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Houston men arrested by Border Patrol after stealing vehicle in Edinburg

Two Houston men were arrested by Border Patrol agents early Monday morning after they stole a vehicle in Edinburg because their original vehicle that they planned to smuggle two people to San Antonio in broke down, according to a criminal complaint.

McAllen man dies in fatal auto-pedestrian crash

A 54-year-old man is dead after being hit by a car early Wednesday morning in McAllen.

McAllen, Edinburg offering law enforcement experience to teens this summer

Do you know a teen who dreams of one day being an attorney or police officer? Then the cities of McAllen and Edinburg may have an opportunity for them.

SPI celebrating Memorial Day with fireworks and music

South Padre Island is gearing up to host a weekend full of fun including live music and fireworks displays in honor of Memorial Day.

Longtime PSJA board member dies; remembered as ‘a beautiful soul’

Jesus “Jesse’ Vela” Jr., a name synonymous in PSJA for his lifelong dedication to the community, died Sunday.

Editorial: Could Valley’s water shortage be addressed by constructing a dam, reservoir in the...

The Rio Grande Valley isn’t the only place that’s suffering from chronic drought and a critical lack of water. It’s affecting much of Texas and other parts of the Southwestern United States. Officials in other areas are starting to look for ways to conserve depleting supplies of water — and new sources.

Fatal Edinburg shooting followed argument over missing chicken

The fatal Sunday shooting in Edinburg followed an argument over missing chicken, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Edinburg man pleads guilty, gets 20 years for beating girlfriend to death

Right before the trial of an Edinburg man who beat his girlfriend to death in 2021, he decided to plead guilty.

Mission man sentenced to 45 years for fatal McAllen shooting

One of the four people involved in the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old McAllen man in 2022 has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to the murder on Monday, court records show.

Commentary: Protect SPI center habitat

Regarding the proposed expansion of the South Padre Island Convention Center and its potential impact on the significant migratory bird habitat created years ago, I offer the following information: