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Exclusive: The Year 2020, to be Remembered for Decades to Come

The year 2020 has been a year that we cannot forget. It has had about everything.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

Mayor Trey Mendez, Strong Leadership for Brownsville’s Future

Trey Mendez, an attorney by trade, is the mayor of Brownsville, a landmark city in South Texas. Mayor Mendez came into this position propelled by the idea that the city lacked long-term planning.

Bonnie Gonzalez, a Professional That Cares

It is reassuring to know that someone and a board of directors work diligently to better the health of the Rio Grande Valley residents.
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00:01:05

Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
00:00:31

Make this Christmas brighter!

Give the gift of fun to everyone on your list, with in-store assembly and free curbside pick-up. Make this Christmas brighter together with Academy Sports + Outdoors.
00:13:43

12 COVID-19 Autopsy Cases Reveal the TRUTH How Patients are Dying

In all 12 Coronavirus Autopsy cases, the cause of death was found within the lungs or the pulmonary vascular system.
00:08:39

Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
00:03:40

Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
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Publisher's Picks

“A Journey of Faith That Will Never End,” – Roy Rodriguez

On a pilgrimage of faith, the members of a local family take a long walk to the Basilica of San Juan, Texas.

The best way to save on Dental Care is 1Dental

Join and start saving today at: 1Dental is a smarter, simpler way to save on dental care. No limits, no waiting periods, no red tape.

Former Army Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Russian Espionage Conspiracy

A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information.

Former Raytheon Engineer Sentenced for Exporting Sensitive Military Related Technology to China

Wei Sun, 49, a Chinese national and naturalized citizen of the United States, was sentenced to 38 months in prison by District Court Judge Rosemary Marquez. Sun previously pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

Washington Must Pass Pandemic Relief

With the election behind us, now is the time for governing, and there is no shortage of issues that demand Washington’s attention. First among them is passing much-needed pandemic relief.

Publisher's Word

Publisher’s Word: Laura Warren Ogletree Affecting Change by Design

This region is lucky to have a professional like Laura Warren Ogletree. She has proven to be an asset, always willing to help.

Fatima Garcia receives certified Tourism Executive Designation after completing Travel and Tourism College

Fatima Garcia, Operations Manager of the Mission Event Center, has completed all coursework toward her Certified Tourism Executive (CTE) designation from Travel & Tourism College

Top News

Travel tips before you “take-off” this holiday season

Prior to arriving at McAllen International Airport (MFE), be sure to check the safety guidelines for the destination that will be visited, including hotel of choice or accommodations.

Edinburg CISD hosts swearing-in ceremony for three Board of Trustees

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District hosted a swearing-in ceremony for three members elected to the Board of Trustees during a Special Called Board Meeting on Nov. 17 in the District’s board room.

“A Journey of Faith That Will Never End,” – Roy Rodriguez

On a pilgrimage of faith, the members of a local family take a long walk to the Basilica of San Juan, Texas.

Bert Ogden’s First Electric Cadillac Dealership Under Construction in Edinburg

Bert Ogden Auto Group announced the construction of the new dealership - Bert Ogden Cadillac, where it will debut the Cadillac Lyriq.

DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg

A plan by DHR Health for a $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, has been praised by the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) Board of Directors

Community News

McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Announces Celebrity Hosts and Preview of Frontline Heroes

For the past six years, the McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B, has delighted audiences in McAllen and television viewers throughout the United States and Mexico

The Museum of South Texas History will host Pino Shah at the next Sunday Speaker Series Online at 2 p.m. Dec. 6.

Anytime one looks at old photographs in museums, one may be struck by the rich quality of those photographs

Guzman promises fresh voice for students on STC Board

Opportunities are abundant for the region’s students, all it needs is a voice, according to incoming STC Board Trustee Danny Guzman.

Mission Food Park Celebrates Black Friday with weekend-long shopping event

Mission Food Park will host a special Black Friday celebration next weekend, beginning Friday, November 27.

The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo Announces Safe Holiday Plans and New Store

The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open Friday, November 27th at 7:00 AM as they kick off their 4th Annual Black Friday Event. This year The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo will be giving away golden goodie bags with gift cards to the first 100 guests arriving at the center.
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Business of The Week

DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg

A plan by DHR Health for a $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, has been praised by the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) Board of Directors

Most Read

Bert Ogden’s First Electric Cadillac Dealership Under Construction in Edinburg

Bert Ogden Auto Group announced the construction of the new dealership - Bert Ogden Cadillac, where it will debut the Cadillac Lyriq.

Leaders Versus ‘Elite Leaders’

General Motors Incorporated (GM) recently announced that Fiesta Chevrolet is one of the nation's top 2019 Chevy dealers.

The best way to save on Dental Care is 1Dental

Join and start saving today at: 1Dental is a smarter, simpler way to save on dental care. No limits, no waiting periods, no red tape.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks McAllen as #3 for Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the U.S.

