Wind chill advisory for tonight, arctic front on the way

An arctic cold front is moving towards South Texas later this evening and it will be followed by very strong north winds that will...

After nearly 50 years in radio, Hugo de la Cruz set to retire

With the characteristic warm buzz of its analog-recorded roots, the sound of a marching band begins to fill the air. Soon, a tenor voice that’s one part honey with just a hint of gravel rises above the brass crescendo to issue an enthusiastic welcome. Though they cannot see him, listeners can nonetheless hear the smile that spreads across his lips and twinkles at the corners of his eyes as the voice declares, “A todos los que aman, y a todos lo que quieren el fútbol, buenas noches! Buenas noches fanáticos. Les saludamos!” “To those who love, and those who like football, good evening! Good evening, fans! We greet you!” Hugo de la Cruz, 74, says at the top of his weekly Football Scoreboard radio show inside the Super Tejano 102.1 FM studio at R Communications in Pharr. Read the full story at themonitor.com

RGV football first round playoff schedule

VALLEY HS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Thursday’s Games Bi-district Class 5A Division I Brownsville Pace at Corpus Christi Miller, 7 p.m. Class 4A Division II Progreso vs. Rockport-Fulton at Falfurrias High School, Falfurrias,...

Hollywood in Harlingen: Movie on migrant debate filming here

HARLINGEN — Adrieanna Aparicio was stunned to find out a Hollywood film crew is shooting a movie in town. “Oh, wow!” Aparicio, a retail saleswoman,...

McAllen encourages participation in walk challenge

The city of McAllen will be participating in the Texas Walk challenge as part of its involvement with the It’s Time Texas health competition, according to a news release. It’s Time Texas is a nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage healthier lifestyles. The challenge is to have city employees and residents participate in a 10-minute walk at any McAllen building location, such as city hall or the public library. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Alyssa Milano tours migrant respite center with Rep. Gonzalez

For years, actress Alyssa Milano has advocated publicly for human rights, gun safety and progressive climate change initiatives, all of which have inspired support from many Democrats and mocking from some Republicans across the country. On Wednesday, she received an intimate look at an issue she has spoken about often: immigration. In town filming a movie, Milano was invited by U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen to tour the Catholic Charities migrant respite center in downtown McAllen. “Because we were shooting in this border town, I thought it was important to get to know the district and understand the different things that go on here,” Milano said after touring the facility near the downtown bus station. “To see what Catholic Charities has been able to accomplish, to be able to go in there and play with the children and families looking for a better life — it’s been a really special morning.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

New wall waivers would expedite construction in RGV counties

Link to register for waivers: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/10/31/2019-23725/determination-pursuant-to-section-102-of-the-illegal-immigration-reform-and-immigrant-responsibility BY LORENZO ZAZUETA-CASTRO STAFF WRITER A month after the last set, the Trump administration issued a new set of waivers Thursday for...

Harlingen vies for All-America City Award

HARLINGEN — Five years ago, Harlingen became one of Texas’ few cities to launch a Mayor’s Wellness Council. Soon, Healthy Harlingen was born to combat...

Judge dismisses tax hike challenge

HARLINGEN — Former City Commissioner Robert Leftwich says he will appeal yesterday’s dismissal of his challenge to the city’s recent 4-cent tax hike. In a...

Governor declares Cameron County disaster area

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Monday afternoon for 16 Texas counties affected by severe weather, including Cameron County. With...