Emerging minds: Cadets train for rescue operations in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE — Monday morning, just outside the Brownsville South Padre International Airport, cadets from the nonprofit Civil Air Patrol trained for various emergency situations...

TEA takes over Progreso schools after probe

PROGRESO — The Texas Education Agency sent Progreso school district officials two letters Wednesday stating the district will have a state-appointed board of managers...

Local trainers share tips for exercise success

LOS FRESNOS — Abel Rangel of Brownsville slowed his run to a light pace.He still had quite a bit of time left to go...

Chilling at the Island: Hundreds take to the cold beach for Polar Bear Dip

Hundreds of people lined the beach outside Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill on New Year’s Day, ready to plunge into the teeth-chattering waters of...

Change of venue: Murder case moves to Brownsville, claims media coverage tainting jury pool

RAYMONDVILLE — A Mexican national charged with the capital murder of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent requested his trial be moved out of...

Welcome to the World: Harlingen’s first babies of the year arrive early

HARLINGEN — Daniela Sanchez cradled her newborn son Andrew, her smiling facing glowing with the anticipation of her new life as a mother.“I am...

Health in the Rio Grande Valley: Medical school’s progress, ‘Healthy South Texas’ initiative, VA...

Dr. Francisco Fernandez refers to it as “a bum rap.”The founding dean for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s School of Medicine doesn’t...

Harlingen on a health kick

HARLINGEN — The city has dressed up the parks, opened up another bike and hike trail and even created a healthy Harlingen council.It’s important...

Harlingen on a health kick

HARLINGEN — The city has dressed up the parks, opened up another bike and hike trail and even created a healthy Harlingen council. It’s important...

Men head to prison on conspiracy charges

MCALLEN — A San Benito man and McAllen man were handed down hefty prison sentences for drug trafficking recently.Alfonso Mata, 55, and Abelino Garza,...