Competition between local airports is taking off

HARLINGEN — The air races are heating up in the Rio Grande Valley. Just two years ago, McAllen International Airport provided just over half of...

Festivities aflutter: Monarch festival inspires jubilation, preservation

McALLEN — Welcomed by a giant, yellow-and-black-striped caterpillar and a flurry of butterfly volunteers, many guests came here Saturday morning to Quinta Mazatlán with...

Noon Fix: Bicycle World founder died Sunday; Bestiality arrest; Respite Center overcrowded; La Joya...

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Hidalgo County court reporter pay to go before commissioners

EDINBURG — Five of the county’s 25 courts are without a court reporter, leaving Hidalgo County in what judges have called a dire situation...

House fails to override Trump veto of his border emergency

ALAN FRAM | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump's first veto, handing...

Temporary Stop: Nonprofits, volunteers respond to release of migrants

For a third day this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection dropped off migrants from a McAllen Border Patrol processing center at the Good...

Weslaco businessman pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

McALLEN — Ricardo “Rick” Quintanilla, a Weslaco businessman accused of playing a role in a bribery scheme related to construction of the city’s water...

Resources exhausted, Border Patrol stresses changes to US immigration policies

McALLEN — Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomed members of the media on Wednesday for a “pen and pad” tour of the...

Scientist shares hurricane season outlook

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Coastal residents should expect a hurricane season with more named storms than average this year. Speaking Thursday at the National Tropical...