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UTRGV to provide $1,000 cash grants to eligible students  

By Melissa Vasquez, UTRGV Staff To provide UTRGV students with even more financial support this coming semester, the university has revamped its Fall Relief Package to give all...

BPUB asks customers to conserve electricity

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is asking customers to conserve electricity for the next two weeks, Aug. 1-14. This request is being made as...

5 more BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

BPUB says five additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. Their test results all came back positive this week and that all of the employees...

IBC awards scholarships to area graduates

IBC Bank-Brownsville is promoting higher education by awarding a combined $10,000 in scholarships to 10 high school graduates as they embark upon college and...

Vela announces funds to improve Llano Grande Lake

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Texas Water Resources and the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership...

City beach accesses to remain open; Island amends, extends beach operations order

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — This city’s beach accesses will remain open for beachgoers with implemented safety and health measures. During a meeting held Wednesday, City...

TSC approves 20% deduction in fall tuition

As part of Texas Southmost College’s ongoing comprehensive CARE initiative, all students enrolled in the fall 2020 semester will receive an automatic 20% reduction...

Local health experts urge vigilance as COVID-19 pandemic continues

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, local health officials are urging the community to continue personal safety measures as a means to combat the spread...

Vela announces NADB’s $200M COVID-19 temporary financing program

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela announced that the Board of Directors of the North American Development Bank (NADB) has approved a temporary financing program in response to the...

Port of Brownsville launches scholarship program 

Thirty-two graduating seniors from 16 Brownsville area public and private high schools will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Brownsville Navigation District in an inaugural...

Valley Baptist continues COVID-Safety standards as state reopens

Under the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has started to strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of...

UTRGV to hold virtual Spring 2020 commencement on Saturday

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will celebrate more than 3,000 prospective graduates with the first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30,...

TSC students move forward with education

With two family members of the Davila family furloughed from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Frank Davila worried his studies in the...

COMMENTARY: River and Resaca Development

By Eugene Fernandez, Special to the Herald To more completely understand the geography of the Rio Grande and its delta region, inclusive of its resacas...

Grant will allow med school Graduate Medical Education to expand

By Victoria Brito Morales, UTRGV Staff The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education has received an $11 million grant...

UTRGV med school graduates to celebrate with virtual commencement

The UTRGV School of Medicine will graduate its charter Class of 2020 in a virtual Spring Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9. The...