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UTRGV makes long-awaited return to volleyball court

Todd Lowery’s experience as an NAIA coach is coming back to help him. After more than 425 days without competing against another team, the UTRGV...

Workforce agency extends break for child-care providers

HARLINGEN — The Texas Workforce Commission has OK’d an additional $81.5 million from the federal CARES Act to extend an enhanced reimbursement rate for...

COVID cases up by 750 in Hidalgo County as 17 die 

Hidalgo County officials reported 17 COVID-19 related deaths and an additional 750 positive cases of the virus Thursday, raising the case tally here to...

Harlingen Humane Society to host low-cost microchip clinic

HARLINGEN — The Humane Society of Harlingen will host a low-cost microchip clinic for community pets Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Microchips are usually...

Nine young Harlingen musicians make all-state ensemble

HARLINGEN – It was a long time coming. But David Cavazos and Michelle Andrade have finally achieved their coveted goal: a position in the lofty...

Sand Dollars for Success: City of SPI EDC opens grant program application

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From restaurants and clothing stores to flower shops, existing and startup businesses in this coastal city have the chance to...

Biden pauses wall work; inherits increasing backlog of immigration cases

Much began to change hours into a new presidency Wednesday, with an executive order penned to halt border wall construction as a larger number...

Civil rights lawsuit filed over US immigration policy requiring wait in Mexico

Cartel kidnappings, gang rape, disappearances and floating bodies — these terrors fill the affidavits provided by asylum seekers recounting their experiences in Mexico for...

Valley reps look ahead to Biden’s first 100 days

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signified a change in the country as Democrats officially took control of both...

Gutierrez Middle School instructor teaches science in practice

HARLINGEN — Making s’mores is easy. Just build a solar powered oven and pop them in. Stumped? Just ask Cesar Gonzalez’s integrated science students at Gutierrez Middle...