City’s farmers market rolls out the goods Saturday

HARLINGEN — If there’s a reminder of fall’s imminent arrival, it comes with the opening of the Harlingen Farmers Market. The farmers market at 2nd...

White House names UTRGV professor a Presidential Excellence Award recipient

The White House has named UTRGV Professor Dr. Karen Lozano as one of 15 recipients nationwide of the 2019 Presidential Excellence Awards in Science,...

Creating habitat

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Out in the Gulf of Mexico, an area that was once bare and described as being as flat as a...

Farming for veterans

HARLINGEN — Whether their goal is to pick up a new hobby or make a small business, an upcoming event aims to help veterans...

Trustee Vargas appears in DWI case

BROWNSVILLE — A judge yesterday held an arraignment hearing in the case of San Benito school board President Michael Vargas, who faces a charge...

Freedom Walk: LULAC hosts marches to advocate for Latinos

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) kicked off its “Freedom Walks” campaigns Tuesday, including one in Brownsville, to encourage local Latino communities...

Lucio Jr. to hold Raymondville town hall meeting

RAYMONDVILLE — State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, will hold a town hall meeting today to discuss the state’s new budget and laws enacted...

La Joya approves ordinance regulating political signs

Ahead of the November city elections, the La Joya city commissioners approved an ordinance regulating political signs. The new regulations are meant to “alleviate traffic control and maintain an undisruptive election environment at city hall,” according to the ordinance which was approved during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. Addressing the commissioners, City Administrator Jacqueline Bazan referred to the provision in the Texas Election Code which prohibits electioneering within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling location. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Cotton exporter, NAFTA’s future in South Texas among senator’s focus

Fielding requests for assistance from international trade officials in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn toured a large cotton exporter in Weslaco on Monday and hoped for an upcoming Congressional vote on the revised North American Free Trade Agreement. “Here in the Valley, as much as you’re growing, as much as you’re creating new jobs, USMCA is absolutely critical to get done,” Cornyn told a room full of trade stakeholders from across Hidalgo County at Commodities Integrated Logistics of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as the new NAFTA deal has been called.  “And in a strange way, the hyper-partisanship may incentivize the speaker to take this up and pass it just to demonstrate that she can get that done,” Cornyn added. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Jack Ingram, Charley Crockett to headline Pharr’s Christmas Posada

The city of Pharr has announced the entertainment for this year’s annual Christmas Posada. The Christmas Posada is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Pharr. Headlining the event will be acclaimed country singer Jack Ingram, whose career spans over 20 years. He is known for such songs as “Wherever You Are,” “Lips of an Angel,” “Maybe She’ll Get Lonely,” and “Barefoot and Crazy,” among others. Read the full story at themonitor.com.