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Local nonprofit, humanitarian join lawsuit against Abbott’s migrant transport order

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A local nonprofit and a humanitarian volunteer filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order that restricts the transportation of migrants. Angry Tías...

La Plaza Mall marks tax-free weekend with back-to-school bash

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It’s August so that means Texas’ annual Back-to-School Tax Free Weekend is back and La Plaza Mall is helping celebrate with its own Back-to-School...

Laredo signs disaster declaration, renews request to stop Valley migrant transfers

Laredo officials issued an emergency order, similar to those signed in McAllen and Hidalgo County, and renewed a request for a temporary restraining order...

Brownsville police: Overnight shooting leaves one dead

Brownsville police on Thursday continued to investigate a homicide that occurred overnight. The homicide took place at the 5400 block of Boca Chica Boulevard on...

Texas seeing higher rate of COVID transmissions as Valley activity soars

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The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas may not yet be as high as they were during the first or the second...

Threat increases: Brownsville urges COVID-19 precautions

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By DIANA EVA MALDONADO and NUBIA REYNA | STAFF WRITERS Hours after the City of Brownsville moved up its threat level against COVID-19, area residents...

‘This dern disease’: Facing rising COVID numbers and vaccine resistance, STC partners with Hidalgo...

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McALLEN — Facing rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, along with slowing vaccination rates, Hidalgo County and South Texas College announced a partnership...

NOAA upgrades hurricane season forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has revised its 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecast and warns of the possibility that the rest of the...

Gulf Cartel member pleads guilty to drug smuggling

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ and MARK REAGAN, Staff Writer A member of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to a charge that he helped smuggle marijuana...

CBP finds rare insect known for agricultural damage in shipment of veggies at Pharr...

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists found a rare pest in a shipment of fresh vegetables at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on July...
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