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Sugar mill closing amid water crisis; $100 million impact expected

SANTA ROSA — Two years of crushing drought along with drying-up water supplies are forcing Texas’ last sugar mill to close after more than 50 years, cutting $100 million out of the economy and about 500 jobs.

Valley’s early voting turnout increases to 13,000 over 2 days

Hidalgo and Cameron counties have garnered over 13,000 ballots after two days of early voting, continuing an uphill trend compared to the last primary.

Manhunt ends in arrest of Raymondville shooting victim’s half-brother

The manhunt for alleged killer Mario Martinez, wanted for the 7:45 p.m. Tuesday shooting of his half-brother Reynaldo Acosta, ended late Wednesday when he was captured by Raymondville police and other agencies at a house in the 1200 block of West Tampico Street.

DA seeking death penalty for 18-year-old suspect in San Benito officer’s shooting

BROWNSVILLE — The office of Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz is seeking the death penalty against an 18-year-old man believed to be the shooter in the killing of San Benito police Lt. Milton Resendez, the city’s first officer to die on duty.

Orgs unite in San Juan to educate residents on controversial immigration laws

SAN JUAN — The El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) visited the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday to help spread information about new immigration laws and to call for an end to ​​Operation Lone Star.

Early hurricane season forecast may be elevated but RGV could be passed by again

Sea surface temperatures well above average in the Atlantic Basin and the approaching return of La Nina are fueling early talk of a busy Atlantic hurricane season this year.

Over 7,000 ballots cast on first day of early voting in Hidalgo, Cameron counties

Both Hidalgo and Cameron counties saw an increase in first day early voting numbers compared to the 2022 primary early voting turnout with a surge in the former’s mail-in ballots and the latter’s Cameron County Republican showing.

VA opening drive-thru food pantry at no cost to Valley veterans

HARLINGEN — The VA's healthcare clinic is holding free a drive-thru pantry offering veterans healthy food.

UTRGV mobile lab hopes to take agriculture education across RGV

EDINBURG — After planting the seeds of this project over two years ago, UTRGV’s Hub of Prosperity, a 5-acre research and education farm, is now cultivating their effort in a new mobile learning lab that takes their sustainable agriculture teachings all across the Rio Grande Valley.

San Benito cooking hot elections as Cruz-Vela faces ex-superintendent

SAN BENITO — On San Benito’s fiery political stage, the May 4 election’s shaping up like a scorcher, with Theresa Servellon, the school district’s past superintendent, challenging Ariel Cruz-Vela, a leader in the board of trustees’ new majority, for her seat on the school board.