Harlingen Happenings

  By Mary Torres, Special to the Star As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local activities, and events have been canceled, rescheduled,...

About the Stars

By Carold Lee Lutsinger, Special to the Star Remember May Day baskets left on front doorknobs? When you are out for that early evening run,...

Challenge Answered: Teen’s grant provides groceries for those in need

A Brownsville teen’s grant provided groceries, fresh produce, and supplies to over 1,000 residents in need at a food distribution event in the Southmost...

Crossroads talks emphasize RGV issues

The Crossroads festival kicked off this week in Brownsville with several talks about important community topics, such as border issues, federal immigration policies, voter...

YouTube star donates $5,000 to Loaves and Fishes

HARLINGEN — Live streaming a video game might not seem like the typical fundraiser but it can work wonders. On Thursday, a Harlingen native donated...

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...

San Benito to host Hog Waddle Country Concert and Cook-Off

SAN BENITO — With its sizzling smells of smoked barbecue and its upbeat rhythms of Tejano and country music, a “fun, family-friendly” event is...

Back to the Animals: Zoo reopens to general public on Monday

The Gladys Porter Zoo began rolling out a members-only soft reopening on Thursday and will open to the general public starting Monday. Reservations through an...

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...

Money available to help conserve Monarch butterflies

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will offering funding for conservation efforts that help farmers and ranchers in Texas provide food and habitat for...