Local man gets 27 years for sexual abuse of child

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man has been sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old boy, prosecutors said. On Thursday, Israel Leyva,...

Rio Grande LNG slates workshops for local businesses

HARLINGEN — Rio Grande LNG is hosting a free workshop this afternoon geared to inform local businesses about how they can benefit and be...

Mother arrested in baby’s death

SAN BENITO — The mother of a baby who was taken off life support after being found unresponsive in a bathtub has been arrested.Amber...

La Posada unveils new pavilion

SAN BENITO — After three months of construction, La Posada Providencia has a new pavilion.Now it’s ready for use.The small yellow structure is poised...

Arroyo Colorado has hidden dangers

MERCEDES — Spending time at the waterfall has been a pastime for many locals for decades.It’s the area where Gregorio Ramirez, 31, died attempting...

Public library aims to be social, educational hub

HARLINGEN — Like many institutions, public libraries have struggled with the disruptive innovation of new technology.But this week, the Harlingen Public Library Board signed...

State monitoring old gas station sites here

HARLINGEN — About six years after it was razed, a gas station’s underground tank site is still leaking.Now, state officials are trying to trace...

RGV city receives governor’s award

MERCEDES — One local organization is looking forward to more days filled with trash, brush and junk.A recent announcement of Keep Mercedes Beautiful making...

Lyford gets a generator to power command center

LYFORD — For more than a year, officials have planned the city’s first emergency management command center.“We want to better protect ourselves,” Mayor Henry...