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Austin, Texas (AP) - More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.
Austin, Texas (AP) - Texas - where the rate of maternal mortality has spiked in recent years for reasons not fully understood - is poised to take an initial step toward examining the problem.
Ramirez, also former StarrCounty judge, is remembered for having vital impact in healthcare access in the Rio GrandeValley and medical education.
The state House voted 143-2 on Monday to approve such limits, which now must return to the Texas Senate, whose members had sought to allow drones for purposes of border security.
The Cameron County Sheriff's Department seized $327,000 after conducting a traffic stop in Brownsville on Sunday afternoon.
Brownsville, Texas (AP) - A convicted human smuggler from Mexico must serve nearly seven years in a U.S. prison over the 2015 death of an immigrant struck by a Coast Guard boat as she tried to reach Texas. Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez of Oaxaca ...
Austin, Texas (AP) - A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating ...
The Texas Senate already passed the bipartisan measure, but it'll have to return there because of House changes. Texas already bans bestiality. But the bill makes it a separate penal code crime, defining 10 categories of offenses. Those include ...
Austin, Texas (AP) - Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature is advancing tough new limits on abortion, striking back after the U.S.
Dallas (AP) - A Federal Prosecutor says longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will not be retried on tax-fraud charges after jurors deadlocked on a verdict.
Austin, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has voted to require high schools to provide instruction on how to best interact with law enforcement in situations like traffic stops.
Southwest Key Programs founder and owner Juan Sanchez speaks to the news media before attending an employee meeting at the Brownsville Events Center on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. The company is expected to lay off hundreds of ...
A Brownsville police officer conducts a traffic-stop as other police units travel along the roadway during a police operation on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. The driver was identified by a mobile lookout for allegedly using their ...
Southwest Key Programs founder and owner Juan Sanchez speaks to the news media before attending an employee meeting at the Brownsville Events Center on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. The company is expected to lay off hundreds of ...
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WOODVILLE, Texas (AP) - The fourth and final member of an East Texas family has been sentenced to prison for his role in the 2014 shooting deaths of a couple in order to gain custody of a 5-year-old girl.
Brownsville, Texas - If you are visiting or simply don't know the area a website can now help you make your trip a little easier.
Austin, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has rejected a Senate attempt to add a string of proposals meant to promote open government to a smaller but related bill.
Brownsville police Honor Fallen, Injured Officers During 'National police Week' copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved.
Brownsville, Texas - If you are looking to buy or sell a house, a local realtor said now is the time. With an average of $125,000 a home, Brownsville real estate is increasing. Lenny Vera, a local realtor closed two houses during the week of May 15.
Lopez high school's Michelle Salinas holds a banner from Texas A&M International University on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. Salinas intends to attend and play soccer for the Texas A&M school based in Laredo. (Jason Hoekema/The ...
St. Joseph Academy's Xavi Montemayor, right, runs past a defender during a spring-season practice on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald). Buy this photo · St. Joseph Academy football Spring Traning.
Brownsville police officer L.J. Gonzalez carries the U.S. Flag during a police Memorial Week ceremony at police headquarters on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. Flags were flown at half-staff followed by a presentation of a wreath, the ...
Gladys Porter Zoo Director Patrick M. Burchfield speaks with the media regarding the conservational study of Pangolins on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. The zoo is home to seven White-bellied Tree Pangolins, part of a conservation ...
"I'm pleased that the city of Brownsville agreed to stop taxing its citizens through an unlawful bag fee," Paxton said.
Kansas City, MO. (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo is hoping a new effort will help save an endangered species of African wild dogs. The zoo announced Tuesday that it had introduced two females African wild dogs from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, ...
Brownsville police officer J. Loredo calls in the color, make, model and license-plate of a motorist spotted using a phone while driving along Boca Chica ...
The cause of the fire that ravaged the Valley International Country Club clubhouse is still under investigation, according to the Brownsville Fire Department. In the initial report, fire crews were directed to the kitchen area, so the fire may have ...
A South Texas company has finished dismantling one former U.S. aircraft carrier and is about to take delivery of another at the Port of Brownsville. The Brownsville Herald reported Monday, May 15, 2017, that International Shipbreaking Ltd., has lifted ...
A Brownsville family is searching for their loved one who has been missing since Friday.Ramiro Avila, better known by his family and friends as Junior or ...
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio conducts a press briefing at the department's headquarters on Monday, May 15, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. A second arrest was made in the murder case of Martha Beatrice Adams, whose body was found in the Laguna ...
A McAllen man has been charged in the murder of his estranged wife. He's the second relative investigators have connected to the death of Martha Beatrice Adams.
Brownsville police are investigating the murder of a home health care provider.
A fire gutted the clubhouse at the Valley International Country Club this afternoon. The club is located at 95 Country Club Road in Brownsville.
A preliminary investigation found Abraham Cerda, 23, of Brownsville, was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound in the southbound lane on U.S.
Arlington, Texas (AP) - Investigators say North Texas police fatally shot an armed man who drove to a used car dealership and demanded to speak to the owner then opened fire on officers.
Los Fresnos' George Villafranca (8) swings at a pitch during a Class 6A bi-district game against Edinburg-Economedes high school on Friday, May 5, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald). Buy this photo. Posted: Thursday ...
Anthony Cuellar is going from one successful soccer program to another at the next level.
Construction continues along Ringgold Street in front of the Gladys Porter Zoo on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Brownsville, Texas. ... City of Brownsville Public Relations Officer Roxanna Rosas confirmed the street will be open again the beginning of June.
In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, a carrier delivers mail along a section of border fence in Brownsville, Texas. As President Donald Trump's administration fights to fund a new, multibillion-dollar border wall, government lawyers are still ...
Brownsville, Texas (KXAN) - After a fight about, what Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called, an illegal sales tax, the state has backed down after Brownsville city officials repealed their 'environmental fee' for plastic bag purchases. The $1 fee ...
According to the settlement agreement, Brownsville continues to deny that claim and maintains that it had "the full authority to enact the use fee ... and denies that the plastic bag user fee made the subject of this litigation constitutes an unlawful ...
San Fernando is about 90 miles south of Brownsville, Texas, and is a critical point on drug- and migrant-smuggling routes to the border.
Dallas (AP) - The mother of a black 15 year-old shot and killed by a white suburban Dallas police officer has asked to intervene in a civil rights lawsuit filed by the boy's father.
Houston (AP) - Authorities say a convicted burglar and gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been arrested in Houston after more than a year on the run.
The logistics company official quoted said economic development agencies in Texas are working to assemble tax deferrals and other incentives to convince Big River to build the mill at the Port of Brownsville. steel products made by the mill would in ...
Austin, Texas (AP) - The man suspected of stabbing four students at the University of Texas says he carried a knife on campus for protection and that on the day of the attack he had walked the campus in a dream-like state.
Austin, Texas (AP) - One proposal to boost Texas' beleaguered child welfare system is moving closer to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk - but not before a heated debate over vaccinations.
CAMERON, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Central Texas woman withheld food and pursued unnecessary surgical procedures for her children to convince others they were ill and solicit donations for their care.
Austin, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is rejecting House changes to a bill cutting billions in future costs from Houston's cash-strapped police and firefighter pension plans - meaning both chambers will have to reconcile their differences in ...






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