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Brownsville, Harlingen shelters host feasts for those in need

It’s the time of year when the prospect of a serious feast looms large, and when charity organizations and homeless shelters go all out to make sure those less fortunate don’t get left out.

Santa Rosa ISD names new superintendent

The Santa Rosa school district announced on Nov. 17 that Abram Estrada has been named the lone finalist as superintendent.

Rosalynn Carter, outspoken former first lady, dead at 96

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96.

Former Valley news anchor Eddie Flores’ death stirs moving tributes

With a warm smile and kind eyes, Eddie Flores charmed his way into Rio Grande Valley hearts and homes as one of the area's leading news anchors, bringing stories from around the world into local living rooms with grace and friendliness. He was remembered just as fondly this week by those who called him their friend and mentor, all who returned the favor by bringing his story to the world.

Alton pastor gets 12 years for sedating, assaulting women

EDINBURG — Melquisedec Chan, the 58-year-old pastor from Alton who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two women he had sedated, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday evening.

Police investigating vehicle that crashed into Edinburg restaurant

Edinburg police are investigating an incident where someone crashed into a restaurant on Tuesday afternoon.

4-year-old child dies in Donna house fire

A four-year-old child has died in a Donna house fire.

Edinburg pedestrian hit, killed on Saturday night

A 78-year-old man has died after being hit and killed by a vehicle in Edinburg on Saturday night.

Photo Gallery: Community places flags at veterans’ graves in Mission

MISSION — The city hosted a Veterans Day ceremony and flag laying event here Saturday morning at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery.

Alamo Middle School renamed after Jesus “Jesse” Vela Jr. in trustee’s honor

ALAMO — The last name Vela will be forever carried in the halls and hearts of PSJA ISD with the renaming of Alamo Middle School to Jesus "Jesse" Vela, Jr. Middle School honoring the long-serving trustee