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HESTEC kicks off Friday with SeaPerch Challenge

Approximately 140 Rio Grande Valley high school students will compete Friday in the 2020 SeaPerch Challenge at the Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center in...

Motorcycle driver dies after vehicle crash

HARLINGEN — A 21-year-old motorcycle driver died Tuesday after being involved in a crash with a vehicle, according to a press release by the Harlingen...

McAllen man charged with abusing employer’s credit card

A McAllen man was arrested for allegedly using his employer’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases. The suspect was identified as Alberto Gonzalez Jr., an...

Edinburg police chief suspended

EDINBURG — The police chief here was suspended Friday. It’s unclear why Edinburg City Manager Richard Hinojosa suspended Chief Cesar Torres for five days. Hinojosa...

Mexican gov’t: Man denied asylum takes own life on Pharr-Reynosa bridge

The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that a man seeking asylum took his own life on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Wednesday. In a...

Officials discredit fake military draft texts

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is warning people not to believe fake text messages that claim residents have been selected for a military draft. Authorities...

San Benito coach resigns after arrest

SAN BENITO — San Benito High School physical education teacher Jacob Gardner Gonzalez resigned from his position Tuesday, following his Dec. 28 arrest for...

Scottish quartet to perform in Harlingen

HARLINGEN – From London’s Wigmore Hall and the BBC Chamber Music Proms, the Harlingen Concert Association presents the Glasgow-based Maxwell Quartet as part of...

$1M bond for Edinburg stabbing suspect

The 31-year-old man accused of 2020’s first murder in Hidalgo County was arraigned Friday on a charge of murder. Police Chief Cesar Torres said Ramiro...

Border Patrol: Sex offender arrested near school

U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed in Brownsville have arrested a sex offender near a school zone. The agents arrested Bienvenido Alberto Bonilla-Ponce, a Honduran national,...