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New indoor multipurpose facility is near completion

The vision of San Benito CISD is to be the gold standard in all areas of public education.This vision holds true in academics, athletics,...

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International film festival kicks off Friday with over 200 submissions

The annual South Texas International Film Festival will launch this week, and the city of Edinburg’s Library and Cultural Arts Department will be presenting...

Downtown resurgence: Redevelopment gained steam in 2019-2020

Redevelopment activity in Brownsville’s historic downtown continues to grow, notably on East Adams Street, where multiple projects are underway simultaneously. Deputy City Manager Helen Ramirez...

Texas reports 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, 46 more deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and 46 more deaths from the disease caused by the novel...
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Anzalduas bridge extends commercial traffic times

McALLEN — Empty southbound commercial trucks began crossing the Anzalduas International Bridge much earlier than usual on Monday, inching their way into what the...

Final defendant in illegal cigarettes case sentenced

The final defendant in a case involving the sale and distribution of illegal cigarettes was sentenced to time served during a hearing last week. The...

Learning curve: Mayor rates city’s first vaccine clinic

Brownsville's inaugural COVID-19 vaccine clinic was generally a success even though some things could have gone better. That's according to Mayor Trey Mendez, who noted...

Grass fire threatened homes in north Weslaco

Fire crews have gotten a grass fire that had been threatening homes under control in north Weslaco, Fire Chief Antonio “Tony” Lopez confirmed Monday...

Three Texas regions battered by coronavirus are out of intensive care beds

By Megan Menchaca and Mandi Cai, Texas Tribune Health officials in Laredo — one of three Texas regions whose intensive care unit beds are full...

Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are...

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...

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...

CVS and Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News The effort to vaccinate some of the country's most vulnerable residents against...

Cornyn, Cruz plan to attend Biden’s inauguration

By Bryan Mena, Texas Tribune Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, according to their...

Inmate releases debated at Texas’ biggest jail amid pandemic

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday asked officials to review how more than 1,900 inmates in Texas'...

Texas lawmaker who was in Capitol tests positive for virus

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House member who rejoined more than 100 lawmakers at the state Capitol said...

Dollar General will pay employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

By Kate Feldman, New York Daily News Dollar General won’t make its employees choose between a paycheck and a COVID-19 vaccine. Hourly employees will receive pay...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are...