veto
    Originally Published: 27 MAY 21 22:24 ET
    By Devan Cole, CNN
    (CNN) — Lawmakers in Louisiana sent a bill that would prohibit transgender girls and women in the state from competing on girls’ and womens’ public elementary, secondary and college sports teams to the state’s Democratic governor on Thursday, who will likely issue a veto of the measure, which he previously called “unnecessary and discriminatory.”
    The state’s Republican-led House passed
  • Man charged with threatening to kill Biden and others in bizarre texts

    Man charged with threatening to kill Biden and others in bizarre texts
    Originally Published: 26 MAY 21 21:09 ET
    By Caroline Kelly and Andy Rose, CNN
    (CNN) — A New Mexico man is facing a federal charge for allegedly threatening to kill President Joe Biden and others in text messages he sent to people in two states.
    John Benjamin Thornton is charged with using interstate commerce communications to send a threat to injure another person. The rambling texts allegedly from Thornton provided as evidence in a criminal complaint include statements that he w
  • Obama says ‘institutional role’ constrained his comments on Ferguson and Trayvon Martin cases while President

    Obama says ‘institutional role’ constrained his comments on Ferguson and Trayvon Martin cases while President
    Originally Published: 26 MAY 21 21:35 ET
    By Paul LeBlanc, CNN
    (CNN) — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday reflected on the frustration he had felt in office when his “institutional role” limited his ability to comment on federal investigations into the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
    “I went as far as I could just commenting on cases like Trayvon Martin or what was happening in Ferguson because as we discovered, not every preside
  • Mother of fallen Capitol Police officer wants to meet with GOP senators ahead of commission vote

    Mother of fallen Capitol Police officer wants to meet with GOP senators ahead of commission vote
    Originally Published: 26 MAY 21 13:33 ET
    Updated: 26 MAY 21 21:48 ET
    By Jamie Gangel, CNN
    (CNN) — The mother of fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who had asked to meet with GOP senators, will meet with at least 15 of them Thursday ahead of an expected vote on the January 6 commission that so far is short of the 10 Republican votes needed to pass.
    Thirteen Republican senators have declined to meet with her, according to a source with knowledge.
    In a statement o
  • Gunman who killed eight co-workers at California transit facility knew victims well, mayor says

    Gunman who killed eight co-workers at California transit facility knew victims well, mayor says
    Originally Published: 26 MAY 21 10:41 ET
    Updated: 26 MAY 21 22:58 ET
    By Eric Levenson, Stella Chan, Cheri Mossburg and Paul P. Murphy, CNN
    (CNN) — A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning at a public transit rail yard in San Jose, California, killing at least eight co-workers and wounding others, Deputy Russell Davis of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.
    The gunman, an employee of the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), is dead, Davis said. He has been identified as
  • When to see the total lunar eclipse and ‘flower’ supermoon

    When to see the total lunar eclipse and ‘flower’ supermoon
    Originally Published: 25 MAY 21 10:34 ET
    Updated: 25 MAY 21 22:56 ET
    By Megan Marples and Ashley Strickland, CNN
    (CNN) — The moon is about to put on a bit of a show.
    The full moon on Wednesday, May 26, will be the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019, according to EarthSky. It will take the moon just under three hours to cross through the Earth’s shadow, but the actual lunar eclipse will last for about 15 minutes.
    A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and full moon alig
  • House Republican leaders condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust comparison after 5 days and a wave of outrage

    House Republican leaders condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust comparison after 5 days and a wave of outrage
    Originally Published: 25 MAY 21 10:38 ET
    Updated: 25 MAY 21 22:15 ET
    By Ryan Nobles, CNN
    (CNN) — House Republican leaders have condemned incendiary remarks from GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene five days after she first publicly compared Capitol Hill mask rules to the Holocaust, amid a wave of criticism from Republican and conservative critics as well as Jewish groups aimed at the Georgia congresswoman and the party leaders’ silence.
    “Marjorie is wrong, and her intenti
  • Biden indicated he could support $1 trillion infrastructure plan, Republicans say, as GOP group prepares new offer

    Biden indicated he could support $1 trillion infrastructure plan, Republicans say, as GOP group prepares new offer
    (CNN) — GOP senators say that President Joe Biden has informed them he’d be willing to accept an infrastructure package of around $1 trillion, significantly lower than the White House’s public offer last week.
    Two key GOP negotiators — Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Roger Wicker of Mississippi — both indicated on Tuesday that Biden has signaled openness to that price tag, a reason why they plan to make a counteroffer around that amount on Thurs
  • Texas emergency shelter is mostly ‘warehousing’ thousands of migrant children, according to eyewitnesses

    Texas emergency shelter is mostly ‘warehousing’ thousands of migrant children, according to eyewitnesses
    The shelter at Fort Bliss feels more like a warehouse, according to people who have been there, with rows and rows of bunk cots stacked on top of each other, filling up large white tents where hundreds of migrant children wait.
    Now, officials are talking about doubling that population — from 5,000 to up to 10,000 children — potentially making an already difficult situation even worse.
    Attorneys who have visited the facility described for CNN scenes of children with little t
  • NFL is reviewing claims made by former coach, who said he was told he was ‘not the right minority’ during an interview

    NFL is reviewing claims made by former coach, who said he was told he was ‘not the right minority’ during an interview
    he NFL is reviewing claims made by a former player and coach in the league, who said he was told he was “not the right minority” while interviewing for a job this offseason, according to the Boston Globe.
    Eugene Chung, who worked as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, told the Boston Globe last week that an interviewer for an NFL job told him that he was “really not a minority,” before saying he wasn’t “the righ
  • Ex-WH counsel McGahn agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors next week

