Rescue org swoops in to save PVAS dogs left behind in freeze

McALLEN — Nearly 100 dogs from the Palm Valley Animal Society here earned their wings Monday morning after being flown out of state to get...

Bond set for money laundering suspect in beauty store raid

A federal judge granted a bond to a McAllen woman accused of playing a role in a money laundering and drug smuggling operation, court...

East Valley girls compete at swimming & diving state meet

BROWNSVILLE – The East Valley was well represented with solid performances in the pool at the Class 6A state swimming & diving meet in...

Harlingen leaders approve $3.2 million super park features

HARLINGEN — A $2.5 million amphitheater will stand as the “anchor” of the revamped Lon C. Hill Park, expected to stage concerts and events...

McAllen offers rental assistance to residents, landlords impacted by COVID-19

McAllen is now offering rental assistance to residents who have fallen behind on their monthly rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new rental...

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Texas to receive 200,000+ initial doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune The Food and Drug Administration approved Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday for use in the U.S., the third...

County, cities may receive millions; Biden plan has $350 billion for governments

State and local governments across the nation have taken a financial beating in many cases dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. At...

Poll: Texas voters believe vaccines work, but some won’t get COVID-19 shot

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Most Texas voters believe vaccines are safe and effective, but 28% do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when...
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RGV reports 805 new COVID-19 cases; 18 deaths

The Rio Grande Valley reported 805 more cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths tied to the virus Monday. Hidalgo County confirmed 628 of those...

DHR Health offers phone registration for COVID-19 vaccine

DHR Health announced Monday it is open for registration for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a news release, DHR Health will...

In pandemic’s grip, Harlingen EDC shifts its focus

HARLINGEN — The impact of the pandemic when it comes to jobs, employers, workers and their families is still playing out nearly one year...

TSTC Electrical Lineworker Technology students gain experience during winter weather

At least 50 students in Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program signed up to work as wire-down guards and drivers for damage...

Weslaco ISD assessing flood damage caused by freeze

WESLACO — The school district here is assessing damage to a building that was thoroughly flooded after a copper pipe broke during the February...

Donna police arrest man who posed as FBI agent

Police say a 29-year-old Donna man they encountered late Saturday night admitted to posing as an FBI agent to scare people and to protect...

Edcouch police make arrest in Friday stabbing

Edcouch police say a 25-year-old man stabbed another man three times last Friday after an argument over drugs. Daniel Vasquez Jr. is charged with aggravated...

Cardinals agree to terms with free agent edge rusher JJ Watt

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal with the...

South’s Lizada, Lady Falcons to compete at state

LYFORD – The East Valley will be represented by a handful of talented athletes today at the Class 6A girls swimming & diving state...

LETTER: Education is evolving

In higher education in our Rio Grande Valley, we have utilized online or distance learning for almost 20 years. It was a means to...

LETTER: Vaccination difficulties

I am 81 years old with a 70% service-related disability. I’ve been to the hospital six times for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease breathing problems...

COMMENTARY: Losing the war for America?

By Jim N. Taylor, Special to the Star They say we are a divided nation, but not for the actual root cause: Our Revolution against...

LETTER: Oh, the irony

From 1925 to the closing of Ellis Island in 1954, only 2.3 million immigrants passed through the New York City port, which still was...

Leading the way: Edinburg teen among historic first class of female Eagle Scouts

Faralyn Stroop was always a scout — sort of. Because her brothers were Cub Scouts, a program in the Boy Scouts of America that was...

What to do with freeze damaged palms, fruit trees and landscape

By Chuck Malloy, Palm Society of South Texas and Jennifer Herrera, CEA, Cameron County If you’re like us and have been outside, you can smell...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star What a difference a week makes in the Rio Grande Valley - from freezing weather to daily temperatures in...

6-year-old raises donations of cat, dog food

HARLINGEN — Instead of presents, Mikah Wolf, 6, wanted to help local dogs and cats. For her birthday this year, she asked for donations...

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