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Let them begin: Games of Texas in Brownsville through July 30

With Veterans Memorial Early College High School cheerleaders on hand to punctuate the excitement, the city of Brownsville and Texas Amateur Athletic Federal held a press conference Wednesday in the school library to welcome TAAF’s Summer Games of Texas.

Quinta Mazatlan is bringing the Lorax to its trails

The Lorax is coming to Quinta Mazatlan.

Ceremony honors Texas Boys State delegates in RGV following program in June

Texas Boys State delegates participated in reflections presentation and certificates of recognition ceremony recently at Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Conference Center in Weslaco.

Photo Gallery: Edinburg’s FridaFest honors Mexican icon Kahlo

EDINBURG — Lovers of Mexican art, culture and history gathered here Saturday at the courtyard of Edinburg City Hall for the 10th annual FridaFest, which honors iconic 20th century artist Frida Kahlo.

Star volunteer: Red Cross honors Brownsville resident

Nancy Meidinger figures she’s Coconut Jack’s most consistent jet-ski-rental customer, and at 82, definitely the oldest — and probably the only one who knew Elvis and jogged with Willie Nelson.

100 years young: Gladys Porter Zoo celebrates milestone birthday of Galápagos tortoise

BROWNSVILLE — There are a few key elements to throwing a birthday party: a cake, guests and of course, the age of the birthday boy or girl.

San Benito native cycling across two countries for cancer

SAN BENITO — It’s always a journey.

McAllen continues adding festivities to jam-packed MXLAN lineup

McALLEN — “Te Regalo” singer Carla Morrison will be gracing the MXLAN stage this year in addition to Lucha Libre for the annual event, which is already jam-packed with festivities celebrating Mexico.

Edinburg’s FridaFest turns 10 this weekend

The city of Edinburg’s annual celebration paying homage to the beloved early 20th century artist, Frida Kahlo, is turning 10 this weekend and organizers are observing the milestone with several festivities, including art exhibits, chalk art, a look-alike contest, a women’s empowerment panel and a motorcycle ride.