County OKs tax hike: Increase will raise revenue by 4.8%

The Cameron County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to raise the county’s property tax by $0.02 per $100 of property valuation for the 2019-2020...

East Valley Notes: Rivera ends streak, and Vikings pick up steam

By MARK MOLINA, KEVIN NARRO AND STEFAN MODRICH, Staff Writers After Week 3, both the Rivera Raiders and the Pace Vikings had a lot to smile...

COMMENTARY: Online baby pics do not always amuse

By FROMA HARROP, Special to the Star My Facebook feed often carries pictures of children whom I don’t know and, in the case of sonograms,...

LETTERS: Standing by POTUS comments

In all fairness, I find it difficult to write about the President’s stupidity, morality, and crimes. I think he has lost his mental state. But I...

TSTC’s Aircraft Powerplant Technology propels students into successful careers

By Amanda Sotelo, TSTC Staff Texas State Technical College students are propelling themselves into great-paying careers by earning degrees in Aircraft Powerplant Technology. They are entering...

Laguna seeking volunteers to help with refuge hunts

HARLINGEN — When you’re staging one of the biggest Texas hunts on federal land, you’re going to need some help. Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge...

New hunting laws take effect on Sept. 1

A new law will take effect on Sept. 1 that will allow landowners to hunt feral hogs on their property without a hunting license. The...

Woman killed in fatal crash near Rio Hondo

The Texas Department of Public Safety is at the scene of a fatal accident east of Rio Hondo that claimed the life of a woman. The accident happened on FM 106 and Centerline Road. Bilokury said the victim was a passenger in the car. Motorists are being told to avoid the area and find an alternate route.

Garbage rates increasing in Raymondville

RAYMONDVILLE — Residents are going to feel a new pinch in their pocketbooks soon. Earlier this week, city commissioners voted to boost garbage and brush pick-up rates for the first time in seven years. So officials are boosting monthly rates for garbage and brush pick-up from $16.59 to $17.71 a month. That means a total monthly increase of $1.12.

St. Joseph hosting volleyball tourney

The St. Joseph Academy volleyball team has a clear-cut goal in mind for this weekend. The Lady Bloodhounds would like to win their own tournament. It’s...