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El Jardin Redux? Developer eyes historic hotel for affordable housing

BROWNSVILLE — Early indicators are promising, but a proposal for renovating the derelict Hotel El Jardin in downtown Brownsville has many obstacles to overcome...

RGV Partnership, UTRGV host special Valley tour for Texas legislators

BY Vicky Brito and Cheryl Taylor HARLINGEN — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s award-winning Mariachi Aztlán greeted a large contingent of Texas legislators, including...

What are Propositions 1 & 2?

LAGUNA VISTA — Voters didn’t just select a presidential candidate or sheriff on Election Day.They also chose to approve a 2-percent hotel tax increase...

Too close for comfort?

BROWNSVILLE — In the wake of the Sept. 1 explosion that destroyed a SpaceX rocket on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, the Federal...

SpaceX to Mars: Boca Chica may figure in Martian plans

BROWNSVILLE — SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch site may some day be a departure point for flights to Mars.That’s according to the company’s founder, Elon...

Eyes on the sky

BROWNSVILLE — SpaceX plans to install two massive ground station antennas at Boca Chica beach for the purpose of tracking manned space flights, though...

High school astronomers shoot for the stars during UTRGV’s STARGATE Academy

BY Vicky Brito A group of area high school students spent their summer getting an early launch to their college career, at the UTRGV...

ULA layoffs: Company trying to compete with SpaceX, Blue Origin

HARLINGEN — United Launch Alliance yesterday announced layoffs of 110 employees nationwide, including some believed to be employed at its operation here.Employees who were...

Economist forecasts slow growth for 2016

BROWNSVILLE — Despite the economic potential companies like SpaceX and the SATA Group present for the Lower Rio Grande Valley, for the time being...

City leaders look to set up rocket launch viewing center in place of old...

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — A city eyesore is now considered an ideal location for a SpaceX rocket launch viewing center.The idea of the city...