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Harlingen High School South Graduation Ceremony


Harlingen High School South held its Graduation Ceremony on Saturday at Boggus Stadium.

play Early College High School Graduation Ceremony

Early College High School Graduation Ceremony


Early College High School Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday at the Performing Art Center in Harlingen.

play 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast


2nd Annual Media Partners Workshop took place at the KGBT-Channel 4 studios in Harlingen on Thursday. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith with the National Weather Service in Brownsville presented an information packed slideshow and announced the official 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast.

play San Benito High School College Fair

San Benito High School College Fair


An estimated 600 San Benito High School students packed the gymnasium to gather information and talk to representatives from various colleges and universities during a college fair on Wednesday.

play Memorial Day - San Benito

Memorial Day - San Benito


05/25/2015Silent March of Veterans

play Memorial Day Harlingen

Memorial Day Harlingen


Pendleton Park - 2015

play Shields Flag Ceremony-Shipp Family

Shields Flag Ceremony-Shipp Family


Regina and Doyle Shipp were selected as the honorary family to be presented the flag by the Shields, a law enforcement and military veterans motorcycle club, at a ceremony held at Mad Boar Harley-Davidson in San Benito on Saturday.  The Shipp’s son Darrell died January 25, 2007 during the Iraq War.

play Marine Military Academy’s 49th Annual Commencement Exercises

Marine Military Academy’s 49th Annual Commencem…


The Marine Military Academy’s 49th Annual Commencement Exercises on Saturday at Yeckel Memorial Auditorium.

play Job Swap Day

Job Swap Day


On Friday, Harlingen Police Chief Jeffry Adickes swapped job duties with HCISD Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos for the day.  

play Fit & Smart Fashion Show

Fit & Smart Fashion Show


Models walked the runway at Jackson Street Event Center wearing fashions from Dillard’s on Thursday for the Smart & Fit Fashion Show benefiting education and the Food Bank of the RGV.

play Rio Hondo Water Line Break

Rio Hondo Water Line Break


A water line broke overnight in Rio Hondo leaving residents and businesses without water.  J&N Construction, a local company specializing in underground utilities, was called out to repair the line.  

play Woman killed in Harlingen crash caught on tape

Woman killed in Harlingen crash caught on tape


HARLINGEN — One woman was killed, another was seriously injured in a car wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of 21st Street and East Harrison Avenue, police said. A grey passenger van and a white Nissan sedan collided into each other, causing the Nissan to slam into a dentist office around 4 p.m., according to police. The driver of the van died later at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Gary Maley of Advance Pest Control in Harlingen captured the crash on the dashcam of his company vehicle.

play Woman killed in Harlingen crash caught on tape

Woman killed in Harlingen crash caught on tape


HARLINGEN — One woman was killed, another was seriously injured in a car wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of 21st Street and East Harrison Avenue, police said. A grey passenger van and a white Nissan sedan collided into each other, causing the Nissan to slam into a dentist office around 4 p.m., according to police. The driver of the van died later at Valley Baptist Medical Center. Gary Maley of Advance Pest Control in Harlingen captured the crash on the dashcam of his company vehicle.

play New Golden Corral Planned

New Golden Corral Planned


Plans are underway for the construction of a new Golden Corral in Harlingen.  The company plans to build a new restaurant in the lot to the left of the current restaurant located at 1605 West Tyler Avenue.

play 2015 Gillman Auto Group of the RGV Drive for Perfect Attendance Awards

2015 Gillman Auto Group of the RGV Drive for Pe…


The 2015 Gillman Auto Group of the RGV Drive for Perfect Attendance Awards took place on Saturday in Harlingen.

play Home Invasion Shooting

Home Invasion Shooting


5/13/2015A video showing the home and surrounding area where the shooting took place. The tire tracks outside the home show where (at least) 2 vehicles left recently - one knocking down the mailbox (now just a hole in the ground - the sheriff dept. came and retrieved the mailbox) and leaving skid marks on Tamm Lane.

play Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony


National Police Week was observed by the Harlingen Police Department and the U.S. Border Patrol with a National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony On Tuesday.  The ceremony honored officers killed in the line of duty.  

play Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Habitat for Humanity Women Build


Over 70 women took part in the Habitat for Humanity Women Build event on Saturday in Primera.

play American Cancer Society Relay For Life

American Cancer Society Relay For Life


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life took place on Friday at the stadium in La Feria. Hundreds turned out in support and remembrance of friends and loved ones afflicted with cancer.

