LEED-certified steel mill at Port of Brownsville would supply auto industry

The Port of Brownsville is closer than it’s ever been to finally landing a steel mill, something it’s been pursuing for decades.The Port of...

CARES Act aims $20 million at Valley International Airport

HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport anticipates a $20 million financial boost from Washington to help it weather travel turbulence and the subsequent financial downturn...

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...

McAllen enthusiast: Local blogger’s Nine to Five Guy posts promote city in unique way

McALLEN — Promoting the city and a healthy lifestyle seems to come naturally for local blogger Robert Lopez.The McAllen native is becoming known throughout...

Shrimpers hoping for relief from worker shortage

BROWNSVILLE — Rio Grande Valley shrimpers, faced with a crippling shortage of foreign workers due to Congress’ failure to renew the H-2B Returning Worker...

Fashion on the Road: Local boutique makes home visits

There’s a better option now to shopping for an outfit – and it comes on wheels. Quelle Boutique owner Kelly Sanchez, along with her daughter Ellie, is bringing clothes to customers in their new “mobile boutique”. In a way to adapt to the new normal, Sanchez thought of a way to take clothes to customers without putting them and other clients in danger. Read the full story at themonitor.com

After months of ‘bad publicity,’ governor praises McAllen

After two months of what McAllen leaders saw as negative attention on the area, the city received a rare shoutout from the state’s top...

TEDxMcAllen unveils speakers for November event

South Texas native astronaut Michael Fossum, Olympian German Madrazo and McAllen High School’s reigning teacher of the year, Melina Recio, are but three of the 15 speakers that will participate in the inaugural series of TEDxMcAllen, a subsidiary of TED, the popular events that are often presented in the form of short talks “delivered by leading thinkers and doers.” Also participating in the series on Nov. 12 at the Arts Village in McAllen will be Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley; violinist Diana Seitz; bilingual advocate Karina Chapa; disabilities advocate Evelyn Cano; border advocate Sydney Ramon; entrepreneur Pilar Gonzalez; photojournalist Veronica Cardenas; professor Andres Bernal; author Shaw Elliot Russell; HIV/AIDS health advocate Leo Benavidez; and an agricultural blockchain founder Alex Macias. Read the full story on TheMonitor.com.

San Juan gets medical boost with new ER facility

SAN JUAN — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Wednesday for Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s newest free-standing emergency care facility. It is the McAllen-based hospital’s third...