• Congratulations Graduates 2020

    Jose OrtizBrianna de Leon

    Jose OrtizSarinah J. PonceBrianna de LeonYasmine GarciaEdwin AndradeSalvador RangelDominik CidSabrina DiazDestiny LeijaRicardo Tamayo Jr.Bobby SaldivarNorma LagunaBobby GarciaMonserrath Barrientos Angela ReynaMiriam VazquezAntonio TorresLeila ArriolaAmanda VargasJorge GuzmanGenarus SmithJesse OsorioJoey Mena
  • Boxing is Set to Return Next Month

    Boxing is set to return next month to Las Vegas.
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to allow combat sports without spectators.  Top Rank has already announced two matches for June 9th and 11th.Current Featherweight World Champion Shakur Stevenson is the first fighter to return to the ring in a match against Felix Caraballo. Two days later Jessie Magdaleno will face off Yenifiel Vicente. Both matches would be 10 rounders where world titles will not be in play.Click on vid
  • Funds Available to Help Nursing Home Residents Stay in Touch With Family

    Governor Greg Abbott announced $3.6 million are going toward keeping nursing home residents connected to their families.This money, allocated by the states Health And Human Services Commission, will provide nursing home facilities with resources to  purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with their loved ones during this pandemic.Nursing homes are encouraged to apply for this funding through Health And Human Services to receive up to 3,000 dollars.
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  • “Pharr Cares” Program to Provide Relief For Local Businesses

    City of Pharr officials helping local businesses get back on their feet with federal funding.City officials were able to secure funding from the “CARES” Act and will offer a business grant program called Pharr Cares.The Pharr EDC says this will help provide for struggling businesses during this pandemic.
    Grants between 2,500 and 5,000 dollars will be given to those who qualify.
    You can log onto pharredc.com/cares for more information on requirements and how to apply. 
  • City of Weslaco Offering Financial Relief to Small Businesses

    Today was the big day for 37 out of 40 business owners who applied to the city of Weslaco’s Small Business Recovery Assistance Grant Program.Tomasita Hernandez  is among several business owners  who were awarded the funds to re-establish  business operations after 60 days of having to remain closed to the public.Click on video to view full story.
  • City Extends Emergency Order Until June 30Th

    The extension of the city’s emergency order may make Laredo eligible for more state and federal funding.
    Although Texas is slowly reopening their economy, Governor Abbott extended the state’s emergency proclamation on May 12th.
    Laredo city council members decided to continue their order until June 30th. City leaders say this won’t interfere with the governor’s orders.Click on video to view full story.
  • Federal Agents Seize Nearly $700,000 Worth Of Narcotics

    700 thousand dollars worth of narcotics are taken off the streets by federal agents.
    On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents in Escobares saw a vehicle speeding. Roma police tried to conduct a stop but the vehicle kept going. Minutes later the driver stopped and fled the scene. Click on video to view full story.
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  • Trial For Victor Godinez Postponed

    The Trial for the man accused of killing DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez has been postponed.Victor Alejandro Godinez was supposed to present himself in front of a judge but was postponed until July 29.It is still unknown if the state will seek the death penalty against Godinez, accused of shooting  Sanchez in the head. He died four months after the incident. 
  • Suspect Accused of Vandalism Arrested and Charged

    McAllen- The suspect allegedly responsible for vandalizing at least two places of worship faced charges this afternoon.38-year-old Erica Garza was arrested Tuesday in connection to vandalism at the Temple Emanuel Synagogue in McAllen.Garza was removed from her arraignment after shouting at the judge and causing a scene.She was later brought back in and charged with criminal mischief.Click on video to view full story.
  • NHL Announces 24 Team Format For Return of The Stanley Cup

    Commissioner Gary Bettman says the top 24 of the league’s 31 teams will return for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
    About 85 percent of the NHL season was played before the coronavirus forced the league to shut down in mid-March.Now the top twelve teams from each division will move forward toward the playoffs by playing in two hub cities without fans in the arenas.The NHL hopes players can return to the ice rink in mid-June in order to begin individual training.
    The hub cities or official return
  • $9.5 Million Awarded to Metro McAllen

    Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced over $9.5 million have been awarded to the city of McAllen’s public transportation system.These funds, awarded through the “CARES” Act, will go toward salaries, fuel, personal protective gear and maintenance costs to keep McAllen Metro systems operating throughout this pandemic.
  • $7.5 Million Approved for Mortgage and Rent Relief Program

    7.5 million dollars in federal funding has been approved for housing relief.The funds were secured with the “CARES” Act and are being set aside the COVID-19 Mortgage And Rental Relief Program,
    This will provide grants to help Hidalgo County residents in select cities whose income has been impacted due to the virus.Applicants should provide proof that they are working reduced hours. Details on when and how to qualify for this grant will be announced soon.
  • Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases of MIS-C

