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Ideas abound as city, school district discuss old Crockett Elementary’s future

McALLEN — Two competing visions exist for the future of the old Crockett Elementary and the parklands around it, and although that future is...

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SPI to participate in annual Oral Rabies Vaccination Program

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — This coastal city will continue working toward reducing and eliminating the dog strain of rabies carried by coyotes in the...

Elementary student makes a difference in the San Benito community

Victor Gonzalez III is a first-grade student at the Ed Downs Fine Arts Academy in San Benito. He had a thought, and with his...

Southwest Airlines revises policies for emotional support, trained service animals

Southwest Airlines announced the carrier is making changes regarding emotional support and trained service animals to be consistent with new regulations from the U.S....
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19 burned bodies found near Mexico-US border town

By ALFREDO PEÑA Associated Press CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have found 19 shot and burned bodies near a town across...

Rep. Cuellar: Contractors informed to pause border wall activity by mid-week

According to U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, contractors have been informed to pause all border wall construction activities on U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

High court orders continued look at Brownsville death row case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a further review by a lower court of a lawsuit brought by a Texas death...

BiG Heroes opens exhibit at Brownsville Fine Art Museum

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art in partnership with BiG Heroes, Inc. recently opened their exhibit "In The Making" where every artist is a...

All-STAR Football: MVP Zuniga steps up to lead Cardinals

Joe Zuniga knew it wasn’t going to be easy to take over the quarterback position for Harlingen High this season. But that didn’t intimidate him...

Lady Cards pick up key district win; Cardinals fall to Panthers

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen High and Weslaco High basketball programs split a District 32-6A doubleheader Friday as the Harlingen High Lady Cardinals and Weslaco...

UTRGV’s Rhea thriving after long road back to DI college basketball

EDINBURG — Before Sean Rhea’s collegiate career began, he never could have foreseen the twists, turns and detours that have come to define, and...

EDITORIAL: Big goal: WAC conference expansion boosts local football dreams

Rio Grande Valley residents’ hopes of seeing college football got a shot in the arm with the announcement that the Western Athletic Conference, of which it...

LETTERS: Remove Trump, perks of office

We have never seen before, in our entire 240 years-plus history as a free nation, an attempted coup by a sitting president of the...

COMMENTARY: Destination for hope

The year 2020 and the impact of a global health crisis have disrupted lives and communities in nearly every way — emotionally, financially, mentally...

EDITORIAL: Your page: Addressing content provided by readers

This space, like editorial and opinion pages across the country, might occupy a relatively small portion of our daily content, but it is one...

Local physician launches health video series

BROWNSVILLE — Health and wellness in the Rio Grande Valley. The topic is important enough in any scenario, but in the time of COVID-19 it’s...

Open-heart surgery patients forge friendship

EDINBURG — These men have deep, purple scars etched to their chests to remind themselves that good friendships can be made even in the...

Harlingen Happenings

The world of commercial or fee-based genealogy websites is constantly changing. Just recently Ancestry.com LLC announced that it is ending a 15-month effort to sell...

Peeling back history: Professor hosts Fort Brown walking tour

It’s a grey Saturday morning when Anthony K. Knopp, Emeritus Professor of History at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, leads his group of...