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Music, food, lucha: McAllen’s MXLAN 2024 to pack cultural punch

MXLAN is returning more colorful, vibrant and festive than before with musical guests performing in what has been officially dubbed the Pepsi Music Stage.

SpaceX aims to ramp up rocket production at Boca Chica

Unlike SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's first two live Starship presentations at the company's Boca Chica/Starbase production and testing complex, members of the media were not invited to an April 4 presentation at the site, only SpaceX employees.

Edcouch man sentenced for violent, sexually explicit child porn

A 41-year-old Edcouch man was sentenced to prison for downloading over 100 sexually explicit and violent videos of children, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas.

Smashing barriers: ‘The Long Game’ screened for Brownsville students

The events depicted in the film "The Long Game" took place in the border town of Del Rio, though the movie's message is strikes a chord far beyond South Texas.

Hidalgo County’s new public health facility gets level 3 bio safety certification

Hidalgo County's newest Public Health Facility which officially opened Thursday was awarded a Bio Safety Level 3 certification.

Commentary: Valley cannot afford Washington’s cuts to hospital care

Texas’ hospitals and healthcare systems are crucial for the health and prosperity of our communities.

Valley cities, aid groups get more migrant funding

Several Rio Grande Valley cities and humanitarian aid groups will soon receive millions in additional federal funding to help pay for providing humanitarian services to undocumented migrants.

Weslaco ISD projects balanced budget, teacher raises

WESLACO — Unlike most Texas school districts scrambling to balance their deficit budgets for next year, Weslaco ISD is expecting a balanced budget with multiple projects, additional teachers and raises.

10 shots fired in fatal Mission road rage murder

A 23-year-old Mission man was arrested Tuesday after shooting at another man multiple times from his vehicle into the victim’s due to a “road rage” incident and killing him, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Edinburg man who bilked $500K in unemployment scheme sentenced

A 41-year-old Edinburg man was sentenced to prison for fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits from the Department of Labor, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.