    MIS-C causes inflamation in different body parts, including internal organs. COVID-19 has been linked to this syndrome.Laredo Health Officials are investigating two possible cases. One patient was transferred to a hospital in Corpus Christi while the other remains under the care of Doctor Treviño.
    He says the child’s COVID-19 test came back negative. But that does not mean at one point, the child did not have the virus.Click on video to view full story.
  • More Reopenings Under “Phase Two”

    Governor Greg Abbott announced more businesses that can reopen under “Phase Two”.Driver’s Ed. courses and food court dining areas can open to the public immediately at 25 percent capacity and must follow social distancing guidelines.Beginning this Friday, water parks may also reopen at 25 percent capacity. Video arcades within these parks must remain closed. Recreational sports programs for adults may resume on Sunday, May 31. However, games and competitions cannot begin until
  • Residents Demand Action After Heavy Rains Cause Severe Flooding

    Several residents in Starr County woke up to flooded homes after severe thunderstorms overnight.Homes along San Agustin Street in the neighborhood of El Chaparral in Rio Grande City were severely affected by last night’s rain, residents want action by city and county leaders.Click on video to view full story.
  • Defense Team Asks to Reschedule Ex-Border Patrol Agent’s Trial Due to COVID-19

    The defense team of an ex-border patrol agent accused of killing a two-year-old and his mother is asking the court to reschedule his trial date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Jury selection in the case of Ronald Anthony-Burgos Aviles is scheduled March 2021.His attorneys say they’ve lost more than two months of investigation and preparation time.Attorneys for Burgos-Aviles argue their investigation can’t continue until a COVID-19 vaccine is available.
  • Suspect Wanted for Vandalism of at Least Two Places of Worship in Custody

    A woman is behind bars after several places of worship across the Rio Grande Valley were vandalized.
    The San Juan Basilica is one of three centers targeted. The woman was caught on camera with a bottle of what appears to be spray paint. Click on video to view full story.
  • Brad Keselowski Earns His First Win at Coca-Cola 600

    NASCAR honored the fallen heroes on Memorial Day weekend with empty stands as COVID-19 restrictions continue.
    The rain delayed the Coca-Cola 600 race for more than an hour.Chase Elliott in the lead when William Byron blows a tire and goes around to bring out the caution to send the race to overtime.
    Elliot headed to the pits while most racers stayed on the track.On the final lap of overtime, Brad Keselowski takes the checkered flag for the Coca-Cola 600 win. Click on video to view full spor
  • Authorities Warn the Public Over Counterfeit Face Masks

    The Brownsville Police Department is warning the public about a scam involving counterfeit face masks.According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, scammers are labeling masks with fake brand names of well known medical suppliers and selling them at an inflated price.Click on video to view full story.
  • Suspect Arrested and Charged For Murder of Teenage Girl

    A 20-year-old man is behind bars in connection to the homicide of a 15-year-old girl.
    According to Harlingen police, Jesus Saldaña Ramirez was identified as the suspect in the murder of 15-year-old Alexandra Castillio.Click on video to view full story.
  • Gladys Porter Zoo Taking Extra Precautions

    Representatives from  Gladys Porter Zoo say they do not plan on reopening just yet, since they fear for the wellbeing of their wildlife.“We know that if someone got a serious infection with coronavirus it probably leads to intensive care respirators and all of what we’ve heard on the news. Now try to translate doing that to a gorilla and we would be in a very tough situation “Thomas Demaar-Chief VeterinarianGladys Porter Zoo houses  nearly 1,600 animals, among them re
  • Local Leaders Disappointed With “CARES” Act Funding

    The $150 billion coronavirus relief fund provides money to state and local governments based on their population. The amount the city of Laredo  and Webb County are set to  receive surprised local officials.The “CARES” Act will help local leadership cover the expenses sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Webb County officials,the funding they are receiving is not enough.“But right now, the way the numbers are showing, we are only going to get 37 thousand dollar
  • Veterans at Rehabilitation Center Honored With Ceremony

    Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance also honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Local law enforcement, first responders and leaders gathered at the hospital’s rehabilitation center  to join patients who happen to be veterans. Click on video to view full story.
  • Marine Marches 22 Miles to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

    A Corpus Christi Marine traveled to Mission to honor our fallen heroes.Starting at 5 AM, Gilbert Villareal II marched 22 miles with 22 pounds of weight on his back. He began at the Mission highway patrol office to the La Joya location to honor Trooper Moises Sanchez and raise mental health awareness.Click on video to view full story.
  • UIL Announces Requirements For Summer Sports Program

    Earlier this week,the UIL announced school football teams would be allowed to begin their strength and conditioning camps on June 8th.
    It is completely optional for students to participate whether they’re in the marching band or in the football team.
    The UIL just released the protocols schools will have to follow.Click on video to view full story.
  • Authorities Increase Patrols Over Holiday Weekend

