School board president charged with DWI

SAN BENITO — San Benito school board President Michael Vargas is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated. The Class B misdemeanor stems from an...

South Padre Island receives Gold Star recognition for environmental initiatives

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From creating composting programs to offering free weekly recycling drop-off opportunities, a scenic tourist city continues striving to make positive...

Tio Cano: As clean-ups continue elsewhere, a rural lake bed is still underwater

LA FERIA — Three weeks after one of the hardest-hitting rain storms in memory, many of the thousands of homeowners flooded in Cameron County...

Father of San Benito commissioner’s children charged with shooting

SAN BENITO — Police are investigating a case in which the father of City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children is accused of shooting at...

Valley student to attend Tae Kwon Do World Championship

Paola Teran, a 12-year-old Brownsville resident and Tae Kwon Do national champion, will compete at the World Championship in Uzbekistan, Asia, in August. Teran is...

Hopper may hover today; Test would coincide with Apollo 11 anniversary

The first hover test of SpaceX’s Starship Hopper prototype could take place as early as today at the company’s Boca Chica Beach launch site,...

Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after crash, charged with DWI

  Police in Port Isabel say they arrested an off-duty Border Patrol agent Sunday morning and charged him with driving under the influence after he...

Pharr man sentenced to life in neighbor’s stabbing death

EDINBURG — His wife was five months pregnant with a baby boy when Julio Cesar Villarreal’s life was cut short at 32 years old...

Mercedes names new police chief

By Dina Arevalo, Staff writer The city of Mercedes has named Dagoberto Chavez as its new police chief. Chavez, who began his tenure at the city...

‘Off the charts’: Why catastrophic rains overwhelm city’s drainage system

HARLINGEN — That makes two. As Harlingen residents continue ripping out carpet, drywall and a little bit of their hearts in the aftermath of a...