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Edinburg school directors win in extra payment dispute

In an about-face, the Edinburg school board voted Friday to reverse course on terminating two directors regarding an extra payment dispute and kicked Board President Mike Farias and Vice President Letty Garcia out of their officer positions.

Outgoing McAllen school board trustees recognized

McALLEN — Three former McAllen school board presidents and a sitting one added their photos to the wall of the Dr. Ricardo Chapa Board Room on Monday, symbolically ending terms of service that, between the men, numbered 43 years.

RGV water supply concerns remain despite wet spring

A wet and rainy 2023 has done little to assuage concerns over the Rio Grande Valley's scarce water supply, which is primarily stored at the Falcon and Amistad International Reservoirs that straddle the Rio Grande.

Facing a nursing shortage, Valley health experts gauge the post-pandemic landscape

It's no secret that there is often more work than hands at healthcare facilities across the nation, which the COVID-19 pandemic helped to further exploit in 2020, but nowhere was this more apparent at the time than in the nursing field.

Supply chain costs stop 2nd phase of Harlingen’s super park construction

HARLINGEN — The supply chain crisis is leading officials to slam the brakes on some of the city's biggest projects following years of planning.

Brownsville’s ultra marathoner Art Hurtado setting course records

Avid runner Art Hurtado, who runs the beach patrol on South Padre Island, has become a specialist in ultra marathons, which start at 50K, or 31 miles, and go up to 250 miles or more.

Brownsville brothers use first aid merit badge training to save lives

Cristian and Alejandro Flores were honored earlier this month with proclamations from the city of Brownsville for using first aid techniques they’d learned in Boy Scouts.

Reopening of Harlingen Hospital’s exhibit coincides with centennial celebration

A small facility, Harlingen Hospital only operated a few months shy of four years, unable to compete when the larger Valley Baptist Hospital was built just down the street, according to Murray and Rozeff.

Musk talks April 20 launch: Says flight should have ended sooner

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, in an April 29 “Twitter Spaces” conversation with followers, discussed aspects of the April 20 orbital launch attempt from Boca Chica of Starship SN24/Super Heavy BN7, the largest, most powerful rocket ever to have flown.

Harlingen’s ENTRE Film Center promotes local talent, captures community stories

HARLINGEN — The smell of popcorn and Bandera Coffee's cold-brew coffee filled the air on April 28 as the lights dimmed and a red glow filled the room while the film "Valley Vision 1- Light" began for the grand opening film screening at ENTRE Film Center at 415 West Jackson Avenue.