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Cameron County turning historic building into service center

SAN BENITO — For 110 years, the San Benito Bank & Trust building’s golden dome has glistened over tall grand arches from the corner...

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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...

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...

Street vending: South Padre Island addresses food truck litigation

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cameron County District Court Judge Arturo Cisneros Nelson struck down South Padre Island’s food truck permit cap and restaurant permission...
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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...

Former McAllen poet laureate’s publishing company finds connection in book of poetry by Leslie Contreras-Schwartz

When Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras-Schwartz approached Edward Vidaurre with her latest poetry book “Black Dove/Paloma Negra,” the editor-in-chief of FlowerSong Press, a McAllen...

Statewide Trend: Grades slip at BISD amid pandemic

At mid-year, 24% of Brownsville Independent School District freshmen are failing English Language Arts, part of a statewide trend attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. While...

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...