Finding hope: Harlingen couple promotes lupus awareness

HARLINGEN — It was a step forward. That’s all it took for Jay Garcia to decide to retire from a top management position in a...

HCISD lowers tax rate

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen school board last night approved a resolution to cut property taxes. The reduction will cut taxes by more than 10 cents per $100 of property value. More specifically, the school district’s property tax rate will be reduced from $1.31 cents to $1.21. The tax cut is in response to the state legislature’s approval of House Bill 3 last session, said Julio Cavazos, chief financial officer for the district.

Sheriff: Animals rescued from shelter; 2 face cruelty charges

LOS FRESNOS — Two men remained in custody Tuesday afternoon facing animal cruelty charges after Cameron County authorities found 270 dogs and one cat...

Eyes and ears: Police encourage residents to create neighborhood watches

HARLINGEN — Police are in charge of reducing crime, but having a little extra help from others doesn’t hurt. Neighborhood watches are able to become...

Hispanic Heritage Month off to a big start

SAN BENITO — Yes, you can go home again. Jose Alvarez knows this through his own experience, and he made his point so very clear...

EDITORIAL: New alcohol delivery law welcome, promotes safety

Some laws have little purpose other than to give some well connected businesses an unfair advantage over the competition. The Texas Legislature addressed a...

Transit hub moves forward

HARLINGEN — After years of planning, officials will build the city’s $5 million transit center and bus terminal at the site of the old...

City’s tax hike plan gets first OK

HARLINGEN — The first vote is in on one of the hottest issues to rile residents here in years. Despite residents’ strong opposition, city commissioners...

Storm brings needed rainfall; Forecast calls for possible flooding

  BROWNSVILLE — Heavy rains are expected to continue to impact the Rio Grande Valley today, as Tropical Storm Fernand continues to head toward Mexico. The...

County, local cities to distribute sandbags on Wednesday

Cameron County will begin to distribute sandbags for residents at 8 a.m. Wednesday at all county warehouse barns in Brownsville, Olmito, San Benito and...