Former Mission mayor files lawsuit challenging June runoff defeat

Updated 7:10 p.m.EDINBURG — Former Mission Mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas is contesting the results of the June run-off election in which he lost the...

Potential Hidalgo County Courthouse builders hosted as plans for new structure move forward

EDINBURG — Dozens of hopeful vendors and laborers met Wednesday with the prime contractor for the new county courthouse in hopes of landing a...

Burned puppy case ends with no charges

Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said Wednesday that no charges would be brought in the case of a puppy that was severely...

U.S. senators hear border concerns as local officials testify before panel

A panel of U.S. Senators on Wednesday heard testimony from two South Texans regarding international trade, international bridges and the North American Free Trade...

Edinburg extends city hall hours

EDINBURG — City leaders here extended business hours for city hall.The Edinburg council announced the new hours of operation — 7:30 a.m. to 5:30...

Assault ship ‘Tripoli’ comes to Brownsville for scrapping

BROWNSVILLE — Fifty-three years after it was launched from the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., the 598-foot amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH...

Relative of Tamaulipas governor arrested on bulk cash smuggling charge

Updated 8:15 p.m.The cousin of the Tamaulipas governor’s wife was arrested early Monday morning in San Antonio on a bulk-cash smuggling charge after allegedly...

Pretrial hearing in Olivarez murder pushed back

RIO GRANDE CITY — The final pretrial hearing in the Chayse Olivarez murder has been pushed back to August after a 16-year-old defendant in...

Spending bill providing $5 billion for border wall spawns rebuke

The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity issued a statement Wednesday rebuking a House spending bill that would fund $5 billion next year for President...

Gov. Abbott appoints Javier Villalobos to state board

AUSTIN – Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Javier Villalobos to the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board for a term set to expire Feb. 1,...