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.

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...

Being a leader: MMA cadet knows what it takes

HARLINGEN — Never aim too low.That’s the advice of 17-year-old Claude Minkandi, a senior at Marine Military Academy.“If you set your goals too low,...

‘A Huge Tragedy’: 5 children injured when car crashes into home

HARLINGEN — Young children were playing in their front yard. Grownups were nearby, listening to music and dancing.Then the unthinkable happened.A car crashed through...

To the sky: Mitri Garib

HARLINGEN — For Mitri Garib, flying is freedom.“The fascination for me has always been the freedom of just getting in an airplane and making...

Boot steps: Trevor Roberts

HARLINGEN — Trevor Roberts is following in some pretty big bootsteps.The 16-year-old’s father was a career Marine. So early on, Trevor knew what he...

Honoring female veterans: VA clinic recognizes local women in military service

HARLINGEN — For many women veterans, recognition of their service has been long overdue.Many say it’s been only in the past few years they’ve...

Local man accused of murdering wife due in court

BROWNSVILLE — A San Benito man accused of shooting his wife to death is due to be arraigned today on a murder charge.Authorities allege...

Top of his class

HARLINGEN — Huen He knew he wanted to attend a military school as soon as he got a tour of West Point.“I saw the...

Local VA under pressure: Veterans Affairs gets tough with low-performing care centers

HARLINGEN — Veterans Affairs is putting its foot down on low-performing medical centers, including the one in Harlingen.The VA announced this week “an aggressive...

Local men accused of $150M fraud: Prosecutors allege phony Medicare billing, money laundering

HARLINGEN — Two Harlingen men are accused of conspiring with two others to defraud Medicare of $150 million in phony hospice and home health...