Artistic Spirits: Dia de Muertos highlight of Calle Calaveras event

Brownsville is celebrating Dia de Muertos with a community event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and Linear Park. The City of Brownsville, The...

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...

9 million Texans vote early, surpassing state’s total 2016 votes

By Alex Samuels, Matthew Watkins and Mandi Cai, Texas Tribune The number of voters who cast ballots in the Texas early voting period this year...

Feast of Sharing to donate meals to food banks

H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing will be different this year. The Texas-based grocery chain says throughout Nov. and Dec., H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing will donate...

Pilot Program: Rapid response COVID-19 tests roll out at HCISD

“This is one added tool to assist us in dealing with this COVID pandemic,” SAID ALICIA Noyola. HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district has just...

TxDMV waiver still in effect

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles temporary waiver for titling and registration requirements is in effect, which means that an expired registration sticker shouldn’t...

A&M-Kingsville honors alumnus David Allex

HARLINGEN — The late David Allex, a visionary who spent decades promoting and encouraging the revitalization of the city, has been honored as a...

‘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...

Early voting reaches final day in Cameron County

Voters have one last chance to cast a ballot early as Cameron County wraps up its early voting period today. Fortunately, the Cameron County Commissioner’s...

Court halts order requiring masks at Texas polling places

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court has suspended a judge's order requiring people in Texas to wear face masks inside polling stations. The...

Three more Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found three more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the rural area’s total case...

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations up about 2,500 since Oct. 1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The surge in Texas coronavirus cases has raised COVID-19 hospitalizations by almost 2,500 cases since Oct. 1. The 5,650 hospitalizations reported...

Lofty Award: Baxter Building wins first place in renovation

HARLINGEN — It’s been the Rio Grande National Life Insurance Building, Blaschka Tower and the Baxter Building at different points in its 92-year existence. Now,...

COVID-19 haunts seasonal business in McAllen

McALLEN — JJ’s Party House felt eerie Wednesday, and not eerie in the way owner Lala Karam likes it to feel three days before...

Bicyclist circumnavigates state in 58 days

Aaron Chamberlain arrived at Xeriscape Park at the foot of Gateway International Bridge at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday, 58 days after departing from the same...

Testimony continues in Atkinson case; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

Jurors heard more testimony Wednesday in a case to decide whether Syllvia P. Atkinson solicited and accepted a $10,000 bribe to get favorable consideration...

NWS: Watch for pelicans

With the arrival of cold fronts in the Rio Grande Valley, forecasters with the National Weather Service are urging motorists to watch for pelicans...

Added Time: Cameron County extends early voting hours

The Cameron County Commissioner’s Court has extended the hours for the last two days of Early Voting from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at...

Texas early voting hits record high

By Mandi Cai and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas hit another voting milestone Monday as the percent of registered voters who have cast ballots early surpassed...

Southern Careers Institute hosts free movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and non-perishable food drive on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The Halloween-themed...

Presidential election colors fight against border policy

By Valerie Gonzalez, Staff writer For a brief period Sunday, observant travelers returning from Matamoros through Brownsville’s Gateway International Bridge saw a briefly altered “Welcome...

Camille Playhouse to host online performance for Día de Muertos

With papel picado of colorful colors, pan de muerto, cempasuchil flowers and typical costumes of Mexico, the Camille Playhouse will host its second yearly...

City’s economic agency ends COVID-19 loan program

HARLINGEN — The city’s financial lifeline to small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdowns and related disruptions provided assistance to 52 entities and issued...

Plan would save up to $3.5 million in budgeted police, fire payroll

HARLINGEN — Most of the $3.7 million in federal funds earmarked to help the community recover from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19...

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...

Jury sees video of alleged bribery in Atkinson trial

The government on Tuesday finished questioning its key witness in the bribery case against Sylvia Atkinson after showing the jury a video recording of Atkinson...

MPO garners top award

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has been awarded the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations' top award. Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez submitted the nomination...

Six more Willacy residents test positive for COVID-19

RAYMONDVILLE — About a week after a COVID-19 outbreak shattered weeks boasting low cases numbers, state health officials are reporting six more Willacy County...

Virus precautions cancel veterans parade

Organizers have cancelled this year's parade to honor veterans in Southmost. The annual Southmost Veterans Day Parade was scheduled for Nov. 7. However, organizers decided...

Former Harlingen football player dies following stabbing

HARLINGEN — Former Harlingen High School football player Lesley Maurice Hunter died in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 after a week of...