Winners, losers in local school races

Some of the smaller school board races in Hidalgo County had several uncontested races, but new faces will also be seen after Tuesday’s election,...

New voting machines tested

EDINBURG — The county’s new voting machines were tested Monday before being doled out for their first official election.Hidalgo County elections staff tested about...

Border leaders: What’s next?

WESLACO — The right thing to do.Such was the sentiment Friday from U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn at a summit inside the...

Mercedes unlikely to revive public comment during city meetings

MERCEDES — Despite a renewed crusade this month by citizens who want to reinstate public comment during meetings, a majority of commissioners here have...

State Department: Passport denials at 6-year low

The State Department has asserted that passport denials for citizens living along the U.S.-Mexico border are at a six-year low, refuting recently published reports...

Grand jury subpoenas city of Weslaco records dating back nearly a decade

WESLACO — A federal grand jury demanded a multitude of Weslaco City Commission records dating back to 2009, indicating that an investigation may still...

US economy adds flood of new jobs, but wage gains slow

WASHINGTON — Hiring surged last month as U.S. employers generated the most new jobs since mid-2016, the Labor Department said Friday, but wage growth...

Hidalgo County to activate its Emergency Operations Center, continue sandbag distribution

Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management announced that it will open an Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.“There is a...

Progreso bridge open for business; troop deployment numbers grow

McALLEN — The Progreso-Nuevo Progreso International Bridge is open for business.“The bridge is open, we are fully open for business and there are no...

Rain doesn’t dampen Weslaco Pigskin contest

WESLACO — The rain couldn’t stop them.The enthusiasm of the bands who performed last night in the 76th Pigskin Jubilee UIL Marching Band Contest...