Ernie Garrido

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Ernie Garrido is the Day Editor for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at egarrido@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6280.

Get ‘Hooked for Life’: Kids fishing tournament comes to Sports Complex

HARLINGEN – David Mendez, the late founder of the Brownsville non-profit Hooked for Life Kids Gone Fish'n, personified the familiar proverb, “Give a man...

Spider Man: Tae Kwon Do master, teacher an avid tarantula collector

HARLINGEN – Tae Kwon Do Master Instructor Rick Ramirez has practiced martial arts most of his life. The 32-year-old Harlingen native, who has his own...

Celebrate Father’s Day at Blue Tie Health Expo

HARLINGEN — Dean Garza is passionate about promoting men’s health, especially when it comes to raising awareness about the importance of medical screenings that...

Spelling champ heads to nationals

  HARLINGEN – Isabella Jackson is no stranger to the pressures of being onstage during a spelling bee competition, anxiously waiting for the pronouncer to...

‘Good times only’: DJ keeps oldies alive in San Benito

SAN BENITO — Jose Ramon Palacios has one goal in mind when he takes the DJ booth during Wednesday Oldies at Oak Hill Event...

San Benito shooting suspect captured

SAN BENITO — Captured and in custody. Jose Luis Garcia Jr., who led authorities on an extensive manhunt in connection to a shooting, was charged...

Manhunt

SAN BENITO — A local man remained on the run yesterday evening, wanted as a suspect in the shooting of a woman who remains...

Local pilot dies after striking power line

COMBES — Bernard Rowland, 77, a Lasara crop duster and owner of Rowland Dusters, died yesterday morning after his aircraft struck a power line...

Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

HARLINGEN — Allen West is no stranger to the Rio Grande Valley — or to the issues that affect its border communities. The former...

Are eggs bad for you?

HARLINGEN — Cholesterol. It carries a negative connotation and is often associated with dangerous health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and even strokes....