Dollar General weighs new store in northeast Harlingen

HARLINGEN — Dollar General is weighing construction of a new store in northeast Harlingen. The discount retailer already has six stores within the city limits...

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.

Dave & Buster’s opens in McAllen

The colored lights flash off the arcade games, providing a backdrop at the spacious bar stocked with commercial beer and liquor. In front of...

Starr County to stop issuing eight-liner permits

RIO GRANDE CITY — Starr County will no longer issue permits for eight-liners, county commissioners decided Monday during a county commissioners meeting.RIO GRANDE CITY...

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...

Cities struggle to drain floodwater

PALM VALLEY — The worst storm many residents here remember has driven floodwaters into about 80 percent of homes surrounding the Harlingen Country Club. Like...

Customs officers find $275K in cocaine hidden in pickup

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than a quarter-million dollars in cocaine at the B&M International Bridge on Tuesday.U.S. Customs and Border...

UTRGV, county partner on ecosystem projects

San Benito — A new partnership between Cameron County and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will give the county much-needed guidance on...

Second suspect in Edinburg shooting charged with capital murder

EDINBURG – A second suspect in a fatal shooting over the weekend was formally charged Tuesday afternoon with capital murder.EDINBURG – A second suspect...

Recount yields no change to Mercedes city runoffs

A recount of the results in the Mercedes City Commission Place 1 and 3 races yielded no change to the outcome of the June...