‘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...

Cameron voter sign-up surges

BROWNSVILLE — For the first time in Cameron County’s voting history, the county has registered more than 200,000 voters, and election officials hope to...

Police seek hit-and-run suspect

HARLINGEN — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday, July...

Starr Co., STC host economic summit 

RIO GRANDE CITY — Higher education staff, county officials and private industry representatives planned for the future and discussed the link between learning and...

Local runner shows stuff at national competition

SAN BENITO — “Go Grandpa! Go Grandpa!” The signs held up by Rey Rodriguez’s grandchildren said it all. So, he complied, placing eighth in the 400...

Project gives back to Valley’s veterans

Local photographer Martin Buitron felt the need to do something for the veterans in the Rio Grande Valley. As a son of a Marine...

Address ordinance concerns expressed by rights group

McALLEN — City commissioners here voted last month to require clearly visible address numerals on all existing and new buildings in hopes of increasing...

Wounded DPS trooper facing surgery today

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez will have a final surgery to place a reconstructed bone flap inside his head on Monday,...

SPI Chamber to host franchising opportunities seminar

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Have you been thinking about opening a franchise? Whether you’re interested in opening a restaurant such as El Pollo Loco or...

Music director takes center stage, once again

HARLINGEN — He’s been the best of the best, more than once, more than twice. And again, Ronnie Rios, director of music programs for the...