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Mercedes man pleads guilty to Weslaco murder

An 18-year-old Mercedes man on Thursday pleaded guilty to gunning down a 19-year-old man in Weslaco nearly two years ago.

Flu shots encouraged as cases overtake COVID in local hospitals

Flu season has arrived in the Rio Grande Valley as county health officials are beginning to see an uptick in cases.

Man faces murder charge after Alamo woman found with neck lacerations

A man is expected to be charged with the murder of a 38-year-old woman in Alamo upon being medically cleared from the hospital.

SpaceX applies for wastewater permit; unused treated water would flow into South Bay

SpaceX has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a permit to release an average of up to 200,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day into South Bay at Boca Chica.

Pharr man indicted for fatally shooting brother-in-law

A 26-year-old Pharr man has been indicted on a charge of murder over allegations that he shot and killed his brother-in-law in early September following an argument.

Teen killed, woman critical after rural Edinburg shooting

One teenager is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a shooting erupted in the 7200 block of Iowa road early Saturday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra said via social media.

Hidalgo County sets target date for jail expansion in Willacy

EDINBURG — One year after the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court inked a 50-year lease of the shuttered Willacy County jail, officials have announced projections that the facility will again be ready to house inmates by Jan. 15, 2024.

Nonprofit pushing for dual language expansion in McAllen schools

McALLEN — Nonprofit organization RGV PUEDE is raising concerns about whether McAllen ISD’s new leadership will continue to support the district’s dual language program and aired those concerns during a school board meeting Monday.

Reports show mixed campaign spending in Edinburg races

Edinburg residents will be choosing who will represent them in three public offices come Election Day next Tuesday — two seats on the city council, and municipal judge where the incumbents have each drawn a single challenger.

Country Roland’s children plan to take him global as Kikker Daddy Legacy

For some, a famous family member can cast a dark shadow on one’s endeavors.