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...

Mercedes official faces potential censure

MERCEDES — Simmering political discord on the Mercedes City Commission resurfaced after a member of the voting minority opted to face two complaints lodged...

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...

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...

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...

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...