play C.B.  Wood Park

C.B. Wood Park


A newly constructed playground at C.B. Wood Park boasts playground equipment for children with disabilities.  The new playground is the first city playground to have inclusive play areas, however, the city plans on using this concept throughout the other parks. The play area has a Therapeutic Transfer Point for wheelchair bound children and musical instruments, sight and sound panels and other components designed to accommodate children diagnosed with Autism.

play Magic of Reading Literacy Event

Magic of Reading Literacy Event


05/06/2015HCISDMagic of Oscar Munoz

play Sherrif's Investigation-Santa Rosa

Sherrif's Investigation-Santa Rosa


Cameron County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference on Wednesday releasing the name of Ruben Mercado whose body was found inside his home in Santa Rosa on Tuesday.

play House Fire

House Fire


Harlingen firefighters responded to a house fire at 609 East Buchanan Street on Tuesday.

play Future Hotel and Conference Center-San Benito, TX

Future Hotel and Conference Center-San Benito, TX


The City of San Benito and the San Benito Economic Development Corporation announced the upcoming construction of a Fairfield Inn & Suites and a Conference Center at 2550 West Expressway 77/83 and Paso Real Highway/FM 509.


MMA Flag Retirement Facility


Marine Military Academy cadet Robert Walter III built a flag retirement facility for his Eagle Scout Service Project.  Cadets who assisted with the project under the guidance of are Sgt. Major James Poe are Dawson Pate, Maxim Pepper, Mathew Baldwin, Robert Walter III, Richard Lee, Carlos De Leon, and Chase Tomlinson.  

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Cyclovia So Padre


Cyclovia participants biked, skated, walked, and ran on South Padre Boulevard from Bahama Street to Capricorn Drive on Saturday.

play Tour of Modern Homes

Tour of Modern Homes


HCISD students tour three homes designed by Cocke, Bowman and York in the 1940's and early 50's. Maricela Rodriguez/Valley Morning Star

play TxDOT at Harlingen High School South

TxDOT at Harlingen High School South


TxDOT brought a truck to Harlingen High School South that had been in a major accident where the two teens who had been in the vehicle survived while wearing their safety belts.

play HCISD Aquatic Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

HCISD Aquatic Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for the new H.C.I.S.D. Aquatic Center on Wednesday.

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    HARLINGEN — Crews have been at work at the site of the former Sun Valley Motor Hotel on 77 Sunshine Strip, demolishing the remaining buildings that also housed a bar and grill, making way for development of what will be known as Sun Valley Square, public records show. 

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    SAN BENITO — School board members Tuesday laid off eight employees that included counselors and administrators as part of a push to cut staff to try to offset a multimillion-dollar shortfall.

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SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

tel. 956-459-8481

5009 Padre Blvd Ste 8 (Polaris) Padre Island Center, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Welcome to our SPI Holistic Massage Clinic, a place where we proudly offer a variety of relaxing and therapeutic massages and body treatments. Our Reiki healing sessions provide an alternative to traditional health care. All of our services are practiced in a peaceful, calming and soothing environment for all to enjoy. A peaceful world begins in a peaceful you. Couples Massage starting at $145. Call for Appointment

Cheap Auto Glass

Cheap Auto Glass

tel. 956-428-3586

26565 Tamm Ln #200, Harlingen, TX 78552

At Cheap Auto Glass our company is committed and ready to serve your urgent glass repairs with Quick Response & High Quality service. Our Certified Technician's provide high quality work on Auto, Home, Shower Doors, Commercial Glass, RV's and More! Our Team has the experience and knowledge you expect from professional's in the industry. Service you can count on. Call today for a FREE estimate or come by our Harlingen location. We appreciate your business here at Cheap Auto Glass.

Harlingen Pharmacy

Harlingen Pharmacy

tel. 956-230-3200

1616 Ed Carey Dr., Harlingen, TX 78550

Welcome to Harlingen PharmacyWe are a full line independent pharmacy.  We specialize in hard to find items, wound care, colostomy supplies, urological supplies, enteral feeding, and Medical Equipment.  We have fast, friendly service and offer Free Delivery. Harlingen Pharmacy serves all of Harlingen with a full line pharmacy, accredited durable medical equipment and supplies, unit dose packaging and intravenous medications to the long-term care market, medication therapy management, and personalized customer service.  Specializing in Personalized  Compound Medicine. Friendly, Fast Service and Provide Free Delivery! Part of the Autrey Pharmacy Family, Brownsville, TX.We look forward serving you and the community.Harlingen PharmacyRavi Shah, PharmD956-230-3200

