Category: US News

  • Gov. Greg Abbott visits Harlingen to tout manufacturing company

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Gov. Greg Abbott shakes the hand of an ITD Precision Stampings employee in Harlingen on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. (Miguel Roberts | The Brownsville Herald) Gov. Greg Abbott visited ITD Precision Stampings in Harlingen Wednesday to tour the facility, spotlight the company’s role in the Texas manufacturing economy, and…

  • Valley Off-Road Bicycling Association donates training course to Harlingen

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Cyclists and walkers split the trail Friday, March 24, 2023, on a section of the Harlingen Arroyo Hike and Bike Trails in Arroyo Park. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald) HARLINGEN — The area’s cyclists are gearing up to fine-tune their skills as city officials work with a group of riders…

  • Brownsville ISD to keep graduations in the evening following student outcry

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Veterans Memorial Early College High School Senior Pierce Grove speaks to the Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees during public comment to adhere to Groves’ advice not to change their graduation from the evening to early morning hours during a BISD regular board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3,…

  • Potential jurors in death penalty case against Edinburg man whittled down to 150

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Edinburg resident Victor Godinez appears in court on March 8, 2023, for a hearing in his death penalty case for the alleged murder of Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Moises Sanchez in 2019. (Xavier Alvarez | The Monitor) Moises Sanchez EDINBURG — The case revolving around the 28-year-old…

  • Donna man killed by DPS shot at his front door after raising pistol at police

    Only have a minute? Listen instead A custodial death report reveals that the 49-year-old man killed in Donna last month by the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot after standing at his front door and raising a pistol toward police. The report, which was filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, said two officers…

  • DA says fentanyl overdoses on rise in Cameron County

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz is seen in this file photo. (Miguel Roberts | The Brownsville Herald) The Cameron County District Attorney’s office is urging the public to be aware of the dangers of fentanyl following three overdoses in the last several days. Cameron County District Attorney…

  • DPS unit hits IDEA school bus in Harlingen

    Only have a minute? Listen instead The Texas Department of Public Safety said one of its units hit an IDEA school bus Tuesday afternoon after another vehicle changed lanes and hit the trooper’s unit. The agency said the three-vehicle crash happened at around 4:06 p.m. on Ed Carey Drive north of Glasscock in Harlingen. The…

  • Take your furry friends to San Juan Wednesday for the Blessing of the Animals

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Catholic priest Mishael Koday blesses the animals at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected]) The public is invited to bring your furry friends to be blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle on…

  • Yasuke Ramen really hit the spot during week of isolation

    Only have a minute? Listen instead Unlike the other eatery features done in the past, this was done while in isolation due to a health issue. (Francisco E. Jimenez | The Monitor) This previous week was a doozy. My girlfriend has been under the weather, and a pair of COVID-19 at-home testing kits proved inconclusive…

  • McAllen school board interviews 4 to fill superintendent position

    Only have a minute? Listen instead McAllen school board president Debbie Crane Aliseda speaks during a special board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. (Joel Martinez | [email protected]) The McAllen Independent School District board of trustees in a special board meeting Tuesday interviewed four people for the position of superintendent, president Debbie Crane Aliseda said. The…