State reports almost 9,200 new coronavirus cases, 245 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande...

Laguna Atascosa to host fundraiser for Food Bank RGV

HARLINGEN — Those looking to help a local cause are able to while learning about scenic wildlife areas in the Rio Grande Valley from...

Year in Review: June flooding

HARLINGEN — A south-bound front out of nowhere was the culprit in late June, handing anguished Harlingen homeowners their second disastrous flooding event in...

City to decide recycling center’s future; Safer, more cost-effective plan eyed

HARLINGEN — After weeks of debate, city commissioners might be set to decide the fate of the Harlingen Recycling Center. Today, commissioners are expected to...

Cold front and heavy rainfall expected for Valley during weekend

The National Weather Service in Brownsville is reporting a strong cold front with possible heavy rainfall and isolated flash floods for this weekend. Despite high...

Edinburg physician becomes TMA president

HOUSTON — Edinburg gastroenterologist Dr. Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, is the new president of the Texas Medical Association.HOUSTON — Edinburg gastroenterologist Dr. Carlos J....

Peñitas appoints new municipal judge

PEÑITAS – A new associate municipal judge was appointed during a city council meeting Wednesday.PEÑITAS – A new associate municipal judge was appointed during...

Home styles: Families take haircuts into their own hands

https://youtu.be/fVUe8yYHl-A HARLINGEN — With a sheet lying on the floor, clippers and scissors lined up, a tablet for distraction and a stool, Sumer Knight, 30,...

Starhopper scheduled to hop today

SpaceX has been issued a launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a 150-meter “hop” of the company’s Starhopper test vehicle today at the Boca Chica Beach launch/test site, according to nasaspaceflight.com. Cameron County has authorized the closure of Boca Chica Beach and S.H. 4 from the beach to Oklahoma Avenue from 2 p.m. to midnight Aug. 26-28, with today listed as the primary launch date and Aug. 27-28 as secondary dates. The county has also advised residents of Boca Chica Village to vacate the area, or at least be outside their homes, during today’s launch window of 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. to avoid injury from broken windows in the event of an “overpressure event” caused by a rocket malfunction.

Teachers group raps state guidelines on opening schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state’s top teachers group criticized state guidelines for starting the school year Friday, saying they would unfairly punish districts...