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Rare blue moon to occur on Halloween

Halloween night marks a rare event – a blue moon. A blue moon can occur either when you have two full moons in one month,...

USDA names Valley counties primary natural disaster areas

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be...

UTRGV, TSC, STC partner to bridge students into biomedical research careers

By Letty Fernandez, UTRGV Staff UTRGV, South Texas College and Texas Southmost College have been awarded a more than $2 million, five-year grant from the National...

BCIC, RSTEC to host virtual tour for British Consulate

The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporations (BCIC) and the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC) are set to host a virtual tour of the Rio...

SPI Convention & Visitors Bureau honored with Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. - It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the...

Vela announces $14.5M DOT grant for Port of Brownsville

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $14,504,850 to the Port of Brownsville through a Port Infrastructure...

Families urged to continue COVID precautions as children return to school

With children throughout the Rio Grande Valley returning to in-person classroom instruction, local healthcare providers are urging the community to continue to utilize best...

BPUB Celebrates Public Power Month

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) is extending Public Power Week (Oct. 5-10) by hosting a series of activities for the community throughout the...

HAZWOPER safety certification helps UTRGV students stand out as job candidates

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff More than a dozen UTRGV students recently earned a certification that not only can help keep the environment safe...

Toys for Tots 2020 Christmas Holiday campaign gets underway

Today marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2020 holiday campaign running through Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 810 local...

Committee approves Vela’s Bill to add Fort Brown to Palo Alto Battlefield National Park

The House Committee on Natural Resources approved U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela’s bill HR 4139, to authorize the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park to...

Harmony Public Schools awarded $27.8M grant for leadership program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain...

Cinemark giving away 1,000 private watch parties for Halloween

Cinemark is celebrating Halloween by giving away 1,000 Private Watch Parties – putting big screams on the big screen this Halloween. Registration for the Private Watch...

Texas Border Coalition wants travel restrictions lifted

  The Texas Border Coalition today stepped up its effort to persuade the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  to lift restrictions that limit non-essential travel...

UTRGV internship brings new approaches to Alzheimer’s research

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff On a map of the Rio Grande Valley, parts of Brownsville are highlighted in a deep red color. The red...

TSC earns 10-year reaccreditation

Texas Southmost College was awarded reaffirmation of accreditation by its regional accrediting agency earlier this month, certifying that the college is achieving its mission...

Brownsville Navigation District cuts tax rate

The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners approved lowering the overall tax rate for property owners living within the district with an effective date...

Doctors turn to radio to educate community on dangers of delaying cardiac care

Valley Baptist Physician Network is turning to the radio waves as another means of reaching local residents who are coping with cardiac conditions but...

IDEA announces virtual after-school gardening program for students

IDEA Public Schools has begun an after-school Junior Master Gardener program for all students. As an added bonus, students in grades third through eighth who successfully complete the program will be...

Agencies to post Covid data reported by Texas public schools

The Texas Education Agency and Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday on the DSHS website the statewide number of cases of COVID-19 reported by...

COLUMN: Walls are more than a symbol

Criminal organizations seeking to degrade the security and sovereignty of our nation evolve their tactics in response to law enforcement actions, smart application of...

UTRGV helping grad students during COVID-19 pandemic 

UTRGV has been ranked No. 10 in the nation by Study.com for Graduate Schools with No GRE Requirement During Covid-19, in recognition of its efforts to help prospective...

Rep. Vela’s statement in remembrance of the 19th anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) issued the following statement in remembrance of the 19th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. “Nineteen years...

Valley Baptist works to educate community on dangers of Sepsis

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE — Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year, but unlike diseases such as cancer that have...

Valley to receive $26K in coronavirus grants for public housing

Several Rio Grande Valley housing authorities were awarded a total of $25,542 in another round of federal grants to help recover from the economic...

Valley Baptist Health System Continues with Rigorous COVID-SAFETY Standards Local Physicians Urge Community not...

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE – As Valley Baptist Health System remains laser-focused on efforts to ensure that local residents continue to have access to high-quality...

UT Health RGV to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to the public

UT Health RGV, the clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, has launched COVID-19 antibody testing as a third component of their pandemic...

Vela introduces resolution honoring Tejano legends

U.S. Filemon Vela, (D-Brownsville) introduced a resolution to honor and celebrate the achievements of Tejano music artists. The resolution specifically congratulates the musical contributions...

UTRGV Disaster Studies Program coordinator receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar

By Maria Elena Hernandez, UTRGV Staff In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country Burma, killing more than 100,000 people. “There were many issues...

UTRGV faculty honored with UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff For their commitment to providing a quality and meaningful education to their students, two UTRGV faculty members have been honored...