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Former McAllen poet laureate’s publishing company finds connection in book of poetry by Leslie Contreras-Schwartz

When Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras-Schwartz approached Edward Vidaurre with her latest poetry book “Black Dove/Paloma Negra,” the editor-in-chief of FlowerSong Press, a McAllen...

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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...

DSHS announces vaccine supply to ramp up in February

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Friday that doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be distributed at capacity to registered health care providers next...

City taps library tech for super park; $235,000 kiosk to help check out books

HARLINGEN — Soon, a new kind of “red box” will be helping library patrons check out books at the city’s expanding super park. At the...
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Relief comes with vaccinations at Pharr assisted living facility

PHARR — Residents of The Gardens at Brook Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care slowly made their way to the dining room of the...

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...

UTRGV sets victory margin mark in win over Dixie State

EDINBURG — The Vaqueros tightened the defensive screws, crushing Dixie State 82-49 in their WAC opener Friday night at UTRGV Fieldhouse. The win, their fourth...

Emergency TRO filed in historic cemeteries case

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday for an emergency temporary restraining order to stop construction near historic cemeteries after claims that construction is...

All-Metro Volleyball: Guerra continues building Rivera legacy

Brownsville Rivera sophomore libero Richelle Guerra began training for her volleyball career when she was just 3 years old. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth Avelar-Guerra, has...

UTRGV to explore DI football program

In addition to welcoming five new member institutions — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah and Stephen F. Austin — the Western...

UTRGV selected to finish third in WAC preseason poll

UTRGV REPORT UTRGV outside hitter Samaret Caraballo and junior outside hitter Sarah Cruz have been named Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selections as voted by...

LETTERS: Lost beach

With the widespread development of Padre Island and the most recent visitor to the area — SpaceX —Boca Chica Beach has lost its luster...

LETTERS: Trees felled

The story in the Dec. 27 paper arrested my attention. It was about Mr. Eugene Fernandez’s efforts to replace two Montezuma cypress trees “pruned”...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

LETTERS: Disorder, disarray

America is now at the point Rome was when that democracy fell — disorder and disarray. In Rome, some retired presidents (consuls), together with religious...

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...

Harlingen Farmers’ Market director enjoys Valley life

HARLINGEN — Before becoming accustomed to palm trees and high temperatures in the summer, Kate McSwain lived in the Seattle area. She moved to the...

Rio Hondo schools director creates resource center

RIO HONDO — Born and raised in Rio Hondo, Dr. Mayte Lozano Chapa knew she wanted to give back to the community where she grew...

Higher education newsmagazine awards UTRGV rehab professor

Capping off 2020 with another merit, Dr. Eluterio Blanco Jr., clinical assistant professor in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Rehabilitation...