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Organic mushroom farm sprouts up in Sullivan city

SULLIVAN CITY — Wildflowers bloomed in a grassy lot around a small cement building covered with graffiti as Joshua Barreto slipped his key into a padlock on the back door.

  • icon Posted: March 27
UTPA track and field posts 10 top-10 finishes on second day of Bobcat Invitational

SAN MARCOS – The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for 10 top-10 finishes On the second day of competition at the Bobcat Invitational on Friday at the Texas State University Track and Field Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Friday, March 27, 2015 10:49 pm.

Late rally falls short as UTPA baseball drops WAC home opener

EDINBURG – Down six entering the bottom of the ninth, the University of Texas-Pan American Broncs baseball team brought the tying run to the plate before falling 9-6 to the Seattle University Redhawks in its Western Athletic Conference home opener on Friday at Edinburg Baseball Stadium.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Friday, March 27, 2015 10:44 pm.

PSJA Southwest defeats Robert Vela

Posted in Hestec, News on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:52 pm.

District 5 commissioner candidates debate

McALLEN — The district 5 commissioner candidates discussed their visions Friday at a small debate and agree that the entertainment district at 17th Street needs improvements.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:33 pm.

Organic mushroom farm sprouts up in Sullivan city

SULLIVAN CITY — Wildflowers bloomed in a grassy lot around a small cement building covered with graffiti as Joshua Barreto slipped his key into a padlock on the back door.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:37 pm.

More details revealed in Weslaco’s hiring of former McAllen city manager

WESLACO — In December, Mike Perez, who at the time had only served a few weeks as interim city manager, said, “I didn’t pick Weslaco, Weslaco picked me.”

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:29 pm.

Abbott pushes border plan during Valley visit

WESLACO — Gov. Greg Abbott said the plan to send National Guard troops home cannot happen overnight and not until his more than $700 million border security plan is passed. Abbott, along with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely Republican presidential contender, toured the border Friday morning as passengers aboard a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:00 pm.

Rio Grande City mayor to resign at end of month

Mayor Ruben Villarreal of Rio Grande City announced through social media Friday afternoon that March 31 will be his last day in that position.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 7:10 pm.

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Q&A with Pio Treviño

Grammy-nominated artist Pio Treviño is returning to the Rio Grande Valley this weekend. The Tejano fan favorite talked to me about his beginnings, his songwriting, the name "Majic," and what fans can expect when they see him on Saturday night at the Outta Town Dance Hall in Mission. 

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 3:00 pm.

Spotlight on Janie Garza Reyes and Angie Moreno

Angie Moreno and Janie Garza Reyes have come a long way.

Friday, March 27, 2015 2:42 pm.

UTPA women's tennis falls to Nicholls State

SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs women’s tennis team dropped their neutral site match 1-6 to the Nicholls State University Colonels on Friday at the Mabry Tennis Center, located on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word.

Posted in Sports, Utpa broncs on Friday, March 27, 2015 2:35 pm.

Never Say Never Festival #7: Loud, fun and kind of dirty

Two days of jumping in the mud might have ruined a few pairs of Converse, but most music fans who attended the seventh annual Never Say Never Festival didn’t seem to mind getting dirty.

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 2:00 pm.

UTPA Police Department receives $6,000 in TxDOT grants

The University of Texas Pan-American Police Department received $6,000 in grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) earlier this month.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 1:44 pm.

Down to the Wire Hanna defeats Econ

Posted in Gallery, News on Friday, March 27, 2015 1:20 pm.

Econ girls soccer vs Hanna

Posted in Gallery, News on Friday, March 27, 2015 1:17 pm.

TOP SHELF: 'Medea'

13 Timeless Tragedies: ‘Medea’

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00 pm.

Student stabbed while leaving class at Texas high school

Student stabbed while leaving class at Texas high school

Posted in State on Friday, March 27, 2015 12:26 pm.

RESIDENT GAMER: 'Helldivers'

Bring on the Big Guns: ‘Helldivers’ mixes and matches games for multiplayer excellence

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 pm.

Texas regents name Fenves lone finalist for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas Provost Gregory Fenves has been named the sole finalist for school president after a months-long search for a leader.

Posted in State on Friday, March 27, 2015 11:40 am.

Texas unemployment rate declines for 6th straight month

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 11:24 am.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'The Gunman'

For any woman, the moment she must realize that her man may not have her best interests at heart is when they are dodging gunfire and he obtains one bulletproof vest and decides to put it on himself, after which her safety is secured by holding his hand while they run from trained killers.

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 11:00 am.

Former deputy indicted on bribery charges

EDINBURG — A former Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputy was indicted earlier this month on bribery charges, according to court records.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 10:26 am.

REGIONAL LEGEND: Johnny Canales

On Sundays in the Rio Grande Valley, before the football broadcasts, the barbacoa and church, “The Johnny Canales Show” would be airing in millions of homes all across South Texas and beyond. The top stars in tejano, conjunto and norteño music would make their weekly appearances, sharing their latest songs. Canales would then interview them, switching between Spanish and English. For that one hour, fans would enjoy some quality Sunday morning music and distinct humor. 

Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 10:00 am.

German prosecuters: Co-pilot who crashed France passenger plane may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

Posted in World on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:40 am.

Body of spring breaker found; death ‘still a mystery’

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The search for a Killeen man who had not been seen in almost a week came to an end Thursday morning when authorities discovered the body of 20-year-old Jordan Britten in the wetlands behind Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:23 am.

Edinburg fugitive arrested in San Antonio

A 47-year-old Edinburg man wanted for sexually assaulting two children in February was arrested Wednesday night in San Antonio.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:08 am.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK: Friday, March 27 — Thursday, April 2

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Posted in Entertainment on Friday, March 27, 2015 9:00 am.

COMMENTARY: Lifesaving EpiPen devices should be in all Texas schools

At 2:30 on Wednesday morning I was awoken by my 18-year-old son.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists, Sandra sanchez on Friday, March 27, 2015 8:45 am.

COMMENTARY: Statewide texting ban is needed for drivers

On Nov. 10, 2009, Alex Brown died in a single-car rollover crash on her way to Seagraves High School in West Texas. She was distracted by text messages on her phone.

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Friday, March 27, 2015 8:30 am. | Tags: State Rep. Tom Craddick , Texting While Driving Ban

Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

Posted in Local on Friday, March 27, 2015 8:15 am.

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