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...

School financial integrity ratings released

School districts across the Rio Grande Valley either saw significant progress, regression or simply maintained their financial rating in the Financial Integrity Rating System...

Making the grade

McALLEN — The school district here welcomed its teachers, employees and students in a general assembly as they gathered in the McAllen Convention Center,...

Man arrested for sexual assault, escapes custody

PROGRESO — A man under arrest for sexual assault escaped from police custody here and fled to Mexico earlier this month. Adrian Edwardo Garcia, 26,...

Underage woman charged with intoxication manslaughter

PROGRESO — An Alamo woman was released from custody Thursday after police say the car she was driving collided with another vehicle here, killing...

FBI arrests La Joya Housing Authority official for bribery

FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee confirmed Monday morning the arrest of the La Joya Housing Authority’s vice chairwoman, Sylvia Garces Valdez, after a joint investigation...

Abbott appoints Hidalgo County sheriff to Domestic Terrorism Task Force

Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra has been selected as one of 18 members to join a new Domestic Terrorism Task Force, Gov. Greg...

Weslaco officers to see 2.5% pay bump

WESLACO — After weeks of negotiating, Weslaco city leaders and the Weslaco Municipal Police Union have tentatively agreed upon amendments to the WMPU’s labor...

Early voting in Weslaco runoff ongoing

Early voting by personal appearance continues this week in the special election runoff for Weslaco’s District 4 city commission seat. Voting began last Monday, with 103...

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...