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Sales tax allocations show big gains for most Valley cities

Sales tax revenues continue to increase in the Rio Grande Valley, nearly all cities posting double-digit gains from a year ago on sales made...

Willacy reports 60 new COVID-19 cases

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RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials are confirming 16 more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus while reporting 10 old cases were...

Willacy County residents to have fiber broadband services

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RAYMONDVILLE — From online learning to working from home, several residents of this city will soon have greater access to high speed internet that...

Local officials offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives as administrations wane

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This week, Edinburg residents who still needed to get vaccinated had an extra incentive to do as the city of Edinburg and DHR Health...

Extension keeps Willacy prison running; County weighing options to save jobs

RAYMONDVILLE — The future of a Willacy County prison that is a main economic engine in this farming region struggling with one of Texas’...

Arrests total 3 in Brownsville slaying; Police say women took ATM money

Brownsville police have released more information pertaining to the Aug. 13 killing of Jose Villarreal Jr., 39. Villarreal is believed to have been lured to...

Willacy County commissioners request extension; Officials mulling taking over prison operations

RAYMONDVILLE — The clock is ticking toward a Sept. 30 deadline as Willacy County commissioners await federal officials’ response to their request for a...

Willacy working to keep prison open; Commission mulls changing operations

RAYMONDVILLE — Nearly 20 years ago, Willacy County officials opened a 500-bed federal prison here, catapulting the farming county into an industry creating hundreds...

T.S. Nicholas to hit Valley with high winds, heavy rains

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A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Rio Grande Valley as Tropical Storm Nicholas arrives around dawn Monday, with the worst of...

Census: Dramatic growth among Texas Hispanics

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Census 2020 shows a rapidly changing Texas, with a huge growth spurt among Hispanic residents occurring over the past decade. Hispanics now constitute 39.3 percent...
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