    Officers will increase their patrols on the highways and popular hotspots to keep an eye out for intoxicated drivers.“For us, it’s the same advice as before. If you ae going to go out and there is drinking in the agenda, make sure you have a designated sober driver.”Inv. Joe Baeza-Laredo Police Department P.I.O.Click on video to view full story.
  • Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure, One Arrest

    A traffic stop in Cameron County leads to a drug bust and arrest.
    Primera Police stopped 19-year-old Carlos Houston Miranda. Authorities allegedly spotted the drugs in plain sight in his vehicle.
    He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. His total bond was set at 17,500 dollars.
  • Federal Agents Continue Disrupting Human Smuggling Attempts

    Border Patrol throughout the Rio Grande Valley continues disrupting human smuggling attempts.On Tuesday, agents rescued six undocumented immigrants from a stash house in Pharr. The next day, federal agents in Roma responded to a human smuggling attempt. Click on video to view full story
  • Woman Arrested in Connection to Fatal Rollover Accident

    Authorities arrest a woman involved in fatal accident the left a 9-year-old dead.
    Miranda Lizette Longoria was taken into custody on Thursday after police responded to the 1700 block of of West Expressway 77 to a major accident Monday.A child was ejected from a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. .
    Longoria is facing several charges including intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, among others.
    Her bond is set a million dollars.
  • Governor Abbott Ends Executive Order

    Travelers coming into texas airports  from certain states are no longer required to self-quarantine.
    Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order ending air-travel restrictions.
    The previous order required those entering Texas from certain COVID-19 hotspots to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Abbott says the termination of this order is to help reopen the Texas economy. 
  • R.G.V. Churches and Chapels May Reopen at Less Than 50% Capacity

    The Diocese of Brownsville announced Catholic churches in the Rio Grande Valley can reopen on Monday with restrictions.
    Strict protocols will be implemented to ensure the safety of those attending.Bishop Daniel Flores says each Mass will be held  at less than 50% occupancy.Click on video to view full story.
  • Bars Reopen to the Public at Limited Capacity

    Before the clock struck midnight, many were already making line outside of different night clubs in downtown McAllen.“It’s been more than two months and some people like to go out. They like to go see stuff and right now it is pretty good. I like it, I like going out.”Rafael Lopez -McAllen ResidentThis comes after Greg Abbott’s “phase two” plan to reopen Texas came into effect, allowing bars to reopen to a 25% capacity.  “I don’t know that we
  • Dak Prescott Allegedly Turned Down A 175 Million Dollar Contract

    According to NFL analyst, Chris Simms, Prescott rejected a five year,175 million dollar contract.
    This amount is equivalent to 35 million dollars per year.Sources suggest Prescott does not agree with the length of the deal and is looking to re-sign only for the next four seasons.
    If he does stay for the fifth season he is looking for a pay increase to 45 million dollars.Prescott was given a franchise tag by The Cowboys to start the season while they were worked on reaching a new deal.Click on vi
  • Active Shooter Situation at Naval Air Station This Morning

    According to officials at N.A.S, the incident occurred at around 6:15 this morning when the armed suspect entered the stations perimeters.The alleged shooter, who has not yet been identified, was located by officials in station’s North Gate area. The suspect was then killed. Authorities say a sailor and a security officer were been taken to a local hospital after attempting to confront the shooterThe FBI has taken over this case. Investigators are actively searching for a second suspect.Cl
  • Active Shooter Situation at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Thursday Morning

    According to officials at N.A.S, the incident occurred at around 6:15 this morning when the armed suspect entered the stations perimeters.The alleged shooter, who has not yet been identified, was located by officials in station’s North Gate area. The suspect was then killed. Authorities say a sailor and a security officer were been taken to a local hospital after attempting to confront the shooterThe FBI has taken over this case. Investigators are actively searching for a second suspect.Cl
  • UTRGV Offering Free Wi-Fi

    University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley students can now have free access to Wi-Fi from their vehicles.
    University officials say all classes will continue online during the summer.
    To help students study, some of UTRGV’s parking lots will be equipped with free Wi-Fi.
    If you would like to find out which parking lot gives you access to the internet, you can log onto utrgv.edu/it.
  • City Officials Laid Of 50 Employees

    During the month of March, city officials say they suffered a seven percent loss in sales tax revenue. They say personnel cuts had to be made in preparation for more financial hardship.City leaders expect more losses in the upcoming months.
    With the city reaching a difficult point in their budget, they had to layoff employees.Click on video to view full story.
  • Eviction Numbers May Be On The Rise Within The Next Few Weeks

