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EDITORIAL: Touting that McAllen is ‘safe and sound’

The overarching theme of Tuesday’s McAllen State of the City Address appeared to be to send a message to Washington (and the rest of...

LETTERS: On Trump’s speeches, helping seniors, ‘jackass’ pullquote and watching pets

Compromise DemocratsDid you hear the same State of the Union Address that I did, Raoul Villarreal? You’re right that the Democrats could show their...

Second round of Democratic candidates face off in forum

EDINBURG — Candidates for contested Democratic primary races met Tuesday night to make their case for having a spot on November’s general election ballot.Futuro...

Former Viper House shines as Northern Arizona tops RGV

Former RGV Viper Danuel House scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Northern Arizona Suns to a 123-117 victory over the Vipers on...

STC formalizes partnership with Instituto Tecnológico de Reynosa

McALLEN — A new international partnership aims at better preparing those seeking manufacturing jobs on either side of the border by sharing assets between...

Texas AG’s office ‘fully supports’ voter fraud investigation

The Texas attorney general’s office has offered to assist Starr County in its investigation into voter fraud.Omar Escobar, the 229th district attorney, launched the...

Pharr fugitive who fled before trial captured, returned to US

McALLEN — A Pharr man who went on the run before the start of his federal trial was captured by Mexican authorities and returned...

COMMENTARY: Make a lifetime commitment to cancer prevention

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZIf you’re like many Americans, you’re already neglecting your New Year’s resolutions. But consider the big picture: Lifestyle changes — like...

Man who confessed to murder on Facebook receives life sentence

EDINBURG — A man who fatally shot his wife and mother-in-law this past summer and then confessed to the murder on Facebook Live, pleaded...

Wilkins outspends Villalobos significantly with month to go in District 1 runoff

McALLEN — With a month remaining in the March 3 District 1 runoff election, businessman Timothy Wilkins spent $11,450 compared to attorney Javier Villalobos’...