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Valley leaders sign historic pact for merged MPO

WESLACO — Rio Grande Valley officials yesterday buried decades of political infighting and geographical jealousies by signing a historic accord to create a single...

Rio Grande Valley ready to defend strong showing in City Nature Challenge

HARLINGEN — One year removed from a 10th-place finish worldwide in the diversity of species category, Rio Grande Valley naturalists are gearing up for...

50 Rio Grande Valley sites for tire recycling day

HARLINGEN — Fifty sites have been entered for the April 27 Road to Recycling tire collection effort in the Rio Grande Valley. Each of the...

Save money on tax-free emergency supplies weekend

HARLINGEN — The best preparation for any emergency starts today. The state tax-free emergency supplies weekend from April 27-29 allows Texans to stock up on...

2019 store closings eclipse all of last year

HARLINGEN — The year is turning into a bloodbath for national retailers. Already, the number of store closings since the first of the year has...

Burger King sues Texas firm, seeks to force store sale

HARLINGEN — Burger King Inc. has taken the extraordinary step of suing one of its biggest franchisees to force the sale of its 37...

Rio Grande Valley agency opens German office

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley is open for business — in Berlin. For the first time, a regional economic development agency has established a...

Valley-wide tire recycling day set for April 27

WESLACO — The Valley’s “Road to Recycling” tire collection effort is winning recognition statewide for its success in making sure the rubber isn’t abandoned...

‘Hawk Watch’ to begin at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

HARLINGEN — Even sitting back in a lawn chair, scanning the sky can be valuable to science. Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is about to...

Valley cities, schools nearly sweep state fitness competition

HARLINGEN — Turnout, commitment and desire have put the Rio Grande Valley in an unusual spot — healthiest place in the state. At least if...