Supporting Success: Coakley Middle School brings home UIL academic champ title

With an environment that fosters student success, Coakley Middle School has established a long-standing tradition of academic excellence.Campus-wide teachers and administrators encourage students always...

Celebrating Girl Scouts and their cookies

HARLINGEN — “Good job, Alex. Yeah,” someone shouted as Alex Jimenez accepted his medal.He’d won first place in his age group at the second...

What is fast casual dining?

HARLINGEN — The restaurant industry has seen the future, and it is fast and casual.Defining what “fast casual” means isn’t so simple, with some...

IBC begins newest chapter

BROWNSVILLE — Al Villarreal, who will officially succeed Fred Rusteberg as president and CEO of IBC Bank-Brownsville at the end of August, said he’s...

Winter Texan: Police didn’t have to kill mentally ill son

MISSION — David Green, 67, stood outside his mobile home Tuesday afternoon as his 38-year-old son sped by in his Ford F-350 truck moments...

Charro Days parade brings cities together

BROWNSVILLE — Thousands of people — dressed in colorful Charro Days outfits — lined both sides of Elizabeth Street at the 79th Grand International...

Mercedes to receive outside theater

MERCEDES — Soon, the city of Mercedes will have an outside theater at the CivicCenter for concerts and social events.The amphitheater is in the...

Students showcase talents in Special Olympics events

HARLINGEN — The Stingrays are giving each other thumbs up after their recent Special Olympics successes.“I placed both in bowling and basketball competitions,” said...

Coach passionate about working with special needs kids

HARLINGEN — He’s coached football.He’s been a Title One director.Now, Fred Cavazos is an adaptive physical education coach for the Harlingen school district, working...

Exploring Harlingen: Youth Leadership students experiencing culture, quality of life

HARLINGEN — A total of 38 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors of the Youth Leadership Harlingen program visited local businesses and explored the...