    Ex-WH counsel McGahn agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors next week
    Originally Published: 24 MAY 21 19:55 ET
    Updated: 24 MAY 21 22:37 ET
    By Jeremy Herb and Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    (CNN) — Former Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next week after House Democrats and the Justice Department struck a deal paving the way for his closed-door testimony, according to three sources familiar with the discussions.
    McGahn’s testimony is coming after a years-long legal battle between House Democrats and th
  • More than 200 injured after two trains collide in Malaysian capital

    More than 200 injured after two trains collide in Malaysian capital
    Originally Published: 24 MAY 21 13:10 ET
    Updated: 24 MAY 21 22:41 ET
    By Sharif Paget, CNN
    (CNN) — More than 200 people were injured in Malaysia on Monday when two trains collided in the capital Kuala Lumpur, the state-run Bernama news agency reported.
    The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. local time when one of the trains, which was going on a test run and had only one driver, collided with a train carrying passengers.
    Both trains, which are operated by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, we
  • Two Suspects Charged in Connection to Death of Los Fresnos Man

    Two Suspects Charged in Connection to Death of Los Fresnos Man
    Deputies found the body of Martin Benjamin Peña, 52, after a call for service on the intersection of Interstate 69 Northbound Frontage Road and Spur 56 on May 12th.
  • Federal Agents Discover Marijuana Inside Man-Made Tunnel

    Federal Agents Discover Marijuana Inside Man-Made Tunnel
    Agents also found two undocumented immigrants inside the underground structure.
  • Efforts to Remove Federal Restrictions at Ports of Entry Continue

    Efforts to Remove Federal Restrictions at Ports of Entry Continue
    U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar says federal authorities understand the need to open the border to non-essential traffic, but that Mexican officials also have to be in agreement.
  • Community Members Clean up Damage Left Behind By Wednesday’s Storm

    Community Members Clean up Damage Left Behind By Wednesday’s Storm
    One city of Mercedes resident says debris left from previous storms is obstructing water flow in his neighborhood.
     
  • Search For Vehicle That May Have Slipped into Body of Water in Cameron County Suspended

    Search For Vehicle That May Have Slipped into Body of Water in Cameron County Suspended
    Sheriff Eric Garza says they have received no calls over missing persons.
  • Body Found Inside Truck in Edinburg

    Body Found Inside Truck in Edinburg
    Officials say they discovered the body of a 44-year-old man inside of a truck parked outside a convenience store on the 1600 block of Richardson Road at around 4 PM. Authorities have not yet identified the victim. Investigators continue looking into the circumstances leading up to his death.
  • Heartbeat Bill Passed

    Heartbeat Bill Passed
    Government Greg Abbott sign a new abortion law which is set to take into effect later this year.
  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown

    Turn Around, Don’t Drown
    Officials urge drivers to be safe when out in the roads during severe weather.
     
  • Residents Living In Fear

    Residents Living In Fear
    Residents in an area of Pharr share their experience when it comes to flooding after heavy rainfall.
  • Border agents have seized more fentanyl in the last 7 months than the year before, CBP says

    Border agents have seized more fentanyl in the last 7 months than the year before, CBP says
    Originally Published: 18 MAY 21 21:05 ET
    By Amanda Jackson, CNN
    (CNN) — In the last 7 months, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seized more fentanyl than the total for the year before, according to data from the agency.
    The agency released updated statistics last week of the amount of drugs confiscated by CBP authorities through April.
    So far this fiscal year, which runs October to September, CBP said it seized 6,494 pounds of the synthetic opioid, surpassing th
  • Texas governor bans mask mandates by state’s public schools and local governments

    Texas governor bans mask mandates by state’s public schools and local governments
    Originally Published: 18 MAY 21 17:31 ET
    Updated: 18 MAY 21 19:13 ET
    By Hannah Sarisohn and Caroline Kelly, CNN
    (CNN) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state governmental entities such as counties, public school districts, public health authorities and government officials from requiring mask wearing.
    “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public scho
  • Palm Valley Animal Society Reducing Adoption Fees

    Palm Valley Animal Society Reducing Adoption Fees
    PVAS is reducing their adoption fees for a limited time on their older dogs. The shelter is also looking for volunteers and donation.
  • Over $400 Million Awarded To Local Universities

    Over $400 Million Awarded To Local Universities
    Higher Education Institutions in Texas’s 28th Congressional District will get over 436 million dollars in federal emergency relief funds. At least half of the funding must be used for financial grants to students struggling due to the pandemic. UTRGV and STC are expected to received funding.
  • Driver Hospitalized Following Crash Involving A School Bus

    Driver Hospitalized Following Crash Involving A School Bus
    PSJA ISD officials say a female driver struck a bus with students on board after attempting to stop before the railroad tracks of business 83 and cage boulevard. None of the students were injured. Driver remains in hospital. Investigation now underway.
  • Federal Restrictions At Ports Of Entries Continue

    Federal Restrictions At Ports Of Entries Continue
    Local leaders continue asking the federal government to reopen ports of entry for nonessential travel.
  • Gov. Abbott Ends Additional Unemployment Benefits

    Gov. Abbott  Ends Additional Unemployment Benefits
    Governor Abbot says the focus must be shifted to connecting Texans with the over one million job openings available. Benefits are set to end June 26th.
  • Child Tax Credit Offers hundreds in Advance for RGV Families

    Child Tax Credit Offers hundreds in Advance for RGV Families
    The Treasury Department said it will start issuing the payments on the 15th of each month unless the date falls on a holiday or weekend. Parents should understand this is not a stimulus payment, its an advance payment that will be deducted from their annual income.
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