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Way Into Mangers: Valley resident has collected nearly 500 nativity scenes

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BROWNSVILLE — Anybody who knows Emma Rios knows what to get her for Christmas: another nativity scene for her collection.The hard part is finding...

Mother charged with murder admits to suffocating infant

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EDINBURG — A mother was charged with capital murder after she admitted to suffocating her 1-month-old daughter Saturday afternoon.Maria Guadalupe Cardenas, 34, was arraigned...

Mother worries for children’s health as end of CHIP looms

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SAN JUAN — Since birth, Reyna Lopez’s 9-year-old daughter has dealt with a heart murmur, requiring three electrocardiograms and several visits to specialists over...

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid under new leadership in 2018

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MERCEDES — The head of a nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono legal services to low-income residents is stepping down next month.Robert Doggett will be...

Down to the wire: Retailers open Christmas Eve, deals included

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McALLEN — The rush of holiday shoppers has businesses staying open on Christmas Eve to accommodate last-minute gift-givers, in addition to special discounts offered...

Winter visitor donates quilts to Donna students in need

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DONNA — Before they began their holiday vacation, 82 students from Donna’s Singleterry Elementary were given warm, handcrafted quilts.The donor and craftsperson behind the...

UPDATED: Mother arrested for capital murder of infant daughter

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MERCEDES — A mother has been arrested on a capital murder charge after Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call regarding the...

DPS increasing patrols for Christmas, New Year holidays

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The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase patrols this holiday season to enforce basic traffic laws and drunk driving.Increased traffic enforcement begins Christmas...

Christmas surprise: TSTC Aviation Maintenance program receives special donation

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By LISA SEISERHARLINGEN — Lead instructor Tom Cross and Interim Provost Rick Herrera stood patiently in the warm mid-morning sun and gusty wind at...

Murder victim’s sister seeks break in cold case

McALLEN — The last time Elizabeth Garza saw her younger brother was inside her north McAllen home.It was around Christmastime 2008 when Walton G....