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Trump extends national emergency proclamation

Four days before President Donald Trump’s term in office expires, he issued a notice extending a national emergency proclamation — which cleared way for...

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To play or not to play: Mothers and city officials discuss future of playgrounds

HARLINGEN — Orange tape surrounds forgotten slides and swings once played by children. On McKelvey Park located on 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, swings...

Cornyn, Cruz plan to attend Biden’s inauguration

By Bryan Mena, Texas Tribune Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, according to their...

DSHS announces vaccine supply to ramp up in February

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Friday that doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be distributed at capacity to registered health care providers next...
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McAllen mayoral race begins to crowd

McALLEN — A third candidate has joined the race to become the city’s next mayor. Michael Fallek, a McAllen attorney and business owner, announced his...

Confidence and laurels run high at Bert Ogden Cadillac dealership ceremony

About two dozen invited guests gathered at the construction site of the new Bert Ogden Cadillac dealership in Edinburg on Thursday for a topping...

Relief comes with vaccinations at Pharr assisted living facility

PHARR — Residents of The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care slowly made their way to the dining room of the...

CVS and Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News The effort to vaccinate some of the country's most vulnerable residents against...

All-STAR Volleyball: Aguinaga excels in new role, earns defensive award

HARLINGEN — When the Harlingen High Lady Cardinals needed someone to lead the back row, junior Elena Aguinaga stepped up and excelled. She was one...

All-Metro Volleyball: Guerra continues building Rivera legacy

Brownsville Rivera sophomore libero Richelle Guerra began training for her volleyball career when she was just 3 years old. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth Avelar-Guerra, has...

UTRGV to explore DI football program

In addition to welcoming five new member institutions — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah and Stephen F. Austin — the Western...

LETTERS: Lost beach

With the widespread development of Padre Island and the most recent visitor to the area — SpaceX —Boca Chica Beach has lost its luster...

LETTERS: Trees felled

The story in the Dec. 27 paper arrested my attention. It was about Mr. Eugene Fernandez’s efforts to replace two Montezuma cypress trees “pruned”...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

LETTERS: Disorder, disarray

America is now at the point Rome was when that democracy fell — disorder and disarray. In Rome, some retired presidents (consuls), together with religious...

TU SALUD: Lining up for food in a pandemic

BY LISA MITCHELL-BENNETT It’s an unusually frigid December morning in South Texas. Many hours before the sun rises, the cars are lined up for at...

Harlingen Farmers’ Market director enjoys Valley life

HARLINGEN — Before becoming accustomed to palm trees and high temperatures in the summer, Kate McSwain lived in the Seattle area. She moved to the...

Rio Hondo schools director creates resource center

RIO HONDO — Born and raised in Rio Hondo, Dr. Mayte Lozano Chapa knew she wanted to give back to the community where she grew...

Higher education newsmagazine awards UTRGV rehab professor

Capping off 2020 with another merit, Dr. Eluterio Blanco Jr., clinical assistant professor in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Rehabilitation...