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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...

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Baylor students must test weekly for COVID-19

By Kate McGee, Texas Tribune Baylor University has started COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis for every student, faculty and staff member, with the help...

Texas House, Senate propose similar spending amounts in preliminary budgets

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas leaders in the state House and Senate have each proposed budgets that spend $119.7 billion in general revenue for...

EDITORIAL: More to do: Despite initial actions; border needs attention

President Joe Biden kept his promise to address our nation’s immigration problems immediately upon taking office. Among the 17 executive orders he signed in...
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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...

State jobless rate declines; Valley lags behind

Texas added jobs for the eighth straight month in December, with the unemployment rate falling to 7.2% from 8.1% the previous month, the Texas...

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...

Pharr man accused of killing infant indicted

A grand jury has indicted a 36-year-old Pharr man on charges of capital murder of a person under 10 years old, murder and injury...

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...

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...

LETTERS: Tobacco still health hazard

Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are a big “magnitude”; there are 38 million American adults still smoking, and 15% of Texas adults are current smokers, plus...

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...

Organizations announce spring event plans amid pandemic 

Springtime in the Rio Grande Valley is synonymous with a season of local, lively festivals following a variety of themes, some including citrus, onions...

Keep Texas Beautiful creates Young Texan Ambassador program

HARLINGEN — Young leaders with a passion for the environment and community service have the chance to join a group of like-minded individuals and...

Gutierrez Middle School instructor teaches science in practice

HARLINGEN — Making s’mores is easy. Just build a solar powered oven and pop them in. Stumped? Just ask Cesar Gonzalez’s integrated science students at Gutierrez Middle...