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Paredez nears program completion after overcoming hardships

HARLINGEN — Challenges are the obstacles in life that demonstrate a person’s ability to thrive through any hardship. Felix Paredez, of Harlingen, desired a career...

Despite downpour, McAllen Holiday Parade marches into spectators’ hearts

McALLEN — It’s not going to rain on this parade.

Photo Gallery: Despite downpour, McAllen Holiday Parade marches into spectators’ hearts

McALLEN — It’s not going to rain on this parade. With that simple statement an announcer at the McAllen Holiday Parade described the sentiment Saturday...

Letters: Varied thoughts

I just saw on the news where “Tall tales” Joe Biden announced that he will run for reelection because his wife wants him to go ahead! This guy is a pathological liar who just said three colleges wanted him to be their president in 2017!

Mercedes family touched by tragedies live on faith, not much else

MERCEDES — For Jason Lee Rangel, God moves people even in the most difficult times — perhaps especially during those times. And nowhere has that been more evident than with his own family.

Majesty of parade ushers in the season in Brownsville

Excitement and the thrill of anticipation spread through the crowd along Elizabeth Street with the kick-off of the 70th annual Charro Days Fiesta Christmas Parade Saturday evening, bringing all the pomp and majesty of the season to downtown Brownsville.

At risk: Officials must address Amistad Dam integrity

One of the first major issues the Rio GrandeValley’s new congressional delegation should address is the condition of the Amistad dam.

Hidalgo County seeks private company to run Willacy County jail

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved seeking requests for proposals from private companies to operate the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility.

Shrimping grinds to a halt as import oversupplies add to ongoing woes

The Gulf shrimping industry, including the Brownsville-Port Isabel fleet, shrinking steadily over the last couple of decades, is now in a state of near total collapse thanks to new, unprecedented challenges in addition to the usual.

Kicked off from Brownsville, Witness at the Border begins another pilgrimage from Texas to...

BROWNSVILLE — The border. They appeared here, one by one, then in groups, each greeting one another as friends brought together by the cause of humanity.

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