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DPS investigates single-vehicle fatal crash

ALAMO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one dead Friday. According to Texas DPS, a man was traveling on Moore Road west of Whalen Road in Alamo when he drove off the roadway at around 7:45 p.m. The vehicle, a black Chevrolet Trailblazer, went airborne […]
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Documents reveal Mission suspended 8 police officers after high-speed chase

The Mission Police Department suspended eight officers in March after investigating a high-speed chase that injured an innocent bystander. Officers failed to follow department policy in September, when they chased a Dodge Durango from Mission to San Juan at speeds of up to 125 mph, according to documents released under the Texas Public Information Act.
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Suspect in 2020 McAllen murder rejects plea deal

The case of the man accused of kidnapping and killing his ex-wife will go to trial in the fall. Richard Ford rejected a plea deal Friday that said he would receive a life sentence if he pled guilty to the charge of capital murder. Ford is accused of kidnapping Melissa...

Identities of men killed in fatal rollover released

WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Texas Department of Public Safety released the identities of the men killed in Wednesday’s fatal rollover crash. Two men died from their injuries in the crash and two others were hospitalized in critical condition. Gabriel Salas Sifuentes, a 29-year-old from Mexico, died at the scene of the crash. Jose Ismael […]

‘Remodeled’ campsites open at Bentsen-RGV State Park

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Newly “remodeled” campsites are now open for reservation at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. The Texas Parks and Wildlife department at Bentsen-RGV State Park is proudly welcoming visitors to their campsite this summer. According to a social media post, staff at the park have made efforts to enhance the camping […]

Expert provides air-condition tips for hot summer

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — As summer temperatures set in, many are setting thermostats lower but a local air conditioning company is ensuring maintenance is kept top of mind. “Out of sight out of mind,” said Juan Manuel Salazar, president and CEO of George Cunningham Company, Juan Manuel Salazar. “Air conditioning system is just supposed to […]

Expert shares summer travel tips

A Valley airport has seen an increase in demand for air travel over the past few months — and has tips for a hassle-free trip. Linda Monroe spent the weekend at South Padre Island, but says she and her family had to delay other trips because of the pandemic.

Retired Florida Largemouth Bass Broodfish Headed to Rio Grande Valley Community Fishing Lakes

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division will stock several retired Florida largemouth bass broodfish into three Rio Grande Valley community fishing lakes in June. Dean Porter Park Resaca in Brownsville, Town Lake at Fireman’s Park in McAllen and the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Channel in Hidalgo will receive these special fish.

Pet of the Week: Sid Arthur

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Looking to add a new member to the family, or know someone who is? This might be the sign you are looking for. Get to meet this week’s pet of the week, available for adoption:. Trenton Center: 2501 W Trenton Rd. Edinburg, TX 78539....

New Development to Bring Travel Center & Restaurants to Mercedes

Mercedes, TX: One of the nation’s premier fuel distributors will develop and open a 12,000-square-foot travel center in Mercedes – a first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. Victron Energy, Inc., plans to break ground on the project this summer and open its travel center in...

Wing resturant continues to expand in the RGV

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – A local-owned wing restaurant is opening its tenth restaurant in the Valley this week. Since opening its first location in Brownsville in 2010, Wing Barn has expanded to several locations in the Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville, Olmito, McAllen, San Juan, and Weslaco are all home to the now 10 locations. The […]

16 Best South Padre Island Boondocking Spots for Winter

South Padre Island Boondocking spots are not hard to locate. They are all around the island with three major entrance points. North at the Corpus Christi area, in the center it can be accessed traveling east from Raymondville and on the southern end via Port Isabel. The northern section has places for all of types of visitors from boondocking and paid spots for RVs of any length and type to the southern section with no services and where a 4WD may not be enough at times.

In past three months, VIA passenger numbers best since 2008

HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport officials say they haven’t seen passenger numbers like those of the past three months in 14 years. The airport, benefiting from pent-up demand following the travel downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic, posted more than 40,000 enplaned passengers in March and April, and then 39,294 passengers in the month of May.