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Hidalgo County issues burn ban following major fire at wildlife refuge

Two weeks after the large fire that ignited just south of Granjeno, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban effective until the end of November.

UTRGV program makes local history, culture accessible to teachers

NEAR LINN — A charter bus dropped off a gaggle of teachers and college intellectuals at the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge Friday morning, leaving them to amble off down the caliche path to see La Sal Del Rey.

Photo Gallery: UTRGV program makes local history, culture accessible to teachers

The trips, and an identical one the week before, are a new addition to the university’s Ancient Landscapes of South Texas professional development initiative, which for the second year running will teach over 125 Valley educators how to incorporate local cultural and natural history into their classroom coursework.

Launch pad destroyed: Concrete rubble lands on Boca Chica Beach

SpaceX appears to have seriously miscalculated how well its orbital launch pad would hold up during the inaugural launch of its Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica/Starbase on April 20.

Laguna Atascosa, Lower RGV refuges add acreage

New tracts of land were added to two national wildlife refuges in the Rio Grande Valley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials report. At Laguna...

Room for wildlife: Valley refuges grow by almost 6,500 acres

HARLINGEN — Rio Grande Valley wildlife refuges have added nearly 6,500 new acres of habitat by buying up private lands adjacent to the existing...