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Airport officials think longer runway’s in the bag

HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport officials believe their $17.8 million runway extension has reached liftoff. Director of Aviation Marv Esterly told the airport board Friday:...

Airport banking on extending main runway to 9,300 feet

HARLINGEN — When it comes to airport runways, longer is definitely better. Valley International Airport officials are waiting for their plan to create the longest...

Jackson Street stretch wants back in downtown district

HARLINGEN — Spurred by the recent controversy involving the erection of a large sign nearby on West Harrison Avenue, property owners along Jackson Street...

Florida edges Texas for No. 1 among U-Haul growth states

HARLINGEN — Texas ceded its top spot in the annual U-Haul growth states for 2019, dropping to second behind Florida. Sunbelt states took four of...

As airport fixes old concrete, Fedex moves to expand

    HARLINGEN — While Valley International Airport is ripping up and replacing some more World War II-era pavement, Fedex Corp. will take advantage of the...

City commission to decide fate of museum’s dolls

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum moved a step closer to ridding its storage rooms of about five dozen collectible dolls which...

New nonstop routes from Texas hubs open world to Valley travelers

    HARLINGEN — The new year is here, and it’s time to set the itinerary for that summer vacation. Airline passengers flying out of Valley International...

The Hilton: City’s newest hotel brings first of 333 additional rooms

HARLINGEN — The hotel room dam in the city is about to burst with the addition of 333 new rooms soon to be available...

Qualfon hits hiring mark, receives $200,000 grant

HARLINGEN — A data services company which is one of the city’s biggest employers has been awarded a $200,000 job creation grant for meeting...

New retailers, health care buoy city’s prospects for new year

HARLINGEN — Like the economy in the rest of Texas, Harlingen continued to prosper in 2019, with jobless numbers hovering nearly a point lower...