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Valley’s water scarcity concerns continue to mount

As lake levels at Falcon and Amistad international reservoirs continue to drop, people in the Rio Grande Valley are becoming increasingly concerned, including one of Hidalgo County’s highest leaders.

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.

Harlingen animal shelter expanding as costs climb

HARLINGEN — Nearly three months after opening its doors, the Harlingen Animal Shelter is expanding its program while its costs are climbing.

Brownsville ISD considers school consolidation plans

Amid pleas to reconsider, the Brownsville Independent School District presented plans again Monday to merge Morningside and Del Castillo elementary schools in Southmost among three pairs of schools slated for consolidation.

Another round: Las Ramblas makes James Beard finals two years running

The first time Las Ramblas at Market Square made the James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Bar” finals, it felt like a fluke, admitted co-owner Michael Limas.

Artistic journey: Exhibit is visual story of well-known South Texas artist’s evolution

With “Mi Vida Loco,” Mark Clark takes us on a brief autobiographical tour from his first artistic inspirations to the present. Stepping into the artist’s creative pathway we see his family and friends serving as early inspirations, and life in the Valley combining a passion for social depictions of US-Mexico relations and a rejection of the European art style. His art finally plays with time, moving historical subject matter out of the past and into the present.

STC’s promise to make college accessible and tuition free starts next fall

McALLEN — Graduating high school students will have more time off to focus on their studies with the financial weight of tuition lifted off their shoulders with South Texas College's Valley Promise program, which essentially gives students a tuition-free education.

San Benito CISD attorney stands behind statements as insurance company investigates

SAN BENITO — The school district’s former contractor’s insurance company is contacting board members to clarify information surrounding its “investigation” into a $40 million bond-funded project entering the first year of a shutdown stemming from building foundation flaws.

Harlingen approves boosting water rates by 50% within 5 years

HARLINGEN — After months of debate, city commissioners are boosting water rates by about 50% over a five-year period to help fund a $130 million sewer system overhaul, with Harlingen Housing Authority residents getting $25 monthly discounts.

Brownsville ISD Teacher Incentive Allotment raises receive mixed reviews

Even as the Brownsville Independent School District trumpets $10 million to be paid to teachers through the Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment, some teachers are questioning TEA’s system for distributing the funds.