IBWC has several projects in place to avoid river flooding

Following Hurricane Beulah, runoff from the storm overwhelmed several flood control projects resulting in some of the worst flooding in the Valley’s history.Since then...

TxDOT to close frontage near Main Street in McAllen

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Wednesday evening that there will be road closures in McAllen beginning Thursday morning. Read the full story at themonitor.com

STEC is honored for 40 years of emergency services

HARLINGEN — City officials from across Cameron County were on hand yesterday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South Texas Emergency Care Foundation,...

Teen sentenced in connection with federal drug charges

McALLEN — A U.S. District Judge sentenced a Rio Grande City teen to 18 months in prison for his role in a drug operation.For...

Beaches, parks are open again; COVID-19 restrictions remain place however

As of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Cameron County parks, beaches and boat ramps are open again, though with restrictions. County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced the easing of restrictions, which were implemented weeks ago to slow the spread of COVID-19, at a press conference on Friday. He said the reopening of beaches is being done in coordination with the mayor and city council of South Padre Island. Parking lots at pedestrian-only beach parks such as Isla Blanca or E.K. Atwood will be limited to 50 percent capacity, while drive-on beaches will require at least 20 feet between vehicles, Treviño said. Social distancing must be practiced and everyone at the beach must wear a mask or facial covering, though they are not required in the water, he said. Watercraft for fishing may have a maximum of two occupants, or four occupants if members of the same household, and everyone has to wear a mask or facial covering. Charter fishing boats 18 feet or smaller may contain a guide and one client. Boats 22-26 feet in length may contain a guide and two clients. Treviño noted that the rules for boats between 18 and 22 feet need clarification. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Edinburg EDC appoints interim executive director

The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation appointed Ruben Ramirez, an attorney and a city council liaison for the city of Edinburg, as interim executive director...

Body of missing Raymondville woman recovered from Delta Lake

RAYMONDVILLE — For one month, residents joined authorities in the search for Nora Conde Villalobos after she went missing April 19.RAYMONDVILLE — For one...

New bond hearing sought for RGC man in destruction case

Attorneys for the alleged leader of a Rio Grande City drug trafficking organization filed a motion to have a new bond hearing for their client, records show. In an 11-page court filing submitted Monday, attorneys for Jose Luis Garcia, a Rio Grande City businessman, requested to have Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker’s April 6 ruling thrown out, arguing it was improper, as well as a new bond hearing be set immediately, documents show. The request to have Hacker’s ruling revoked comes three weeks after the magistrate judge ruled to deny the 42-year-old self-employed Rio Grande City man a bond. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Pharr bridge adjusts northbound crossing hours, emphasizes trucks

Cars and other passenger vehicles will now only be allowed to cross northbound from Mexico into the U.S. over the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on...

Audit details Donna ISD management problems

DONNA — A forensic audit of the Donna Independent School District reveals continual issues of concern including mismanagement of funds, lack of appropriate teacher...