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...

Stemming the tide: Sen. Cornyn gets first-hand look at RGV’s flood control efforts

Sen. John Cornyn spent the first leg of his Rio Grande Valley trip Oct. 14 touring regional flood control projects that are currently under...

Progreso ex-officer held on federal charges

A former Progreso police officer accused of sexually assaulting two people while they were in custody is facing new charges in federal court. Matthew Lee...

The case for Prop 8: State constitutional amendment would fund flood control efforts

EDINBURG — Elected officials here are asking residents to vote in favor of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that would appropriate almost a...

Making connections

McALLEN — On the same day a Weslaco businessman appeared in federal court to face charges that he participated in a bribery scheme with...