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Feds pick cut-and-dredge option to improve flood flows

HARLINGEN — A long-awaited proposal to improve the Arroyo Colorado to lessen flooding in the city is moving forward with the most aggressive option. The...

HEDC offers Kaufmann classes for entrepreneurs

HARLINGEN — New business skills could be even more critical in the age of pandemic. The Harlingen Economic Development Corp. is once again sponsoring free...

As Census 2020 nears end, self-response rate craters

HARLINGEN — As Census 2020 lurches to a counting finale this month, Texas has dropped back to No. 39 in the national rankings of households which...

Some Valley cities surge in sales tax numbers

The economic malaise that has accompanied COVID-19 lockdowns, shutdowns and social distancing eased a bit in August as many Valley cities posted sharp year-over-year...

Canine cleanup becoming problem in downtown Harlingen

HARLINGEN — When they’ve got to go, a dog will find a way. Members of the Downtown Improvement District Board discussed the unsavory problem of...

Mall sale of Sears space said done deal

HARLINGEN — The former Sears space at Valle Vista Mall, all 90,000 square feet of it, has been sold, real estate brokers say. Daniel Galvan,...

Canine cleanup becoming problem in downtown district

HARLINGEN — When they’ve got to go, a dog will find a way. Members of the Downtown Improvement District Board discussed the unsavory problem of...

SBA offers grants to boost export business

HARLINGEN — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced some $440,000 has been handed to the Texas Department of Agriculture to help state farmers...

Major dredging project kicks off at Port Mansfield

PORT MANSFIELD — With the channel silting up at times to just three feet, there were times offshore fishing boats, commercial trawlers and sailboats...

SBA offers grants to boost export business

HARLINGEN — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced some $440,000 has been handed to the Texas Department of Agriculture to help state farmers...