Hidalgo County child adopted via video conference

EDINBURG — Quite possibly the most momentous decision of 2-year-old Jose Alejandro Sanchez’s life was decided through a Zoom call Wednesday afternoon. Jose was adopted...

TSTC student tests positive for COVID-19

HARLINGEN — A phlebotomy student at TSTC had tested positive for COVID-19, school officials announced Wednesday afternoon after getting results back from the local...

Man sentenced to time served in straw purchase case

McALLEN — A Mexican citizen received a sentence of time-served in relation to federal firearm charges, records show. U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez handed down...

Island to launch SPI Cares campaign

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As more businesses reopen, cities are continuing to encourage safety measures to ensure the public stays safe from the coronavirus. The...

Documents detail deadly 2014 shootout

A man learned of his brother’s death on Feb. 1, 2014, after then 24-year-old Joseph Espinoza accidentally called him and left a life-changing voicemail. “At...

ICE detainee tests positive for COVID-19

Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed on Wednesday that a detainee in Laredo, Texas, has tested positive for COVID-19. The detainee tested for the illness in...

Starr County Dems to challenge mail-in ballot rejection

The Democratic Party of Starr County is seeking to intervene in an ongoing federal case that is challenging the way mail-in ballots are accepted...

Rep. Gonzalez suffers fractures in fall

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will be working from home for the next few weeks after sustaining an injury Thursday. According to a news release,...

With restaurants hurting, gulf shrimpers prepare for consecutive bad years

“Right now, unfortunately, we’re coming off of a bad year. 2019 was just a bad year; there wasn’t hardly any shrimp out there basically due to too much fresh water flowing into the gulf,” said Andrea Hance, a shrimp boat owner and executive director of the Texas Shrimp Association.

Theft probe leads to guns, drugs, money

When Edinburg investigators worked to determine who evaded arrest after leading them in a police chase in a stolen car on April 14, they...