Sundance Apartment Homes

Sundance Apartment Homes

tel. 956-412-2880

1402 Vermont, Harlingen, TX 78550

Sundance Apartment Homes offers affordable 1-3 bedroom Apartment Homes in a gated community in Harlingen, TX. Enjoy all the comforts of home and more with access to a fitness center, swimming pool, playgrounds, computer labs, and much more!Each apartment features outdoor storage rooms, a balcony, walk-in closets, energy efficient appliances and so much more.They work hand in hand with the Southwestern Housing Resource Services to promote healthy social participation in a variety of activities. From counseling to job search training, the staff is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with their neighbors. Sundance Apartments offers affordable living at its finest.

Dora's Tacos y Lonches

Dora's Tacos y Lonches

tel. 956-200-9160

1234 N.77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550

Dora's Tacos y Lonches in Harlingen was established in 2004. It is owned by Ricardo and Dora Hernandez, Managed and Operated by Gabriel and Sabrina Sosa. If you are looking to satisfy that taco or lonche craving then Dora's is what you need.  Perhaps you can't decide if you want tacos or lonches, then split your order and get both. Choose from delicious bistek, ground beef or even chicken (seasonal). All tacos and lonches made fresh to order come with avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion and cabbage. Dora's Tacos and Lonches has also won fourteen "Food 4 Thought" Top Performer awards! Come and enjoy some of the best tacos and lonches in Harlingen,Texas. Now taking phone orders with credit/debit payment at time of order. Call 956.200.9160

George Cunningham Co. Inc.

George Cunningham Co. Inc.

tel. 956-423-8437

610 N. Expressway 77, Harlingen, TX 78550

George Cunningham Co., Inc. is proud to be a family owned and operated business that involves the whole family in its success. The company has focused on providing essential heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair services to the Harlingen and the Valley since 1955. Today, George Cunningham Co. is pleased to have a committed leadership team and highly skilled technicians who can serve you with professionalism and integrity at any hour — during regular business hours or at any time if you have an emergency that can’t wait. Company president Juan Salazar has more than 50 years experience in the mechanical field, and he leads a team of professionals who also have unmatched experience and training. His wife, Terry Ann Salazar, is a talented business professional who keeps the company’s office running efficiently. J.M. Salazar heads up the residential and light commercial sales team while Pablo Quintana is the head commercial estimator and project coordinator. Jeremiah Salazar rounds out the team as the company’s residential and light commercial estimator. These industry leaders are supported by a solid lineup of technicians who specialize in providing quick and accurate diagnosis of every residential or commercial HVAC problem and recommending the best solutions to get things working well again. No matter the problem and no matter the hour, George Cunningham Co. is ready to serve you with the highest level of courtesy, professionalism and integrity. Our carefully chosen employees treat your home or business as they would treat their own, being careful to perform the necessary services without leaving dirt or damage behind. It’s this commitment to its customers and attention to detail that have allowed the company to serve the community for more nearly 60 years. For all your residential or commercial heating and air conditioning needs in the Harlingen area, contact George Cunningham Co. today. The company is your wise choice for unparalleled professionalism in HVAC installation, maintenance and service.

Leonor's Healing Touch Massage

Leonor's Healing Touch Massage

tel. 956-367-5397

1025 W. Harrison Suite B, Harlingen, Tx 78550

The vision here at Healing Touch Massage is to have our clients feeling revitalized, relaxed, and healed. Healing Touch Massage uses a variety of certified massage types and a variety of techniques to achieve this vision. We are dedicated to providing a professional and private environment. Gift certificates are available upon request. Schedule your Massage

Grimsell's Seed Co.

