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Spence retires after 35 years as Willacy County sheriff

RAYMONDVILLE — During the 35 years he wore his badge, Sheriff Larry Spence’s star touched the lives of most families across Willacy County’s farm...

Texas’ second longest-serving sheriff steps down as Willacy County’s top lawman

RAYMONDVILLE — During the 35 years he wore his badge, Sheriff Larry Spence’s star touched the lives of most families across Willacy County’s farm...

Street vending: South Padre Island addresses food truck litigation

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cameron County District Court Judge Arturo Cisneros Nelson struck down South Padre Island’s food truck permit cap and restaurant permission...

To play or not to play: Mothers and city officials discuss future of playgrounds

HARLINGEN — Orange tape surrounds forgotten slides and swings once played by children. On McKelvey Park located on 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, swings...

DSHS announces vaccine supply to ramp up in February

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The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Friday that doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be distributed at capacity to registered health care providers next...

City taps library tech for super park; $235,000 kiosk to help check out books

HARLINGEN — Soon, a new kind of “red box” will be helping library patrons check out books at the city’s expanding super park. At the...

Walmart to test delivering groceries to high-tech porch coolers

HARLINGEN — Walmart, which has been testing delivery in a half-dozen U.S. cities over the past two years, is going to try bringing home...

Students showcase livestock at annual Tip-O-Tex Show

SAN BENITO — Along with their finest boots, buckles and collared shirts, participants added face masks to their attire at this year’s annual livestock...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Pursuing a passion: Sea Turtle, Inc. names its chief conservation officer

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Sea Turtle, Inc. welcomed a new member to its leadership team this month. Amy Bonka will oversee the conservation and rehabilitation...