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...

From Baked Alaska to a guy with horns: notable riot arrests

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violent insurrection led by supporters of President...

Trump extends national emergency proclamation

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Four days before President Donald Trump’s term in office expires, he issued a notice extending a national emergency proclamation — which cleared way for...

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...

Automotive Technology at TSTC drives students toward thriving career

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The revving of engines is music to the ears of students and  instructors alike in Texas State Technical College’s Automotive Technology program. According to the...

World-renowned neurosurgeon at Harlingen hospital hails from Ethiopia

HARLINGEN — It’s a long way from Ethiopia to the Valley, but he’s settled into it — with a passion that continues to drive...

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...

UTRGV sets victory margin mark in win over Dixie State

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EDINBURG — The Vaqueros tightened the defensive screws, crushing Dixie State 82-49 in their WAC opener Friday night at UTRGV Fieldhouse. The win, their fourth...

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...