T.J. Maxx reveals plans for new $2 million store

HARLINGEN — Retailer T.J. Maxx has filed plans for a new $2 million store next to Target at the Shops of Valle Vista. The construction...

Former Second Lady Biden visits Matamoros refugee camp 

  MATAMOROS, Mexico — Hundreds of migrants from the largest refugee camp on the United States-Mexico border lined up for food with mud caked on...

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...

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...

Thief steals Christmas toys from San Benito church

SAN BENITO — A Christmas miracle is needed after a Grinch left Live Now Ministries without toys to give out to children. Someone pretending to...

VBMC: Tips for managing stress, healthy eating for the holidays

With busy schedules often packed full of parties, get-togethers and social events, finding time to eat right and choose healthy food options during the...

Emerging fast: City’s biggest upscale hotel rises toward fifth floor

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Convention Center’s $25 million anchor is finally starting to show off its grandeur. Rising four floors over the construction site, the...

County unveils inclusive park for special needs children

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Valley View Early College Campus on Wednesday morning to commemorate what is believed to be the largest inclusive park in South Texas. The park will provide children and adults with disabilities an opportunity to play at a playground that caters to their special needs. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Threads and stitches

HARLINGEN — Similar to puzzle pieces, these handmade Christmas gifts were made from different shapes and cuts that together formed a larger picture. The Frontera...

Accident fallout

RIO HONDO — This city’s mechanical lift bridge reopened to vehicle traffic following a weekend bus crash, but barge transportation to the Port of...