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Perez-Reyes wins Democratic Primary District Clerk race

Laura Perez-Reyes, the longtime Cameron County District Clerk’s office employee who sought election to the post when her boss ran for sheriff, appeared to...

Benavides wins fourth term as Pct.1 county commissioner

Sophia C. Benavides, the Pct. 1 Cameron County Commissioner since 2006, was re-elected to office Tuesday by a comfortable margin, garnering 4,576 votes to...

Port Isabel schools launch Minitropolis communities

  PORT ISABEL — Students at Garriga and Derry elementary schools in Port Isabel inaugurated the first Minitropolis communities in the Laguna Madre area Wednesday...

Los Fresnos CISD wins 2020 AP District of the Year

The College Board singled out the Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District as the 2020 Advanced Placement District of the Year among medium-sized school...

Architect, artist remembers jockey

An internet search helped architect, artist and sports historian/memorabilia collector Manuel Hinojosa discover Hall of Fame jockey Herberto “Herbie” Hinojosa, the Brownsville native who...

Historian to recount Brownsville Jockey’s 50-year career in book

An internet search helped architect, artist and sports historian/memorabilia collector Manuel Hinojosa discover Hall of Fame jockey Herberto “Herbie” Hinojosa, a Brownsville native who rode in the Belmont and Preakness stakes and whose mounts earned nearly $18 million in a career spanning 50 years. Herbie Hinojosa, who was 83, died in Brownsville in December. He started riding race horses at about age 8 at a ranch in El Ranchito near San Benito. Eventually he rode at all the best racetracks in the United States and Canada, Manuel Hinojosa said. Manuel Hinojosa is the Brownsville Independent School District architect and also a part owner of Doubleday Bar of Champions in Port Isabel, a sports bar where his extensive memorabilia collection and gallery of sports art drawn by him are on display. Read the full story at themonitor.com

BISD, Castro part ways

By unanimous vote Tuesday night the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted former trustee Erasmo Castro’s resignation and asked Castro to leave...

Santa answers questions about the big job

    Nevitt Ray Hargett never gets tired of being Santa Claus, a role he has played at malls from here to College Station since 2006...

UTRGV police, partners conduct active-shooter drill

Shots rang out twice Wednesday morning on the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Brownsville, sparking a coordinated response from the UTRGV...

Lucio challenged for sheriff nomination; Filing deadline sets up races for other offices

A three-way race for the Democratic nomination for Cameron County sheriff developed on Tuesday, the filing deadline for March 2020 primary elections in Texas. Sheriff...