Vela: $150K going to Island shoreline

South Padre Island will stand alone as the only Texas recipient of a federal grant, a Rio Grande Valley congressman announced Wednesday. According to Rep....

COVID cases, hospitalizations continue incline in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County reported four additional coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday along with 763 new cases, continuing a recent surge that’s been in line with local health...

US temporarily closes detention facility in McAllen

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is temporarily closing a converted warehouse used to detain immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley for renovation. The...

TSC trustees lower student tuition by 20% for spring

The Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees has approved a 20% tuition reduction for all students for the Spring 2021 semester. The board approved the...

Volunteers create GoFundMe to bring playground to migrant camp

Volunteers at the migrant camp at the Gateway International Bridge are partnering with Team Brownsville and the Resource Center of Matamoros to raise funds...

Pioneer for farmworkers’ rights in South Texas dies

Genoveva Puga, longtime advocate for farmworkers’ rights, died Sunday in Alamo at the age of 92. March marked more than 40 years since her son,...

Local health authority urges caution during Thanksgiving festivities

EDINBURG — Two days before Thanksgiving, Hidalgo County’s top doctor urged residents to mark the occasion in an intelligent manner in order to avoid...

Valley View names former superintendent Galaviz interim

PHARR — Members of the Valley View ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Leonel Galaviz as interim superintendent for the district during a...

Starr County emergency order urges monitoring of humidity levels

Starr County Judge Eloy Vera issued an emergency order Monday that, in addition to reinforcing curfew and stay-at-home recommendations, urges all government buildings to...

Retirement communities among first in line for vaccine

PHARR — When residents of Brook Ridge Retirement Community learned they were slated to be among the first communities to receive access to a...