In a Snap: Storms, dramatic skies inspire local photographer

Los Fresnos-based photographer Daniel Sanchez’s photos are striking. The colors, textures, and beauty he finds in the deep South Texas landscape are a source...

Valley Baptist participating in clinical trials that may benefit COVID-19 patients

As health officials and local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen is participating in a clinical...

Virtual Fitness: Harlingen Parks and Rec to have gift card giveaway

HARLINGEN — Although the coronavirus pandemic has caused changes for some people’s exercise routines, fitness enthusiasts are able to do workout classes from their...

39th annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament cancelled

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Along with individuals and businesses, annual events are also being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, organizers announced the 39th...

Valley Baptist urging recovered COVID-19 patients to take part in plasma programs

As local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, area physicians are urging those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to...

Health officials warn of pandemic’s mental toll

EDINBURG — As the pandemic prepares to stretch into its fifth month and cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported at record highs, local...

Garden cleanup held to honor historic black church’s impact in McAllen

Hector Vargas said he can still hear the worship songs here at the Little Bethel Baptist Church more than 60 years later. The choir voice used to serenade his whole neighborhood. The church, the first African-American church in the city and a historic landmark recognized by the state, was torn down about 20 years ago. Bethel Garden now occupies the land in honor of it. On Saturday morning, more than a dozen people came together to clean up the garden to commemorate Juneteenth, which is Friday. Community members from across the Rio Grande Valley, some as young as 10-years-old, were seen planting flowers, repainting benches and pulling weeds.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Several Valley clinics receive $1.5M to expand COVID-19 testing

Su Clinica Familiar in Harlingen is one of several clinics in the Valley who have been awarded a federal grant to expand COVID-10 testing...

Local health experts urge community to continue to guard against COVID-19

HARLINGEN – As government agencies and local health departments discuss plans to jump start the economy and reopen businesses, local health officials continue to...

La Feria schools host prom dress drive

LA FERIA — Prom dresses can be expensive to buy, which is why the school district is starting a prom drive. According to La Feria...