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Donna ISD gets top H-E-B prize for fledgling early childhood academy

DONNA — The M. Rivas Primary Discovery Academy at Donna ISD in its second year of operation won the H-E-B Excellence in Education Early Childhood Award thus receiving $25,000, a testament for cultivating students.

Former Donna High School students get probation for planning school shooting

The two Donna High School teenagers who conspired to shoot up their school in 2022 pleaded guilty on Monday and were sentenced to 10 years probation, according to court documents.

Donna museum announces Chisholm Trail Art Contest winners

The Donna Historical Museum/Tourist Center thanks all participants of its 11th annual art contest, and announces this year’s results of the Chisholm Trail Art Contest 2024.

New book preserves the tragic history of the deadly 1940 Alamo train crash

Nearly 84 years after the Alamo train crash, Juan Carmona and Taylor Seaver De La Fuente stood at the exact place of the devastating accident with their new book, "The Deadly 1940 Alamo Train Crash," which was written to preserve that deadly moment in Valley history and to remind people of the struggles of farmworkers.

Donna, Sharyland school districts named finalists for statewide H-E-B awards

The Sharyland ISD and Donna ISD school boards were named top five finalists for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program for Outstanding School Board, with Donna ISD also being a finalist for the Early Childhood Education Facilities.

Man on the run after shooting woman in Donna, causing heavy police presence

The Donna Police Department is looking for a 51-year-old man who police say shot a woman in the shoulder with a rifle prompting a standoff.

Smaller Valley schools struggled to meet state score averages

With the Texas Education Agency releasing its yearly Academic Performance Reports after a collaborative lawsuit to challenge last-minute changes to the grading system, large valley school districts passed with flying colors while smaller school districts struggled to meet the state average.

Mariachi Mariposas breaks barriers for women in male-dominated genre

Mariachi Mariposas, created with the goal of giving women mariachi an opportunity to showcase their talent, has gone above and beyond by breaking barriers in the male-dominated genre by creating their own traditions and legacy.

7 Brew to honor Donna educator with donation to RGV Food Bank

A local educator will be honored by 7 Brew Coffee, a chain of coffee stands that has been recognizing individuals throughout the country each month.

Donna school district names new police chief

Donna school district police chief Domingo Aguirre was officially sworn into his position at a ceremony in August.