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Mid-week looks like a good bet for some rain

HARLINGEN — Dueling high pressure systems impacting the Rio Grande Valley mean abnormally high temperatures this week with the possibility of three days with...

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Mitte moves forward: Parking lot construction to begin soon

Plans for a makeover of the segment Mitte Cultural District northeast of Ringgold Avenue between East 6th and East 7th streets are coming into...

Former Mercedes city attorney sanctioned by state bar

A former Mercedes city attorney has been sanctioned by the State Bar of Texas after he admitted to professional misconduct earlier this month. Juan R....

Edinburg music legend Eric ‘Fly’ López immortalized with mural

Ice Cream and Anarchy. Bible Bashers. Filthy F----rs. Although no one knows how many bands Eric “Fly” López played in, some say it could’ve...
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Mission insurance agency owner named to state medical board

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed six members to the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee on Thursday, including an insurance agency owner from...

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President...

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...

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...