Nativity ‘festival’ this weekend celebrates birth of Jesus

HARLINGEN – It’s been long, hard work that has involved up to 200 volunteers.But, for St. Paul Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Wendorf, it’s “a...

San Benito stops closing streets for parties

SAN BENITO — The street party’s over.City officials have scrapped the decades-old practice of closing streets to allow residents to hold private parties.Mayor Ben...

Sen. Ted Cruz visiting McAllen for border roundtable

Sen. Ted Cruz is visiting McAllen today for a border security roundtable conversation.Beyond border security, Cruz wants to listen to the concerns of local...

Collectors Expo offers vendors of all trades

HARLINGEN — Local business owner Viola Garza knows everybody. But not everybody knows she went from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches to selling toys full time.For...

IDEA Public Schools buys Camp Rio at Lula Sams for outdoor fun

BROWNSVILLE – Ryan Sparrow passed slowly in front of the children sitting beneath a tarp.He held a bullsnake in his hands, and he was...

Response Countdown: As Census 2020 deadline looms, Texas moving up

HARLINGEN — Texas continues to rise in the rankings for Census 2020, with the state now listed as 33rd in the nation with a...

Grant to help crime victims

WESLACO — A $147,000 grant has been awarded to assist crime victims throughout three Rio Grande Valley counties.Two crime victims’ liaisons have been hired...

Pregnancy Woes: Women share concerns about being pregnant during COVID-19

Changes to daily life, routines, and limited access to services have been a challenge for the entire community since coronavirus swept into the Rio...

NOAA: Above-normal hurricane season forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecast on Thursday and is forecasting an above-normal season with the possibility...

Helping from the start: La Posada making a difference

SAN BENITO — Sister Margaret Mertens was there from the very beginning. Mertens has been in the Rio Grande Valley since 1995. All this...