Fri May 17, 2013
County water concerns not over
Current Conditions: Fair, 89 F Forecast: Fri - Sunny. High: 92 Low: 75 Sat - Partly Cloudy.
Mon May 13, 2013
Corruption trial starts for former Texas DA
A former South Texas prosecutor facing corruption charges was essentially a "district attorney on retainer" who used his discretion in exchange for cash, federal prosecutors told jurors Monday while laying out their case against the one-time aspiring congressman.
Report scrutinizes new Border Patrol punishments
A widely touted Border Patrol initiative to send migrants back to Mexico far from the points they are caught entering the U.S. illegally has one of the worst track records at discouraging people from trying again, according to a new study that offers a detailed assessment of how the agency's new enforcement strategies are working.
Corruption trial set for former Texas prosecutor
Prosecutors say a former South Texas district attorney and 1-time candidate for Congress used the power of his position to profit.
Sun May 12, 2013
Regents Want to Keep UTB at Current Site
The regents passed a motion that said maintaining the university's downtown location would "result in a compact urban campus and is the preferred location for the campus." The motion also authorizes the executive director of real estate to execute a contract with Texas Southmost College in which the University of Texas at Brownsville would lease ... (more)
El Paso Times
In brief: Binational art exhibit opens in June in El Paso, Ju rez
More than 40 artists from the U.S.-Mexico border have been selected for the concurrent exhibits "III Bienal Ciudad Juarez-El Paso Biennial 2013." The exhibits, subtitled "Tijuana to Brownsville: Contemporary Art Along the Border," will run together June 2 through Aug.
Fri May 10, 2013
House panel rejects Hinojosa language for Valley medical school
A House panel on Friday scuttled a controversial plan being pushed by Sen. Juan Hinojosa , D-McAllen, to locate the first two years of medical education in Hidalgo County as part of a proposal to create a new mega university in the Rio Grande Valley.
UT System regents eyeing land in South Texas for expanded UT Brownsville camps
The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved lease negotiations between UT Brownsville and Texas Southmost College that will help ease the split into two separate campuses.
Thu May 09, 2013
El Paso Times
Texas county shaken as migrant deaths rise
At the Sacred Heart Burial Park in Brooks County, the graves of dead migrants spread across three sections of the cemetery, topped with plastic carnations and simple aluminum markers staked into the dust.
Border Violence Spillover to the U.S. Needs to Be Acknowledged
One early morning in mid-January of 2013, JesAos JuAĦrez opened the front door of his Brownsville, Texas home and saw a package.
'Spare Not the Rod' is Released
In his fast-paced new novel " Spare Not the Rod " , author Leonard Tolbert explores the themes of friendship, loyalty and growing up in a story filled with adventure, humor, tragedy, action and the phenomenon of Texas high school football.
Wed May 08, 2013
Disney drops bid to trademark Day of Dead name
Loraine Knoch who works at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home erected an altar of all of the people the funeral home has had arrangements for, Thursday, Nov.
Underserved Market Prompts 168-Unit Groundbreaking
Time is running out: RealShare Student Housing comes to Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Dallas on May 13 and 14, 2013.
Legislature Honors World War II Vets, Including Perry's Father
Gov. Perry along with his father Ray Perry and Sen. Eddie Lucio D-Brownsville on Senate floor where WW2 veterans were honored during a ceremony commemorating VE Day.
Tue May 07, 2013
3 states vie for SpaceXa s commercial rocket launches 3 states vie for ...
A multi-state competition to win SpaceX's commercial rocket launches takes another step Tuesday as the spotlight turns to Texas' bid.
Possible change to Valley university plan upset some
The unity of Rio Grande Valley political and civic actors pushing for creation of a new University of Texas institution there could be challenged by wrangling over the location of the university's future medical school.
Texas Films Shine at Cine Las Americas 2013
The last day of the 2013 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival wrapped with Texas properly represented in the Hecho en Tejas program.
Sat May 04, 2013
Brownsville leading SpaceX sweepstakes?
The private space company is considering at least four locations for the launch site, where it will invest about $100 million and create hundreds of jobs.