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Best in Texas: Mission chef takes home prestigious James Beard Award

The best chef in Texas is from the Rio Grande Valley.

‘Transformative projects’ announced by Brownsville economic organization

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation recently announced eight “transformative projects” totaling more than $2.4 million that it is moving forward with.

Expectations are surpassed at Diego’s Farm to Table in McAllen

McALLEN — There was a subtle manic energy you feel walking into Diego’s Farm to Table restaurant along Pecan Avenue in Central McAllen that you may be tempted to yell “yes, chef” when the host asks you to take a seat. Think more “The Bear” Season 2 than the implosive Season 1.

Commentary: Protect children’s health care

The exclusion of Driscoll Health Plan from Texas Medicaid contracts is a disheartening development that threatens the healthcare safety net for some of the state’s most vulnerable populations. As a physician in Brownsville, I have seen firsthand the positive impact Driscoll Health Plan has had on our community, providing essential services to low-income children and pregnant women.

Port of Brownsville may get refinery; previous attempts unsuccessful

Element Fuel Holdings LLC, headquartered in Addison, announced last Thursday that it has completed site preparation and pre-construction work for a large oil refinery the company is planning to build at the Port of Brownsville.

Harlingen man caught with heroin, cocaine in RV at Los Indios bridge

A Harlingen man is under arrest after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found more than 77 pounds of cocaine and nearly 30 pounds of heroin hidden in his recreational vehicle at the Free Trade International Bridge in Los Indios.

Commentary: Texas needs to support carbon capture and storage technology

When it comes to energy, you can always count on Texas’ innovative spirit and get-it-done attitude to lead the way. Our vast natural resources and ability to provide affordable, reliable energy has made Texas a global energy leader and an economic powerhouse.

Letters to the Editor | Week of June 10-15, 2024

Letters to the editor published in The Monitor, Valley Morning Star and The Brownsville Herald during the week of June 10-15, 2024.

Brownsville man dies in second fatal crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge

A Brownsville man is dead from a fatal motorcycle crash on Saturday in what marks the second fatal crash in as many weeks on the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Their favorite things: Two-person exhibition displays excellent oil paintings and watercolors by master artists

“Mixing Oil & Water” by Sheri Rundell and Dennis Grover, currently on display at the Upper Valley Art League, firmly demonstrates the artistic mastery of both artists. Consisting of thirty-one works in oil by Rundell and 30 watercolors by Grover, this extensive exhibition speaks of observational clarity and a heartfelt reverence for their subjects. The exhibition title describes the artistic duo rather than announcing a tricky technique.