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...