Housing development collides with industrial park plan

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville’s intention to break ground on a new mixed-income residential subdivision next to the Brownsville Sports Park has run...

Brownsville nonprofits band together during the Big Give

The nonprofits of Brownsville spend most of their time helping residents in the community. On Saturday, they spent the day helping each other. Twenty-five local...

Brownsville lands housing grant

After receiving more than $500,000 in a federal grant earlier this month, the Brownsville Housing Authority will work to eliminate lead-based paint hazards from...

$500K in federal aid secured for small businesses in Western Valley

Half-a-million dollars in federal funds have been secured for small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley to help them through the pandemic, U.S. Rep....

Hearing discusses whether attorney should be removed from case

Attorneys representing Salomon Campos, Jr. — the nephew of longtime Harlingen attorney Ernesto Gonzalez charged with his murder — appeared in court to discuss...

Point Isabel ISD to start meal distribution program

PORT ISABEL — As this school district inches closer to kicking off the new school year with remote instruction, preparations are underway for its...

Virtual school begins for McAllen, smaller districts

Many classes are back in session as a historic virtual school year commences. Monday marks the first day for the McAllen, Roma, Valley View and...

Help for colonia residents: Assistance for those impacted by COVID-19

Cameron County has announced an assistance program for colonia residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of reduced...

Edinburg’s SPARC program ignites local economy, Census response rate

EDINBURG — The city’s innovative business recovery program pumped $50,000 directly into local businesses on a daily basis for about two months and pushed...

Cameron County beaches to reopen on Tuesday

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. announced today that county beaches will reopen on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. Some county parks may reopen...

First major cold front of season to push through this week 

HARLINGEN — Have a cold one, and put it on fall’s tab. The first significant cold front to come through the Rio Grande Valley this...

Port Isabel to honor first responders

PORT ISABEL — This coastal city will host events in honor of first responders and in remembrance of those who were affected by the...

Pharr police officer recognized for de-escalating potentially deadly incident

“When I first got there I was thinking, ‘We’ll just place cuffs on the suspect and that will be it, we’ll be on our...

Moment of Remembrance: Ceremony held for causeway collapse victims, families

City officials, first responders, loved ones, and family members of survivors and those lost in the Sept. 15, 2001, collapse of the Queen Isabella...

School meals for thousands; BISD meal distribution shifts into high gear

The Brownsville Independent School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department depends on BISD parents just as the parents count on FNS to provide healthful...

New York filmmaker shoots documentary in Brownsville on migration issues

On a sunny day in September, the Carlotta Petrina was transformed into the set for a documentary on migration issues as crew members unloaded...

Valley’s August jobless rate drops but still among state’s highest

HARLINGEN — The unemployment rate in the Rio Grande Valley for August dropped sharply, although the numbers remain far higher than the pre-coronavirus statistics...

New Wheels: City receives custom-built firetruck

Brownsville firefighters and city officials gathered outside Central Station in downtown Brownsville on Thursday to unveil a new, custom-built firetruck the department has been...

Pharr reaches agreement in lawsuit over 2014 Toby Keith concert

The city of Pharr and a local promoter appeared in court Monday morning for a hearing related to a lawsuit over a poorly attended...

Longer census count upheld; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denies Trump administration

On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by the Trump administration to temporarily block a lower court ruling extending the...

UTRGV, White House officials see food program in action

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley welcomed representatives from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighboring Partnerships and the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Columbus Day hours at Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo will be open and welcoming guests on Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12 for the Columbus Day holiday. The zoo will be...

Early voting locations in Cameron County

The following is a list of early voting locations for the Nov. 3 General Election. Early voting runs from Oct.13-Oct. 30: >>Cameron County Courthouse Judicial...

Murder suspect declared incompetent may have not been sent to mental institution as ordered

A 66-year-old man charged in a 2017 stabbing murder was supposed to be in a maximum security state mental hospital as of October last...

Innovator speaks on distance learning; Says education gap may be widening

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the university professor, author and lecturer credited with inventing the term e-learning says distance learning’s worldwide embrace is...

Harlingen Farmers Market back in business

HARLINGEN — Pick out home-made delicacies fresh from the area’s budding cottage industry like jams, black garlic and kombucha — along with organic vegetables...

Officials push Census 2020 count

County officials are urging residents to take a moment to fill out the 2020 census. Residents in Cameron County began receiving documents in mid-March...

City partners with UT Health to bring lab to Brownsville

The Brownsville City Commission and mayor on Tuesday approved an item that awards a contract to the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH)...

McAllen H-E-B employee tests positive for COVID-19

H-E-B announced in a Wednesday news release that an employee at one of its McAllen stores has tested positive for COVID-19. The grocery chain said the employee, who was last in the store on April 3, worked at the N. 10th and Fern location. "All Partners at the location have been notified and the store has been deep cleaned and sanitized multiple times since then and we continue to enforce proper social distancing practices," the news release stated.

McAllen businessman granted bond in gold coins case 

A McAllen businessman was granted a bond and is set for trial later this year in connection with a money laundering charge, court notes...