Local artist exhibits more than 70 pieces at Fine Art Museum

Don Breeden, a local artist who has been doing the Charro Days posters for more than 20 years, recently opened his exhibit at the...

Wi-Fi towers to help Donna ISD narrow digital divide

DONNA — The administration and staff at Donna ISD faced a sobering statistic early on in the pandemic: a survey conducted on district parents...

Wagon tale: Organization on mission to help community

It’s a quiet Saturday at the Red Wagon Ministry on the corner of East 12th and Taylor Street. A small group of men sit...

Bahia Grande Unit of Laguna Atascosa handed $5.6 million restoration grant

HARLINGEN — Federal and state officials have announced a major windfall of $5.6 million for restoration of wetlands and protection of bird nesting sites...

Misinformation, COVID-19 create barriers to healthcare coverage

People across the country have the opportunity to sign up for health insurance until Dec. 15 when the open enrollment period comes to a...

Coronavirus continues to strain Texas hospitals

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The surging coronavirus continued to strain hospitals in Texas Friday, as some hard-hit parts of the state remained under curfews...

Texas shut down bars to slow virus, but loophole allowed some to remain open

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune Halloween this year in downtown Austin was a raucous affair. Nightclubs advertised dancing and drink specials. Thousands of people crowded...

Deal Hunters: In 2020, Black Friday goes on for shoppers

Early Friday morning as many Brownsville residents slept, others decided to shop for Black Friday deals. At Academy Sports + Outdoors, dozens of shoppers waited...

Safe Shopping: Black Friday gets less crowded amid pandemic

HARLINGEN — Downtown stores in Harlingen have opened early for Black Friday deals for many years now. Before, lines would be up to 15...

COVID cases, hospitalizations continue incline in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County reported four additional coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday along with 763 new cases, continuing a recent surge that’s been in line with local health...

Annual feast turned to curbside drop-off

HARLINGEN — The gymnasium of the First United Methodist Church normally would be filled with enough chairs and tables to fit 300 people on...

Good Neighbor provides hundreds of meals

Hundreds of mask-wearing community members visited the Good Neighbor Settlement House to receive a free meal as part of their Thanksgiving celebration. Entire families showed...

Still thankful: Leaders express gratitude despite tough year

Nobody is going to miss 2020, the year a killer pandemic swept through nations, affecting lives on an unimaginable scale — even in the...

Vela: $150K going to Island shoreline

South Padre Island will stand alone as the only Texas recipient of a federal grant, a Rio Grande Valley congressman announced Wednesday. According to Rep....

US temporarily closes detention facility in McAllen

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley for renovation. The...

$1.5 million in drugs seized at Brownsville bridges

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1.5 million in narcotics at several Brownsville area international brides. The first seizure took place Wednesday,...

TSC trustees lower student tuition by 20% for spring

The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees has approved a 20% tuition reduction for all students for the Spring 2021 semester. The board approved the...

Man is apprehended after high-speed chase

HARLINGEN— Locating a suspect of aggravated assault ended up in a police chase. According to David Osborne, Commander of the Harlingen Police Department, around 3...

Volunteers create GoFundMe to bring playground to migrant camp

Volunteers at the migrant camp at the Gateway International Bridge are partnering with Team Brownsville and the Resource Center of Matamoros to raise funds...

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Tuesday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Authorities: Double murder, suicide in La Paloma

SAN BENITO — Authorities confirmed a double murder and suicide were discovered early Tuesday morning on the outskirts of San Benito. Victims were identified as...

Police search for person of interest in death of woman

Brownsville Police are looking for to find the owner of a red Ford pickup they believe may have been involved in the murder of...

2 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

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

Caution urged during Thanksgiving; COVID-19 numbers ticking up in Cameron County

The pandemic has put pressure on local families to temporarily suspend their usual gatherings in the name of health and safety, though it certainly...

Pena wins recount by 8 votes

Longtime Brownsville Independent School District trustee Minerva M. Peña won her race for the Position 6 seat on the BISD Board of Trustees after...

Los Fresnos Rodeo cancelled due to virus concerns

Organizers say they have voted to cancel the 2021 Los Fresnos Rodeo. The Los Fresnos Rodeo committee says the decision was hard to make and...

Thousands receive Thanksgiving meals from IDEA

Thousands of meals were distributed to the community Monday morning at the different IDEA campuses throughout the Rio Grande Valley as part of their...

TPWD to stock trout at sports complex

HARLINGEN — Ready the rods and bust out the bobbers, because rainbow trout will be on the menu for some lucky anglers this February. Texas...

Water world: RGV Reef sinks two more boats

Friends of the RGV Reef sunk their fourth vessel on Nov. 15 as work on the massive artificial reefing project off South Padre Island...

BEARING WITNESS: Graciela Gonzalez’s grace leaves indelible mark on community

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Graciela Gonzalez died July 18, 2020, due to COVID-19 complications. Born on April 15, 1954, in Weslaco, she lived a life of...