Storm overwhelms drainage system

HARLINGEN — Water rushed into homes, covered cars and flooded streets as residents tried to pull out of the worst flooding in years. In northeast...

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...

Vargas to stand trial for DWI Alcohol level prompts upgraded

BROWNSVILLE — A judge yesterday ordered a trial for San Benito school board President Michael Vargas after prosecutors upgraded his charge of driving while...

KGBT-TV sold to Nexstar

HARLINGEN — After about 67 years, KGBT-TV, the Rio Grande Valley’s CBS affiliate, is changing its name. Nexstar Media Group, owner of KVEO-TV, an NBC...

San Benito PD closing lobby; no visitors for inmates

The San Benito Police Department says as a precaution it is closing the lobby to the department's lobby area. In a Facebook post, the department...

Virus forces cancellation of annual birding festival

Officials have decided to cancel this year's birding festival, which was scheduled to take place in November. The executive board announced the cancellation for the...

Probe into missing $1.3 million ongoing; BPUB allegedly deposited money into wrong account

A large construction payment made by the Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) to the wrong party is currently under investigation by state and federal...

Police seeking information about runaway

HARLINGEN — A mother and father are very concerned for their daughter who they have not seen since Monday.For the last 48 hours Luna...

Local runner shows stuff at national competition

SAN BENITO — “Go Grandpa! Go Grandpa!” The signs held up by Rey Rodriguez’s grandchildren said it all. So, he complied, placing eighth in the 400...

Convention center deficit projected; hotel set to open next July

HARLINGEN — The new Harlingen Convention Center is projected to run a $202,389 deficit during the upcoming fiscal year — not bad for its...