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Community, Gov. Abbott respond to McAllen teen’s plea for mom’s COVID treatment

McALLEN — Emilian Sosa’s faith moved mountains Wednesday, when the 14-year-old was able to catch the governor’s attention and his subsequent help in getting...

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Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

(AP) - Health officials say both doses should be of the same kind. The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom...

BISD names director of health services

The Brownsville Independent School District announced the appointment of Alonso Guerrero as director of health services to be  based at the Central Administration Building, 708...

Adelson’s gambling empire pushes forward for casinos in Texas

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune The gambling empire Las Vegas Sands is pressing forward with its ambitious drive to bring casinos to Texas after a...
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New chief of staff named for Rep. Gonzalez’s office

Louise Bentsen is the new chief of staff for the office of U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez. In a news release Monday, it was announced that...

State to deploy vaccination team to Starr County

State officials are deploying mobile vaccination teams to Starr County as well as four other rural counties across Texas. As part of an effort to...

Federal agent accused of brandishing gun while intoxicated

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly displayed his handgun multiple times at a coffee shop in Edinburg, records show. Just...

McAllen teen begs governor for life-saving COVID treatment his mom needs

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Gov. Greg Abbott called the McAllen teen Wednesday evening to tell him his mother would be transferred to a medical facility outside...

Lights-out shooting lifts No. 23 Lyford past No. 19 Donna IDEA

DONNA — The Donna IDEA Titans and Lyford Bulldogs are the only sub-Class 4A girls basketball teams throughout the Rio Grande Valley to earn...

Edinburg High, Harlingen among six RGV teams in updated TGCA basketball poll

For the third time in 2021, six high school girls basketball teams across the Rio Grande Valley earned statewide rankings in the latest Texas...

All-Metro Football: MVP Banda leaves legacy with Vikings

In his four seasons as a varsity starter for the Brownsville Pace Vikings, Jose Banda has made his name synonymous with success. Banda spent the...

Monitor Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020

Narrow groups to get vaccines With regard to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, I suggest that the current tiers, over 65 or between 18...

Editorial: As Vela climbs party ranks, roots remain in his district

We congratulate U.S. Rep. Filemon B. Vela, D-Brownsville, who has been named a vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee. President Joe Biden made...

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...

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...

Livestock show inspires Future Farmers of America students

The Tip-O-Tex Livestock Show was recently held at the Sonny Brazil Agricultural Science Complex located on the grounds of the San Benito Veterans Memorial...

Brownsville Repertory Theater to perform live Hamlet this weekend

The Brownsville Repertory Theater will perform Shakespeare's Hamlet this weekend both online and in person at the Saint Joseph Academy. The show will premier at...

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...

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...