Ed Asher

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Ed Asher is the Night Editor for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at easher@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6290.

Finding success

HARLINGEN— It’s not just hard work. It’s also a willingness to learn that helps make a person a leader. That’s what Bryan Streiff, a 19-year-old from...

Body found in orchard near Stuart Place Road

A body was found near Stuart Place Road and Expressway 83 Friday afternoon.Police are investigating after irrigation workers discovered the body in an orange...

New law expands private doctor help for veterans

HARLINGEN — Antonio Garcia suffered chronic pain from a decades-old knee injury.Laura Vela says the pain in her stomach from chronic gastrointestinal problems was...

Death penalty or life? Jury to decide in killing of Border Patrol agent

BROWNSVILLE — The fate of a man who gunned down a Border Patrol agent could be in the hands of a jury as early...

Confidence: Adrian Arranga

HARLINGEN — Adrian Arranaga has no doubt in his mind about his future.Asked about his plans after graduation, the 18-year-old doesn’t hesitate for a...

Bus driver arrested for showing ‘inappropriate’ photos to girl

SAN BENITO — A bus driver for an alternative education program has been charged with showing “inappropriate” photos of himself to a 16-year-old girl.Authorities...

Trial ahead in murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega

HARLINGEN — Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega was fishing for gar with his family at their favorite spot near Santa Monica.But the family outing...

Early voting begins

HARLINGEN — Voters can make their voices heard beginning this morning.That’s when early voting starts in elections for city commissions and school boards in...

Police suspect murder-suicide

HARLINGEN — Police now suspect a Harlingen man shot and killed his common-law wife during a standoff on Wednesday.It appears Mario Galarza, 27, killed...

Murder trial set for local teen

HARLINGEN — Frank Alan Taylor III and Byron Piñeda didn’t know each other.But they encountered one another at a party in a Harlingen apartment...