Category: News

UPDATE: Jaimez wins school board position

UPDATE: Eladio Jaimez easily won the Place 7 Harlingen school board position this time around. Jaimez, a former Valley Morning Star sports reporter and later a public relations specialist, garnered 1,901 votes to 1,343 for Rosalinda Marcado Garza in Saturday’s…

Federal disaster declaration granted for Texas counties

The Obama administration has granted Gov. Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for individual assistance for all 12 counties affected by the recent floodingm including Hidalgo County. Public Assistance Category B (Emergency Protective Measures) for local and state response costs and…

Appliance sales tax breaks upcoming this weekend

The Texas Star Sales Tax Holiday on certain appliances starts Saturday and lasts through midnight Monday (May 30). Many appliances can be purchased during that period without having to pay sales tax on them. They include dishwashers, ceiling fans clothes…

Robbed Harlingen couple jailed for endangerment of child

A Harlingen young man and woman who police said were robbed at gunpoint while dealing in an illegal drug transaction, have been charged with endangerment of a child, which officers said involved the illegal act. They were identified as Omar…

REMINDER: Memorial Day Ceremony to be held Wednesday

Although Memorial Day is Monday, May 30, it will be observed in Harlingen obn this Wednesday (May 25). The Memorial Day Ceremony will beheld at Veterans Memorial Park in Pendleton Park, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by…

Ninth death reported in Valley originated bus crash as Weslaco senior

A ninth victim in the Webb County bus crash has been identified as Atanacio Almendares,. 83. of Weslaco, authorities said. Earlier the first eight victims were identified. Almendares reportedly died in a Laredo hospital on Friday. The first eight were…