Texas confirms flu death in RGV

HARLINGEN — The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed in a tweet Friday that the first child death of the 2019-2020 flu season...

Museum board puzzles out fate of mystery collection

HARLINGEN — It’s just not the kind of place dolls can call a house. Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum board members wrestled once again this...

Local Blue Ribbon Schools being recognized in Washington

Representatives from Local Blue Ribbon Schools are currently being recognized by the Department of Education at an awards ceremony in Washington. The event is being live-streamed today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov. Only 26 schools in Texas received the Blue Ribbon recognition, with 10 of them being in the Rio Grande Valley. Read more at The Monitor.com.

Sobering reality: Sharyland High holds active shooter presentation as country again faces grim gun...

As police responded to a deadly school shooting 1,700 miles away in California on Thursday, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office instructor Ricardo R. Garcia educated parents at Sharyland High School about active shooter awareness. Also on the same day that several people were killed and injured in the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, El Paso’s Cielo Vista Walmart, where 22 people were killed in an active shooter incident on Aug. 3, reopened its doors for the first time since the incident. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Contractor mum on courthouse crane incident

Morganti, the general contractor for the Hidalgo County Courthouse project, did not respond to repeated requests for comment Thursday on an incident in which a man threatened to jump off a crane at the site the previous evening. The 18-year-old individual gained access to the site Thursday and called authorities at 9:20 p.m. from atop a 230-foot crane, threatening to jump. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Fallout follows Edinburg axings

The city manager agreed to walk away with a $250,000 severance package; in fact, he proposed it to the council, new city council majority leader Gilbert Enriquez said Thursday. Former City Manager Juan Guerra was entitled to receive $500,000 if the council fired him before completing two years of employment, but instead, the new majority negotiated the lesser rate during their first meeting in power Wednesday. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the Southwest border continue to fall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its...

FedEx Freight opens 84,000-square-foot warehouse in Mercedes

  MERCEDES — FedEx Freight formally christened its new 84,000-square-feet Mercedes service center with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Nov. 7. FedEx currently...

Trial set for man in fatal New Year’s punch

EDINBURG — A man charged with manslaughter for throwing a fatal punch on New Year’s Day in 2018 nearly found himself back in jail...

Court orders immigrant on hunger strike to be forcibly hydrated

BROWNSVILLE — A man who has been on a hunger strike since mid-October will be forcibly hydrated after a federal court in Brownsville issued...