Family, friends mourn deaths caused by suspected drunken driver

Our most-read online story from Monday: “Yesterday was one of the darkest days in our family,” said Hidalgo County EMS Chief Administrative Officer Kenneth Ponce, who described Felipe Huerta as “a beautiful person (who) was always in a positive mood.”

Habitat for Humanity houses another family in time for Christmas

“It feels amazing. I have been waiting for this for a while.”

Photo Gallery: Thousands fed during Feast of Sharing

H-E-B Feast of Sharing held in Weslaco

Judge blocks Palmview from ordering new election

BREAKING: A visiting judge has granted Palmview Mayor Rick Villarreal’s temporary restraining order against the city, blocking them from ordering a new mayoral election. The city council was set to meet @ 6 p.m. to order a new election for Jan. 29. #rgv

Deported vet laid to rest, honored for his service

The late veteran received a hero’s welcome back to the country that twice deported him, complete with full military funeral honors — a 21-gun salute, taps, and presenting of the flag to the next of kin.

McAllen Fire Department releases 2019 calendar

2019 will be sizzling with the McAllen Fire Department's inaugural calendar.

Valley parishioners honor Our Lady of Guadalupe with fanfare

Adorned in boldly colored, feathered headgear symbolizing the crown of the Virgin Mary, and wielding a rattle and a wooden arch bow meant to keep the devil away, the matachines dancers stepped in syncopation to the relentless beat of a drum.

Deported Army veteran returns home only to be laid to rest

Carlos Torres, a veteran who volunteered to join the U.S. Army during Vietnam and was later deported to Mexico, will finally be home today when he’s buried at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Weslaco sues construction company hired to build $38.5M water plant

In the ongoing saga of Weslaco's costly water plant project, the city says it was billed above the set price tag by the construction company it hired to oversee the project and has filed a lawsuit.

UPDATED: Driver in dispatcher’s death charged with intoxication manslaughter

Our most-read online story from Wednesday: Sunday’s incident was not the driver’s first run in with the law involving alcohol. He was arrested in June 2017 on a driving while intoxicated charge and sentenced to probation, which he completed in October of this year.