Rio Hondo’s chances for most fall sports end

The Rio Hondo Independent School District board voted Monday to file for a Texas Education Agency waiver allowing four additional weeks of remote learning,...

Mission CISD preparing for launch of fall sports

The countdown is on for the start of fall sports at Mission High and Mission Veterans after Mission CISD gave the green light Tuesday...

Bloodhounds get clearance to begin football season

It has been an exciting few days for the Brownsville St. Joseph football program. The Bloodhounds spent the weekend celebrating former standout quarterback Kai Money...

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...

Cowboys fans set for season kickoff

Porfirio Castillo’s Christmas tree isn’t up yet, but when it goes up it will be enamored with Dallas Cowboys ornaments. He and his wife’s shower...

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...

Falcons, Tarpons players to compete in San Antonio

Basketball teams are facing some new challenges ahead of their 2020-21 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-athletes are finding ways to...

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...

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....

Forbes: Cowboys most valuable NFL team at $5.7 billion

By The Associated Press Forbes estimates the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion, the 14th consecutive year they've held that...

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from...

Mission CISD postpones vote on fall sports

MISSION — During a scheduled board meeting Wednesday evening, Mission CISD officials decided to delay a vote on a return date for on-campus practices...

San Benito improving facilities, adding program

San Benito CISD is living up to its motto with the addition of an indoor multipurpose athletic facility, an aquatic center and a performing...

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...

District 32-5A volleyball set for zone play

Creating fall sports schedules hasn’t been an easy task due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the District 32-5A volleyball coaches got one step closer...

Edinburg CISD: No decision on fall sports return date yet

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD officials clarified the district’s position Tuesday afternoon on a return to in-person learning, as well as fall sports practices and...

McAllen ISD updates stance on return to in-person learning, fall sports

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has updated its position on the return to in-person learning and the resumption of on-campus fall sports practices and other...

UIL amends COVID-19 mitigation guidelines after football’s opening weekend

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of most Texas public high school athletics, amended its already updated COVID-19 mitigation guidelines Tuesday...

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...

McAllen ISD committed to fall sports schedule for now

McALLEN — Multiple sources close to the situation told The Monitor on Monday afternoon that McAllen ISD is committed to and standing by existing...

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...

Hispanic TXHSFB Coaches Association seeks ‘seat at the table’

Former NFL quarterback and head coach of the Oakland Raiders Tom Flores is a trailblazer in the sport of football. In 1960, Flores became the...

Cross country coaches planning for short seasons

Cross country competitions began this week for Class 1A through 4A programs in Texas, but teams in the East Valley haven’t had a chance...

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...

Porter’s Gracia signs with Huston-Tillotson

It may have been a small ceremony as Aaron Gracia and his Brownsville Porter coaches celebrated a big milestone, but the love and support...

Lopez’s Castillo signs with Mount Marty

Santiago “Sonny” Castillo filled a big role for the Brownsville Lopez football program, and not just because the 6-foot-2, 315-pound offensive lineman was a...

Schedules remain unclear for East Valley 1A-4A football teams

LYFORD — While many football teams in Classes 1A through 4A are well into their football routines, the sub-5A teams in the East Valley...

Lights, Camera, Action: UIL permits live Friday night football broadcasts

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body for the majority of public high school athletics throughout the state, has decided to greenlight...

No fall sports at UTRGV after Western Athletic Conference suspends fall sports

EDINBURG — Another domino fell Thursday morning as the Western Athletic Conference, home to the UTRGV Vaqueros, announced the suspension of fall sports, becoming...

District 31-6A reveals zones, protected rivalries for high school football season

EDINBURG — Athletic coordinators and coaches from Edinburg, La Joya, Mission, Pharr and San Juan have begun revealing scheduling changes for this upcoming season,...