Local speller misses finals at National Bee, but gained valuable experience

EDINBURG — After six months of learning and practicing five- to 10-letter words, Veena Namboodiri fell short of making the final cut for the...

Agua SUD to update water meters for customers

PALMVIEW — Residences and commercial properties across western Hidalgo County will be outfitted with new water meters.Dubbed a “smart” water meter project in a...

Filipino focus: Cultural heritage celebrated at festival marking Philippine independence day

EDINBURG — Music, food, dance and art brought tradition and modern culture together at the third annual Filipino Festival on Friday evening at the...

Mission mayoral race among runoffs Saturday

The city of Mission’s runoff elections Saturday will decide whether Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas will exceed two decades in office.During the May 5 city...

Ruling: No new fajita hearing

A former Cameron County employee convicted of stealing $1.2 million over 9 years who was sentenced to 50 years in prison in April will...

Rio Grande City marks opening of new street route

RIO GRANDE CITY — City and county officials here celebrated the completion of a road realignment project that is expected to usher in economic...

Alleged BB-gun bank robber held without bond

McALLEN — A judged denied bond for a Nebraska man accused of making off with more than $10,000 in a bank robbery earlier this...

Man who held up bank with BB gun appears in federal court

McALLEN — A Nebraska man accused of robbing a bank made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday, months after police captured him.Kenneth Shante...

Former Port Isabel HS teacher accused of improper relationship with student

The Precinct 1 Constable’s Office has arrested and charged a former Port Isabel High School coach and math teacher with having a sexual relationship...

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...