Brownsville native named to Forbes 30 under 30

Described as the most fun chef to watch on TikTok, Brownsville native Matthew Broussard made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 yearly list. The...

City offers 60 day health challenge

Health officials report its pretty common for individuals to gain one to five pounds over the holidays, but what if there’s an ongoing pandemic...

Local artist exhibits more than 70 pieces at Fine Art Museum

Don Breeden, a local artist who has been doing the Charro Days posters for more than 20 years, recently opened his exhibit at the...

Dancers will be masked, attendees social distanced 

The longest-running-show in the Rio Grande Valley will look a little different this year. The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday show put on by the Rio...

Interest for adoptions increase amid pandemic

After the strike of a gavel, two children in Hidalgo County who were previously under the custody of the state of Texas were officially...

With America getting spicy, Cholula is snapped up for $800M

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer With millions dining at home for safety and a swing to the spicier side in the U.S. in recent...

McAllen junior, cancer survivor publishes novel 

Not only is 17-year-old Abel Ramirez proud to call himself a cancer survivor, but now he also gets to say he’s an author. The McAllen...

Valley Baptist Diabetes Centers offer hope, education to Valley patients

It is a disease with symptoms that often begin so mildly that it can go unnoticed for years. Left untreated and unchecked, diabetes can ravage...

Aguilar helps others overcome during a pandemic

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Herald When Lucia Aguilar was as young as 9 years old, she remembers being her parents’ translator and interpreter...

Vela announces $5.6M awarded for Bahia Grande Restoration

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded $5,640,000 to be used for the restoration of the...

Joining Forces: Good Neighbor and Wellness Coalition partner to raise funds

Good Neighbor Settlement House and the Brownsville Wellness Coalition are joining forces to host the “1,000 giving hearts” a nine-prize fundraiser that hopes to...

Vascular Robotics Program celebrates 60th procedure at Valley Regional Medical Center

Valley Regional Medical Center celebrated the hospital’s Cath Lab and Dr. Jaime Gomez’ 60th vascular robotics procedure. Valley Regional Medical Center added to its vascular...

VBMC-Brownsville receives quality achievement awards for stroke care

In recognition of its commitment to ensuring that local stroke patients receive high-quality healthcare, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville has received the American Heart Association/American...

Unable to perform live, Valley Symphony Orchestra films show, releases concert videos

McALLEN — The soft, ethereal yet ominous chimes and timbres of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s percussionist floated through the hall of the McAllen Performing...

McAllen family hosts giveaway, donates 10 Thanksgiving meals 

BY MARIA RUIZ Since 2015, McAllen entrepreneurs Maria Roser and Uriel Barbosa have made it a family tradition to share their Thanksgiving leftovers with the...

PSJA graduate now directing in Chicago

Gliding her small hands over the faux yellow brick wall, Denise Serna knew as a first grader that she had a heart for theater. More...

Maintaining positive mental health during holidays important as pandemic continues

As health and government officials both locally and throughout the nation continue to address the situation surrounding COVID-19 and area residents shift their attention...

Eighth-grader becomes first student council elect to have a disability

Love. Kindness. Inclusion. Addison Bortnick, 13, was recently elected student council vice president of Cathey Middle School in McAllen. She is the first VP-elect to...

ROCA receives $10,000 grant to promote the arts

The Cameron County Education Initiative awarded the Revival of Cultural Arts $10,000 to offer cultural and art programs to entire families. The CCEI is a...

Pumpkin trio: Sisters in charge of popular seasonal family attraction

LA FERIA — A pumpkin patch on 75 acres of land might sound difficult to manage, but three sisters prove it can be done...

Restoring Resacas: Art museum, BPUB partner for second art exhibit

Videos, paintings, drawings and more are part of the second annual Resaca Exhibit at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. The exhibit is sponsored by...

Crippling day care centers another casualty of COVID-19

Aurora Gutierrez misses tying all her students’ little shoes. She misses holding their little hands and little backpacks, and teaching them about how to...

Edinburg-based animal shelter at capacity, seeks community’s help

The Palm Valley Animal Society in Edinburg has been a no-kill shelter since April, but the recent surge of kittens and puppies being turned...

Good Neighbor recognized for sheltering work

Good Neighbor Settlement House is the recipient of the Outstanding Community Organization award by the Texas Homeless Network for their work with the homeless...

Edinburg seeks veterans to recognize during virtual parade

EDINBURG — The city will be honoring its veterans virtually this year, and is asking the community for help to do so. On Nov. 11,...

Physical activity a good investment during a pandemic

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Herald When I first moved to Brownsvillein 1991, almost thirty years ago, there was literally one falling down private...

UTRGV professor shines light on woman known as ‘Mexico’s Eve’

BY JULISA NEVAREZ Marina, Malina, Malintzin, Malinchi, Malintze and Malinche — these names may sound or look different, but they all describe one person. Camila Townsend...

Valley Baptist continues to promote stroke education on World Stroke Day

As World Stroke Day – observed on Thursday, October 29 – fast approaches, Valley Baptist Health System is encouraging the community to learn more...

‘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...

Master Naturalist classes begin in January

HARLINGEN — The Valley’s twin chapters of the Texas Master Naturalists are combining to offer training to new members beginning in January. Participants will attend...