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First Bale of Cotton Delivered in Harlingen

The official certified First Bale of cotton in the United States was delivered to Mark Abbott of the Harlingen Gin Company by brothers Saul, Arturo and Jose P. Ortega, Jr. Ruiz, of Platon Farms, Inc. on July 16.

San Manuel Family Honored with National Weather Service Award (1)

San Manuel Family Honored with National Weather Service Award

A family in San Manuel was honored with the Family Heritage Award on Wednesday. The award is given by the National Weather Service to families who volunteer to be weather observers.

Hidalgo County Students Participated In Statewide Anti-Tobacco Conference

Hidalgo County youth participated in a statewide anti-tobacco conference hosted by "TX Say What," a movement funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University. The 13 participants traveled to Montgomery, Texas to participate in the…

HEB Unveils Largest Solar Panel Roof System in Texas

HEB unveiled the largest solar panel roof installation in Texas on July 17 at their Weslaco Retail Support Center. The installation has more than 3,000 solar panels covers 105,000 square feet.

Pilot Program Adds Border Security

A BORSTAR agent was part of a pilot program where he trained his canine with a horse. The program lasted two months and was an addition border security measure.

Logo Design Contest for RGV Bicycling Capital

The city of Brownsville was recently recognized as the Bicycling Capital of the Rio Grande Valley. They are asking residents to design the logo as part of a community-wide contest beginning July 6.

Operation Lone Star Coming to the Valley

The emergency preparedness exercise is to help the community prepare for disasters and offer free medical services. The event begins on July 27 and ends July 31.

Hot Temperatures can Cause Harm to Pets

Pets should be left at home during hot days. Pets should be taken to the vet if signs of exhaustion are visible.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.