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Exceptional year for white-tailed deer predicted for hunters

The season for white-tailed deer opens for archery hunters has already started, and the general season will start Nov. 6. Both bow and gun hunters...

As gulf oil rigs go dark, some say they’ve earned right to stay

The rapid decline in the number of gulf oil rigs — about half have been decommissioned since the 1980s — has led some environmentalists...

Expect delays on Island causeway — for five months

Construction along the scenic drive over the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is about to give motorists more time to enjoy the view. Traffic between Port...

T.S. Nicholas to hit Valley with high winds, heavy rains

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Rio Grande Valley as Tropical Storm Nicholas arrives around dawn Monday, with the worst of...

Tropical Depression Grace may be headed toward Valley

HARLINGEN — A tropical disturbance roiling the waters of the Caribbean is expected to strengthen and make a beeline toward northern Mexico and potentially...

Perseids meteor shower peaking over next 3 days

At one time in history, humankind would have chalked it up to evil omens in the sky. Over the next three days, the spectacular Perseid...

So far, rains are keeping usual summer heat at bay

One of these days, summer is going to arrive. Or maybe not. High daily temperatures since the beginning of summer on June 20 have been remarkably...

New hope rises as ocelot numbers hold steady

The dappled cats which have captured the hearts of so many Texans continue to hold their own, often against the odds, in their South...

TPWD releases 2021-22 hunting season dates

The promised additional days for the special white-winged dove hunting are now official. The enhanced white-winged season was announced months ago, and now the Texas...

On its way: Flash flood watch issued for storms hitting us Wednesday

HARLINGEN — It could be a drought-breaker, but first we have to get through it. The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a flash flood watch...