New shops driving customer to downtown San Benito

SAN BENITO — For two years, Nancy Silva’s organic garden-fresh delicacies have driven customers to her shop off Sam Houston Boulevard. On the edge of...

Sea Turtle, Inc. to host annual Wassailing with the Turtles

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Visitors of this coastal city will soon be able to celebrate a few holiday festivities with its permanent sea turtle...

Rotary treats kids to early Christmas presents

HARLINGEN — “That is the cutest thing!” Juanita Stringfield, a member of the Rotary Club of Harlingen, was helping Priscilla pick out clothes at the...

Floats, festivities color Holiday Parade

McALLEN — An estimated hundreds of thousands of people attended this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade here at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, joining past...

Cameron County launches its first Christmas Toy Drive

As Christmas continues to draw near, county officials aim to help many children in need receive presents this year. The Cameron County Judge’s Office-Division of...

Harlingen Happenings

Mary Torres, Special to the Star The Cameron County Historical Commission invites the public to its annual meeting at 2 p.m. today at the 1877...

4 injured in ICE charter bus crash in Rio Hondo

RIO HONDO — The lift bridge here was  closed after it sustained substantial damage when a charter bus transporting immigration detainees crashed into it...

TSTC EMS advances student learning with Extrication Day

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff It was quite an experience for Pedro Casillas and more than 40 of his peers as they helped save lives...

TSTC Vocational Nursing graduates welcomed into profession

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Alyssa Parker spoke about overcoming her struggles and getting a second chance in her speech as salutatorian of the Texas...

TSTC teaching program prepares students for an A-plus career

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Thinking about a career in education? Texas is third in the nation in employment for hiring paraprofessionals, and Texas State...