Massive Spectrum outage covers much of country

HARLINGEN — Spectrum internet, television and phone service continued to suffer major outages across the country Tuesday, including much of Texas. Locally, Spectrum’s television, internet...

Massive Spectrum outage covers much of country

HARLINGEN — Spectrum internet, television and phone service continued to suffer major outages across the country Tuesday, including much of Texas. Locally, Spectrum’s television, internet...

As Mexico dithers on water releases, impacts loom on U.S. side

HARLINGEN —Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting over. U.S. officials have reiterated their demand that Mexico take immediate action to redress their massive water...

Amid COVID-19, boutique offers unique items

HARLINGEN — Featured in a leopard pattern, military green or even a floral design, a new portable door opener is making it easier to...

Bass Pro permanently closes café, bowling alley

HARLINGEN — Grabbing a bite to eat and a beer are all in the past at Bass Pro Shops Harlingen following the permanent closing...

Dunkin’ Donuts to close 800 locations in US

Dunkin' will close 800 locations in the U.S. by the end of the year and another 350 worldwide. The company says it is eliminating locations...

Flight delay: Starship prototype nearing first launch

SpaceX is close to its first attempted hop of a full-size Starship prototype, according to Elon Musk, the company’s founder and chief executive. In reply...

Valle Vista pays $434,843 in back taxes

HARLINGEN — The struggling Valle Vista Mall turned to a loan company to pay its delinquent property taxes. Home Tax Solutions has paid $434,843 in...

Valle Vista pays $434,843 in back taxes

HARLINGEN — The struggling Valle Vista Mall turned to a loan company to pay its delinquent property taxes. Home Tax Solutions has paid $434,843 in...

Domino’s now hiring

Domino’s franchise-owned locations are looking to hire about 100 new employees across 24 stores throughout the Greater Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen areas. The positions...

Tuesday Morning shutting down stores in Harlingen, McAllen

HARLINGEN — Discount home retailer Tuesday Morning is closing its stores at the Dixieland Corners shopping center in Harlingen and at the McAllen Pavilion. Two...

Tesla picks Austin site for second US vehicle assembly plant

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly...

Community ‘titan’ Fred Rusteberg dies at 74

Fred Rusteberg wasn't interested in the limelight, but he was always there to help the people of Brownsville, his beloved hometown, and he left...

Texas faces a looming $4.6 billion deficit, comptroller projects

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar delivered bleak but unsurprising news Monday: Because of the economic fallout triggered by the coronavirus pandemic,...

Draft 10-year highway plan sees $900 million for Lower Valley

HARLINGEN — The 2021 draft proposal for TxDOT highway projects earmarks some $900 million for roadway construction over the next 10 years, Cameron County...

VRMC names new chief operating officer

Valley Regional Medical Center on Friday named Lauren Davis as the hospital’s chief operating officer and said she will assume her new role today. “Lauren’s...

San Benito approves plan for convention center, hotel

SAN BENITO — It appears this city is continuing to make progress on one of its economic projects that’s been in the works for...

Getting connected: City hires broadband consultant

Brownsville is one of the very least connected cities in the nation in terms of broadband internet access, which affects everything from schools’ ability...

United Airlines hands out 4,700 layoff and furloughs notices in Texas

By Kyle Arnold The Dallas Morning News United Airlines said this week that it could lay off more than 4,700 workers in Dallas and Houston...

New coalition for improving highways debuts in Valley

State business leaders, alarmed by falling tax revenues dedicated to highway infrastructure, on Wednesday unveiled a new organization to advocate for innovative public-private partnerships...

Number of Texans filing for unemployment benefits increases 7%

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune More than 96,000 Texans applied for jobless relief last week, a 7.4% bump over the week before. It is a reversal...

Net worth: Shrimp industry pushing for exemption

When Donald Trump announced on June 22 that he was suspending new work visas for foreign workers at least through the end of the...

Wing Barn closes dining rooms in response to COVID-19

Wing Barn has announced it will close dining rooms on Wednesday. They will continue to serve guests through curbside and delivery until further notice. “We...

American Airlines ending distancing among passengers

HARLINGEN — American Airlines flights will end social-distancing in seating by allowing all middle seats to be sold and occupied beginning Wednesday. The decision reverses...

H-E-B to limit sale of toilet paper, sanitizers, briskets

H-E-B has been forced once again to place a limit on certain products due to customers panic buying toilet paper, food items and over-the-counter...

Maquilas race to meet USMCA implementation 

Manufacturing plants here and across the border are scrambling to comply with the new rules of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which will go into effect this week after two years of negotiations and ratifications by all three governments. Companies along both sides of the Rio Grande are still trying to understand the exact terms of the new agreement, which will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Wednesday.  “A new agreement was negotiated because NAFTA was outdated,” Jorge Torres, president and CEO of Interlink Trade Services in McAllen, said Thursday. “Obviously we have had many changes, mainly in technology and the way we do business, and other issues, like labor, environmental, things like that. So I think it was due. It was time to upgrade or renegotiate an agreement like NAFTA.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

Chuck E. Cheese files for bankruptcy

By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer Chuck E. Cheese - where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches - is filing for bankruptcy protection. The...

Texans struggle to find work in the Valley, where unemployment has nearly tripled

By Meena Venkataramanan, Texas Tribune Sandra Santos has been doing everything she can to find a job since she was laid off in mid-March from...

Busy waters: Virus-linked downturn has little effect on port

HARLINGEN — The business downturn associated with coronavirus lockdowns and shelter-at-home mandates has spared the Port of Harlingen. Port officials say the activity of personnel...

Water works: Port’s modernization plan sees $35 million investment

HARLINGEN — The 2,000 acres along the banks of the Arroyo Colorado that encompasses the Port of Harlingen may seem like a lot of...