Grimsell's Seed Co.

tel. 956-423-0370

213 W. Monroe, Harlingen, TX 78550

Grimsell’s Seed Company has been a fixture in downtown Harlingen for generations. In the 1970s E. D. Giffen retired and management of Grimsell’s passed to his son, Donald E. Giffen. Donnie was the face of Grimsell’s for almost 40 years. It was he who acquired the properties on either side of the original building and added in a nursery to supplement the seed business. Today, it is Donnie’s sister, Carol Mayfield, who oversees the business with a very capable team of employees who manage the day-to-day operations. These include Jerry Abbot, George Luna, Martin Villanueva, and Basilio Torres. Basilio has been with Grimsell’s 47 years and George about 30 years. Grimsell’s continues to sell feed and seed the old-fashioned way, offering garden seeds, vegetable seeds, and some flower seeds by the ounce, as well as bird seed, fertilizers, and minerals by the pound, They stock a broad selection of insecticides and fungicides, potting soils and planting mixes blended for the Valley, bedding plants, garden plants, shade trees, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and more. The nursery is well-known for the huge variety of roses they stock each winter (2000 plants) and, in the summer, a huge variety of 500-800 fruit trees, vines and grapes. Over the years Grimsell’s has grown and expanded from their primary building at 213 W. Monroe. The nursery now occupies half a city block (300’x140’). This includes the 1921 Templeton building on the west end of the block and a large garden area on the west end, where the popular Arcadia Theatre once stood. Buried beneath the grass, according to local legend, are seats and other remnants of the theatre, which was destroyed by fire in 1970. Today the inviting area designated at the Arcadia Gardens boasts palms and plants of all types, the tallest flagpole in South Texas (125’) and two recently-acquired military macaws named RK and Dia, in honor of the old theatre.  Grimsell’s other avian residents include a double yellow parrot named Paco, two Eurasian collared doves, and two or three dozen parakeets. An open air structure next to Arcadia Gardens in the remnants of the structure that once housed popular downtown businesses including City News & Drug and the City Barber Shop. And, after losing the roof to a fire in 2006, and the front façade to a windstorm in 2009, the front room of the original building at 213 W. Monroe was reworked into a fenced courtyard, following a design provided by architects with the Texas Main Street Program.  

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Living

Canterbury Gardens Retirement Living

tel. 956-428-4118

1002 King Arthur Court, Harlingen, TX 78550

Canterbury Gardens offers the full continuum of senior living options – from retirement and assisted living through memory care – all on one lovely two-acre campus in a rural area of Harlingen, Texas. Four roads meander through our property, with our three-story independent apartment community situated a short distance from our assisted living community in a more secluded section of campus. A full wing of our assisted living community is dedicated to our memory care residents. With three communities all located on one campus, residents have the security of knowing they can remain right here should their needs change over time. We can facilitate moves throughout our campus with very little disruption. Because residents can remain in the environment that supports them best, they don’t have to change what’s most important: their friendships and familiar surroundings. Strong, Caring Professional RelationshipsWhatever healthcare service a resident may need is within minutes from our community – not surprising, considering Harlingen has been dubbed the “Health Care Center of the Rio Grande Valley.” So residents can feel safe knowing some of the state’s best medical facilities are all within an easy drive. In addition, home health and rehabilitation providers from the immediate area come into our community, offering such services as physical and occupational therapy here in the comfort of the resident’s own home or in one of our many common areas. Hospice is also always welcome. As necessary, we can take residents to various rehabilitation facilities in the area should they require more intensive therapy. A few physicians make house calls – and local home health agencies occasionally sponsor health fairs at our community, offering a variety of free screenings to our residents. Our StaffOur well-rounded and dedicated staff, from our two Executive Directors to our licensed nurse and Memory Care director, have been here for several years. The reason for such longevity is simple. Our staff loves what they do! Our families often tell us how much they appreciate our devotion to their loved ones. They clearly see that we enjoy coming to work and most importantly, that we put residents first. Even our community pets are treated with great care. One resident calls us “Canterbury Kennels” because we are so pet-friendly. We know how important pets are to our residents and believe that pets – especially dogs and cats – offer the best therapy. So even if a resident is unable to walk his or her dog, we’ll step in and provide the care required so that their beloved pet can remain here with them, in their own homes. Kindness, commitment, compassion and experience are the hallmarks of our devoted staff!

Martinez Wheel Connection

Martinez Wheel Connection

tel. 956-412-7467

4201 S Expressway 83, Harlingen, TX 78550

MARTINEZ WHEEL CONNECTION Martinez Wheel Connection is located in Harlingen. We offer wide selection of wheels and name brand tires with our huge inventory. We carry new and used O.E.M (original factory wheels) tires wheels and hubcaps. We carry wheels after market. Wheel and tire packages mounted and balanced free of charge. Martinez Wheel Connection, carry names brands including: Goodyear, Firestone, Michelin, Dunlap, Nitto, General, Hankook, Bridgestone, and much more. We also repair wheels: cracks, dents, scratches, and paint. Come by our location 5714 W. 34th St. 956-412-7467

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