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US, Mexico officials launch campaign encouraging information-sharing on the border

HIDALGO — Border Patrol leadership and the governor of Tamaulipas stood feet from the U.S.-Mexico border here Thursday to announce the launch of what...

Gonzalez, Pimentel meet with Speaker Ryan on DACA

Rio Grande Valley lawmakers and other local officials continue to urge for a vote on proposed DACA bills.U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and Sister...

Drought conditions ramping up across Rio Grande Valley

The latest U.S. drought map released by the United States Drought Monitor proves it’s not your imagination: It hasn’t rained much lately.Though Cameron County...

Peñitas opens 10th prescription drug drop-off box in county

PEÑITAS — The city unveiled the county’s newest prescription drug drop-off box here on Wednesday in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse.Located inside...

New Heights: $19M apartment complex opens in Edinburg

EDINBURG — A new $19 million affordable housing complex officially opened its doors Wednesday, though the 128 units it comprises are mostly occupied.Only three...

Latest STAAR test issues to yield more affected students

McALLEN — Districts from across the state and the Rio Grande Valley are awaiting an increase of the number of students negatively affected by...

Old McAllen pump house to be converted to restaurant venue

McALLEN — The vacant, trashed, abandoned pump house — which doubles as a bomb shelter — on the corner of 2nd Street and Business...

Where are they now?: Sharyland High grad Cervantes claims shot put title at Texas...

BY BY TJ GARCIAAs a senior in 2014, Sharyland High’s Richard Cervantes earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put at the Class 5A...

Zoo staff heads to Mexico for Kemp’s ridley conservation project

Budget season is open, and Brownsville leaders are hoping residents will share their input on where tax dollars should go.BROWNSVILLE — In his office...

Reef project for snapper receives major donation

RGV Reef, an artificial reefing project to dramatically increase red snapper and other fish populations off South Padre Island, has gotten a big boost...