Battle for Texas 7-on-7 Tournament canceled

McALLEN — “The Battle for Texas,” an annual state-wide 7-on-7 high school football tournament, has been canceled according to the event organizers. The Battle for...

Starr County to also require masks in all businesses

The use of facial masks inside business by employees and customers will be required in Starr County beginning Friday. Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said he signed the order Thursday which will be almost exactly the same as those enacted by Hidalgo and Cameron counties. "Last night, we were working on the order when the governor came on and said it was OK," Vera said. "We were waiting to see what the governor's stand was going to be on it." Read the full story at themonitor.com

McAllen, area districts suspend workouts for athletes

McAllen ISD became the latest in a string of school district throughout the Rio Grande Valley that announced throughout Tuesday that they were either canceling, suspending or further postponing all summer strength and conditioning workouts for all sports in the midst of mounting concerns over the growing spread of COVID-19 throughout the region. “Out of an abundance of caution, our district will be canceling our summer strength and conditioning program along with all athletic and fine arts programs until further notice,” McAllen ISD tweeted in a statement. “However, the District will continue its Virtual Training. McAllen ISD is one of the few districts in the country that provides digital tools and training to all students and staff. This provides real, viable Distance Learning that is second to none.” McAllen ISD joins a lengthy list of districts that includes Brownsville CISD, Edinburg CISD, PSJA ISD and Weslaco ISD, among many others citing both the area’s increasing number active of active coronavirus cases as well as a precautionary measure while districts across the RGV attempt to identify the best path forward. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

McAllen ISD joins growing list of districts to shut down summer workouts

McALLEN — McAllen ISD became the latest in a string of school district throughout the Rio Grande Valley that announced Tuesday afternoon that they...

UTRGV basketball season tickets on sale as complete set

EDINBURG — Season tickets for UTRGV Vaqueros men’s and women’s basketball for the 2020-21 season are on sale now and will be available for...

PSJA High softball stadium renovations under way

SAN JUAN — Renovations to PSJA High’s Josefina S. Ayala Softball Field are off and running with a chance to finish ahead of schedule,...

Regardless of what the Cowboys say, addressing the defense early in the NFL draft...

Jerry Jones will tell you the Cowboys have taken great pains to position themselves where they don’t have to draft for need in the first round. The owner and Stephen Jones, the club’s executive vice president, strive to sign players in free agency that allow the club to conduct a pure draft, one dictated by talent over desperation when the team is on the clock Thursday night to open the NFL draft. “I think we did specifically address some areas that give us some slack, if you will, as far as need in several positions,” Jerry Jones said earlier this week. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Mercedes police unit struck while assisting trooper at crash scene; no injuries

A Mercedes police unit was struck from behind by a local motorist Wednesday while assisting a state trooper at the scene of another crash. Read the full story at themonitor.com

New Kids on the Block: Rio Grande City’s young roster reaching new heights

RIO GRANDE CITY — It’s often said that there’s no substitute for experience, but Rio Grande City has flipped that notion on its head...

Keating’s historic running career earns UTRGV HOF nod

EDINBURG — The University of Texas Pan-American’s Westly Keating, a Rio Grande Valley native, raced his way into the UTRGV Athletics Hall of Fame...