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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...

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Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is...

Texas man pleads guilty in plot to attack Trump Tower

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a terror charge after authorities accused him of plotting attacks on the White...

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Texas continues to fall from record highs as the state nears the end...
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McAllen police investigating harassing call made to Hidalgo County GOP chair

McALLEN — Police here are investigating an expletive-ridden voicemail a caller left on the office phone of Hidalgo County Republican Party Chair Adrienne Pena-Garza...

Court grants order prohibiting Biden’s 100-day deportations pause

A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order enjoining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from implementing a 100-day pause on deportations for...

New chief of staff named for Rep. Gonzalez’s office

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

1st private space crew paying $55M each to fly SpaceX rocket to ISS

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first private space station crew was introduced Tuesday: Three men who are each...

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...

All-STAR Football: MVP Zuniga steps up to lead Cardinals

Joe Zuniga knew it wasn’t going to be easy to take over the quarterback position for Harlingen High this season. But that didn’t intimidate him...

Lady Cards pick up key district win; Cardinals fall to Panthers

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen High and Weslaco High basketball programs split a District 32-6A doubleheader Friday as the Harlingen High Lady Cardinals and Weslaco...

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...