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Brownsville’s last Paseo de la Resaca lot sold

The final chapter of one of Brownsville’s most ambitious land development stories, one spanning nearly three decades, is coming to a close. The last lot...

Sales tax revenue expected to rebuild Community Improvement Board’s  budget

HARLINGEN — After 14 years, one of the city’s main funding sources is draining. Since city leaders launched the Harlingen Community Improvement Board in 2007,...

Sales tax numbers for July continue upward trend

Sales tax numbers continue to improve as the Texas economy finds its footing with the worst of the pandemic downturn apparently over. State Controller Glenn...

Help wanted, seriously: Businesses struggling with shortage of workers

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said back in March that the state is open for business again after the pandemic, though it might not be...

TWC earmarks $9 million for ‘middle-skills gap’ training

The Texas Workforce Commission has pledged $9 million to end what it calls the “middle-skills gap” for Texas workers who have some post-high school...

Heavy metal: Mexican mill boosts port’s steel trade

The Port of Brownsville was already moving a lot of steel for its biggest steel customer, Ternium S.A., but now that volume has increased...

Rare pest — first seen at US ports — found at Pharr bridge

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Agriculture specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found a rare pest inside a shipment of coconuts at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, the first...

A Spicy Celebration: Michelada Day reason enough for popular drink

No matter the occasion, micheladas are a popular addition to beer drinking in Brownsville, all the more so because of the city's close proximity...

Here to stay: McAllen hotels see frantic demand after an uncertain 2020

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McALLEN — After over a year of financial uncertainty sparked by pandemic restrictions, local hotels are seeing a glut in guests that’s topping even...

Travel Time:  New I-69E section at Robstown one more link in interstate chain

At just 3.3 miles, it’s hardly a speck in the 1,100-mile length of I-69 in Texas. But the announcement of funds to convert that stretch...
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