Noon Fix: Mission to work with consultant to learn about drug cartels; Valley parishioners honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with fanfare; Valley under a Red Flag warning

City of Mission

Mission to work with consultant to learn about drug cartels

As part of their efforts to bring a railroad through the city that extends to Monterrey, officials with the city of Mission will begin learning more about the dangers on the south side of the border.
Danza Anoctonas Maltachines of Weslaco perform during the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle on Wednesday Dec.12, 2018, in San Juan. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com

Valley parishioners honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with fanfare

Adorned in boldly colored, feathered headgear symbolizing the crown of the Virgin Mary, and wielding a rattle and a wooden arch bow meant to keep the devil away, theĀ matachinesĀ dancers stepped in syncopation to the relentless beat of a drum.

From the National Weather Service in Brownsville.

Reminder: Rio Grande Valley is under a Red Flag warning

A cold front Thursday will include high winds for deep South Texas, creating critical fire weather conditions for the area.