Can Tony Butler Survive: Selling nine-hole ‘short course’ an option

HARLINGEN — For decades, many Winter Texans have come here to play the Tony Butler Golf Course’s nine-hole “short course.” Now, a national consultant’s report...

Downtown painting honors Southwest Airlines founder

HARLINGEN — Herb Kelleher believed in Harlingen long before it was fashionable. The founder, CEO and chairman of Southwest Airlines died a year ago, but...

Island tackles dockless scooters, rental golf carts

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — A few ordinances regarding vehicular modes of transportation were passed during a city council meeting held this past week. City Council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the rental and/or leasing of dockless motor assisted scooters on city property. As per the ordinance, dockless rental/leased scooters left abandoned in the city for seven days will be impounded. Owners of improperly parked impounded dockless scooters will then need to provide proof of ownership and pay a $100 administrative fee for the release of each dockless scooter. The ordinance is meant to deter rental/ leasing companies from dropping off their scooters in the city. “This is just to get ahead of the problems that the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and everybody have where they’re just leaving these things in people’s yards and whatever,” Mayor Patrick McNulty explained during the meeting. Back in February, council members unanimously approved an ordinance that temporarily prohibited the rental and/or leasing of motor-assisted scooters on the Island for 180 days.

Donna launches app live-streaming bridge activity

A new app that’s live-streaming traffic at the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge is placing port activity in the palm of your hands.A new app...

Resaca-side Boom: San Benito project’s first phase nears completion

SAN BENITO — The area’s first resaca-side development is rising along the banks. In about two months, VARCO Real Estate expects to complete the first...

Men convicted in murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata

A federal jury today found two Mexican nationals guilty of the 2011 murder of U.S. Immigration and Customs Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata.A federal...

Mercedes city leaders mull forensic audit

Mercedes city commissioners may soon decide whether to conduct a forensic audit of the municipality’s finance department after an independent accounting firm’s report uncovered...

Apartment complex fire sends woman, two children to hospital for smoke inhalation

McALLEN — A woman and two small children were taken to the hospital after an apartment complex on McAllen’s northwest side caught fire Friday...

Toddler struck and killed on Padre Island Highway

Brownsville police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that left a toddler dead.Brownsville police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that left a toddler dead.The accident...

Weslaco sailor remembered as patriot

WESLACO — No one loved America more.WESLACO — No one loved America more.This is how family and friends of Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe...