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Cameron County Commissioners table vote on abandoning land near SpaceX Boca Chica site

Will roads owned by Cameron County around the SpaceX Boca Chica launch site be abandoned?

Feats of strength: Bodybuilders’ months-long sacrifice culminates with competition in McAllen

McALLEN — With pride in his eyes Omar Flores Sr. watched his son step onto the stage and follow in his footsteps. All he wanted was to be in that moment cheering on his son as he showed off his hard work.

CASA dinner raises money for children in crisis

About 150 to 200 people gathered June 18 at the estate of Dr. Richard Gillett to celebrate and raise money for CASA of Hidalgo County. The event featured swimming, music, beverages, and seven different types of ethnic foods.

Edinburg police officer placed on leave after DWI arrest

A 12-year veteran of the Edinburg Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave following his arrest for suspected drunk driving, the city said in a news release Sunday.

$7.5 million grant awarded for Hidalgo’s Payne Arena

The city of Hidalgo will be receiving a $7.5 million grant for the Payne Arena, which was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez said in a news release.

Food bank urges donations as inflation fuels desperation in Valley

The memory of a 6-year-old boy clutching a box of cereal as if it was a teddy bear came to mind for Libby A. Vaughan on Thursday. The image, an affectionate yet painful recollection, illustrates the region’s needs as desperation pervades.

Third defendant named in Starr County money laundering network

A third woman was charged in a money laundering case linked to the Gulf Cartel Miguel Aleman plaza boss. Although he was not charged in this indictment, his wife and sister are part of it.

Forecasters monitoring potential area of low pressure in northern Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is watching for the potential for an area of low pressure to develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico early...

Police identify man accused of stealing delivery truck, assaulting driver in Edinburg

The identity of a man who stole a delivery truck Wednesday afternoon was revealed in a news release Thursday.