Father keeps hope of finding son after smuggler abandoned him near Freer

McALLEN — The kidnapper’s call on a Sunday afternoon instilled both hope and despair in the 46-year-old father from Honduras.Luis Brisola’s 20-year-old son Eduardo...

Migrants walk one mile in pursuit of justice

BROWNSVILLE — Brownsville resident Ninfa Aleman considers her 5-year-old daughter, Daisy, to be her greatest inspiration. Daisy is the reason Aleman was walking alongside...

426 wind turbines now operating in Upper Valley

NEAR RIO GRANDE CITY — The latest phase of a wind farm project is now fully operational in Starr County.Duke Energy Renewables completed its...

Valley’s Master Gardener classes moving to cooler times

BY ROD SANTA ANA III SAN BENITO — This year’s Master Gardener classes in Hidalgo and Cameron counties will move to the fall to avoid...

Harlingen educators study leadership at Harvard

HARLINGEN — Raise your hand, Roland Ingram.Raise your hand, Kristi David.Both Harlingen school district principals are raising their hands high after attending leadership programs...

Taking Care of Business: Edgar De Anda

MERCEDES — For as long as Edgar De Anda can remember, he’s always liked getting rid of bugs and rodents.Growing up, De Anda enjoyed...

Excellence in children’s programming honored

McALLEN — The Valley Land Fund and Quinta Mazatlan won a state award for excellence in children’s programming.The award was presented through the Texas...

Cameron County Master Gardener receives top honors in state

SAN BENITO — Master Gardener Lori Murray was honored recently as the first place winner in the Texas Master Gardener Association, Inc.’s Search for...

Director gets honored for her leadership

BY Amanda Sotelo Adele Clinton started her career with Texas State Technical College nearly nine years ago. She is known around campus for her...

Residents say no to property tax hike

HARLINGEN — Taxpayers want to know why city commissioners have even mentioned a property tax increase.In the first of two public hearings for the...