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Second man charged in San Carlos man’s death

EDINBURG — Authorities now have a second man in custody accused in connection with a drug deal gone wrong that left one man dead.Hector...

More than 250 people sworn in as U.S. citizens

McALLEN — On Monday Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa welcomed into the American family more than 250 people at a naturalization ceremony.Illuminating...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Emerging artists present works at McAllen Creative Incubator

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BY NANCY MOYERThis is an excellent exhibit in an unfortunate location. "Luminous" is an exhibition of works by the Women of Action Collective. The...

COMMENTARY: Job market changes coming; immigrants will pay major role

BY DR. M. RAY PERRYMANThe next few decades will bring major changes in the U.S. labor market. The growth rate will slow and the...

Lucio’s open government bill gains support

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BY PAUL COBLERAUSTIN — The Rio Grande Valley’s role in the open government debate during the 85th Texas Legislature just keeps growing — and...

Mission mayor defends events center investment

MISSION — A week after the mayor here publicly criticized county leaders for not asking taxpayers if they want to build a new courthouse,...

ADVICE: A mother’s legacy

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BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMothers don’t realize when they’re raising their children the impact they have on their lives.My mother died eight years ago. The...

COMMENTARY: Graduates: Get a job, make Mom happy

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BY GINA BARRECAMy best advice? I am eager to offer it. Having circled this racetrack a few times, I’ve learned things. And unlike those...

Brand’s confidence not enough to overcome voter apathy

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McALLEN — The contrasting confidence was clear from the beginning.“If I’m still mayor,” McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said multiple times in the fall when...

Longtime teammates Wharton, Bird combine for game-winning goal as RGV FC beats Swope Park

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EDINBURG — Having played with Todd Wharton since the two were 9 years old, Eric Bird said he knew that Wharton would be making...