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SpaceX plans to drill for natural gas next to Boca Chica launchpad

Sergio Chapa, Bloomberg News Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for...

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Vela talks DNC post; RGV congressman tapped as vice chair

It doesn’t take too much imagination to speculate why President Joe Biden tapped U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela Jr. as a vice chairman of the...

San Benito CISD switches to virtual instruction

SAN BENITO — As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, communities are continuing to make adjustments during these trying times. The San Benito...

Othal Brand Jr. back in McAllen mayoral race 

McALLEN — A familiar face has joined the mayoral race here.  Othal E. Brand Jr., the son of the city’s former longtime mayor Othal E....
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BP agent faces serious charges of sexual indecency with minor

A U.S. Border Patrol agent faces three counts of sexual indecency with a minor in connection with three incidents last fall, according to the...

Cameron County reports 8 more virus deaths

Eight more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported. Four deaths were reported in Harlingen, one in Los...

Harlingen takes first step to create food truck park

HARLINGEN — For years, brightly long, detailed food trucks have been parking along the city’s streets, drawing residents to their spicy roadside fare featuring...

Keep Texas Beautiful creates Young Texan Ambassador program

HARLINGEN — Young leaders with a passion for the environment and community service have the chance to join a group of like-minded individuals and...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career...

All-STAR Football: Reyes grew into leader for Greyhounds’ defense

SAN BENITO — Playing in the purple and gold of San Benito meant a lot to senior linebacker Aaron Reyes. He didn’t just grow as...

All-Metro Football: Teo Ong leaves his mark as defensive player of the year

Brownsville St. Joseph senior defensive back Sean Teo Ong didn’t know anything about football when he first started playing in middle school. He joined the...

LETTERS: Remove Trump, perks of office

We have never seen before, in our entire 240 years-plus history as a free nation, an attempted coup by a sitting president of the...

COMMENTARY: Destination for hope

The year 2020 and the impact of a global health crisis have disrupted lives and communities in nearly every way — emotionally, financially, mentally...

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...

Don’t mess with Texas scholarship contest opens to high school seniors

Applications are now available for the 2021 Don't mess with Texas Scholarship Contest. This contest recognizes Texas high school seniors who are taking an active...

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...

That’s a wrap: Tamale maker wows with Huasteca-style fare

The first time Miguel Herrera sold his Huasteca-style tamales at the Brownsville Farmers’ Market he brought along 90 of them and sold out within...

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...