Diana Eva Maldonado

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Diana Eva Maldonado is the Digital Editor for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star and Coastal Current. She can be reached at dmaldonado@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9872 or (956) 982-6618.

Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace and Weslaco East meet

Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace and Weslaco East meet Thursday Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center, Brownsville Team Results Boys Brownsville Lopez 38, Brownsville Pace 27 Brownsville Lopez 38, Weslaco East 16 Brownsville...

‘Howl at the Moon’: Brownsville animal shelter offers adoption special

The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center has unleashed an adoption special this week. The “Howl at the Moon” pet adoption event started Wednesday and...

Chilly mornings in the forecast

The cool front that arrived in the Valley brought with it chilly mornings and nice afternoons. The National Weather Service in Brownsville says temperatures each...

Man shot to death in Southmost area

Brownsville Police say they were called to a home in Southmost on Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Officers say when...

Ex-top aide to Texas AG: ‘Shocked’ at his legal intervention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former aide to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday spoke out for the first time since he stepped...

 CBP seizes fentanyl at Gateway International Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than five pounds of fentanyl, hidden within a 2008 Dodge Caliber. In...

Police: 3 killed, 1 badly wounded in Houston club shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for two men suspected of gunning down three people and wounding a fourth inside of a Houston nightclub. Police...

Reopening Granted: Judge allows bars in Cameron County to open at 50 percent

During a press conference Friday morning, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued the sixth amended emergency management order which allows all bars and...

CBP: Woman tried to smuggle $500k in meth at Los Indios Bridge

A 28-year-old woman was arrested at the Los Indios International Bridge after allegedly trying to smuggle a load of methamphetamine into the United States. U.S. Customs...

Trevino considering reopening bars in Cameron County

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is meeting with health officials and others to determine whether bars and other establishments will be opening in...

Cameron County beaches reopened

Sunday morning Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. ordered the following county beach access areas to open: County Beach Access No. 3 County Beach...

Part of Highway 100 under water on the Island

The National Weather Service in Brownsville forecast that high tides would wash over the northern end of Highway 100 on South Padre Island and...

Hurricane may cause beach erosion, dangerous waves

As Hurricane Delta cuts a path north across the western Gulf of Mexico Friday, a number of coastal warnings will remain in effect and...

Analysis: Paxton faces a predicament familiar to Texas attorneys general

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune Texas has had seven attorneys general in the last five decades. Two became governors, one became chief justice of the...

Tropical Storm Gamma moving into Gulf, may turn northward

The National Hurricane Center says a hurricane hunter plane has flown over an area near the Yucatan Peninsula. Tropical Storm Gamma should continue to move...

Thousands of early ballots mailed to voters

Nearly 9,000 Cameron County voters will be receiving their mail in ballots in the next few days. Cameron County Elections Administrator Remi Garza says 8,696...

Tropical Depression 25 forms in the Caribbean

The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression has formed in the northwest Caribbean. Forecasters say satellite images indicate cloudiness and showers that are part...

Tropical wave developing in Caribbean Sea

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a tropical wave over the west-central Caribbean Sea that could develop into something more serious in the next...

Bitter debate taunts overpower Trump’s, Biden’s visions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, DARLENE SUPERVILLE, WILL WEISSERT and MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic...

County given $1.8 million grant to run November election

Cameron County received a $1.8 million grant to make sure the November election runs smoothly. Elections Administrator Remi Garza says the funds come from the...

County beaches reopened to traffic

Cameron County officials reopened all the county beaches on South Padre Island Tuesday afternoon. The beaches had been closed to vehicular traffic since the weekend...

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the...

Sombrero Festival 2021 canceled over virus fears

The Board of Directors of Sombrero Festival announced Thursday night that it voted to cancel next year's event. In a Facebook post, the group said...

Lifting spirits: Teacher sings parody to live COVID-19 blues

HARLINGEN — “You say quarantine is draining and you can’t go onnnnnnnn!” A grieving “King George,” a.k.a Alfonso Gonzalez, pouts, puts his hand up and...

Southern Careers Institure to host drive-in movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and canned food drive at 8 p..m., Thursday, Sept. 17 p.m. The movie...

Tropical systems could develop in Gulf

Just as the Atlantic Hurricane Season reaches its peak, forecasters are watching a couple of tropical systems that could develop into something much more...

Walmart ready to launch subscription delivery similar to Amazon Prime

By Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News The pandemic has only intensified the high-stakes grocery battle between retail behemoths Walmart and Amazon. They've seen the...

7 county employees test positive for COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. announced Friday afternoon that an additional seven county employees have tested positive for coronavirus. The employees include the following: 1...