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Flash flood watch remains in effect for entire RGV

A flash flood watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. today for the entire Rio Grande Valley. The National Weather Service reports rainfall amounts of...

Abbott Waives Grade Promotion Requirements For 2020-2021 STAAR Testing

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students...

Tornado watch issued for entire Rio Grande Valley

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a tornado watch for the entire Rio Grande Valley. The watch will remain in effect until 10...

Hanna could bring devastating flood to the RGV

The National Weather Service reports devastating to potentially catastrophic flooding could occur later this evening through Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley. The worst flooding...

Tropical Storm warning issued for parts of RGV; Flash Flood Watch issued too

A Tropical Storm warning remains in effect for parts of the Rio Grande Valley, the National Weather Service is reporting. The areas in the warning...

U.S. Navy support being sent to RGV to help combat COVID-19

Governor Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has sent five U.S. Navy teams to four locations in South and Southwest Texas to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning today, one U.S. Navy Acute Care Team will provide support at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen and four U.S. Navy Rural Rapid Response Teams will support hospitals in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Rio Grande City. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Zoo turns to weekend schedule; low attendance the reason

Effective Monday, the Gladys Porter Zoo will be changing its hours of operation until further notice. The Zoo will now only be open to the public during the following days and times: On Friday evenings, gates are open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and guests will be allowed to stay on Zoo grounds until dusk; On Saturdays and Sundays, the Zoo will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., zoo officials stated in a press release. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Walmart to require all customers wear facial coverings

You want to shop at Walmart? You had better wear a facial covering. The company announced Wednesday that Walmart and Sams Club will require customers...

Agents seize exotic bird

U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Fort Brown station seized an exotic bird that was attempted to be smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico....

School board votes to start school year with remote instruction

The Point Isabel Independent School District Board of Trustees has voted to keep the district’s schools closed for on campus and face -to- face instruction during the 2020-2021 school year until it is deemed safe for students, teachers and staff to return. The district will engage in remote instruction instead. The PIISD school board held an Emergency Meeting on Friday evening via zoom to discuss the plans for opening the schools for the fall of 2020 in wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story at themonitor.com