Lofty Award: Baxter Building wins first place in renovation

HARLINGEN — It’s been the Rio Grande National Life Insurance Building, Blaschka Tower and the Baxter Building at different points in its 92-year existence. Now,...

Three more Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found three more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the rural area’s total case...

Connecting with students; Ag teacher shares love of animals

HARLINGEN — Dog sick? Call the vet. Want to become a vet? Sign up for Kristen Rike’s veterinary science class. “What I enjoy the most about...

Double-vote cast in RGC school board elections

A Starr County resident voted twice in the Rio Grande City school board election, and two other voters nearly did the same, according to...

Texas early voting hits record high

By Mandi Cai and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texas hit another voting milestone Monday as the percent of registered voters who have cast ballots early surpassed...

Southern Careers Institute hosts free movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and non-perishable food drive on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The Halloween-themed...

Presidential election colors fight against border policy

By Valerie Gonzalez, Staff writer For a brief period Sunday, observant travelers returning from Matamoros through Brownsville’s Gateway International Bridge saw a briefly altered “Welcome...

City’s economic agency ends COVID-19 loan program

HARLINGEN — The city’s financial lifeline to small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 shutdowns and related disruptions provided assistance to 52 entities and issued...

Plan would save up to $3.5 million in budgeted police, fire payroll

HARLINGEN — Most of the $3.7 million in federal funds earmarked to help the community recover from the economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19...

Chilly mornings in the forecast

The cool front that arrived in the Valley brought with it chilly mornings and nice afternoons. The National Weather Service in Brownsville says temperatures each...