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Medians to replace middle turn lane along northern stretch of 10th Street

McALLEN — By this time next year, drivers headed out of the Target parking lot on the corner of North 10th Street and Trenton Road won’t be able to turn left.

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After record breaking electricity demand, ERCOT asks RGV to conserve today to avoid outages

In an effort to reduce the chance of power outages across the Rio Grande Valley, the state's electrical grid operator is asking residents to conserve energy this afternoon.

Posted in News, Local on Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:00 am. Updated: 11:03 am.

Same kind of crazy as me

During the first half of the 20th century, it was not peculiar for a doctor to prescribe cigarettes to a pregnant woman as a “healthy” way to control blood pressure. Heroin was once sold as a cough suppressant, LSD was used to treat ailments from alcoholism to criminal behavior and in 1968 a Dallas doctor wrote a book titled “Aerobics,” which began a movement where seemingly normal people began jogging and running for better health.

Posted in Life, Valley life, Vidahealth on Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:15 am.

KEITH WOMMACK: How Deep Is Your Disappointment?

A recent announcement of the surprising breakup of Country music’s most famous couple shocked and saddened many of their fans.

Posted in Columnists on Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am.

Astros regain lead in AL-West with 6-3 win over Angels

HOUSTON — Rookie Lance McCullers pitched seven solid innings and Preston Tucker and Jon Singleton both homered to help the Houston Astros to a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night to regain first place in the American League West.

Posted in Sports, Houston astros on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:19 pm.

With new hip, Jerry Jones sees pep in step of his Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif.  — Barely a week removed from hip replacement surgery, Jerry Jones eased into a chair for the training camp tradition he didn't want to miss: the Dallas owner's annual overview of the Cowboys.

Posted in Sports, Dallas cowboys on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:15 pm.

Militia man’s future to be determined by judge

BROWNSVILLE — Kevin Lyndel Massey doesn’t want to be tried by a jury.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:37 pm.

Police: Missing Brownsville man’s body found in Matamoros

Police confirmed Wednesday that a missing 94-year-old Brownsville man was found dead last week in Matamoros.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:30 pm.

Drug smuggler runs from La Joya police after chase

A suspected drug smuggler fled from officers Wednesday, leaving behind 260 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle, police said.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:13 pm.

Unidentified burglar jacks items at 'Jack FM'

NEAR ALAMO — Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of several burglaries this month, including one at a local radio station.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:12 pm. Updated: 7:24 pm.

McAllen should use immigrant surge to build city brand, mayor says

McALLEN — Mayor Jim Darling said McAllen should capitalize on the national coverage it has received from the local response to the surge of immigrants that began last summer by branding the city in a positive light.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:55 pm.

Edinburg school trustee emerges as another Ruben Hinojosa challenger

EDINBURG — Another Republican has emerged in the race to challenge two-decade incumbent U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-McAllen.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:45 pm.

Medians to replace middle turn lane along northern stretch of 10th Street

McALLEN — By this time next year, drivers headed out of the Target parking lot on the corner of North 10th Street and Trenton Road won’t be able to turn left.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:42 pm. Updated: 6:46 pm.

FESTIVA: Global Groove boss to bring Kaskade, for 1,000 Facebook likes (UPDATED)

Local electronic music promoter Paul Magee took to Facebook Monday teasing the return of Grammy-nominated electronic artist Kaskade to the Rio Grande Valley, pending 1,000 fans like the post. 

Posted in Entertainment on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:30 pm.

Legal experts question state’s immunity claim on denying birth certificates

The state of Texas can’t hide behind sovereign immunity to escape a lawsuit for denying birth certificates to U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrants, the director of the University of Texas’ Transnational Worker Rights Clinic said Tuesday.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:19 pm.

Donna school board rejects discrimination lawsuit settlement

DONNA — School board trustees rejected a settlement Tuesday in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the district by employees saying they faced political discrimination. 

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:53 pm.

Suspected drug smuggler leaves behind 260 pounds of marijuana

LA JOYA — A suspected drug smuggler fled from police Wednesday morning after leaving behind 260 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle, authorities said.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:36 pm.

FESTIVA: Someone partied their jewelry off at Aquínceañera (VIDEO)

Did you lose something at the two-day music fest Aquínceañera? Concert creator Patrick Garcia is attempting to locate the ear missing a hoop earring left behind during the July 18-19 event.

Posted in Entertainment on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:38 pm.

STC Student Services to open Saturdays next month

McALLEN— South Texas College announced Student Services will open on Saturdays during the month of August to accommodate students registering for the fall semester.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:15 pm.

COMMENTARY: How women should speak in the work world

I have read all the critiques of women's vocal mannerisms and tics. No "just." No "sorry." No uptalk. No vocal fry. I have come to a few simple conclusions, which I have distilled into the following 12 tips:

Posted in Opinion, Columnists on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:45 pm.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.

Posted in Apnews, State on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:45 pm. Updated: 2:14 pm.

Three RGV entrepreneurs head to Houston next month for H-E-B competition

McALLEN-- Three Rio Grande Valley entrepreneurs are headed to Houston in August aiming to impress judges with their food creations for a spot on H-E-B store shelves across Texas. 

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:15 pm. Updated: 1:25 pm.

Federal grant awards more than $3M in funds to local law enforcement

A program with the Department of Homeland Security awarded $3.3 million in federal funds to Hidalgo County to support equipment and overtime pay for local law enforcement, a news release from the office of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:22 am.

Deputies seek drive-thru robbery suspects

Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday asked for help identifying two men who robbed a drive-thru convenience store Saturday night.

Posted in Local on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:19 am.

Videos put Planned Parenthood back before Texas lawmakers

AUSTIN (AP) — Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is testifying before Texas lawmakers about his investigation of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.

Posted in Apnews, State on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:30 am.

Pharr to present City Hall on Call today

The All-America City of Pharr continues to set the pace for community engagement and  collaboration with City Hall on Call.

Posted in Life, Community on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:00 am.

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