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BISD cancels 2021 Charro Days events

The Brownsville Independent School District said Friday the 2021 BISD’s Charro Days activities have been cancelled. “After speaking with Charro Days Fiesta, local community health...

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Students showcase livestock at annual Tip-O-Tex Show

SAN BENITO — Along with their finest boots, buckles and collared shirts, participants added face masks to their attire at this year’s annual livestock...

Vela tapped for DNC

District 34 U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has been named by President-elect Joe Biden as a vice chairman on the Democratic National Committee in an announcement...

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...
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Weslaco school board waffles on law firm choice

WESLACO — The school board here is having a difficult time finding a law firm everybody can agree on. After a successful push by freshman...

Starr County still awaiting reimbursement of virus relief funds

RIO GRANDE CITY — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the Starr County judge revealed in a meeting with U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar that...

Big invasive shrimp were netted in ship channel in July

HARLINGEN — A voracious, cannibalistic predator that may eventually pose a threat to the $500 million-a-year Texas shrimp industry has turned up in the...

Edinburg CISD stalls software purchase due to transparency concerns

EDINBURG — An effort to purchase software to analyze online education data stalled at an Edinburg school board meeting Tuesday because of transparency concerns...

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...

Fraga leads Lionettes to third round, named coach of the year

LA FERIA – Rebea Fraga has been coaching La Feria volleyball for 32 years, but the 2020 season was an extra special one for...

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...

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,...

EDITORIAL: Staying well: Pandemic proved, increased need for health professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a proving ground for the Rio Grande Valley’s young medical school. When the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...

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...