Do new fed rules mean no vehicles on Boca Chica?

HARLINGEN — An announcement late yesterday afternoon has caused confusion about a new federal ban on activities on popular Boca Chica Beach.The U.S. Fish...

SPI seeks input on plans for future

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Island city is revising its comprehensive plan, and it wants locals to have a say.Residents can share their input...

ULA machinists’ strike won’t affect local facility

HARLINGEN — A strike by a key United Launch Alliance union at three facilities will have no immediate impact on the space firm’s local...

Job Ready: Family ditches commutes, finds local job training

BROWNSVILLE — A Brownsville couple decided to finally do something about the long commutes to Corpus Christi and located state-funded job training through Workforce...

Citrus greening quarantine expands to Starr County

A disease affecting the citrus industry in the Rio Grande Valley has now spread to Starr County.Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded...

Border Patrol agents discover, rescue tiger cub

The cat’s out of the bag and recovering safely at Gladys Porter Zoo after Border Patrol agents recovered a tiger cub abandoned by smugglers...

Brownsville native, tourism expert publishes book

If the subject is travel and Ed Dramberger is talking, you’d be wise to listen.That’s because he’s probably traveled more than you or anyone...

Hearing held in smuggling case

A woman accused of attempting to smuggle liquid methamphetamine concealed in a gas tank into the U.S. sobbingly told federal law enforcement officers she...

Students learn the business of space

HARLINGEN — If you were interested in pursuing business and engineering to go into business, which should you study first in college?Adrian Garcia, 16,...

SpaceX asks FAA to green light Gulf of Mexico splashdowns

The Federal Aviation Administration released a Draft Environmental Assessment analyzing a SpaceX proposal to conduct splashdowns in the Gulf of Mexico.The Federal Aviation Administration...

IES closes Valley centers

The deadline to remove the last of the minor undocumented children in shelters and foster care from International Educational Services passed Saturday in the...

Children critically hurt when car strikes Harlingen home

A number of children were hurt Thursday night when a car slammed into the front yard of a Harlingen home.The accident happened on the...

Tejano singer Joe Lopez released from prison

Tejano superstar Joe Lopez has been released from a state prison.A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville said Lopez was...

Workforce strategy spotlighted

Families in some of San Antonio’s poorest neighborhoods have been empowered economically thanks to Toyota’s targeted workforce-development strategy, and the same thing can happen...

‘Hands Across the Border’: Brownsville, Matamoros unite for annual show of friendship

BROWNSVILLE — Dignitaries from the United States and Mexico met yesterday at the center of the Gateway International Bridge in a show of friendship...

First cruise study is positive; Analysis: SPI has attributes necessary to attract industry

A preliminary study from SPI Cruise Group, a consortium of cruise industry experts evaluating South Padre Island’s potential as a port of call, concludes...

Next generation might launch from Boca Chica

BROWNSVILLE — SpaceX’s Elon Musk yesterday touched on possible plans for the Boca Chica launch site east of Brownsville involving an even bigger rocket...

Cameron County breaks ground on amphitheater, multipurpose building

Officials from around Cameron County gathered Wednesday at Isla Blanca Park for the groundbreaking of new facilities that are slated to open by late...

Local woman, Musk interact on social media

BROWNSVILLE — A local woman who aspires to one day work at SpaceX was elated last year when Elon Musk replied to one of...

Ramiro Aleman leaves Harlingen to join GBIC team

Ramiro Aleman’s plan was always to come back home to the Rio GrandeValley.Ramiro Aleman’s plan was always to come back home to the Rio...

State of the Island: Mayor Stahl delivers annual address

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Mayor Dennis Stahl’s State of the Island address was sizzling.Stahl spoke about the Island’s big moves in 2017 and what...

Pedro Fernandez named 2017 Mr. Amigo

Mexican singer, songwriter, actor and television host Pedro Fernandez was revealed as Mr. Amigo 2017 in a ceremony and poster-unveiling Friday morning at the...

Future port of call? Project to attract cruise ship to the Island under way

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Mayor Dennis Stahl ordered full steam ahead to make the Island a cruise ship port of call.But study and exploration...

Gulf shrimpers push for monitoring

The $5.7 billion dollar U.S. industry built on the importation of foreign shrimp is not happy about a monitoring provision tucked away inside a...

Way Into Mangers: Valley resident has collected nearly 500 nativity scenes

BROWNSVILLE — Anybody who knows Emma Rios knows what to get her for Christmas: another nativity scene for her collection.The hard part is finding...

$6.5 million plan for Isla Blanca Park kicks off

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The county’s best park is about to become even better.A $6.5 million project for Isla Blanca Park will add a...

Valley Crossing project will deliver natural gas to Mexico

It’s hard to miss for those who have driven S.H. 48 in the vicinity of the Brownsville Ship Channel during the past several months:...

Lower Valley groups working together for prosperity

Economic development strategic plans seem to be proliferating this yearEconomic development strategic plans seem to be proliferating this yearGilberto Salinas, interim executive director for...

Rio Grande Valley tops flu index in Walgreens report

There’s no place like Texas for catching the flu this winter — especially the Valley.According to the first of Walgreens’ weekly “Flu Index” snapshots...

Brownsville Diocese scores low on openness

BROWNSVILLE — The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville was among the lowest scoring U.S. dioceses in terms of online financial transparency, according to a study...