6-year-old raises donations of cat, dog food

HARLINGEN — Instead of presents, Mikah Wolf, 6, wanted to help local dogs and cats. For her birthday this year, she asked for donations...

What to do with freeze damaged palms, fruit trees and landscape

By Chuck Malloy, Palm Society of South Texas and Jennifer Herrera, CEA, Cameron County If you’re like us and have been outside, you can smell...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star What a difference a week makes in the Rio Grande Valley - from freezing weather to daily temperatures in...

Audit probes land deal: Report says GBIC transaction skirted rules

The shakeup at the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation — the entire board of directors removed by the Brownsville City Commission on Dec. 1 and...

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Cold wave spawns fish kill; Officials say water quality unaffected

By FERNANDO DEL VALLE and LAURA B. MARTINEZ | Staff Writers SAN BENITO — It might be raising a big stink — but the water...

290 more Texas COVID-19 deaths reported; new cases fewer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 290 more deaths Friday from the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to plummet. The Texas...

Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workers

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden heard firsthand from Texans clobbered by this month's brutal winter weather on Friday as...

Cold Weather

Mother Nature’s sting: Flower farm hurt by deep freeze

San Benito flower farmer Audre Songer was having a busy week even before Winter Storm Uri’s approach on the Rio Grande Valley. On Feb....

Harlingen Airport Board discusses effect of winter storms

HARLINGEN — From households and infrastructure to wildlife, the winter storms that struck the Rio Grande Valley last week affected many. During a meeting held...

Authorities: Rescued Siberian Husky up for adoption

A Siberian Husky named “Dallas” is getting a second chance at life after it was seized and awarded for adoption due to alleged negligence...
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COVID News

Museum reflects on impact of series honoring Valley lives lost to COVID

There have been 2,629 deaths related to COVID-19 in Hidalgo County since the pandemic struck the region nearly a year ago. But with near-daily...

Schools see failing grades rise during the pandemic

Rio Grande Valley schools are beginning to gauge the impact of almost a year’s worth of learning under COVID-19 protocols in the form of...

Cameron County reports 5 virus deaths

Five move Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Friday night. Two deaths were reported in Brownsville and...

Salinas lays out challenges facing ECISD, possible solutions

EDINBURG — Mario Salinas officially took the helm at Edinburg CISD last week, in the middle of a record-smashing winter storm that crippled the...

McAllen native emerging as young Hollywood storyteller 

One evening in 2016 when Gabriela Flores was a junior at McAllen’s Memorial High School, she was in her parent’s bedroom begging them to...

Community rallies to provide food during outages

HARLINGEN — Power outages left businesses and homes without electricity for days in Harlingen. With no power available, many families were in need of...

Local businessman donating books about Black history

HARLINGEN — They’re doing it for African American identity. That’s why Lonnie Davis and his wife Deloria are purchasing books about African American history for...

Third quarter barrage sinks Rowe in Round 3

ALICE — McAllen Rowe trailed Victoria West by six points at halftime of its Region IV-5A quarterfinals matchup Saturday at Alice High School. That was...

Vela’s Garza leads list of 13 Class 6A RGV football TSWA All-State picks

The Texas Sports Writers Association released its Class 6A All-State Football teams Friday which featured 13 players from schools across the Rio Grande Valley. Edinburg...

Postseason Pioneers: Diamondbacks’ historic playoff run ends against Georgetown in Sweet 16

PLEASANTON — Every time Sharyland Pioneer seemed to find a breakthrough, their opponents answered back quickly. That was the obstacle the Diamondbacks were unable to...

LETTER: Right to Repair spurs litigation

The Texas Legislature during its 2019 session passed a law requiring school districts and other governmental entities to give architects, engineers and contractors an...

LETTER: People need government

You government haters: Did you notice the 12-14 hours the Cameron County Health Department workers toiled to make the COVID-19 vaccinations run smoothly? Did you...

LETTER: Vaccine disparity

Certain school district administrators received COVID-19 vaccinations since they “assisted in community vaccinations.” The rationale was that they were going to be exposed to...

EDITORIAL: Grid loss: Make power loss focus on solutions, not blame

Texas’ energy system, and the policy that drives it, failed spectacularly last week. Millions of people endured power outages in sub-freezing weather, some of...

Family approach: Harlingen pharmacist fills prescriptions with personal touch

HARLINGEN — The personal touch. That’s what Andrew Zamorategui offers his patients at Cares RX, which he has owned and operated since 2008. “I really enjoy...

Soup and a sandwich, the classic combo, becomes so much more with a warming hit of spice

JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune A quick look back at all the pandemic cooking I’ve done reveals a penchant for soup and sandwiches. Chiefly because it’s...

SPI CVB welcomes new member to the team

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Throughout Texas and Mexico,Teresa Rodriguez’s career, has been showcasing her marketing and communication skills throughout Texas. Her work focuses on the...

Community help: People donate to place homeless woman in a hotel

HARLINGEN — One viral post exceeded the expectations of two Harlingen women wanting to help. Melinda Cavazos met Jody and her dog Edna about a...

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