Abnormally dry spell hints at 2013 drought

LOS FRESNOS — The parched and dusty mud wallows at the Alligator Pond are telling clues as to what cratered the local gator real...

Chipotle Grill customers urged to be on alert after cyber hack

HARLINGEN — Torti the Tortilla is still dancing on Chipotle Mexican Grill’s website even after the popular burrito business announced customers should review their...

Avocado distribution warehouse coming to Pharr

PHARR — Despite a hazy trade future between the United States and Mexico, a new 60,000-square-foot avocado distribution center is coming to Pharr.The facility...

Familiar task: Group continues work to identify remains, this time in Starr County cemetery

RIO GRANDE CITY — More than 10 unidentified remains were pulled from a Starr County cemetery this week as part of the continuing initiative...

Suspected Harlingen bank robber caught

HARLINGEN — Police have captured a man suspected of robbing the Bank of America in downtown Harlingen Friday afternoon.The suspect, who has not been...

McAllen, border economies vary with wages, housing market

Despite McAllen’s economy narrowing late last year, it has avoided declining wages that have plagued Texas border economies, according to a study from the...

Walk, talk to highlight food allergy dangers

It’s been three years since Sergio Lopez, 24, died from anaphylaxis after eating a peanut-contaminated dish at a now-closed restaurant in McAllen. There isn’t...

2017 All-Valley Sports Awards: Tom Landry Award nomination deadline approaches

Only a week remains to submit nominations for the Tom Landry Award of Excellence at the 2017 All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet, which is being...

An eye overhead: McAllen school police adopt drone technology to keep campuses safe

McALLEN — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday.This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central...

Brownsville speller ready to vie for national title

BROWNSVILLE — Melanie Mascorro of Harmony Science Academy in Brownsville credits a combination of word study, Spanish grammar and assertiveness for helping her advance...