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Valley’s ‘Tortured Poets’ fully embracing new Taylor Swift album

It felt appropriate to write about Swifties celebrating the release of “The Tortured Poets Department” by streaming the album. To the joy or dismay of many Americans, Taylor Swift and her art have come to define pop culture.

Lawsuit claims city of La Feria worker fired after legs amputated

A former City Hall worker is claiming officials “wrongfully terminated” him after a COVID-19 infection led to complications forcing the amputation of his legs, according to a lawsuit.

‘Most innovative’: Los Fresnos teacher tapped for Noble Texas Builders award

LOS FRESNOS — Patty Hernandez, a freshman-sophomore math teacher at Los Fresnos United, part of Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District, has been honored with the Most Innovative Teacher Award by Noble Texas Builders.

As water scarcity pummels Valley agriculture, cities will begin to feel the pinch

McALLEN — Medium range weather models from the National Weather Service in Brownsville indicate that the Rio Grande Valley will again experience a hot and dry spring this year, further exacerbating historic low water levels at the two international reservoirs that supply the region.

Valley DQs to host Free Cone Day on March 19

Warmer weather means outdoor activities, more sunshine and ice cream.

TSTC Drafting and Design student finds niche, balances motherhood and job

HARLINGEN — Texas State Technical College student Alejandra Sanchez does her best to balance motherhood, a college education and being an assistant manager at a pizza restaurant.

Delaware man dies in La Feria crash

A 66-year-old Delaware man died Tuesday afternoon in a fatal crash in La Feria.

Edinburg’s Victor Godinez joins a notorious list of Valley convicts on Death Row

Earlier this week, a new name was entered into the short list of Death Row inmates from the Rio Grande Valley. Victor Alejandro Godinez, the 29-year-old Edinburg man who was convicted of killing 49-year-old Trooper Moises Sanchez after shooting him in the head on April 6, 2019, was sentenced to death.

United Way of Southern Cameron County to offer free tax assistance

The first of the year means tax season is here and the United Way of Southern Cameron County is cranking up its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Renovations continue as target date approaches to open Willacy jail to Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — With the Jan. 15 target date for opening the Willacy County jail to Hidalgo County jail inmates fast approaching, renovations remain unfinished at the facility.