Birders count: Festival registrants dip, but annual event still a success

HARLINGEN — The 22nd Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival last November wasn’t as high-flying as the previous year, but event organizers say they are...

Feeding Knowledge: Culinary Arts serves up real world experience

BY AMANDA SOTELOThe Culinary Arts students at Texas State Technical College just wrapped up their biggest project of the semester: a student-run bistro.Everything from...

Country, Valley gain 120 new Americans

HARLINGEN — American flags were waving.Smiles were wide. The occasion — 120 immigrants took the oath of allegiance yesterday to become U.S. citizens.“It’s a...

Superintendent wants your ideas

SAN BENITO — Superintendent of Schools Dr. Adrian Vega posted a survey online yesterday.This is an effort to obtain feedback in preparation for the...

Love is All Around: Local businesses open shop for romantic day of the year

HARLINGEN — Tomorrow it’s Valentine’s Day here in the Valley, and what’s not to love?If anything, V-Day and its attendant retail sales are becoming...

County reviews grant options for environment

BROWNSVILLE — In a special workshop yesterday morning, the Cameron County Commissioner’s Court discussed which projects should be submitted for consideration for funds available...

K-9 helping officer keep the streets clean

SANTA ROSA — There is another officer on patrol helping take care of the city, and he is ready to go on a moment’s...

Harlingen schools declare Digital Learning Day

HARLINGEN — Digital literacy is a hot item across the country. School districts everywhere are encouraging students to become more connected with learning in...

City working with families to sort cemetery issues

LYFORD — Three years after the city took over the local cemetery, officials still are working to help families who have buried their loved...

Cottage community breaks ground in Raymondville

RAYMONDVILLE — Cozy cottages will open up to front porches and yards along tree-lined walkways.It’s part of the novel look of Las Casitas Los...