Starr County mother confronts cartel about missing son

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A Starr County mother filed reports with U.S. and Mexico law enforcement when her teenage son went missing in Miguel Aleman on Dec. 29....

Big invasive shrimp were netted in ship channel in July

HARLINGEN — A voracious, cannibalistic predator that may eventually pose a threat to the $500 million-a-year Texas shrimp industry has turned up in the...

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...

Harlingen museum visits were down 90% in 2020

HARLINGEN — Even museums sometimes go back in time. The number of visitors to the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum was off 90 percent in...

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...

UTRGV to explore DI football program

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In addition to welcoming five new member institutions — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah and Stephen F. Austin — the Western...

563 new Hidalgo Co. COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

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Hidalgo County reported 563 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday along with 14 additional deaths related to the virus. Of the new cases, the county...

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...

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with on next budget

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By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general-purpose spending...

Virus activity continues alarming incline in Hidalgo Co.

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COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County jumped by 637 on Wednesday as nine additional deaths related to the virus were also reported by health officials. Of...