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Valley DACA student earns scholarship

LA FERIA — A DACA student who attends Our Lady Of the Lake University Rio Grande Valley became one of the first scholarship recipients...

Helping the animals: Birthday girl asks for dog food to donate

HARLINGEN — Guests who attended Giselle Benavidez’s 11th birthday party were asked in advance to not spend on presents. Instead, Giselle was asking for...

Dogs rescued from warehouse up for adoption

SAN BENITO —Barking could be heard all around the Cameron County Animal Shelter yesterday as people approached kennels filled with dogs in hopes of adopting a new pet. All of the dogs up for adoption were properly cared for and treated after being rescued last week from a warehouse in Los Fresnos, some found in critical condition. Authorities confiscated 270 dogs and one cat after responding to calls from neighbors about animal cruelty.

Staying Safe: TxDOT aims to stop auto/pedestrian crashes

HARLINGEN — There are accidents that can be avoided, TxDOT Public Information Officer Octavio Saenz says. In an effort to reduce pedestrian and auto accidents,...

La Feria ISD celebrates students

LA FERIA — Complimentary goodie bags, books to choose from and pizza were just some of the rewards received by students of the month...

Sheriff: Animals rescued from shelter; 2 face cruelty charges

LOS FRESNOS — Two men remained in custody Tuesday afternoon facing animal cruelty charges after Cameron County authorities found 270 dogs and one cat...

Honor Guard transports body of local serviceman

HARLINGEN — It’s a solemn moment no family of a serviceman wants to experience, but it’s also one of dignified respect and gallant tributes. With...

FEMA announces grant, loan application deadline

LA FERIA — A deadline has been set to apply for government grants and loans for those in need of help to recover from...

Eyes and ears: Police encourage residents to create neighborhood watches

HARLINGEN — Police are in charge of reducing crime, but having a little extra help from others doesn’t hurt. Neighborhood watches are able to become...

Teen writer wins book award

HARLINGEN — At 14 years old, most middle school children are trying to become interested in reading and writing, but Katelynn Renteria had bigger...