6 vying for seats on Mercedes school board

Two incumbents on the Mercedes ISD Board of Trustees with each face a lone challenger in the November election, while two newcomers will square...

Hidalgo Co. health authority says not so fast on returning to school this month

Although some Hidalgo County school districts have indicated tentative dates for the return of in-person instruction, whether students are allowed to come back to...

McAllen ISD updates stance on return to in-person learning, fall sports

McALLEN — McAllen ISD has updated its position on the return to in-person learning and the resumption of on-campus fall sports practices and other...

Valley educators face daunting school year

EDINBURG — Linda Davila-Macal, a seventh grade reading teacher at BL Garza Middle School, did not start the school year on the right foot. She’d...

UT chancellor in town, hails UTRGV’s virus response and student support

EDINBURG — University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken visited UTRGV’s Edinburg campus Thursday as part of a three-day tour. The visit comes...

Readying for unique year, Edinburg schools distribute supplies for students

EDINBURG — Not even a global pandemic, it seems, can slake the thirst of a grade schooler for new school supplies. Not at De...

Rio Grande Valley School Districts COVID-19 Updates

The staff of the Brownsville Herald, The Monitor and the Valley Morning Star have created this page for coronavirus updates that pertain to back-to-school...

Former IDEA officer claims breach of contract in lawsuit

Former IDEA Public Schools CFO Wyatt Truscheit is claiming breach of contract in a lawsuit filed against the district on Monday, seeking damages between...

McAllen ISD details fall online learning curriculum

McALLEN — If the tail end of the 2019-20 school year was a dress rehearsal for virtual instruction at Texas school districts, the curtains...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of...