Donna police arrest man who posed as FBI agent

Police say a 29-year-old Donna man they encountered late Saturday night admitted to posing as an FBI agent to scare people and to protect...

County, cities may receive millions; Biden plan has $350 billion for governments

State and local governments across the nation have taken a financial beating in many cases dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. At...

TSTC Electrical Lineworker Technology students gain experience during winter weather

At least 50 students in Texas State Technical College’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program signed up to work as wire-down guards and drivers for damage...

Weslaco ISD assessing flood damage caused by freeze

WESLACO — The school district here is assessing damage to a building that was thoroughly flooded after a copper pipe broke during the February...

Poll: Texas voters believe vaccines work, but some won’t get COVID-19 shot

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Most Texas voters believe vaccines are safe and effective, but 28% do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when...

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In pandemic’s grip, Harlingen EDC shifts its focus

HARLINGEN — The impact of the pandemic when it comes to jobs, employers, workers and their families is still playing out nearly one year...

Texas reports 197 more COVID-19 deaths, 3,636 cases

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported 197 more deaths from COVID-19 Sunday following a steady decline in the number of people hospitalized with the disease...

Audit probes land deal: Report says GBIC transaction skirted rules

The shakeup at the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation — the entire board of directors removed by the Brownsville City Commission on Dec. 1 and...
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DHR Health offers phone registration for COVID-19 vaccine

DHR Health announced Monday it is open for registration for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to a news release, DHR Health will...

Hidalgo County reports 628 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Hidalgo County confirmed 628 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with nine new deaths tied to the virus. The additional cases included 202 reported...

Marked by COVID: Mobile memorial honors lives lost to virus

HARLINGEN — A time to mourn. A time to remember, a time to consider, a time to recover. The local chapter of Marked by COVID, in...

Processing of asylum seekers expands at US-Mexico border

The processing of asylum seekers waiting to enter the United States expanded to a third border crossing Friday, even as nongovernmental organizations called for...

UTRGV receives grant to help students build companies

By LETTY FERNANDEZ, Special to the Star UTRGV is one of several campuses in the University of Texas System to receive a substantial gift from the...

AG sues Texas utility over customers’ sky-high energy bills

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general said Monday he's suing electricity provider Griddy for passing along massive bills to its customers during last...

Digital Media Design at TSTC prepares students with hands-on learning

Computers have changed the way we look at different forms of media. Because the internet never sleeps, neither do the opportunities to learn about...

South’s Lizada, Lady Falcons to compete at state

LYFORD – The East Valley will be represented by a handful of talented athletes today at the Class 6A girls swimming & diving state...

Defensive Dogs: McHi Bulldogs lock down Flour Bluff, advance to 4th round

ALICE — Chants of “Who let the dogs out?” erupted inside the Alice High School gymnasium after the McAllen High Bulldogs defeated Corpus Christi...

LETTER: Oh, the irony

From 1925 to the closing of Ellis Island in 1954, only 2.3 million immigrants passed through the New York City port, which still was...

EDITORIAL: Top option: Despite public pessimism, democracy proven the best

A recent poll indicates that most Americans don't believe democracy works. And it's a large majority. The survey, conducted by The Associated Press and...

LETTER: SpaceX opposed

I am deeply concerned about the SpaceX launch site expansion and its economic, cultural and environmental impacts on the region. I am a daughter...

LETTER: Lock him up

Former President Donald Trump incited a deadly insurrection against the U.S. government, according to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “January 6 was a...

What to do with freeze damaged palms, fruit trees and landscape

By Chuck Malloy, Palm Society of South Texas and Jennifer Herrera, CEA, Cameron County If you’re like us and have been outside, you can smell...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star What a difference a week makes in the Rio Grande Valley - from freezing weather to daily temperatures in...

6-year-old raises donations of cat, dog food

HARLINGEN — Instead of presents, Mikah Wolf, 6, wanted to help local dogs and cats. For her birthday this year, she asked for donations...

McAllen native emerging as young Hollywood storyteller 

One evening in 2016 when Gabriela Flores was a junior at McAllen’s Memorial High School, she was in her parent’s bedroom begging them to...

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