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Franklin could impact local weather

HARLINGEN — Tropical Storm Franklin should pass across the Yucatan Peninsula and re-invigorate itself in the Bay of Campeche as a hurricane.So far, weather...

Cool it: As heat records tumble, relief is in sight

HARLINGEN — Just two days after blazing heat toppled records in Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen, milder weather and a good chance for rain appears...

Finish line in sight for Rio Hondo lift bridge refit

RIO HONDO — There is light at the end of the bridge.RIO HONDO — There is light at the end of the bridge.Texas Department...

AIM Media buys Civitas Media properties in major acquisition

AIM Media Midwest on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Civitas Media’s more than 30 daily and weekly newspapers in Ohio and West Virginia.AIM Media...

For emergency coordinators, disaster now year-round event

Emergency operations managers in the Rio Grande Valley are in agreement the hurricane season, at least for them, has evolved into a year-round event.“There...

Holiday massacre sees 1,000 Radio Shacks close across US

HARLINGEN — Quietly over the Memorial Day holiday, troubled electronics retailer Radio Shack shut down more than 1,000 stores, including perhaps a dozen in...

Weekend rain helps ease dry Valley conditions

HARLINGEN — A cold front’s noisy passage Sunday brought some welcome relief from brutally dry weather in the Rio Grande Valley.HARLINGEN — A cold...

Abnormally dry spell hints at 2013 drought

LOS FRESNOS — The parched and dusty mud wallows at the Alligator Pond are telling clues as to what cratered the local gator real...

More active hurricane season predicted

HARLINGEN — After nearly 12 years of no major hurricane hitting the United States coast, federal weather forecasters yesterday predicted a more active hurricane...

A Dry Heat: Forecasters fret hot pattern to continue, bringing drought

HARLINGEN — The locked-in weather pattern of hot and dry days could be an indicator the Valley will see more of the same through...