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Why Moringa is known as the pharmacy tree

Moringa oleifera, known as the “Tree of Life” in the Bible and, today, often referred to as the Miracle Tree or a Super Food, has been utilized to improve health by civilizations in tropical and subtropical growing areas around the world for many thousands of years.

Odds of being bit by a shark on SPI are less than getting hit...

While unusual, the July 4 shark attack on South Padre Island that inured a North Texas couple is a reminder that danger lurks offshore, Cameron County Marine Extension Agent Tony Reisinger said earlier this week.

TxDOT asking for community input on proposed Valley bike plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking input from the public about a new project that aims to improve bicycle routes in South Texas.

Former San Juan Mayor Juan Maldonado remembered for activism, public service

Local leaders are remembering the life of a man who kicked open the door of opportunity for Latino men and women in the Rio Grande Valley.

U.S. Department of Education pumps $163M into Valley districts

Federal funding is pouring into South Texas school district coffers.

Peso Pluma to bring less hair, a lot of new music to Bert Ogden...

EDINBURG — Peso Pluma will bring musica Mexicana and a less iconic haircut July 21 to Bert Ogden Arena.

Feds seeking to condemn 1,039 acres in Starr County for border wall

The federal government in July filed four land condemnation lawsuits against property owners in Starr County seeking more than 1,000 acres for the purpose of building a border wall.

Catholic Charities in McAllen calls Ken Paxton’s investigation a ‘fishing expedition’

A scathing ruling by a judge in El Paso calling the Texas Attorney General’s Office’s lawsuit against a migrant shelter there as “outrageous and intolerable” hasn’t stopped the state from pursuing legal action against one of the country’s most well-known nonprofits that assists asylum seekers: Catholic Charities in McAllen.

Teen charged in deadly 18-wheeler crash wasn’t licensed, records show

A probable cause affidavit indicates that the man charged in the death of a semi-truck driver, who crashed his 18-wheeler into a Mission home earlier this month, was driving without a license and was rushing to work at the time that he struck the trailer.