2019 IN REVIEW: Looking back at the top 5 story makers of the year

From acts of God to acts of greed, small town heroes whose legends tower like the shadow of a giant, to national news made...

Building blocks: Feds, Fisher Industries agree to new border wall TRO terms

McALLEN — Just days after the federal government reached an agreement on new terms to a temporary restraining order against private border wall builders...

GLO seeks input on $4B in HUD funds slated for flood mitigation

WESLACO — With Texas slated to receive just over $4 billion to fund flood mitigation projects, representatives from the Texas General Land Office have...

Precinct 1, Weslaco field concerns over drainage progress

WESLACO — Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1, Hidalgo County and the city of Weslaco fielded concerns at a drainage project meeting Saturday morning. The...

Time will start over for Mika Vento after signing

MERCEDES — One by one, each coach took their turn at the microphone. Exemplary student, great attitude and behavior, work ethic, commitment. All those words...

Family tries to cope after teen dies of cancer

He should have been preparing to enjoy his last Christmas break as a high school student. He should have been planning for graduation in...

Five ex-detention center staffers plead not guilty to fed charges

McALLEN — Five men and women facing federal charges of bribery — and in one instance, sexual abuse of an inmate — have pleaded...

WOLF AT THE WALL: New DHS acting secretary visits RGV, tours border wall

DONNA — The fifth person to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017 was in...

Nifu Nifa no más: After nearly 50 years in radio, Hugo de la Cruz...

PHARR — With the characteristic warm buzz of its analog-recorded roots, the sound of a marching band begins to fill the air. Soon, a...

Ballot battle: Constitutional amendment would permanently fund state parks

WESLACO — A white peacock butterfly alights on the delicate lavender-colored blossoms of a Gregg’s mistflower bush growing in a tangle with Turk’s cap...