Trump backs off border shutdown but threatens auto tariffs

JILL COLVIN | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that...

Guard crushes one of Harlingen’s worst homes

HARLINGEN — As the excavator crashed through the roof of the home, it spelled doom for one of the city’s biggest problem residences.“Operation Crackdown,”...

Harlingen earmarks $2.6 million for ‘destination’ attraction

HARLINGEN — The cash is tapped for the first part of an $8.5 million super park.Yesterday, city commissioners met with members of the Harlingen...

Final defendant in hostage taking conspiracy case gets 15 years

McALLEN — The ninth and final defendant in a case involving the taking of undocumented migrants as hostages was sentenced to more than 15...

USAF Honor Guard announced as ‘lead step-off’ of McAllen Holiday Parade

McALLEN — The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard has been announced as the lead step-off of the upcoming McAllen Holiday Parade.The announcement was made...

San Benito bans officials from using cell phones during meetings

SAN BENITO — They’re paying attention.Yesterday evening, city commissioners unanimously voted to prohibit city officials from using their cell phones during city meetings.Commissioners Rene...

Photo Gallery: McAllen Carfest

Attendees enjoy the last day of McAllen Carfest

Annual Mission 5K run/ walk inspires hope

The weather was dreary, but the mood was nothing short of inspiring. The 59-degree weather did not discourage the hundreds of participants and supporters of the 10th annual Mission Pink Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk/ Run on Saturday morning. “It went really well. The new partnership between (Mission Regional Medical Center) and the American Cancer Society brought out a lot of different people,” said April Chapa, senior community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “There was a sea of pink everywhere, which is good.” Pink shirts, hats, wigs, tutus, even a pair of pink colored poodles were observed in the parking lot of Mission Regional Medical Center, forming a sea of pink. The mood was exuberant as music blared over the loudspeakers. Read more at The Monitor.com.

A breed of winners: South Texas Agricultural Roundup offers experience as livestock show nears

EDINBURG – For Future Farmers of America and 4-H members Thalia Ochoa and Dante Rodriguez, raising and showing livestock has been in their blood...

Mission schools to return to normal hours Thursday

Citing improvements in weather conditions and forecasts, Mission school district officials will return to normal hours on Thursday, instead of the delayed start announced...