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 lifts tax to draw business

SAN BENITO — An old barrier no longer stands in the way of drawing warehousing and manufacturing to town. Earlier this week, city commissioners passed...

San Benito proposes new building permit fees

SAN BENITO — New costs tied to home construction are changing. Earlier this week, city commissioners took the first step to revise the way officials...

School board president charged with DWI

SAN BENITO — San Benito school board President Michael Vargas is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. The Class B misdemeanor stems from an...

Father of San Benito commissioner’s children charged with shooting

SAN BENITO — Police are investigating a case in which the father of City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children is accused of shooting at...

City mulls leadership changes

SAN BENITO — Assistant City Manager Fred Bell might be wearing a new hat soon. Since March, he’s been wearing the hat of acting police...

Projects aim to improve drainage

HARLINGEN — One of the biggest storms in decades is teaching engineers lessons. City and county officials are planning some of their future drainage projects...

Trial set for former coach

SANTA ROSA — A trial is set for a former Santa Rosa coach facing charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a 16-year-old...

Flooding leads to high-dollar damages

HARLINGEN — Along Jackson Street’s business district, wet carpet and pieces of soggy wood flooring are laid out in the sun. Inside the rows of...

San Benito mayor’s wife not guilty; Questions surround year-old case

SAN BENITO — After nearly a year, Mayor Ben Gomez’s wife has been cleared of a domestic violence charge. Earlier this week, a jury found...

Cameron, Willacy counties declared disaster areas

RAYMONDVILLE — Gov. Greg Abbott has declared Cameron and Willacy counties disaster areas. Now, the counties might qualify for federal dollars aimed at helping them...