Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after crash, charged with DWI

  Police in Port Isabel say they arrested an off-duty Border Patrol agent Sunday morning and charged him with driving under the influence after he...

Pharr man sentenced to life in neighbor’s stabbing death

EDINBURG — His wife was five months pregnant with a baby boy when Julio Cesar Villarreal’s life was cut short at 32 years old...

Mercedes names new police chief

By Dina Arevalo, Staff writer The city of Mercedes has named Dagoberto Chavez as its new police chief. Chavez, who began his tenure at the city...

‘Off the charts’: Why catastrophic rains overwhelm city’s drainage system

HARLINGEN — That makes two. As Harlingen residents continue ripping out carpet, drywall and a little bit of their hearts in the aftermath of a...

Cameron voter sign-up surges

BROWNSVILLE — For the first time in Cameron County’s voting history, the county has registered more than 200,000 voters, and election officials hope to...

Police seek hit-and-run suspect

HARLINGEN — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, July...

Starr Co., STC host economic summit 

RIO GRANDE CITY — Higher education staff, county officials and private industry representatives planned for the future and discussed the link between learning and...

Local runner shows stuff at national competition

SAN BENITO — “Go Grandpa! Go Grandpa!” The signs held up by Rey Rodriguez’s grandchildren said it all. So, he complied, placing eighth in the 400...

Project gives back to Valley’s veterans

Local photographer Martin Buitron felt the need to do something for the veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. As a son of a Marine...

Address ordinance concerns expressed by rights group

McALLEN — City commissioners here voted last month to require clearly visible address numerals on all existing and new buildings in hopes of increasing...