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Mission author to host birthday book signing

An unkind professor and distaste for the word “no” turned Christina DeMara into a self-published and internationally appreciated author, at least according to her...

Chisholm Trail Festival in Donna enjoying attendance boom

What started six years ago as a small concert to celebrate Tejano and country musicians, as well as to recognize a South Texas historical...

Hidalgo County halts federal case against former drainage district manager

EDINBURG — Attorneys representing the Hidalgo County Drainage District filed a notice of nonsuit in its federal claims case against Integ Corporation, effectively delaying...

Regional Ramblings: Classic gems, familiar faces to enjoy during this month

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThese are five recommended regional gems to check out. Some of these gems include some rare songs, along with some familiar faces...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 11

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP?Submit your information to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYDEAF CHATCome join fun with...

EDITORIAL: Mexican-American studies curriculum needed in Texas

Despite an obvious need for a statewide curriculum on Mexican-American studies, Texas education officials have, for years, yet to agree or endorse a statewide...

LETTERS: Obamacare fallout and HCRMA appointment and Nassar sentencing

Obamacare falloutMy wife, who gets a modest pension from the Texas Teacher Retirement System, just received a letter stating that her health insurance will...

McDaniel’s late shots lift UTRGV men’s basketball to win against Grand Canyon

EDINBURG — After picking up his fourth foul on a technical early in the second half, Xavier McDaniel Jr. sat on the UTRGV bench...

Mercedes student arrested with knife

MERCEDES — A Mercedes elementary student was arrested Wednesday for carrying a 10-inch knife in his backpack, officials said.MERCEDES — A Mercedes elementary student...

Civil rights group releases report on deported service members

MISSION — The Texas Civil Rights Project, a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy work, held their annual reception Thursday night where they presented...