COVID-19 haunts seasonal business in McAllen

McALLEN — JJ’s Party House felt eerie Wednesday, and not eerie in the way owner Lala Karam likes it to feel three days before...

McAllen names new fire chief

The city of McAllen announced Wednesday it selected a longtime employee of the McAllen Fire Department as its new chief. James Schultz, who had been...

Bicyclist circumnavigates state in 58 days

Aaron Chamberlain arrived at Xeriscape Park at the foot of Gateway International Bridge at 12:18 p.m. Wednesday, 58 days after departing from the same...

Testimony continues in Atkinson case; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

Jurors heard more testimony Wednesday in a case to decide whether Syllvia P. Atkinson solicited and accepted a $10,000 bribe to get favorable consideration...

NWS: Watch for pelicans

With the arrival of cold fronts in the Rio Grande Valley, forecasters with the National Weather Service are urging motorists to watch for pelicans...

Added Time: Cameron County extends early voting hours

The Cameron County Commissioner’s Court has extended the hours for the last two days of Early Voting from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at...

Texas early voting hits record high

By Mandi Cai and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas hit another voting milestone Monday as the percent of registered voters who have cast ballots early surpassed...

Southern Careers Institute hosts free movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and non-perishable food drive on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The Halloween-themed...

Presidential election colors fight against border policy

By Valerie Gonzalez, Staff writer For a brief period Sunday, observant travelers returning from Matamoros through Brownsville’s Gateway International Bridge saw a briefly altered “Welcome...

Hidalgo Co. records 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Ten COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Tuesday along with 181 cases in Hidalgo County. The death toll is now 1,934 with a total of...

Camille Playhouse to host online performance for Día de Muertos

With papel picado of colorful colors, pan de muerto, cempasuchil flowers and typical costumes of Mexico, the Camille Playhouse will host its second yearly...

City’s economic agency ends COVID-19 loan program

HARLINGEN — The city’s financial lifeline to small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdowns and related disruptions provided assistance to 52 entities and issued...

Plan would save up to $3.5 million in budgeted police, fire payroll

HARLINGEN — Most of the $3.7 million in federal funds earmarked to help the community recover from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19...

Chilly mornings in the forecast

The cool front that arrived in the Valley brought with it chilly mornings and nice afternoons. The National Weather Service in Brownsville says temperatures each...

Donna man accused of selling fake vehicle tags to undercover agent

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a 37-year-old Donna man Monday on allegations he sold an undercover agent fake temporary vehicle tags in...

Jury sees video of alleged bribery in Atkinson trial

The government on Tuesday finished questioning its key witness in the bribery case against Sylvia Atkinson after showing the jury a video recording of Atkinson...

MPO garners top award

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has been awarded the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations' top award. Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez submitted the nomination...

Six more Willacy residents test positive for COVID-19

RAYMONDVILLE — About a week after a COVID-19 outbreak shattered weeks boasting low cases numbers, state health officials are reporting six more Willacy County...

Virus precautions cancel veterans parade

Organizers have cancelled this year's parade to honor veterans in Southmost. The annual Southmost Veterans Day Parade was scheduled for Nov. 7. However, organizers decided...

Former Harlingen football player dies following stabbing

HARLINGEN — Former Harlingen High School football player Lesley Maurice Hunter died in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 after a week of...

Few Texas counties, cities matched 2010 self-response rates

HARLINGEN — The 2020 census is done, but not quite dusted. Data collected during the every-decade population count is being compiled, analyzed and audited by...

Hidalgo County confirms three West Nile cases

Three cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed in Hidalgo County, officials announced Monday. The cases include two Mercedes residents and one Weslaco...

1 more COVID-19 death reported in Cameron County

One more Cameron County resident has died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Monday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Early voting locations in Cameron County

Here 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 Complex...

George P. Bush considering a 2022 run for Texas AG

By Emma Platoff and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will “keep all options open” about a potential bid for attorney...

Not dead yet: County supporting via Americas riverfront project

Months after the city of Brownsville concluded that LandGrant Development's plan to transform the city's riverfront into a retail and cultural mecca is unfeasible...

Hidalgo woman accused of stabbing husband several times

Hidalgo police accuse a 46-year-old Michigan resident of stabbing her husband several times in the stomach after becoming angry at the man. Authorities arrested Felicia...

Case against Atkinson underway; BISD trustee faces bribery charges

The bribery case against Brownsville Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Atkinson got underway Monday in U.S. District Court in Brownsville. U.S. Attorneys Jody L. Young...

In Democrats’ bid to flip Texas, maximizing the Latino vote is key

By Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune When Jill Biden toured Texas this month in support of her husband’s presidential bid, her first stop was in El...

5 more virus deaths recorded in Hidalgo County, 1 in Cameron

Hidalgo County reported five COVID-19 related deaths and 130 new cases of the virus on Monday. The county’s top elected official also acknowledged the current...