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Valley organizations work together for abused children

HARLINGEN — His face still burns hot long after his mother slapped him so hard he hit the floor.

Harlingen rejects plan to restrict car washes amid boom

HARLINGEN — It’s business as usual for the city’s booming car wash industry.

Former Valley editor exposed national scandal; invented parking meter

A century ago, a remarkable editor blew the lid off the Teapot Dome affair. He would go on to lead the Lower Rio Grande Valley newspapers.

Harlingen water rate hike slated for approval

HARLINGEN — For the first time in 10 years, commissioners are set to call for a new water rate plan boosting utility customers’ charges by about 50% during the next five years to help fund a sewer system overhaul that’s part of WaterWorks’ $258 million five-year master plan.

Melissa Lucio death penalty case headed back to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

A judge on Friday signed off on an agreed order between the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office and appellate attorneys for Melissa Lucio that she did not have access to evidence that would have corroborated her story that her 2-year-old daughter died from a fall, not child abuse.

Harlingen doctor found not guilty of manslaughter

A Cameron County jury on Monday found a 43-year-old Harlingen doctor not guilty of manslaughter.

TSTC students prepare for competitions at upcoming SkillsUSA Texas conference

HARLINGEN — The month of April promises to be a thrilling and competitive challenge for more than 80 students from Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location.

Nunez pursues better life in TSTC’s Drafting and Design program

HARLINGEN — After working in some unfulfilling jobs, Carlos Nunez sought a career that would give him a better life. So he contacted an enrollment coach at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen location.

Harlingen student hit by truck while exiting school bus

A 7-year-old child is recovering from a fractured ankle after being hit by a truck while getting off a school bus on Friday afternoon.

TSTC event spotlights matching skills to jobs

HARLINGEN — Some Texas State Technical College Automotive Technology and Wind Energy Technology students recently learned how their skills could relate to jobs at Altec Inc. during an employer spotlight at TSTC’s Harlingen location.