Wind chill advisory for tonight, arctic front on the way

An arctic cold front is moving towards South Texas later this evening and it will be followed by very strong north winds that will...

Harlingen Convention Center boosts some rates

HARLINGEN — Six months after its opening, the Harlingen Convention Center is boosting some of its rental rates. Earlier this week, city commissioners approved partner...

La Feria funeral home readies new garden mausoleum

LA FERIA — A new garden mausoleum is in the plans at Heavenly Grace Memorial Gardens, with construction set to begin soon on the...

Island enjoys tourism boost

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Island is reporting record-breaking sales tax figures and strong hotel occupancy numbers for summer 2019. Ed Caum, director of the...

Honoring veterans

HARLINGEN — By Christmas, many hand-crafted wreaths made from American balsam fir trees will be placed on the graves of Valley veterans. The Harlingen Veterans’...

January trial set for suspect in Edinburg man’s shooting death

The suspect accused of shooting a 67-year-old man to death will go to trial in late January, records show. Joseph Woodrow Wilson, 26, of St. Peters, Missouri, is scheduled for a jury trial Jan. 27 on a murder charge connected to the shooting death of 67-year-old Glenn Sohl, whose body was found by authorities Feb. 11, records show. Facing life in prison, Wilson was present for a pretrial hearing Thursday, during which his attorney, Ted L. Lopez, and the state, represented by Hidalgo County Assistant District Attorney Alexandria Barrera, asked for the hearing to be reset. The court granted the request. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Villalobos resigns as Donna city attorney

Javier Villalobos, the McAllen-area attorney with extensive experience representing Rio Grande Valley municipalities and other local public entities, has stepped down as Donna’s city attorney. Villalobos notified the city of his decision to resign in a letter dated Nov. 6, citing “other public service commitments” in conflict with his schedule availability. “(W)ith excessive events, it has become a bit burdensome on my schedule,” Villalobos wrote in his letter, which was addressed to Donna City Manager Carlos Yerena. “As such, I respectfully submit my resignation to be effective December 1, 2019.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

After nearly 50 years in radio, Hugo de la Cruz set to retire

With the characteristic warm buzz of its analog-recorded roots, the sound of a marching band begins to fill the air. Soon, a tenor voice that’s one part honey with just a hint of gravel rises above the brass crescendo to issue an enthusiastic welcome. Though they cannot see him, listeners can nonetheless hear the smile that spreads across his lips and twinkles at the corners of his eyes as the voice declares, “A todos los que aman, y a todos lo que quieren el fútbol, buenas noches! Buenas noches fanáticos. Les saludamos!” “To those who love, and those who like football, good evening! Good evening, fans! We greet you!” Hugo de la Cruz, 74, says at the top of his weekly Football Scoreboard radio show inside the Super Tejano 102.1 FM studio at R Communications in Pharr. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Victims, suspect identified in deadly Alton shooting

ALTON — Police here have identified the suspect in the deaths of two men here Friday night as 22-year-old Oscar Armando Velasquez. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Birding fest plumbs nexus of birds and war

BROWNSVILLE — The intersection of bird and battlefield isn’t one which readily springs to mind when discussing the subjects of avian field identification and...