Starship reaches milestone: Prototype survives hyper cold pressure test

SpaceX achieved an important milestone over the weekend with successful pressure tests of its Starship SN4 prototype at Boca Chica, clearing the way for...

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...

Woman faces smuggling charge in harboring case

McALLEN — A Rio Grande City woman who is accused of harboring about 30 people as part of a human smuggling operation was granted...

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...

YouTube star donates $5,000 to Loaves and Fishes

HARLINGEN — Live streaming a video game might not seem like the typical fundraiser but it can work wonders. On Thursday, a Harlingen native donated...

Edinburg residents accused of robbing 2 gas stations in 30 minutes

Edinburg police arrested two residents on Saturday who they accuse of robbing two gas stations on Closner within just 30 minutes. Police arrested 26-year-old Stephanie...

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...

HHS sends supplies for McAllen convention center hospital

McALLEN — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent a cache of medical supplies to the McAllen Convention Center earlier this week...

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.

Man held in wife’s death seeks release

Within 24 hours of a 40-year-old McAllen man's arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping/sexual abuse, harassment and violation of protection order stemming from his...

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,...

FBI informant from Mission sentenced for bank fraud

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez sentenced a Mission woman to a 21-month federal prison term for her role in a case of bank fraud,...

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...

Edinburg man charged after mother falls from moving truck

A 20-year-old Edinburg man remains jailed on $202,000 in bonds after Pharr police say he dragged his mother from a truck. According to a probable...

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...

San Juan police arrest felon with six weapons

A San Juan man is in jail on numerous charges after a man reported that the 57-year-old suspect threatened him with a chain and...

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...

Officials urge vigilance as Hidalgo Co. virus cases decline

Hidalgo County has seen its number of COVID-19 cases decrease in recent days, but while this is good news it has local officials worried...

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...

Houston man set for court appearance in local smuggling case

A Houston area man is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday in connection with charges he attempted to smuggle more than 30...

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...

Sheriff’s office arrests alleged eight-liner gatekeeper

Nearly a year after the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a Donna eight-liner operation, authorities arrested the establishment's alleged gatekeeper. The...