AEP crews work to restore power; Valley outages keep 30,000 in dark

HARLINGEN — Linemen Tuesday continued to work to restore power to thousands of homes across the Rio Grande Valley after Hurricane Hanna’s winds tore...

Election Day voting locations

The following is a list of polling places for July 14 Democratic Primary Runoff Elections. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7...

Law enforcement agencies hold procession in support of fallen McAllen police officers

Law enforcement from most of the cities in Hidalgo County gathered here at McAllen Medical Saturday evening to pay their respects to officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez, who were shot and killed in the line of duty earlier that day. Over 50 police cars made up a procession escorting the bodies of the officers, who were transported to Hidalgo County pathology for autopsy. Officers from McAllen, Edinburg, Donna, Peñitas, Weslaco, Alton, Mission, Pharr, Hidalgo, Palmhurst, La Joya, San Juan, Alamo and Mercedes took part in the procession, along with county constables and sheriff’s deputies. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Residents protest for recycling center

HARLINGEN — With an old Hawaiian luau party theme, Kate McSwain decorated her car to look as green as possible as she parked across...

Coronavirus hitting San Benito city crews

SAN BENITO — The coronavirus is hitting city crews. So far, a city employee has tested positive for COVID-19 while another awaits tests results, spokeswoman...

Police: Teen runaway’s kidnapping, assault stemmed from Snapchat

Two men are in custody after they were discovered to have a runaway in their vehicle, and are now being accused of crossing state lines to kidnap and sexually assault the victim, police here said during a news conference Tuesday. “We don’t do this very often, and we try not to necessarily call you out unless it’s something we think is important,” Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said as he addressed a room full of media at the McAllen Police Department. “This is a case that we think is hugely important.” On Sunday morning, at about 9:30 a.m., a parent contacted McAllen police to report that her 13-year-old daughter had run away. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Social media lends support to black-owned donut, pho businesses

Peter Jurkin’s dream to open an ice cream shop had become a reality in March with the opening of Yummy’s Ice Cream & Mini Donuts in McAllen. But as luck would have it, just one day after he opened, he had to close down because of the coronavirus. "It took me a month working on it,” Jurkin said of the repairs and other preparations he had to do before opening day. "It was just heartbreaking, I just opened and basically I had to close." Read the full story at themonitor.com

COVID-19 cases continue to rise at federal detention facility

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos rose to eight over the weekend. Demonstrators at a...

 Authorities identify Mercedes man found dead Sunday

Just before midnight Saturday, the wife of Gerardo Gonzalez received a call from her husband as he was making his way home from his...

David Lee Hernandez rejects plea bargain agreement

BROWNSVILLE — A judge has reset the trial for the father of San Benito City Commissioner Carol Lynn Sanchez’s children, accused of shooting at...