Diana Eva Maldonado

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Diana Eva Maldonado is the Digital Editor for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star and Coastal Current. She can be reached at dmaldonado@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9872 or (956) 982-6618.

Sonic expanding in the Rio Grande Valley

Sonic is building a new drive-in restaurant in the Valley, the first in nearly 20 years. Franchise group CRUSH Enterprises says it plans to invest...

Vela, Gonzalez request Census Bureau keep Oct. 31 deadline

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) and Vicente Gonzalez, (D-McAllen) urged U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham to continue the U.S. Census count through October 31 as...

Wendy’s new breakfast menu increases sales 

Wendy’s customers are liking the company's new breakfast offerings. Unlike other fastfood restaurants that have suffered trying to sell breakfast, Wendy's same-store sales have fully...

Willacy officials: game rooms complying with COVID-19 orders

SEBASTIAN — For years, residents have worried the area’s eight-liner game rooms were breaking the law, bringing organized crime into this farming community some...

More chance of rain, thunderstorms this afternoon

The National Weather Service says a A lingering upper level low pressure trough and plenty of moisture in place will provide the Mid and Lower...

Amid COVID-19, boutique offers unique items

HARLINGEN — Featured in a leopard pattern, military green or even a floral design, a new portable door opener is making it easier to...

Catching up: County working through virus numbers backlog

On its face, the numbers are alarming: 2,328 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 additional deaths in Cameron County between July 27 and July...

Coast Guard recovers body of missing SPI swimmer

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The body of a man who went missing while swimming was recovered. According to the Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi Public Affairs...

Dunkin’ Donuts to close 800 locations in US

Dunkin' will close 800 locations in the U.S. by the end of the year and another 350 worldwide. The company says it is eliminating locations...

Rio Grande may crest; threatens migrant camp

Volunteer engineers working in collaboration with Resource Center Matamoros, Global Response Management, and the Dignity Village collective are monitoring the rising level of the...