Edinburg High forfeits playoff spot to PSJA High following ugly on-field incident

EDINBURG — Edinburg CISD released a written statement Friday morning saying that the district has decided to remove the Edinburg High Bobcats from postseason...

Bittersweet: Bobcats beat Bears for 6A playoff berth, lose star defender

EDINBURG — The Edinburg High Bobcats and PSJA High Bears met Thursday night at Richard R. Flores Stadium to play a win-or-go-home District 31-6A...

Starr County funeral sparked rash of COVID-19 cases

A funeral held for a beloved community member in La Grulla sparked a rash of new cases in Starr County this week. County officials...

AP: Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE AND ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on...

Inmate died by suicide in Starr County jail

The 32-year-old Roma man found dead in the Starr County Detention Center on Oct. 18 died by suicide, authorities say. The Starr County Sheriff’s Office said on social media the following day that authorities found Edgar Garza unresponsive in the restroom stall of his holding cell just after midnight. Authorities there did not publicly disclose that Garza was found hanging in the restroom stall.

Anything can happen election night; RGV officials say they’re ready

More people voting in-person and through the mail is already expected to cause delays when counting votes on Tuesday. This year, the ripples of the pandemic could reach Rio Grande Valley election officials who are now planning more failsafes. “Power outages at polling locations, things like workers not showing up, machines that are not functioning correctly,” — these are the worst-case scenarios Cameron County Elections Administrator Remi Garza is planning for on Election Day. About a quarter of all votes that come in during a general election in Hidalgo County will be cast on Election Day — that’s according to the last four general elections. It’s higher in Cameron County where 36% of the total votes will come on the last possible day to cast a ballot. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Ramon Ayala, bandmate in legal dispute over royalties

“El Rey del Acordeón” sued one of his bandmates this summer and the bandmate is suing him back. Ramon Ayala — norteño musician, Hidalgo resident...

Letter: Mexico’s preferential treatment threatens US investment in energy sector

The Rio Grande Valley’s congressional delegation joined state senators from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana in sending a letter to President Donald Trump Friday warning him Mexico might not be playing fair when it comes to the energy sector. The bipartisan and bicameral letter was sent following news of a recently leaked memo that purportedly shows Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is directing Mexican authorities to give preferential regulatory treatment to PEMEX, Mexico’s state-owned energy giant, and the Federal Commission on Electricity, referred to as the CFE. Additionally, the Mexican government is delaying or canceling outright permits for U.S. energy companies, the legislators wrote. Read more at The Monitor.com.

RGC man held without bond pending trial

A Rio Grande City man was denied bond and will remain in custody pending his trial. Sergio Gustavo Reyes, who crashed his vehicle into a fence while eluding authorities in early October remains in custody after a Court denied his bond release, notes show. Reyes, who made his initial appearance in federal court Oct. 6, recently requested new counsel to represent him in court; from attorney Jesus Maria Alvarez, to Yvonne Marie Sanchez, records show. Read more at The Monitor.com.