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Scholarship Fund Set In Memory of Edinburg North Band Director

STISD to Offer Free

Summer Meals

for Community


Six-year-old Drowns at Apartment Pool

Texas to develop new flood map


South Texas ISD to Offer Free Summer Meals for Community

Mercedes, TX — The South Texas Independent School District (STISD) will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to children 18 years old and younger, as well as enrolled students up to 21 years old with disabilities, from May 27 through June 27. Meals will be served dine-in only at the cafeterias of four STISD campuses.…

Band director

Scholarship to launch in memory of Edinburg North HS band director

Photo above: Chad Dempsey stands in a sunflower field outside of Alice, Texas, on July 24, 2022. Courtesy of the Dempsey family. By Maria Ruiz, May 24, 2024 Edinburg TX – A band scholarship for Edinburg North High School will launch this week to provide funds to four graduating seniors this spring. The Chad Dempsey Inspire…

Perryman Column

More and More

Dr. M. Ray Perryman Even as oil and natural gas production in Texas and the United States have been increasing rapidly, new data from the US Energy Information Administration indicates that proved reserves are also hitting record highs. Basically, we’re finding new reserves faster than we can extract them from the ground. Proved reserves are…


STC Culinary Art introduces new associate degree track

Photo Above: South Texas College Culinary Arts has introduced a new program – Restaurant Management, to align with industry needs, which include more highly-skilled leaders, managers. By Amanda Sotelo Edinburg, Texas, January 31, 2024 — Il Forno Brands owner and long-time South Texas College Culinary Arts partner Jaime Muriel said anyone can be a great cook,…


Ranch Fest Celebrates South Texas Ranch Culture and History

Staff Report Edinburg, TX, February 8, 2024 — Edinburg is gearing up for a day filled with ranch life and cultural immersion as the Museum of South Texas History hosts the 9th Annual Ranch Fest on Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event promises a unique blend of educational demonstrations, engaging activities,…

young hearts

9th Annual Young Hearts Matter Event to Address Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Staff Report Edinburg, TX, January 29, 2024 — In a concerted effort to raise awareness about teen dating violence prevention, Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Toribio “Terry” Palacios is set to host the 9th Annual Young Hearts Matter Teen Dating Violence Prevention event.  Collaborating with Region One ESC and the Texas Council on Family Violence, the…


South Texans face a bigger burden than ever to pay rent, study finds

Photo above: The Mueller neighborhood in East Austin on Oct. 7, 2023. Credit: John Jordan/The Texas Tribune By Joshua Fechter, The Texas Tribune And Edinburg Advocate Staff Reports Edinburg, Texas, Jan. 27, 2024 — Texas renters are under more pressure from the state’s high housing costs than ever, according to a Harvard University study released Thursday. The impact…


HCSO Busts Illegal Gambling Operation in Rural Edinburg – Eight Arrested

Photo above: Quinta Los Portillos, situated at the 1900 Block of North 83rd Street in rural Edinburg, Texas, is the site of an alleged illegal gambling operation. Staff Report Edinburg, TX, January 27, 2024 – Hidalgo County Sheriff deputies investigated an alleged gambling operation that resulted in eight arrests and confiscation of a large number of…

VITA tax assistance

VITA tax preparation services set to begin at STC

Photo Caption: Cynthia Sanchez (left), associate professor with STC’s Business Administration program and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site coordinator at the college’s Mid-Valley campus assists volunteers recently at a training. STC will be hosting the VITA program as they prepare to help taxpayers process their returns ahead of the filing deadline on April 15.…


UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science Receives Approval for New Ph.D. Program in Computer Science

Photo above: UTRGV President Guy Bailey and university leaders addressed the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today in Austin as the group moved forward with the approval of the second Ph.D. degree for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The new Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science with Interdisciplinary Applications will offer rigorous, fundamental…


Joint Mixer Hosted by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and AAF – RGV Chapter

Staff Reports EDINBURG, Texas — The Edinburg Chamber of...
Mud Day

Edinburg Celebrates International Mud Day with ‘Oh My Mud!’ Event

Staff Reports EDINBURG, Texas— The City of Edinburg Parks...