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Mercedes family touched by tragedies live on faith, not much else

MERCEDES — For Jason Lee Rangel, God moves people even in the most difficult times — perhaps especially during those times. And nowhere has that been more evident than with his own family.

Hidalgo County seeks private company to run Willacy County jail

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved seeking requests for proposals from private companies to operate the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility.

Shrimping grinds to a halt as import oversupplies add to ongoing woes

The Gulf shrimping industry, including the Brownsville-Port Isabel fleet, shrinking steadily over the last couple of decades, is now in a state of near total collapse thanks to new, unprecedented challenges in addition to the usual.

Kicked off from Brownsville, Witness at the Border begins another pilgrimage from Texas to...

BROWNSVILLE — The border. They appeared here, one by one, then in groups, each greeting one another as friends brought together by the cause of humanity.

New PSJA interim superintendent promises stability, competence

PHARR — After an exceptionally fast leadership change in November, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo’s new interim superintendent is promising stability and a servant-leader approach while he leads the district through a potentially turbulent near future.

Facing dire setbacks, needs mount for family of Mercedes mother battling cancer

MERCEDES — Mother of four Nancy Salazar just wants to go back to being the woman she was before. The woman who took her children to and from school, cheered them on at their athletic competitions and baked homemade goodies at Christmas.

Valley residents match, donate kidneys to save each other

EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley residents who either needed an organ transplant, or needed to help, found each other somehow in the end, and what started out with one man’s need for a new kidney ended with four people undergoing surgery nearly simultaneously one day in July.

In World AIDS Day commemoration, RGV community expresses hope of ending stigma

SAN JUAN — Black and white photographs were placed facing the nave at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle.

Governor appoints Mission attorney to head Hidalgo County’s newest court

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a Mission attorney who serves as the city of Palmhurst’s municipal judge to serve as a judge for Hidalgo County’s newest state district court.

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