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City of Harlingen holds off on 6-acre battery storage site

HARLINGEN — The city’s granting of a special permit to open a six-acre $100 million, 100-megawatt battery energy storage site on East Grimes Avenue farmland might hinge on the tax dollars the plant raises.

Africanized honey bees in McAllen attack, kill pet dog

A dog in McAllen died after it was attacked by Africanized honey bees from a large hive in a vacant home, according to the assistant city manager.

Students present their winning hogs at RGV Livestock Show

MERCEDES — Randall Olivarez leaned over his hog, expertly tapping him with a show stick as the judged watched him and the other contestants in the arena.

Cold and windy: NWS says Friday’s front will pack a punch

Meteorologists were predicting a dramatic entrance for the cold front sweeping into the Rio Grande Valley Friday morning, with temperatures quickly plummeting 20 to 30 degrees and powerful winds making for hazardous conditions along the coast through the weekend.

Right to know: Open government battles continue in our legislature

In every Texas legislative session, dozens of bills are submitted that try to make it easier for public officials to hide their activities from voters and their constituents — the very people who hire them on Election Day. The current session is no different.

McAllen school board trustee candidates talk priorities in forum

McAllen ISD School Board Trustee Place 5 candidates Rojelio Aleman II and Aaron Daniel Rivera met in their first forum of the campaign season Wednesday, hosted by the McAllen Rotary Club.

Border Patrol finds 2 people hidden in a speaker box at Falfurrias checkpoint

Two “good” friends were arrested Monday after Border Patrol agents discovered two people with no means of escape concealed inside a speaker box that was “not operable.”

Greater Brownsville Incentives Corp. taps Montero as business retention chief

The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation has named Pablo Montero as its new director of business retention and expansion.

Gov. Abbott appoints former judge to head Hidalgo County’s newest court

Governor Greg Abbott has officially appointed his former appointee for the 464th state District Court, Ysmael D. Fonseca Jr., to serve as the presiding judge of the new 476th state District Court in Hidalgo County.

Suspect in rural Mercedes kidnapping, murder back in Hidalgo County

One suspect involved in the aggravated kidnapping of a Mercedes man that turned fatal late last month is set to be arraigned at the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center Thursday afternoon.