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Willacy County trying to keep federal lockup open

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County officials are trying to keep a federal prison that’s been an economic lifeline for 17 years from shutting down in...

Uncertainty follows governor’s order to pull over vehicles transporting migrants

McALLEN — Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were instructed Wednesday to stop, even impound, civilian vehicles used to transport migrants via...

State: Too soon to tell if COVID-19 numbers will reach record levels

More people are testing positive for COVID-19 and more people are being hospitalized because of it throughout the Rio Grande Valley, but whether the...

Valley Baptist School of Vocational Nursing changing lives through education

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HARLINGEN – When deciding which career path to take nearly 15 years ago, Amadeo Flores III had a decision to make, and he chose...

13th annual Tip-A-Cop event scheduled for Thursday

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Patrons visiting Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday will have the chance to help Special Olympics Texas. The 13th annual Tip-A-Cop...

Abbott orders DPS troopers to stop civilian vehicles carrying migrants 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order restricting volunteers or anyone who is not a law enforcement officer from transporting migrants who crossed...

Harlingen to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic this weekend

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The City of Harlingen is holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to help children and adults 12 years and older get their shot. Pfizer and Moderna...

CDC wants vaccinated people, schoolchildren to mask up; Texas keeps it voluntary

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By Karen Brooks Harper | The Texas Tribune Citing new evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus could be spread through rare “breakthrough” infections...

Texas chemical plant leak leaves 2 dead, 30 hospitalized

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LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead and 30 were hospitalized after a chemical leak at a Houston-area plant, officials said. LyondellBasell said...

TWC apprentice jobs program wins $10 million grant

The Texas Workforce Commission has been awarded $10 million in federal grant funds to expand its apprenticeship programs in the state. These programs to be...
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