Donna ISD names Juan Cuevas as new Donna North head football coach/athletic coordinator

After spending 23 years coaching up the ranks in Donna Independent School District, Juan Cuevas now has the opportunity to lead a football program...

Lady Eagles seemed primed for playoff push when pandemic hit

Third-year Hanna softball coach Greg Larson had his team off to an 11-6 start when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic brought his team’s season to...

Rio Grande Valley School Districts COVID-19 Updates

The staff of the Brownsville Herald, The Monitor and the Valley Morning Star have created this page for coronavirus updates that pertain to back-to-school...

Weslaco High postpones start of football due to COVID concerns

WESLACO — The Weslaco High Panthers, who were getting ready and making their final preparations to kick off their 2020 high school football season...

Social distancers may want to buy hunting, fishing licenses online

HARLINGEN — Hunting and fishing licenses expire at the end of the month, and for those practicing social distancing, buying online for 2020-21 may...

VMS All-STAR Boys Soccer: Greyhounds’ Huerta named top coach

HARLINGEN — San Benito coach William Huerta knew at the start of the 2020 season he had an experienced group of players hungry to...

East Valley districts continue to react to virus

LYFORD — After a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, San Benito CISD announced Wednesday evening its decision to suspend summer extracurricular activities...

BISD sets Oct. 5 return for varsity fall athletics

The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday that will allow the six high schools to start fall sports Oct....

WBLL renovates park; Port Isabel cancels season

The West Brownsville Little League Park on Cottonwood Drive has been around since the 1960s. “Our park has been not up to par for quite...

Cowboys Prescott will officially play under franchise tag for $31.4M

By Clarence E. Hill Jr. Fort Worth Star-Telegram It's now official. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag, worth...

RGVCA football All-Star rosters unveiled

There will not be a Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association All-Star football game in 2020. But the rosters, which were released Wednesday by the RGVCA,...

Los Fresnos’ Rocha signs with Central Methodist

Even with a Los Fresnos mask covering much of his face, Andderson Rocha’s ear-to-ear smile was undeniable as the Falcons midfielder celebrated a big...

Former Mission High football coach Sonny Detmer dies at 76

MISSION — Sonny Detmer, a long-time Texas high school football and father to current Mission High head coach Koy Detmer, died Tuesday at his...

Lopez looks to inspire others as Valley’s first female men’s basketball head coach

McALLEN — Ashleigh Lopez has seemingly always been a part of the Rio Grande Valley’s bustling basketball scene. Whether it’s been as an official, head...

Port Isabel cancels youth softball season

Citing Little League International’s move to cancel its regional tournaments and the 2020 Little League World Series, Raul Loera Jr., president of the Laguna...

Mission Veterans receiver AJ Gonzaque chasing greatness

MISSION — AJ Gonzaque has spent the last three years making a name for himself as a playmaker on the football field for the...

Lady Chargers seniors were ‘good role models’

Brownsville Veterans Memorial track coach Jaime Castaneda is one of many coaches disappointed that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic caused the Lady Chargers’ season to...

Sources: La Joya ISD will not compete in fall sports

According to multiple sources close to the matter, La Joya Independent School District’s three high schools will not compete in fall sports this year...

Brownsville Porter holds off Donna High for win

They had to battle until the final whistle, but the Brownsville Porter Cowboys got their season started with a 27-20 nail-biting win over Donna...

Juarez to fight Sunday in L.A.

Brownsville native Omar Juarez had a six-month layoff between his last fight and the one prior because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it only...

Hidalgo slugger Carbajal signs with Texas A&M International

HIDALGO — Like many of the other high school seniors throughout the Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo’s Carolina Carbajal watched her final seasons in three...

UIL considers lifting ban on live Friday night football broadcasts

University Interscholastic League executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt announced he was considering lifting the organization’s ban on live, Friday night high school football broadcasts...

Former Donna football coach Earl Scott dies at 93

Former Donna High football head coach Earl Scott, who coached the only state high school football championship team in Rio Grande Valley history at...

Youth baseball could go on without national events

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer HARLINGEN — Baseball seasons could return soon for local youth, but their journeys won’t lead to World Series banners. Little League International...

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's...

IDEA Frontier boys soccer continues resurgence

  For a soccer program that has had Steve Martinez as its coach the past three seasons, the IDEA Frontier Chargers have made some great...

TAPPS delays start of fall sports

The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) announced Friday morning it is pushing back the start of fall sports until at least...

La Joya ISD to reconsider stance on fall sports

LA JOYA — One month after becoming the first multi-school district in Texas to call off high school fall sports practices and competition, La...

Chargers alumnus earns position with UTPB

Isaiah Torres grew up around the game of basketball, and the sport is in his blood. The 2015 Brownsville Veterans Memorial graduate went from watching...

COVID-19 takes toll on San Benito PONY softball

HARLINGEN — The lights are staying off at diamonds across the Rio Grande Valley as the COVID-19 pandemic has spring youth softball seasons in...