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...

Healthcare, bioscience industry has brought billions to RGV

The expanding healthcare and bioscience industry in the Rio Grande Valley is leading the region’s overall economic advancement, according to a report recently published...

December Creations: Ambriz brought Zoo Nights & Lights to life

The Gladys Porter Zoo's famous Zoo Nights and Lights illuminated characters trace their origins to maintenance supervisor Natividad "Naty" Ambriz, who started making them...

RGV legislator files bill to abolish Texas death penalty

On Sept. 16, 25-year-old Edinburg resident Victor Godinez appeared via videoconferencing from the Hidalgo County Detention Center. He was expressionless. The hearing was being conducted remotely...

Mitte makeover: Foundation rolls out $2 million master plan

A little over two years after the Roy F. and Joanne Cole Mitte Foundation purchased the Jackson Feed & Seed and Copy Systems properties...

Local hospitals preparing for arrival of COVID-19 vaccine

With one drug maker already seeking authorization for the emergency-use of it's COVID-19 vaccine, and another manufacturer expected to soon follow, hospitals in the...

COVID-19 vaccines may arrive soon, but Texans won’t get them for months

By Shannon Najmabadi and Edgar Walters FALFURRIAS — After 8 a.m. on a fall Friday, a 31-foot white van drove down pockmarked streets, passed a...

Valley Baptist Diabetes Centers offer hope, education to Valley patients

It is a disease with symptoms that often begin so mildly that it can go unnoticed for years. Left untreated and unchecked, diabetes can ravage...

Appetite for helping: Need for food distribution stays strong

After eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic in Brownsville, the need for food distribution in the community continues to stay strong. At least 1,800 grocery...

Lawyers: Children detained at border facing COVID exposure

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents are detaining about 65 immigrant children at a station in the Rio Grande Valleyt...

Texas unemployment rate falls to 6.9% in October

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 6.9% in October, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, an improvement from the state’s...

Aguilar helps others overcome during a pandemic

By Lisa Mitchell-Bennett, Special to the Herald When Lucia Aguilar was as young as 9 years old, she remembers being her parents’ translator and interpreter...

Vela announces $5.6M awarded for Bahia Grande Restoration

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded $5,640,000 to be used for the restoration of the...

SCI to hold annual holiday tree giveaway

The Southern Careers Institute wants to spread some cheer this holiday season with families during these challenged times and will hold its annual Holiday...

Annual lighting at Washington Park to go virtual

The Lighting of Washington Park will take place Dec. 3 at Washington Park, but will be held virtually this year because of the coronavirus...

San Benito school receives Purple Star Campus Designation

SAN BENITO — This school district’s efforts in applying for this award over the summer proved to be successful. San Benito CISD’s Miller Jordan Middle...

Joining Forces: Good Neighbor and Wellness Coalition partner to raise funds

Good Neighbor Settlement House and the Brownsville Wellness Coalition are joining forces to host the “1,000 giving hearts” a nine-prize fundraiser that hopes to...

Abbott says Texas will not shut down again; touts arrival of new coronavirus treatment

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday touted the arrival of a new antibody treatment as progress in Texas' fight against the...

Status of 2021 Charro Days Fiesta still under discussion

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it could affect Charro Days 2021 celebration. Charro Days Fiesta Inc. Board...

Driver killed in head on crash in Harlingen

A motorist was killed Wednesday night when his SUV crashed into one of the pillars holding up the expressway interchange in Harlingen. Harlingen Police say...

Item tabled; Status of 2021 Charro Days Fiesta still under discussion

Charro Days Fiesta Inc. Board of Directors met Wednesday evening to decide whether or not to hold Charro Days events next year because of...

Community donates thousands of dollars of supplies to Friendship of Women

A call for help has been answered by the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office Crime Victims Unit with the department collecting more than $3,000...

Cameron County reports 3 virus deaths

Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department said Tuesday. The deaths were reported in Brownsville and Harlingen. They...

Recount underway in hotly contested BISD race

If you’ve ever wondered whether the vote you’re casting actually makes any difference, this year’s race for Position 6 on the Brownsville Independent School...