Schumer, Senate Democrats visit border

McALLEN — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led a contingent of a dozen Senate Democrats in a tour Friday of several Rio Grande...

Feds detail multi-million dollar water plant bribery scheme entangling Weslaco officials

BY BERENICE GARCIA | STAFF WRITER Speculation over whether Weslaco city commissioners were involved in an alleged bribery scheme involving the city’s $38 million overhaul...

Ebarb ready to lead Lady Panthers cross country team

WESLACO — Amity Ebarb’s goal this season is to win the District 31-6A title, regional title and make it to the state cross country...

Lift off: Starship Hopper hops, achieves milestone

SpaceX’s first untethered launch of its Starhopper prototype at Boca Chica Beach late last Thursday was an important milestone for the company and development...

Combating cane: Small wasp takes big bite out of invasive plant

MERCEDES — A small insect is proving to be the key to combating an issue that has plagued the border for centuries: carrizo cane. That...

Weslaco High grad wins national bilingual essay contest with ‘A Wild Tongue’

Weslaco High School graduate Carolina De Anda’s essay titled “A Wild Tongue” won first place in a student writing contest hosted by the National...

FRESH START: Weslaco teens wipe slate clean in ‘First Offender’ program

WESLACO — “Good kids make bad choices. I made a bad choice,” 16-year-old Noah said in front of his mother, his peers and officers...