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At home on stage: Aaron Blount named a top one-act play performer at state

HARLINGEN — Aaron Blount has received many accolades as a singer and actress. However, being named a top performer at the UIL state high school...

Good steward: Lions Club member celebrates 65 years of service

SAN BENITO — From the smallest project to the largest undertaking, Richard “Dick” Welch has been involved in just about every aspect of civic...

‘Art with a purpose’: Teacher wins mental health art contest

HARLINGEN — From the darkest of times emerge the brightest of times. Such is the beauty of suffering when dark turns to light, and that’s...

Port Isabel student a winner of Millionaire Club contest

PORT ISABEL — For five weeks, high school freshman Ghesline Medina and other GEAR UP students learned about money management and investment through a...

Harlingen Ivy Leaguer doing important research

HARLINGEN — For many, the pandemic has served as a catalyst to look deeper, farther and higher in pursuit of their dreams. Such is the...

Local Elks Lodge names new exalted ruler

HARLINGEN — Growing up, Katie Wallace was used to looking at the women in her family work at the Elks Lodge in Harlingen. Now, Wallace...

Hole-in-one: Winter Texan achieves golfing milestone

A typical Tuesday afternoon of golf came with a surprise for Carl Kottke. Early in the month, Kottke hit his first hole-in-one at Stuart Place...

Youth leader competing in Boys, Girls Clubs event

HARLINGEN — She’s got another shot at it, and this time she’s reaching farther, higher … just better all around. “I know what to work...

From Harlingen to the world: Blogger, author featured on NBC’s Today show

HARLINGEN — On International Women’s Day, March 8, Lisa Pena contributed to the occasion on national television, though she has done more over the...

Guilt free: Harlingen business woman offers guiltless options

HARLINGEN — Sophia Rodriguez, 36, said Keto Mini Donuts are the first ketogenic donut shop in Texas. Her shop specializes in guilt free donuts...