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.

WaterWorks mulling bond issue

HARLINGEN — Harlingen WaterWorks System officials are considering borrowing money to help fund projects. Board members might call for a bond issue of about $12...

Commission calls meeting for tax hike vote

HARLINGEN — After days of dispute, city commissioners have called a meeting to cast the final vote on a proposed 4-cent tax hike. But commissioners...

Puente claims tax vote void

HARLINGEN — Questions surround the validity of the City Commission’s first vote on a proposed 4-cent tax hike. Yesterday, Commissioner Frank Puente argued the vote...

Chamber legend David Allex dies at 82

HARLINGEN — Family and friends yesterday remembered David Allex as Mr. Harlingen, the beloved family man and Chamber of Commerce legend who helped transform the city’s economy, helping revive the town in the 1960s before turning Valley International Airport into a regional powerhouse. Allex, 82, died early yesterday morning at Valley Baptist Medical Center about two weeks after suffering a stroke. “There’s a reason they called him Mr. Harlingen,” Mayor Chris Boswell said. “He was one of the greatest cheerleaders and advocates the city ever had.”

Petition created to oust SBCISD board president Vargas

SAN BENITO — For weeks, residents have called on school board members to remove Michael Vargas as their president. However, the board’s majority has stood...

Migrant surge spurs new shelters

HARLINGEN — A growing number of federally funded shelters are holding thousands of migrant children in the Rio Grande Valley. Meanwhile, the shelters are employing...

Transit hub moves forward

HARLINGEN — After years of planning, officials will build the city’s $5 million transit center and bus terminal at the site of the old...

City’s tax hike plan gets first OK

HARLINGEN — The first vote is in on one of the hottest issues to rile residents here in years. Despite residents’ strong opposition, city commissioners...

San Benito votes to impose curfew

SAN BENITO — After about two years, the curfew is back. Last night, city commissioners voted to impose the curfew to help take juveniles off...

City leaders set to vote on tax hike; First reading of proposed $47.8M budget

HARLINGEN — The voting is about to begin. Late today, city commissioners are set to vote on the first reading of an ordinance approving a...