Former prosecutor running for state district judge

RIO GRANDE CITY — A former prosecutor is the first to throw her hat in the ring in the upcoming race for 229th district...

Dove Avenue and 2nd Street gets temporary traffic light

A temporary traffic light was installed this morning at Dove Avenue and Second Street in McAllen following an accident which took out a stoplight...

USPS officials join FBI for ‘law enforcement operations’ at Edinburg wellness center

A federal evidence response team is currently conducting "law enforcement operations" at the Texas Federal Wellness Center in Edinburg, according to Michelle Lee, spokesperson...

Trial over census lawsuit nears an end

Closing arguments begin Thursday in the federal trial related to the 2020 census, as well as a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration involving...

RGV locations growing, pumpkin patches prove popular as autumn attractions

Attached to the only building here at Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch is an area to lounge with shade from the heat. This was the idea for little Matty, who was accompanied by his parents, Jessica Jones and Ozzy Garcia, in looking for a little fun at the pumpkin patch on Monday. Matty and Ozzy wore matching red and black plaid shirts while Jessica made sure her son stayed hydrated. And although it’s Jessica and Ozzy’s second year at Maddie’s, their young boy has the parents beat by already attending three times. “It’s usually really packed. It’s just that we came during the week so it could be (less people),” Ozzy said. Ozzy has the right idea about Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch. The attraction has become such a big hit for owner Rick Vega that he invested in two more locations throughout the Valley: one in Weslaco and the other in Mission. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

In wake of flooding, health officials issue warning

EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County Health Department is warning residents to take precautionary measures for potential health hazards stemming from the recent floods.As is...

Noon Fix: Edinburg mayor arraigned in illegal voting case; McAllen Memorial has a new...

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Pirate Bistro offers life skills to Hidalgo ISD special education students

HIDALGO — Trays filled with dishes like cream of chicken, green beans and rice, were laid in a buffet-style line. Slices of cakes where...

UTRGV joins project seeking to improve education preparation

Getting into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate is tough, but the College of Education of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...

Federal grant to fund additional firefighters in four cities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded more than $3.5 million in grants to four Hidalgo County cities during August and September, allowing for the...