Cuellar seeks judge’s recusal in Weslaco bribery case

Government prosecutors are challenging a motion to have a federal judge recused from the Weslaco bribery case in which former and current local officials...

HUD approves $46M for 2018 flood relief

The skies opened up in South Texas last Tuesday at about the same time the federal government announced $46.4 million in grant funding for...

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...

4 accused in Weslaco bribery scheme plead not guilty

McALLEN — Four of the defendants in the Weslaco bribery scheme pleaded not guilty here Thursday afternoon to allegations that they participated in a plot to...

Weslaco residents get first look at candidates

WESLACO — On Saturday, residents here got their first look at the candidates vying to fill Place 4 on the Weslaco City Commission thanks...

Donna celebrates Chisholm Trail Festival despite chilly weather

A. COLLEEN DEGUZMAN | STAFF WRITER DONNA — Although Saturday’s cold and relentless drizzle put a damper on the annual Chisholm Trail Festival here, local...

San Juan candidate files TRO against incumbent opponent

A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Place 5 San Juan City Commissioner Pete Garcia on Tuesday after his political opponent alleged that...

Novel tech gives new understanding to water resources

MERCEDES — Water. It’s an abundant resource that impacts everything we do and with which we are all intimately familiar. But, just how much...

Donna ISD tops state ranking in providing meals to low-income students

The Donna school district topped the Texas School Food Rankings for providing daily meals to low-income students. Children At Risk, a nonprofit organization that informs...

Mercedes nixes move of public comments

An attempt to restore public comments to the top of Mercedes City Commission meetings failed this week by an overwhelming majority. Newly elected Place 2...