McAllen has been rated tops again by U.S. News & World Report, this time, ranking #3 for Best Places to live for Quality of Life in the U.S. in 2020-2021, measuring how satisfied residents are with their daily lives by metro area.
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Exclusives

Exclusive: The Year 2020, to be Remembered for Decades to Come

The year 2020 has been a year that we cannot forget. It has had about everything.

Laura Warren Ogletree Architect with No Borders

Those who know Laura Warren Ogletree know she is a capable and gifted professional in the architecture and building industry.

Mayor Trey Mendez, Strong Leadership for Brownsville’s Future

Trey Mendez, an attorney by trade, is the mayor of Brownsville, a landmark city in South Texas. Mayor Mendez came into this position propelled by the idea that the city lacked long-term planning.

Bonnie Gonzalez, a Professional That Cares

It is reassuring to know that someone and a board of directors work diligently to better the health of the Rio Grande Valley residents.

A Husband and Wife Remind Us the American Dream Is Alive

I left the meeting with a great feeling, knowing that the American Dream is alive and well. Having met Juan Rafael Cano and his wife Sara Ana, was indeed an honor.

“Professional Sports Should Be a Point of Civic Pride for A Community” – Ron Patel, GGE President

Golden Grape Entertainment, LLC (GGE) is the unique company managing the Bert Ogden Arena and HEB Park. Both facilities represent a dream come true; they were envisioned by the principal of the company, Alonzo Cantu.

The BIG Story

“Mexico Will Fulfill Water Delivery Obligations Under 1944 Water Treaty,” Texas Governor

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Mexico will fulfill its obligations to Texas under the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande (1944 Water Treaty), which was signed February 3, 1944.

U.S. Congress

Sen. Cruz to Twitter CEO: ‘Who the hell elected you?’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Congressman Vela Unveils the John Lewis Taxpayer Protection Act

Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) introduced the John Lewis Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce taxpayer burdens and enhance taxpayer protections.

No Notes

Today during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) questioned Judge Barrett on the attacks from his Democratic colleagues insinuating she would not rule independently.

Cuellar Delivers $1,899,545 in Federal Funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,899,545 in federal funds to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Border Patrol at The Texas Border

Life-Threatening Smuggling Tactics

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol Agents successfully disrupted dangerous human smuggling attempts resulting in the arrest of 156 illegal aliens in four days.

Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3M in Narcotics

Over the weekend, Border Patrol Agents interdicted multiple narcotic smuggling attempts.

Human Smugglers Endanger Lives

Human smugglers continue to jeopardize the safety of those they exploit for profit.

Agents Discover Abandoned 4-Year-Old Amongst Large Group

Border Patrol agents locate several illegal aliens, including a 4 year old traveling alone.
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00:01:05

Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new web video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th.
00:00:31

Make this Christmas brighter!

Give the gift of fun to everyone on your list, with in-store assembly and free curbside pick-up. Make this Christmas brighter together with Academy Sports + Outdoors.
00:13:43

12 COVID-19 Autopsy Cases Reveal the TRUTH How Patients are Dying

In all 12 Coronavirus Autopsy cases, the cause of death was found within the lungs or the pulmonary vascular system.
00:08:39

Sen. Cruz to Big Tech CEOs: Who Elected You to Decide What the Media Can Report and What the American People Can Hear?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who had been called on to testify regarding Big Tech’s recent political censorship and attempts to interfere in the 2020 election, along with possible reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
00:03:40

Harlingen EDC Awards $30,000 to HELP for Small Business Final Round of Applicants

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the HELP for Small Business committee met one final time as they reviewed the remaining loan applications submitted.
00:01:17

McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B Newly Reimagined for 2020

Today, the City of McAllen unveiled details of this year’s newly reimagined McAllen Holiday Parade, presented by H-E-B and powered by Bert Ogden & Fiesta Dealerships.
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School Districts (ISD)

IDEA Public Schools Ranked at the Top for RGV Middle and High Schools

Several IDEA Public Schools middle and high schools were ranked as some of the top schools in the Rio Grande Valley according to the rankings released by CHILDREN AT RISK, a Houston-based non-profit that drives change for children through research, education, and influencing public policy.

4 McAllen High students earn All-State in Mariachi

Four students from McAllen High School have earned four of just 18 spots in the inaugural TMEA All-State Mariachi Ensemble.

Edinburg CISD hosts swearing-in ceremony for three Board of Trustees

The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District hosted a swearing-in ceremony for three members elected to the Board of Trustees during a Special Called Board Meeting on Nov. 17 in the District’s board room.

Achieve Early College High named top RGV high school

McAllen ISD’s Achieve Early College High is the top-ranked high school in the Rio Grande Valley based on rankings compiled and released by a child-advocacy group.

Higher Education