Island to launch SPI Cares campaign

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As more businesses reopen, cities are continuing to encourage safety measures to ensure the public stays safe from the coronavirus. The...

Documents detail deadly 2014 shootout

A man learned of his brother’s death on Feb. 1, 2014, after then 24-year-old Joseph Espinoza accidentally called him and left a life-changing voicemail. “At...

ICE detainee tests positive for COVID-19

Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed on Wednesday that a detainee in Laredo, Texas, has tested positive for COVID-19. The detainee tested for the illness in...

Rep. Gonzalez suffers fractures in fall

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will be working from home for the next few weeks after sustaining an injury Thursday. According to a news release,...

With restaurants hurting, gulf shrimpers prepare for consecutive bad years

“Right now, unfortunately, we’re coming off of a bad year. 2019 was just a bad year; there wasn’t hardly any shrimp out there basically due to too much fresh water flowing into the gulf,” said Andrea Hance, a shrimp boat owner and executive director of the Texas Shrimp Association.

YouTube star donates $5,000 to Loaves and Fishes

HARLINGEN — Live streaming a video game might not seem like the typical fundraiser but it can work wonders. On Thursday, a Harlingen native donated...

Woman faces smuggling charge in harboring case

McALLEN — A Rio Grande City woman who is accused of harboring about 30 people as part of a human smuggling operation was granted...

Ex-state judge asks for release on COVID-19 risks

Less than six months into a five-year prison sentence, a former state judge is asking to be sent home due to his underlying medical...

Starship reaches milestone: Prototype survives hyper cold pressure test

SpaceX achieved an important milestone over the weekend with successful pressure tests of its Starship SN4 prototype at Boca Chica, clearing the way for...

Hidalgo snags $2.5M EDA road, drainage grant

PHARR — The city of Hidalgo has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. The grant was...