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COMMENTARY: US copyright laws need tweaking

BY David H. Donaldson Jr.Copyright laws have been fundamental to American culture since the founding of our nation — they are one of the...

EDITORIAL: RGV bridge super to help troubled state agency

Getting that corner office can sometimes be brutal stuff. Try overseeing the management of 100 state agencies and their offices, and then deciding where...

Suspect accused of killing Border Patrol agent appears in court

One of two men accused of murdering an off-duty Border Patrol agent in 2014 and wounding the agent’s father appeared in court Tuesday morning...

McAllen to implement drainage utility fee

McALLEN — Monthly utility bills will increase beginning in March in hopes of improving the city’s drainage, city commissioners voted unanimously on Monday.The drainage...

DACA, immigration reform focus of bipartisan meeting

A meeting is scheduled between U.S. House Appropriations Committee members and the Homeland Security Subcommittee to talk DACA and immigration reform — this as...

Ruling on Patterson’s motion for new trial expected Jan. 16

EDINBURG — A judge has a week to rule on Monica Melissa Patterson’s motion for a new trial, after hearing arguments from her appellate...

Edinburg EDC relocating to City Hall

The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will be closing its current offices and moving into City Hall, Board President and city council member Gilbert...

McAllen library provides STEM opportunities for teens

Teens and tweens gathered on the plush carpet of the McAllen Public Library last week with three simple materials — popsicle sticks, bottle caps...

Attorney threatens class-action lawsuit if topless bar appeal denied

During a rare evidentiary hearing in Cameron County Commissioners Court on Monday, attorney Larry Mark Polsky threatened to file a class-action takings lawsuit if...

Rare sighting of long-eared owl driving visitors to birding center

EDINBURG — During Monday afternoon’s sunny conditions, a rare visitor, the long-eared owl, was found resting on the limb of a sabal palm at...