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Valley-founded Texas Longest Yard Sale kicks off this weekend

The Texas Longest Yard Sale, founded by former Brownsville resident Yolanda Almaguer in 2015, is here again, scheduled for May 3-6 along U.S. 281 all the way from A.V. Lopez in Brownsville to Johnson City in Blanco County.

VA to hold McAllen enrollment event for new law

A new law makes all veterans exposed to toxins or other hazards while serving the country at home or abroad — including all veterans who served in Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other combat zone after Sept. 11, 2001 — now eligible for VA health care.

IMAS Guild Style Show and Luncheon set for May 4

he IMAS Guild Style Show and Luncheon will be held Saturday, May 4, at the museum at 1900 W. Nolana Ave in McAllen.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research seeks solution to ‘forever chemicals’

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are looking for a better way to remove or degrade stubborn pollutants, also called forever chemicals, from waste before they impact human and animal health.

South Texas Children’s Art Festival winners surprised with SPI family vacations

Seven-year-old Daniella Garcia had her fingers crossed on both hands as Carey Kinsolving announced that he came to her class to award a South Padre Island family vacation. Garcia’s fingers quickly uncrossed when Kinsolving announced she had won a vacation for her family at Holiday Inn Beach Resort South Padre Island along with credit to eat at resort restaurants.

Valley’s ‘Tortured Poets’ fully embracing new Taylor Swift album

It felt appropriate to write about Swifties celebrating the release of “The Tortured Poets Department” by streaming the album. To the joy or dismay of many Americans, Taylor Swift and her art have come to define pop culture.

CDCB, BC Workshop officially launch DreamBuild in Los Fresnos

BC Workshop and Come Dream Come Build, formerly the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, officially launched their DreamBuild modular affordable housing program in Los Fresnos on Thursday.

MOSTHistory Sunday Speaker Series discusses struggle for migrant field sanitation

The Museum of South Texas History will host the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Rebecca Flores and the Struggle for Field Sanitation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley,” featuring Brent Campney at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Courtyard Gallery.

Brownsville animal shelter achieves 90% save rate

The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center (BARCC), the city’s animal shelter, has achieved something that even a year ago would have seemed unattainable: a 90% save rate.

SPI set to host LGBTQ+ festival with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ stars

South Padre Island is ready to host a four-day festival known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.