Edinburg man faces up to 10 years in federal gun case

McALLEN — A Cold War era rifle could land a convicted felon in federal prison for up to 10 years.Ismael “Smiley” Tovar-Zavala, an Edinburg...

Progreso officer fatally shoots machete-wielding man

A Progreso police officer shot and killed a man Sunday who was carrying a machete, according to a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office news release.Deputies...

Churchgoers devote time for love and giving

DONNA — Renata Coronado scoured the dozens of toys arranged on a table, meticulously looking for the perfect one.Meanwhile, three boys played with their...

Diva Viva’s meet and greet becomes a dream come true

BY HENRY MILLERThe only thing that could’ve possibly topped Diva Viva’s Christmas would’ve been a victory by the Cowboys on Sunday against the Seattle...

UTRGV experiments with transportation options to meet demand

EDINBURG — A booming 430-percent growth in the number of unique rides by students commuting between the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campuses...

Judge sues school district

A federal judge has scheduled a Jan. 3 temporary restraining order hearing against the Brownsville Independent School District after 404th state District Judge Elia...

Way Into Mangers: Valley resident has collected nearly 500 nativity scenes

BROWNSVILLE — Anybody who knows Emma Rios knows what to get her for Christmas: another nativity scene for her collection.The hard part is finding...

Mother charged with murder admits to suffocating infant

EDINBURG — A mother was charged with capital murder after she admitted to suffocating her 1-month-old daughter Saturday afternoon.Maria Guadalupe Cardenas, 34, was arraigned...

Mother worries for children’s health as end of CHIP looms

SAN JUAN — Since birth, Reyna Lopez’s 9-year-old daughter has dealt with a heart murmur, requiring three electrocardiograms and several visits to specialists over...

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid under new leadership in 2018

MERCEDES — The head of a nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono legal services to low-income residents is stepping down next month.Robert Doggett will be...