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Hard work pushes Roma High marching band to historic new heights

At the UIL 5A State Marching Band competition with about half the size of other bands, the Roma High School marching band went above and beyond by becoming the first Valley 5A band in history to advance to the state finals, according to band director Dena Laurel.

Ford F-150 theft ring crossed trucks into Mexico through Brownsville, Roma

A man has been arrested for stealing pick-up trucks in McAllen and taking them to Mexico where at least one was later recovered in Reynosa with ballistic glass and armor plating.

Valley suspects plead guilty to deadly human smuggling conspiracy

Four suspects — three from Roma and one from Pharr — have pleaded guilty for their roles in a deadly human smuggling conspiracy that led to several deaths, including that of a pregnant woman.

Texas Film Roundup wants your old home movies for archives

Those untouched home videos and film reels hidden away in closets across the Rio Grande Valley — there are gems inside.

Roma man gets probation in Rio Grande City teen’s murder

EDINBURG — A 22-year-old Roma man previously accused of killing a Rio Grande City teen was placed on deferred adjudication for three years as part of a plea bargain where he promised to testify against his co-defendants.

Hidalgo County extending operating hours at WIC clinics

Hidalgo County is extending its operating hours at WIC clinics throughout the area beginning in October.

Man who lured Rio Grande City teen to his death convicted of tampering

The man accused of being paid $10,000 to lure 17-year-old Chayse Olivarez to a ranch where the Rio Grande City teen was shot and killed, dismembered and burned, has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years in state prison, prosecutors announced in a news release Friday.

Gulf Cartel plaza boss wife gets more than 7 years in prison for money...

The wife of a purported Gulf Cartel plaza boss in Miguel Aleman has been sentenced to a little more seven years in prison and will forfeit her Roma home and more than $800,000 in cash.

Roma ISD celebrates new center for special education students

Roma ISD hosted a ribbon cutting Tuesday for a new center aimed at helping special education students transition from high school to the real world.

Five squads enter RGV Sports Hall of Fame

MISSION — The Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame inducted five teams as part of its 2023 Class at the Mission Event Center on Saturday.