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Pharr, Reynosa celebrate groundbreaking for international bridge expansion

PHARR — Ground was broken Tuesday in an effort to strengthen the bond and expand commerce between the international communities of Pharr and Reynosa.

Suspect in Starr County DA vehicle smuggling case reaches plea agreement

One of the defendants accused of smuggling people in the country illegally with the use of a Starr County District Attorney vehicle entered into a plea agreement last Tuesday.

Brownsville ISD wins scratch-cooking grant

The Brownsville Independent School District will increase its reliance on scratch-cooked options, thanks to a $186,000 grant from the Chef Ann Foundation to transition from a heat-and-serve model to one rooted in scratch cooking using whole, fresh ingredients.

UTRGV grad fairs slated: Events aimed at recruiting students

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Graduate College will host its graduate fairs for the first time since 2018, with events scheduled this month in Brownsville and Edinburg.

BorderFest lineup includes Ramon Ayala and Ja Rule; barbecue cookoff set

HIDALGO — The entertainment lineup is set for this year’s BorderFest here, which includes its inaugural cookoff competition.

Fire weather watch issued for entire Rio Grande Valley

With strong, gusty northwesterly 20-foot winds and relative humidity dropping to between 10 to 25% Thursday into Friday, the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley has issued a Fire Weather Watch.

Cinemark brings back five classic scary movies to the big screen for one week

If you like scary movies then Cinemark theaters has a treat for you beginning Wednesday with its “Slash into Spring” event.

Air cargo at Harlingen’s VIA continues slump in January

HARLINGEN — Air cargo numbers at Valley International Airport continue to slide compared to the busy period which coincided with the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Excavator falls into sediment pond; trapped operator dies

Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said a worker died Saturday near Sullivan City after an excavator fell into a sediment pond.

Happy landing: Brownsville scores low-cost air carrier Avelo

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport will begin offering year-round, nonstop flights to Burbank/Los Angeles, Calif., and Orlando, Fla., beginning May 17.