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...

Mercedes ISD may cut 30 jobs to offset decline

Mercedes ISD may cut about 30 positions from the school district to address declining general revenue and a decreasing fund balance, interim Superintendent Maria...

STC awards degrees to nearly 3,000 graduates

BY MATT WILSON STAFF WRITER HIDALGO — Almost 3,000 scholars received their degrees at South Texas College’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Payne Arena in Hidalgo. The...

RGV birding offers boon for history buffs

BROWNSVILLE — The intersection of bird and battlefield isn’t one which readily springs to mind when discussing the subjects of avian field identification and...

Officials praise, propose tweaks to new NAFTA deal

Just days from the oneyear anniversary of the Canada, United States and Mexico leaders signing a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, Congress had...

Uncertainty reigns as Weslaco bond election looms

Cataclysm hit Weslaco in mid-June 2018 as inches upon inches of rain deluged a city that was still attempting to recover from a catastrophic...

While others pass drainage improvement bonds, Pharr nixes November ballot proposal

PHARR — Following significant rain storms in recent years that led to thousands of damaged homes and businesses, some in South Texas have made...

Lawmakers question FEMA’s flood damage assessment

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz joined local congressmen last week in again requesting additional information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision...

Tony Villarreal honored by Texas Senate, has itch to coach again

BY MARK MOLINA STAFF WRITER Throughout a 37-year football coaching career, Tony Villarreal III has experienced big games and racked up wins and championships. Villarreal also received...

Four vying for Place 4 in Mercedes City Commission

A woman who regularly attends and livestreams Mercedes City Commission meetings last week filed to run for a seat held by a four-term incumbent. Velda...