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Delightfully Dead: South Texas Horror Con thrills with new celebrity guests and zombie walk
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

It’s that special time of year again, where all the goblins and ghouls come out of their hiding places and wreak havoc on the living … attendees of South Texas Horror Con this year should be especially cautious.

After 2 years on the run, Mission capital murder fugitive captured
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 9:15 am

MISSION — Police nabbed a 23-year-old man wanted for a 2012 fatal shooting and armed kidnapping.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK: Friday, Oct. 24 — Thursday, Oct. 30
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 9:00 am


Houston QB Fitzpatrick says he can 'do better'
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 8:47 am

HOUSTON — Ryan Fitzpatrick isn't playing the way he wants to and knows he has to improve to help the Houston Texans get back on track after three straight losses.

Powerful Paws: North Star Dog Foundation helps provide assistance dogs to disabled children
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 8:30 am

Firefighters arrange themselves in front a video camera atop a tripod, jalapeños in hands. Thirteen Pharr Fire Department members stand with their fire engine, which will be of no help from the coming heat.

WRITTEN IN THE STARS: Your weekly astrological forecast
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 8:00 am

Stellium in Libra — When three planets crowd into one astrological House, it’s known as a Stellium — an aspect that illuminates a sector we need to heal. In Libra, we are forced to consider our relationships to others. Our needs vs. theirs. Who gets the first oxygen mask?

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 7:19 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

LETTERS: Debating Hidalgo County Proposition 1 hospital district
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 3:00 am


COMMENTARY: Big money influencing our elections
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 2:15 am

As early voting is underway for midterm elections, ordinary citizens are bracing themselves for a ritual that’s become all too familiar over the past few years: more fundraising and spending records broken; more big money flooding in from mega-donors and super PACs, and more attack ads financed by mysterious “dark money” groups that don’t reveal the interests behind their spending.

Rookie Patric Young seals Pelicans win over Mavs
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 1:19 am

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA.

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Hatcher sees new level of hate in Cowboys-Redskins
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 1:07 am

IRVING — Jason Hatcher didn't know the hate in the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry until he switched to Washington's side.

COMMENTARY: GOP Senate wins important
Posted: October 24, 2014 - 12:45 am

WASHINGTON — You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why:

Rookie Patric Young seals Pelicans win over Mavs
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 11:44 pm

BOSSIER CITY, La. — Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA.

Walk-on safety Haines has earned keep at Texas
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 11:45 pm

AUSTIN — Dylan Haines’ “Who me?” moment came last spring when his name was called out to join Texas’ first-team defense.

Poll: Texas Latinos support choice when it comes to abortion
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Results of a recent survey commissioned by a women’s reproductive health advocacy group found that many Latinos vote in line with Democratic pro-choice policies — not religious doctrine that bans abortions.

FBI inquiring into officer-involved shooting
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 9:34 pm

BROWNSVILLE – Authorities revealed new details Thursday as to what led up to the officer-involved shooting that killed a 27-year-old man in a Southmost backyard.

Willacy’s 8-liner proposal dropped
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 9:32 pm

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County commissioners have scrapped a proposal that would have set tough restrictions on eight-liner arcades after six weeks of wrangling over it.

San Juan man accused of molesting 10 girls captured in Mexico
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 9:22 pm

SAN JUAN — A 65-year-old fugitive has been extradited back to Hidalgo County after being caught in Zacatecas, Mexico, more than 45 days following initial allegations of child sexual abuse.

RGV tops immigrant deaths across border, but overall level hits 15-year low
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel
Posted: October 23, 2014 - 2:25 pm

EMMETSBURG, Iowa – The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last - at least in the United States.

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