McAllen moving on northward expansion of Bicentennial Blvd.

Construction is imminent north of the intersection of Bicentennial Boulevard and Trenton Road, where crews are expected to break ground in the coming weeks for a 2.8-mile extension of Bicentennial Boulevard from Trenton Road to State Highway 107. City officials had estimated the construction would cost roughly $19 million. Texas Cordia Construction, LLC., of Edinburg, submitted a $12.6 million bid that surprised city officials to the extent to City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez recommending to city commissioners at a commission meeting on Monday to vote on the contract not by indicating “yes” or “no.” “Our recommendation is going to be applause,” said Rodriguez, smiling. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Club director devotes long hours helping youths succeed

HARLINGEN — Building futures, one kid at a time. That seems to be Sophia Cantu’s mission as director at the LeMoyne Gardens unit of the...

Police to double school zone patrols

HARLINGEN — In an effort to enforce the safety of children the Harlingen Police Department will increase patrols throughout the city’s school zones. Officers...

Woman who trusted man named “The Rat,” sentenced on drug import charge

Be careful of trusting a man nicknamed “the rat.” That’s likely the lesson a woman learned in May of this year after she was found with nearly 15 kilos of methamphetamine at a port of entry attempting to enter from Mexico. The 44-year-old woman, a resident of Rio Grande City, was arrested May 29 upon attempting to cross from Mexico at the Rio Grande City port of entry. She claimed that a man agreed to pay her $200 to take a vehicle from Mexico into the U.S. for car repairs — instead port officers found the narcotic hidden within the vehicle. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Back to the past

HARLINGEN — Nobody expects history to run fast. After nearly five years of work, the Historical Museum located on the grounds of the Harlingen Arts...

City, Valley history coming to life as Historical Museum takes shape

HARLINGEN — Nobody expects history to run fast. After nearly five years of work, the Historical Museum located on the grounds of the Harlingen Arts...

Teens arrested in local car theft

HARLINGEN — Five adults and one juvenile were arrested Monday in connection with the theft of a vehicle and charged with evading arrest. The Harlingen...

San Benito students partner with Texas Workforce Commission

SAN BENITO — With the help of a grant and an innovative idea, a handful of students are gaining workforce skills in businesses before...

Master naturalists’ plant field tours begin Saturday

HARLINGEN — A free introduction to native species in the Rio Grande Valley begins Saturday with the first of the fall and winter guided...

Edinburg to mull city manager, secretary posts

Elections have consequences, and for some high-ranking city officials here, it could spell trouble as the power on the council shifts. Edinburg City Manager Juan Guerra, City Secretary Ludivina Leal, and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation board appear to be first on the chopping block. That’s according to Wednesday’s council agenda, which marks the first meeting since Mayor Richard Molina lost his majority last week.  Those positions, which the current majority either hired or appointed, have been a point of contention for various reasons.  Read the full story at themonitor.com.