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Hundreds say final goodbye to Villalon

BY NUBIA REYNA STAFF WRITER BROWNSVILLE — At least 300 people attended the funeral service for U.S. Army Spc. Miguel Angel Villalon at 10 a.m. Saturday...

Island plays host to Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

BY ALANA HERNANDEZ STAFF WRITER SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Nature enthusiasts will soon be able to venture into this coastal area and listen to an array...

Hispanic Caucus tours migrant camp

BY ERIN SHERIDAN STAFF WRITER MATAMOROS — A delegation of congressional leaders followed U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, into Matamoros to witness conditions in the camp...

Lady Panthers squeak by Edinburg in hardwood slugfest

BY ANDREW McCULLOCH STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — The Edinburg High Lady Bobcats and Weslaco High Lady Panthers entered their first district matchup against one another with...

Police make arrest in Whataburger robbery

The Elsa Police Department has made an arrest in a fast food robbery made at gunpoint, according to an agency news release issued last...

Filmmaker with Valley roots excels with ‘Tejano’

BY ELSA CAVAZOS STAFF WRITER HARLINGEN — David Blue Garcia remembers growing up surrounded by corn fields and around farmland near La Feria. Having no close neighbors...

Federal funds to aid flood affected schools

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently announced that it would be providing over $25 million in federal assistance to the Texas Education Agency...

Hidalgo County 2020 primary races begin to take shape

Candidates have filed to run for offices across Hidalgo County and voters will see several contested races on the ballot for the March 2020...

TxDOT offers winter driving tips

BY ELSA CAVAZOS STAFF WRITER HARLINGEN — Cold temperatures can be great to get in the holiday season mood but not so much when it comes...

Pharr native finds success on Broadway’s backstage

BY MATT WILSON STAFF WRITER There’s no ordinary day in the life of Wilberth Gonzalez, a Pharr native who’s found success as a costume designer in...