ELSA — City commissioners here unanimously approved a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance on Monday, joining a growing list of cities in Texas banning indoor smoking, including in restaurants and bars.
Despite experiencing growth across Texas, Frost Bank has announced the closure of four Rio Grande Valley locations, effective in November, according to a company spokesman.
WESLACO — Weslaco school district voters have not seen a tax increase in eight years, but that could change next month.
WESLACO — Despite campaigning, a now-former commissioner candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot this November.
MERCEDES — After only two months on the job, Mercedes commissioners ousted the city manager at a commission meeting on Tuesday.
McALLEN — The Texas Education Agency released its 2017 Accountability Ratings for all school districts and their individual campuses and the Rio Grande Valley received the highest score for most schools.
WESLACO — City commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday that calls for a border security strategy “that is minimally intrusive on natural habitat.”
Photos from Hurricane Beulah's aftermath in September of 1967.
Photos from Merecedes' victor over Wesalco High 21-20 Friday September 15, 2017 at Tiger Stadium in Mercedes.
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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