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.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in...

Tony Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Tony Romo completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the American Century Championship for his second straight victory in the celebrity...

Verlander, Altuve lead Astros to 12-4 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Verlander shook off a shaky first inning with the help of his rookie shortstop. The result was a four-game series...

Storms possible through the evening

Showers and thunderstorms will be hitting the Valley until early this evening. Scattered showers are being reported across Harlingen and surrounding communities. The rain may cool...

COMMENTARY: Government bullies

By JOHN STOSSEL, Special to the Star The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken’s home. Ficken’s mom died, so he went to South Carolina to take...

EDITORIAL: All-America: National award recognizes city’s innovative programs

Congratulations to the city of Mission, which has earned the designation of “All-America City.” The National Civic League announced the award at a June...

Storm in the Gulf could become hurricane by the weekend

The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that is making its way toward Louisiana and...

Heat index may reach 115 this afternoon

A heat advisory is in effect from 1 pm until 6 pm this afternoon. With hot and humid conditions forecasted for today, heat indices are...

Crown of thorns

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Crown of Thorns, originally from Madagascar, does extremely well in the Valley. At one time...

COMMENTARY: A Humane Border Solution

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, Special to the Star “We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop...