MERCEDES — Madison Stambaugh, 10, struggles to hold on to her goat, Babycakes, as it wiggles around her, almost tangling her in its rope.
The city of La Villa is searching for its third police chief in about as many years.
LA VILLA — Officials here broke ground in late February on a $4 million wastewater treatment plant expansion to keep up with the demands of the 1,300-bed private prison.
ELSA — County and local officials on Friday celebrated the reopening of Precinct 5 justice of the peace and constable offices after a nearly seven-year hiatus.
DONNA — The city’s long-serving police chief this month left law enforcement for a new gig after leading the department for 16 years.
MERCEDES — The concrete and metal amphitheater project remains unfinished and yet to be used for a city function.
Students at Donna ISD’s disciplinary alternative education program are learning the virtue of patience through art.
Mercedes’ sales tax collections in August, which reflect June’s numbers, are more than 11 percent behind last year’s, with $476,121.82 collected currently compared to the $539,465.29 generated then. Mercedes’ year-to-date take, $4,285,426.55, is also more than 12 percent behind 2016, which w…
Weslaco’s sales tax collections in August, which reflect June’s numbers, are more than 1 percent behind last year, with $1,072,209.70 collected currently compared to the $1,083,642.66 generated then. Weslaco’s year-to-date take, $8,194,907.29, is more than 2 percent ahead of 2016, which was …
Progreso Lakes’ sales tax collections in July, which reflect June’s numbers, are more than 21 percent behind last year, with $3,299.73 collected currently compared to the $4,188.47 generated then. Progreso Lakes’ year-to-date take, $26,871.26, is nearly 17 percent ahead of 2016, which was at…
McALLEN — By the fall of 2018 South Texas College expects to be the first community college in the state to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing thanks to recently passed legislation.
Fifty students from Edcouch-Elsa High School are among those who’ll benefit from as much as $14 million in federal grants awarded to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
WESLACO — Students, teachers, principals and community members exploded in applause and cheers Friday morning as six banners were unveiled to announce the IDEA Public Schools that made it to the top ranks of the Washington Post Most Challenging High Schools list for 2017.
Mercedes’ own Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Originales are scheduled to perform here at the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center’s Conjunto Nights event.
“An awesome experience.”
MERCEDES — The Oak Ridge Boys are set to appear at the Llano Grande Resort in Mercedes between January 14 and 18. Their high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do best. Their performances will feature classic gospel, country and patriotic music.
It is seemingly impossible to escape evil. Even would-be righteous folk compromise morality in the gluttonous food we eat, the worldly clothing we wear, the godless conversations we allow and the immoral entertainment we pursue. But the notion of evildoing among alleged godly people is no ne…
I was a live-in volunteer at a beach resort last summer.
It was about 30 seconds into a talk radio program one evening when I heard a celebrity pastor winding up to speak about forgiveness. I listened as he spouted off that he’d be teaching a step-based plan, and I began quizzically listening for new information.
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