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BEARING WITNESS: Family mourning Lupe Hernández comforted by storied life

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Lupe Hernández loved a good story. When he came into the world on Dec. 12, 1953, the day that honors the apparition...

UTRGV wins computer exploring award

By LETTY FERNANDEZ UTRGV is one of just 50 institutions from around the world to receive a 2020 Google exploreCSR grant, awarded to help grow...

BEARING WITNESS: Graciela Gonzalez’s grace leaves indelible mark on community

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Graciela Gonzalez died July 18, 2020, due to COVID-19 complications. Born on April 15, 1954, in Weslaco, she lived a life of...

BEARING WITNESS: Couple wed for 50 years succumbs to COVID; lived American dream

BY FRANCISCO GUAJARDO Guadalupe “Lupita” Alanís and her husband José Luis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, while interned as COVID-19 patients at...

McAllen family hosts giveaway, donates 10 Thanksgiving meals 

BY MARIA RUIZ Since 2015, McAllen entrepreneurs Maria Roser and Uriel Barbosa have made it a family tradition to share their Thanksgiving leftovers with the...

PSJA ISD alumna and ER nurse featured in documentary

BY JULISA NEVAREZ San Juan native Karina Elizondo’s pursuit to become a nurse has taken her across the country. The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School alumnus attended...

BEARING WITNESS: Freddy Alaniz remembered as beloved family man

BY EVA TRISTÁN TORRES Alfredo “Freddy” Alaniz, a husband, father, brother, friend and beloved security guard at Edinburg North High School, died on July 19,...

UTRGV hosts virtual Arbor Day event, tree planting

BY ARLENE BOCANEGRA At such a tense time for the country — with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in the midst of one of the...

Teach for America educator at IDEA Weslaco Pike an RGV native

Ernesto Farias is a 2019 Teach For America RGV Corps member and teaches 8th Advanced Social Studies at IDEA Weslaco Pike College Prep. TFA asked...