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RGV DA Coalition releases statement on George Floyd’s death

The Rio Grande Valley District Attorney Coalition has released a statement on the killing of George Floyd and the protests that are occurring across...

Hundreds turn out for peaceful protest at Linear Park

About 100 people are attending the Justice for George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest at Linear Park. Many are carrying signs that read “Black Lives Matter”...

Cameron County jailer tests positive for COVID-19

BY ERIN SHERIDAN Staff Writer A Cameron County jailer employed at the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Sheriff Omar Lucio. The office...

President Trump threatens to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests

(WASHINGTON) -President Donald Trump threatened to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests. Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National...

Abbott authorizes feds to act as Texas peace officers, FBI tactical teams deployed

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott this afternoon issued a state of disaster declaration following the protests around the state which turned violent and are endangering...

Blast Off: SpaceX rocket heads to space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a...

NWS: Severe weather and heavy rainfall possible tonight

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports the Rio Grande Valley could expect scattered strong to severe thunderstorms tonight. The NWS reports large hail, damaging...

NWS: Severe weather could impact the Rio Grande Valley

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports the Rio Grande Valley could experience severe weather and heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Forecasters report isolated to scattered...

Bishop announces Masses to return Monday

Bishop Daniel E. Flores, of the Catholic of Diocese of Brownsville, announced on Friday that churches will reopen on Monday and that there will be strict protocols to follow in keeping with recommendations of health officials. The protocols include practicing social distancing, the mandatory wearing of face masks and parishioners will be required to disinfect their hands as they enter and leave the church. Flores said there will special instructions for receiving Holy Communion. Churches in the Brownsville diocese had been closed since noon on March 19, following directives from Flores, who ordered them shut because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story at themonitor.com

La Niña could bring above-normal storm season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecast on Thursday and is forecasting an above-normal season with the possibility of that season being extremely active. Gerry Bell, lead hurricane season forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, said there could be 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1. NOAA reports multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely, which could make this one of the most trying hurricane seasons the United States will experience since the country is in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story at themonitor.com.