Gary Long

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Vietnam War veteran has a knack for volunteer work

BROWNSVILLE — Alonso “Tiny” Barrientes knows the value of volunteerism, both to a community and to those doing the volunteering.Barrientes has been volunteering ever...

STISD’s state-of-the-art Medical Academy library opens

OLMITO — Community leaders and the public joined the South Texas Independent School District on Thursday to dedicate a new state-of-the-art library at the...

School district takes serious stance on social media threats

BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville school district yesterday sought help from the district’s parents and the community to send a clear message to students about...

Time for flu shots, CDC urges them for anyone over 6 months

Now that kids are back in school, it’s time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot.October through March are the peak months...

Beating the odds: Rehabilitation patient goes from bedridden to mobile

LAGUNA HEIGHTS — Margarita Rosales is living proof of the power of prayer and the difference aggressive rehabilitative therapy can make for a patient.By...

‘Flagrant falsehoods’: Committee urges state to reject Mexican-American textbook

BROWNSVILLE — State Board of Education member Ruben Cortez and an ad-hoc committee of scholars yesterday called on the board to reject a proposed...

Finding ‘My Stop’: Free app allows for tracking school buses

BROWNSVILLE — Worried that your child might be late for the bus? Or that the bus might not be on time?The Brownsville school district...

Los Fresnos bringing Project Lead The Way

LOS FRESNOS — The Los Fresnos school district is about to take the wraps off Project Lead The Way, the acclaimed curriculum for engaging...

Texas delegates welcome new leader

PHILADELPHIA — Democratic Party leaders from Texas and Cameron County welcomed Donna Brazile yesterday as the right choice to lead the Democratic National Committee...

DPS urges extra caution around motorcycles

HARLINGEN — Since the advent of text messaging, riding a motorcycle on Rio Grande Valley roadways has gotten even more dangerous than it already...