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Editorial: STC tuition program helps make higher education affordable for more students

South Texas College has announced a tuition assistance program that officials say should make enrollment there essentially tuition free for all students. Such a program can help many Rio Grande Valley residents attain academic degrees or professional training and certification they might not be able to afford otherwise.

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.

A diverse experience at Café Nashta in Mercedes

MERCEDES — The plate with the shrimp and the rice and a passionate mix of cardamom and coriander and masala entices me into a sweet dream of memories.

As reservoir water levels plummet, no end in sight to Mexico’s dawdling

MERCEDES — Last August, water levels at Falcon International Reservoir dropped to just 9%, the lowest in the manmade lake’s 70-year history.

Starr County woman falsely charged with murder after abortion appears with attorneys

EDINBURG — Attorneys for a Starr County mother who made national headlines in 2022 after she was arrested for a self-induced abortion held a news conference Tuesday about the federal lawsuit she filed last week.

NWS outlook for Valley predicts continued dire situation for reservoirs

The National Weather Service Brownsville-Rio Grande Valley station released its April-June outlook for the Rio Grande Valley on Good Friday, though there wasn’t much else good about it.

Woman falsely jailed for murder over an abortion sues Starr County, DA’s office

A woman who was falsely indicted and jailed on a murder charge for having a self-induced abortion has filed a federal lawsuit against Starr County, its district attorney and the assistant district attorney who attempted to prosecute the case.

From Brownsville to Tijuana, new book seeks to paint a different picture of the...

A new book about the U.S.-Mexico border is seeking to give readers an intimate look at an area of the country that has long been displayed in national media as a region dominated by border wall, immigration crises and cartel violence.

Former Starr County DA crime victims coordinator to plead guilty

The former crime victims coordinator for the Starr County District Attorney’s Office plans to plead guilty in a human smuggling operation that used a government vehicle.

Unique fusion of flavors at McAllen’s Mikhuna

McALLEN — Mikhuna, a Japanese-Peruvian restaurant in McAllen brings a one-of-a-kind taste to the Valley with a mix of traditional South American dishes and Nikkei, a fusion of Peruvian ingredients shaped by Japanese techniques.