Tropical Storm Zeta forms in Caribbean; heads toward Louisiana coast

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports Tropical Storm Zeta has formed in the northwestern Caribbean and is expected to move northwestward into the...

Artist creates original pieces using salvaged materials

LOS FRESNOS — Ivan Benavides, 33, was not familiar with the term “wood turning.” Now, he is taking the term and the phrase “wood turner”...

Breaking numbers: Cameron County surpasses 2016 early voting numbers

With six days of early voting left in Cameron County, 62,918 in person early voting ballots have already been cast in the Nov. 3...

Ride to end polio: Rotary ‘Moto’ raises funds in South Texas

By Denise Cathey, Photojournalist As the convoy of motorcyclists approaches the Sunrise Mall, members of the Rotary Club of Brownsville Sunrise Club cheer and wave...

1970 San Juan plane crash remains heavy on heart of Catholic community

“To me now — I’m a man of a lot of faith — I believe that the Virgin Mary saved all the priests. Now...

McAllen businessman granted bond in gold coins case 

A McAllen businessman was granted a bond and is set for trial later this year in connection with a money laundering charge, court notes...

The right stuff: Escamilla Taxidermy closes its doors

It all started with a polar bear. When he was a kid, Rene Escamilla accompanied his father to a bank in downtown Brownsville, where his...

Hallow-streaming: With restrictions instated specific to holiday, alternative activities planned

Streets won’t be filled with young superheroes and princesses scavenging for candy this year, but the community’s Halloween spirit and the traditions of Día...

Auction of mini homes to benefit Habitat for Humanity

BY STEPHANIE CHAPA At a time when the community is spending a lot more time at home — people are working from their home offices,...

Local horror author sets book in Weslaco

Richard Charles wanted to give something back to his hometown Weslaco, and he knows of no better gift than a good, chilling revenge story. Charles...

Thousands of BISD students turning out to vote

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic forced everything online, voting continues through Friday in the 2020 Kids Voting Brownsville Mock Election that is part of a...

Appeal denied for Pharr man convicted of killing woman, unborn child

The third time was not the charm for a 56-year-old Pharr man spending the rest of his life in prison for murdering his pregnant...

Another Tropical Depression could impact the Gulf of Mexico

The South Texas coastline could experience some minor coastal flooding next week, as a broad surface low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea could...

Cameron County reports 3 COVID-19 deaths

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

Willacy County bans trick-or-treating

RAYMONDVILLE — The coronavirus is wiping out Halloween trick-or-treating this year. Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra has issued an order banning door-to-door trick-or-treating while mandating...

Early voting continues to draw crowds in Cameron County

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ Staff Writer The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what is happening nationally in the country is driving people to vote early in the...

Willacy bans spectators from school activities

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra on Friday banned spectators from school activities as a result of an uptick in local COVID-19 cases,...

RGC man held without bond pending trial

A Rio Grande City man was denied bond and will remain in custody pending his trial. Sergio Gustavo Reyes, who crashed his vehicle into a fence while eluding authorities in early October remains in custody after a Court denied his bond release, notes show. Reyes, who made his initial appearance in federal court Oct. 6, recently requested new counsel to represent him in court; from attorney Jesus Maria Alvarez, to Yvonne Marie Sanchez, records show. Read more at The Monitor.com.

OmniTRAX working with EDC; Railway to become part of Rail-Ready program

OmniTRAX Inc., the Denver, Colo.-based company that manages the Brownsville & Rio Grande (BRG) International Railway at the Port of Brownsville, this month announced...

Bah Humbug; Brownsville Christmas Parade canceled

The Grinch has stole Christmas. The Charro Days Inc. Board of Trustees announced Friday that the board voted to cancel the annual Christmas Parade. On its...

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

By JULIE WATSON, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Thursday urged the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds...

Eight more people die from COVID-19 in RGV

Eight more people throughout the Rio Grande Valley died from COVID-19 related complications, county officials reported Friday. In Hidalgo County, five more people died due to COVID-19, and officials confirmed another 171 new cases. The five individuals who died included a man and a woman, both over 70 years old, from Edinburg, a Weslaco woman over 70 years old, a McAllen man also over 70 and a McAllen woman in her 40s, according to a news release issued by the county. Read more at The Monitor.com.

Where you can vote early

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...

Edinburg police accuse Alton man of swapping fake rings for real ones

Edinburg police say he went to JC Penney to look at gold and diamond rings. But when he handed the rings back to employees in the jewelry department, a loss prevention officer later learned the real rings had been replaced with counterfeit rings, police say. Authorities say that man is 42-year-old Alton resident Ignacio Angel Vela IV, who is charged with four counts of theft, more than $2,500, but less than $30,000. Read more at The Monitor.com.

Nonprofit Fishing’s Future offers outdoor dream to disabled 

HARLINGEN — After the millionth kid goes through your program, just what more do you have to prove? For Shane Wilson and the nonprofit he...

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 Thursday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

San Benito EDC to help city pay off $9 million bond issue

SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation is helping to keep the city’s $9 million bond issue from driving up property taxes here. Earlier...

U.S. leaders announce deal with Mexico over water

HARLINGEN — State and federal officials announced Thursday a deal has been reached with Mexico to ensure it fulfills its treaty obligations to supply...

Willacy County official warns of ‘uptick’ in state numbers

RAYMONDVILLE — After weeks of low COVID-19 case numbers here, state health officials found 16 Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. The...

SPI mulls speed limit reduction

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — City officials are looking into speed limits in this area that’s currently undergoing construction and is often frequented by motorists...