Vela announces funds to improve Llano Grande Lake

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Texas Water Resources and the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership...

The Story of Citrus in the Lower Rio Rrande Valley of Texas

By NORMAN ROZEFF. Special to the Star Part IV: Continued growth 1922 H. Raymond Mills organizes the Valley Packing Co. in Harlingen. It is the first citrus packing shed outside...

Dark skies perfect for viewing Comet NEOWISE

Folks around the country are posting images of Comet NEOWISE on social media that are gorgeous. I sure do miss my personal photographer. I...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star You can tell from the extreme heat we've been experiencing in our area during the last few days...

Art classes inspiring young students during summer break

HARLINGEN – Diego Vasquez found art class a welcome reprieve from the struggles of summer malaise. “It cuts down on screen time and also I...

Imagery artwork: San Benito Museum features “Preoccupations” exhibit

SAN BENITO — From food such as tacos and burritos to a variety of text and depictions of people, art enthusiasts will be able...

City to close recycling center; Commissioners call for ‘better’ program

HARLINGEN — The city’s recycling center won’t be reopening. Now, city officials are pushing for what they call a better, more cost-effective recycling program. On Wednesday,...

Laguna Vista cancels 4th of July events

This year’s Laguna Vista ‘s Independence Day Celebration, fireworks display and Parade scheduled for Saturday, July 11 has been canceled  due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town’s offices will...

He’s My Brother: Church opens quarantine center for first responders

  BROWNSVILLE - As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community, First Presbyterian church in Brownsville saw the need to provide a safe place...

Repertory theater hosts virtual play for pride month

As Pride Month comes to an end, the Brownsville Repertory Theater did not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate the inclusiveness the community...