    The Texas Supreme Court allowed eviction hearings to continue as of May 19.According to experts, unemployment plays a key role in an individual’s ability to pay their rent or mortgage.“Unfortunately. many of the people in the area won’t be able to pay the rent or the mortgage and they are confronted with an eviction in the next month.”Jorge Luis Garza-Political AnalystClick on video to view full story.
  • The “Atomic Ant” From Fox’s Ultimate Tag Joins Us in The Studio

    Lorena Abreu, A.K.A. the“Atomic Ant” from Fox’s new show “Ultimate Tag”. The Mcallen native tells us about how she got into the world of competitive sports and her experiences on the show.Click on video to watch full interview.
  • Activists Continue Advocating For Mail-In Ballots

    The debate over whether or not citizens should be able to vote through the mail continues.
    Nine Texas Supreme Court Justices were in trial this morning via Zoom Conference, discussing the future of elections during this pandemic.On Tuesday a federal judge ruled in favor of allowing voters to have access to mail-in ballots, stating that many people are afraid of going out to vote because of COVID-19.The Texas Civil Rights Project is one of the organizations that is suing the lone star state, aski
  • Hospitals Will Receive Remdesivir From The State

    According to health experts, early trials show remdesevir has been effective in speeding up the recovery time of hospitalized  COVID-19 patients. Governor Greg  Abbott announced the distribution will be based on the number of patients in each hospital and in intensive care.Last week, 30 cases of remdesivir were sent to 15 hospitals throughout the state. Hospitals in Hidalgo and Cameron county were sent this antiviral drug.
     Laredo Medical Center also received the medication.C
  • Burglary Suspect Facing Several Charges

    A Laredo man is behind bars and facing several charges.59-year-old Mario Carlos Ramos is accused of theft after a victim reported his wallet stolen from inside his tractor-trailer.The investigation began in March when he noticed the door of the vehicle was open.
    Investigators identified Ramos as the suspect who is also charged with interfering with public duties during his arrest. 
  • Suspect Charged For Inappropriate Relationship With A Minor

    A Los Fresnos man is behind bars tonight for having an inappropriate online relationship with a minor.
    On Monday, the 12-year-old victim’s parents contacted the Primera Police Department after discovering explicit photos on the child’s phone. Investigators learned the child had an online relationship with a 34-year-old man from the beginning of this year until the photos were discovered. Guadalupe Azorca was arrested and charged with online solicitation of a minor and sexual performa
  • Nine-Year-Old Girl Dies After Rollover Accident

    A 9-year-old girl dead after a fatal one-vehicle-accident in San Benito.
    Cops responded to the 1700 block of West Expressway 77 to a major accident.They say a Ford Expedition rolled over several times before coming to a stop, ejecting the child from the vehicle.The girl was pronounced dead, five others aboard the SUV were treated for their injuries, no word yet on if the girl was wearing a seatbelt or not. We will keep you informed as this story develops.
  • Family Involved In FIght Shares Their Story

    A little over two months ago, panic shopping was the topic at hand at the start of the public health crisis. Today, as some businesses reopened their doors to the public, lines formed once again. This time, instead of panic, aggression overcame some shoppers.These are some of the images of what happened today as hundreds of valley residents took to their favorite stores. As life is seemingly returning to somewhat normal conditions, this family says they did not expect their day to have taken a w
  • USL and Players Association Fail to Reach Agreement

    There is currently a dispute between the USL and players association after they unanimously rejected the league’s proposed economic relief that they described as an extreme wage decrease.  Today the USLPA announced they have made a counteroffer:a major salary cut proposal made by the United Soccer League that could potentially affect the RGV FC Toros. The USL players association presented its counter proposal to balance the options.Click on video to view full sports report.
  • Federal Judge Ruled Voters Afraid of COVID-19 Can Request Mail-In Ballots

    A Texas federal judge ruled all voters afraid of catching the coronavirus can request absentee mail-in ballots.District Judge Fred Biery ruled that the “disability” provision in the state’s vote-by-mail election code applies to all registered voters who lack immunity from COVID-19. The Texas Supreme Court issued a decision halting Cameron County and four other counties from issuing mail-in ballots.
    The new federal ruling will supersede last week’s supreme court decision.
  • Council Members Vote To Eliminate Curfew

    As more businesses continue to open, the council voted to eliminate the curfew for adults but keep it for children 17 years of age and under.The decision comes after bars are now allowed to operate. City officials want to avoid confusion in terms of their curfew hours.Click on video to view full story.
  • Cities To Receive Federal Funding

    Hidalgo County Commissioners voted to distribute $63 million in federal funding to the county’s 22 cities.
    The funds come from 151 million dollars the county was awarded through the “CARES” act.
    Cities with over 30,00 residents will get 110 dollars a person. Smaller municipalities with less than 30,000 residents will receive 80 dollars a person.
    The remaining $88 million will be used toward COVID-19 testing labs, personal protective equipment, a forensic center, and education.

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