Will the big plan work? Convention center draws backers, doubters

HARLINGEN — Mayor Chris Boswell stands strong behind the city’s plans to build a $14 million convention center.However, some people aren’t as sure of...

Martin Luther King led nonviolent movement

HARLINGEN — Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and key player in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.He served a major...

Black History Month: Teacher remembers heroes of the struggle

HARLINGEN — When Sessia Wyche thinks of Black History Month, a broad range of sentiments, experiences and heroes come to mind. “It reminds me...

Cotton growers worry over protection from losses

HARLINGEN — Unless you’re a dedicated food label reader, you probably don’t know that cottonseed oil is a common ingredient in salad dressings and...

Hunting rules up for changes

HARLINGEN — The popular hunting season at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge may be in for some big changes.Federal officials met with hunters this...

Body found in Harlingen murder case

HARLINGEN — A body found in an irrigation canal yesterday morning is a case of murder, police said.The victim, an adult male, appears to...

Body found in irrigation canal off of Wilson Road

HARLINGEN — A body found in an irrigation canal Sunday morning is a case of murder, police said.The victim, an adult male, appears to...

Rodeo Fever: Fans stampede to Los Fresnos arena

LOS FRESNOS — “Who here is a first timer?” asked the announcer to the crowd at the Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo last night.In response,...

Everything you need to know about the ‘shrimping’ business

PORT ISABEL — The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present the “Telling our Stories” series of...

Students compete in two-day SkillsUSA contest

HARLINGEN — Sparks rushed into the air as Hermilo Martinez finished his welding fabrication project.“I did alright,” said Hermilo, 17, after turning the project...