Fernando Del Valle

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Fernando del Valle is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at fdelvalle@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6278.

San Benito Commissioner Guerra resigns to run for mayor

SAN BENITO — After nearly two years in office, City Commissioner Rick Guerra has resigned to run for mayor in the May 2 election,...

Boswell, Uribe discuss concerns

HARLINGEN — City Commissioner Richard Uribe met with Mayor Chris Boswell on Thursday to discuss concerns including City Manager Dan Serna’s contract, Commissioner Frank...

Delay in local shooting case

BROWNSVILLE — A judge has pushed back the trial of the father of San Benito City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children, who is accused...

City to mull request for foster care shelter; Hands of Healing would create 50...

HARLINGEN — A foster care agency wants to open a boys’ shelter expected to create about 50 jobs. City commissioners are set to hold a...

Puente mulls Serna performance plan; Officials debate contract clause

HARLINGEN — Two months after Mayor Chris Boswell hailed City Manager Dan Serna’s work as “excellent,” some city commissioners are considering placing him on...

Some commissioners want to review Serna’s job performance

HARLINGEN — Two months after what Mayor Chris Boswell called an “excellent review,” some city commissioners are considering placing City Manager Dan Serna on...

Serna’s contract ignites concerns; Puente questions agreement terms

HARLINGEN — Five years after he took the job, City Manager Dan Serna’s contract is sparking questions. Last week, City Commissioner Frank Puente said he and...

Willacy County to hold Human Trafficking Awareness Day; Event to help residents identify smuggling operations

For years, Interstate 69 has been a major corridor for smugglers guiding migrants into Willacy County’s vast ranchlands as they journey toward a better...

San Benito gives EDC director 3-year contract, $5,000 raise

SAN BENITO — After a year on the job, the city’s economic development director has landed a three-year contract with a $5,000 raise. Earlier this...

City to allow electric sign; Officials keep other downtown regulations intact

HARLINGEN — City officials won’t stop attorney Ruben Peña from putting up a 35-foot-tall electronic sign next to his office building in the heart...