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Pilot Program: Rapid response COVID-19 tests roll out at HCISD

“This is one added tool to assist us in dealing with this COVID pandemic,” SAID ALICIA Noyola. HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district has just...

A&M-Kingsville honors alumnus David Allex

HARLINGEN — The late David Allex, a visionary who spent decades promoting and encouraging the revitalization of the city, has been honored as a...

Lofty Award: Baxter Building wins first place in renovation

HARLINGEN — It’s been the Rio Grande National Life Insurance Building, Blaschka Tower and the Baxter Building at different points in its 92-year existence. Now,...

Master Naturalist classes begin in January

HARLINGEN — The Valley’s twin chapters of the Texas Master Naturalists are combining to offer training to new members beginning in January. Participants will attend...

City’s economic agency ends COVID-19 loan program

HARLINGEN — The city’s financial lifeline to small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdowns and related disruptions provided assistance to 52 entities and issued...

Plan would save up to $3.5 million in budgeted police, fire payroll

HARLINGEN — Most of the $3.7 million in federal funds earmarked to help the community recover from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19...

Former Harlingen football player dies following stabbing

HARLINGEN — Former Harlingen High School football player Lesley Maurice Hunter died in the early morning hours of Oct. 26 after a week of...

Valley Baptist Abuse Response Team serves as advocate for Valley’s vulnerable

HARLINGEN – For victims of abuse and domestic violence, the road to healing and justice can be a difficult one to travel, but Valley...

Feds pick cut-and-dredge option to improve flood flows

HARLINGEN — A long-awaited proposal to improve the Arroyo Colorado to lessen flooding in the city is moving forward with the most aggressive option. The...

Downtown Harlingen creates Virtual Window Display contest

HARLINGEN — From pumpkins and skeletons to an assortment of colorful lights, many of the shops in this historic area of the city have...

City adopts new storm guide; Some ask, does drainage plan go far enough?

HARLINGEN — The city’s new subdivision developers’ guide is putting its upgraded drainage standards down in writing. Meanwhile, city officials plan multimillion-dollar projects aimed at...

Pandemic forcing people to stay home for the holidays

“ Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays …” Ever since Perry Como recorded those heartwarming lyrics in 1954, they have celebrated a time...

Farmer’s Market off to big start — again

HARLINGEN — Dee Ogle had just picked up a bundle of radishes. “We are really looking for more vegetables,” said Ogle, 62, as she browsed...

HCISD picked for virus testing program

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school district feels privileged to be part of a pilot program using COVID tests which offer up quick results. “Harlingen CISD...

Joint Healing: Orthopedic program relieves suffering for many

HARLINGEN — They come in grimacing with pain. They leave with smiles on their faces, thanks to the physicians, nurses and other medical personnel at...

Masks still serve as effective tool against virus

HARLINGEN — With Halloween around the corner, many kids are thinking about masks. But masks have taken on a whole new role this year. Instead...

Harlingen Farmers Market back in business

HARLINGEN — Pick out home-made delicacies fresh from the area’s budding cottage industry like jams, black garlic and kombucha — along with organic vegetables...

Harlingen Farmers Market back in business

HARLINGEN — Pick out home-made delicacies fresh from the area’s budding cottage industry like jams, black garlic and kombucha — along with organic vegetables...

Harlingen native serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan

NATUNA SEA - Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Alyssa Gomez, from Harlingen, stands helm watch in the pilothouse of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS...

State shuts down virus center amid low numbers

HARLINGEN — After two months of operation, the state is shutting down its second-largest COVID-19 recovery center at Casa de Amistad after few patients...

Books-N-Things reopens with COVID-19 precautions

HARLINGEN — Cathy Gomez, manager of Books-N-Things, explained to a customer as he walked inside the store that it was closed, but he could...

School district holds groundbreaking ceremony for life skills house

HARLINGEN — Meredith Brownell thanked everyone for building a house where her son and his classmates can learn skills of everyday living. “He’s a life...

As Census 2020 nears end, self-response rate craters

HARLINGEN — As Census 2020 lurches to a counting finale this month, Texas has dropped back to No. 39 in the national rankings of households which...

Mall sale of Sears space said done deal

HARLINGEN — The former Sears space at Valle Vista Mall, all 90,000 square feet of it, has been sold, real estate brokers say. Daniel Galvan,...

Tales of Bravery: Breast cancer survivors share experiences

HARLINGEN — Elizabeth Martinez-Gonzalez was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Martinez-Gonzalez, 51, said the moment she was told she had cancer, she...

Man arrested after police standoff

HARLINGEN — Two men were arrested Thursday on warrants for burglary of a habitation — one after a standoff, authorities said. Cameron County Sheriff’s investigators...

Police officers share breast cancer awareness

HARLINGEN — The beginning of October brings more than fall leaves and pumpkin patches. It is an opportunity to pay homage to breast cancer...

Cyclist community speaks out; officials address concerns

HARLINGEN — Early morning risers include not only birds, but also cyclists, who wake up a little bit after sunrise to start their daily...

Students have mixed reactions to face-to-face learning

HARLINGEN — Yarely Aguilar is excited about returning to in-person school. “I like that I can talk to the teachers, ask them questions,” said Yarely,...

Harlingen schools now offering in-person instruction

HARLINGEN — It’s ready. They’ve been stuck at home for months, logging in to class amidst the distractions and isolation of their separate environs. Now Harlingen...