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McAllen police arrest man accused of taking upskirt photos at Target

A confessed voyeur admitted to taking upskirt images of a minor in a McAllen retail store Sunday, according to documents obtained by The Monitor. McAllen...

SpaceX: Starhopper fine after fireball

BROWNSVILLE — The fireball that enveloped SpaceX’s Starhopper immediately following an engine static fire test at the Boca Chica launch site Tuesday night, though...

New Cinemark concept heading to La Plaza Mall

  McALLEN — Something new is coming to La Plaza Mall in 2021: a brand new theater. “Cinemark is excited to bring our new, fresh, dine-in...

Disaster declaration granted to Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy counties

President Trump today granted a request made by Gov. Abbott to declare three Rio Grande Valley counties as disaster zones following storms which left...

New Cinemark concept heading to La Plaza Mall

Something new is coming to La Plaza Mall in 2021: a brand new theater. “Cinemark is excited to bring our new, fresh, dine-in theatre concept...

South Padre Island to host meet and greet with new mayor

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — After months of election tasks from campaigning to voting and tallying, the unexpired term of resigning Mayor Dennis Stahl will...

Mercedes names new police chief

By Dina Arevalo, Staff writer The city of Mercedes has named Dagoberto Chavez as its new police chief. Chavez, who began his tenure at the city...

Police seek hit-and-run suspect

HARLINGEN — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, July...

Wounded DPS trooper facing surgery today

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez will have a final surgery to place a reconstructed bone flap inside his head on Monday,...

Texas governor says state is preparing for storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says officials are gearing up for a storm moving across the Gulf that could evolve into a...