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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Starr County

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Starr County until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. For the latest weather updates, visit krgv.com/weather or follow KRGV Weather on Facebook and Twitter. For current watches, warnings or advisories, click here. You can also download our free KRGV Weather app here.
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STC Announces Significant Numbers Of Employed Students

More than one-third of all South Texas College graduates who will walk across the stage for commencement are already employed or have jobs waiting for them once the celebrating is over, according to STC leadership. Announcing the latest graduation numbers at the college’s first-ever Workforce Summit on May 5, STC...
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Large Migrant Groups Apprehended by RGV Agents

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents made 549 apprehensions from four large groups in Starr County and interdicted five migrant smuggling events. Over the weekend, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents encountered four large groups near La Grulla and Roma. The groups...
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TX WFO BROWNSVILLE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO BROWNSVILLE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Sunday, May 22, 2022. ...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of south central Starr. County through 200 PM CDT... At 132 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over. Los Alvarez, or near La Rosita, moving south at 10 mph. HAZARD...Winds...
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Elected officials: Starr County loves Congressman Cuellar

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Elected officials in Starr County have thrown their support behind Congressman Henry Cuellar in his re-election bid. After comfortably holding Congressional District 28 since 2005, Cuellar now finds himself in a Democratic Party primary runoff election. In addition to being a member of Congress, Cuellar is a certified customs broker, an attorney and a small business owner.
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Rio Grande Valley Retail Market Sees No Shortage of Demand from National Brands

“Y’all come” is the message being sent to developers, retailers, franchisees, quick-service restaurants, corporations and manufacturers from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) region of Texas — and all these users seem to be heeding the call. The local economy seems to be hitting on all cylinders, albeit...
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Roma’s pride and joy: Starr County accordionists bring home top prizes from Big Squeeze

Alejandro Solis wept after the 15-year-old Roma High School accordionist learned he had won in the 16 and under category at the 16th annual Big Squeeze competition. Texas Folklife held its annual Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Contest on Saturday at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin where musicians from across the state gathered to display their talent.
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Immigrant groups arriving by the hundreds at US-Mexico border: officials

Groups of hundreds of immigrants from all over the world are turning up at Texas’ border with Mexico, taxing law enforcement resources that are already stretched thin, according to the Border Patrol. Images released by the agency show large crowds of immigrants detained on the border in Starr County. In that jurisdiction alone, the Border Patrol said its agents had found six large groups, defined as having at least 100 people, over the weekend. The six groups totaled 1,029 immigrants. Among them were 301 children traveling without a parent or guardian, 406 single adults and 322 family units from Cuba, Romania and...
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Valley restaurants looking to hire teens for the summer

With the summer break right around the corner, some high school students might be looking for a part time job. Valley businesses have also been looking to hire during the pandemic. Channel 5's Santiago Caicedo has the report on places looking to hire. Workforce Solutions (Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties)
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Cuellar announces $5 million in federal funding to help restore historic bridge

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Congressman Henry Cuellar and the City of Roma hope to restore the Historic Roma-Miguel Aleman International Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1928, the Roma-Miguel Aleman International Suspension Bridge was put out of service in 1948. Congressman Cuellar announced the $5 million federal earmark he secured for the restoration of […]
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Rolling into Starr County: South Texas College expands CDL program beyond McAllen campus

South Texas College partnered with Trancasa, an international ground transportation company, to enroll students into a commercial driver’s license program that has now expanded to Starr County. Nationwide, there is a shortage of about 80,000 truck drivers, and STC and Trancasa want to change that. The company already operates...
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STC And Partners Expand Program To Meet High Demand For Truck Drivers

South Texas College is expanding a new training program to license more commercial truck drivers. First launched at STC’s Pecan campus in McAllen in December, the college is expanding the program to its Starr County campus in Rio Grande City. Aimed at easing a serious nationwide shortage of truck...
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Over 700 Illegal Aliens Arrested in the Valley Over the Weekend

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement partners encountered four large groups of illegal aliens and disrupted three human smuggling events resulting in 705 apprehensions. Rio Grande City Station agents encountered four large groups totaling 685 noncitizens in Starr County over the past week. The groups consisted of 424 single adults, 190 family members, and 71 unaccompanied children. The migrants are from Central and South America, Asia, and Caribbean.
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May 8, 2022: Sunny with temperatures in the 90s

It'll be another hot one. A Heat Advisory has been issued for Starr and southern Hidalgo County from 1 PM to 7 PM today. If you're outdoors, drink plenty of water. Limit outdoor activities, and do not leave children or pets inside vehicles. Download our free KRGV Weather app for...
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Valley’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop

COVID-19 hospitalizations across the Rio Grande Valley are continuing a downward trend, hitting a low of 35 total hospitalizations this week. At the beginning of the week, there were a total of 36 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 throughout the Valley. That dropped to just 35 patients on Tuesday and the total number stayed there for the remainder of the week, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, or DSHS.
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Hot Valley nights aren’t cooling off — breaking records, NWS says

Over recent days, mornings in the Rio Grande Valley have been warmer than usual, forecasters said Friday. “We’ve been breaking records for the minimum temperature in Brownsville for the past two mornings,” said Laura Farris, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Brownsville. “So we’re seeing warmer than normal temperatures, and combined with humidity, it’s making heat indices spike higher than normal.
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RGV Agents Encounter Several Large Groups

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents encountered six large groups in Starr County resulting in 1,029 arrests. Over the past several days, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents encountered six large groups in La Grulla, Rio Grande City, and Roma. The groups...
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RGV Agents Apprehend 685 Migrants in Four Large Groups

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement partners encountered four large groups and disrupted three human smuggling events resulting in 705 apprehensions. Rio Grande City Station agents encountered four large groups totaling 685 noncitizens in Starr County over the past week....