City to borrow $1.5M for sewer overhaul

SAN BENITO — City commissioners voted 3-1 last night to borrow $1.5 million to fund the first phase of an $8.2 million state-mandated sewer...

EDITORIAL: Basta: Focus on successes can fight animosity against Hispanics

The violence has to stop. It won’t stop on its own; people have to act. It’s time to say Basta! — enough! Saturday’s mass shooting in...

EDITORIAL: Pay it safe: Better systems needed to reduce flood damage

For the second year in a row, heavy rains left parts of the Valley underwater. Some residents were still dealing with damage from last year’s floods...

Death of a Dream: Hundreds of migrants have died crossing into Valley

Mark Reagan and Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro Nearly 300 cardboard boxes sit on shelves inside Dr. Kate Spradley’s laboratory. Each individually labeled box contains artifacts such as skulls,...

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...

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...

United Way hosts ninth annual A Day in the Park

HARLINGEN — As firefighters from the Harlingen Fire Department continued to carve slices of watermelon, handfuls of eager children stood in a line nearby...

Local organization in need of volunteers for trash cleanup

SAN BENITO — What began as an attempt at having a successful father and son fishing trip turned into a full-fledged effort to clean...

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention welcomes hundreds

LA FERIA — Love is what Cameron County needs the most right now, and that is the message being taught not only locally but...

Basement flooding at Baxter Lofts delays move-in

HARLINGEN — Move-in day for the renovated Baxter Lofts has been delayed again due to flooding after the heavy storms two weeks ago. The city’s...