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American Red Cross

THURSDAY, 7-30-2020

The American Red Cross continues to serve South Texas communities as they work to recover from Hurricane Hanna. Damage assessment teams are on the ground collecting information about affected neighborhoods and feeding missions are underway.  


THURSDAY, 7-30-2020


Press release is courtesy of Hidalgo County


NBA player’s common sense Forget the virus, let’s go hit the strip joint

Followers of the NBA already know that the league is currently trying to finish its season inside a bubble. Meaning, a quarantine bubble. Here’s how it is supposed to work, according to its entry at

You can’t fix stupid QB Tom Brady

As they say, no matter one’s success in life, you just can’t fix stupid.

Yeah, but if they’re rich and famous like famed NFL QB Tom Brady, how can you call him stupid? Well, to be rich and famous in the NFL, one needs good genes if you’re still playing at (almost) 43 and a big helping of God-given talent.

Save me please from the crazy golf marshal

Have you ever noticed how a person handed a little bit of authority will abuse it? In an ironic twist of fate, some of the people with those sort of traits I’ve run into over the years have been golf marshals patrolling the same grounds on which I’ve come to experience some peace and quiet. They are either of the snowbird variety or the people who have lived here all their lives but have recently retired. Their former co-workers are probably thinking, “Thank God he’s gone.”


Pulling Paul column gets me blasted So, we don’t want to count illegal aliens in the U.S. Census – Seriously? McAllen’s Mud Pit thankfully closed

Does it seem that the world, the country, the state are just growing crazier, or is it just me? No, it can’t be me. I’ve been crazy for a while on a stable basis, so it’s everything that’s going on around me that is changing, growing more mad. I’m not changing. It’s the world in general that is changing, and I can’t say that I like it.

Polls in flux

It is becoming clear that most voters lack information on the organization Black Lives Matter. A recent survey, for example, indicates that more Texans hold a favorable opinion concerning Black Lives Matter than they do towards the NRA. Since Texas is the biggest pro-gun state in the union, that is saying a lot. At the same time, 51% of voters hold negative view of Marxism (which is far less than it should be).

Let’s search together for capital ideas

Ed Sterling wrote this column for almost three decades, so let’s open by celebrating his contributions to the Texas Press Association and its members. Ed was the calm, steady voice keeping us informed and interested.


Saturday Afternoon Speaker Series

WESLACO - February 8: Dr. George Diaz will present on “Los Tequileros: Prohibition Era Smuggling in the South Texas Borderlands”. Between 1920 and 1933, tequileros, mounted ethnic Mexican liquor smugglers, supplied Mexican liquor to thirsty American markets. While Anglos and ethnic Mexicans both violated U.S. laws, American law enforcement took a much higher toll on tequileros than their Anglo counterparts.

Edinburg Rotary recognizes ECISD UIL Academics Program

EDINBURG – The Edinburg Rotary Club recently recognized the top students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District’s UIL Academics Program.

“We are extremely proud of all our students that participate in our UIL Academics Program,” said ECISD UIL Academics Director Nelinda Villarreal. “We would like to thank the Edinburg Rotary for recognizing and acknowledging the hard work of these students.”

Cub Scouts Earn Furs, Feathers & Ferns

Second Saturdays from February 8 to May 9 offer distinct opportunities for Scouts to gain hands-on learning experience and earn badges at Quinta Mazatlán! This Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Cub Scouts will have a chance to earn their Fur, Feathers and Ferns badge as they observe wildlife and plants, find out about endangered species, and do some gardening.



DONNA - Teresa G. Gonzalez, 88, went home to the Lord Saturday, July 4, 2020, at her residence in Mercedes.

Born in Los Fresnos, Teresa lived in Donna for most of her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edelmiro Gonzalez Benavides; her parents, Bernabe Gonzalez and Luz Martinez; two brothers, Ramon Gonzalez, Ricardo Gonzalez; a sister, Teresa Gonzalez; a son-in-law, Domingo Ramirez; and a daughterin-law, Concepcion Alejandro Gonzalez.


MISSION - Ernesto De Leon, age 86, a resident of Mission, TX, passed away July 6, 2020. "Neto," as he was often called, was born in Mission, TX to Jose and Maria De Leon. He attended parochial school and later joined the Army.


DONNA - Magdaleno "Mac" Medrano, 81, went peacefully with the Lord surrounded by his family on Monday, July 6, 2020, at his residence in Donna. Magdaleno was born July 22, 1938 to Eduardo+ and Guadalupe+ Garcia Medrano in Edcouch, Texas.

Mac married Eriberta "Betty" (Guzman) Medrano and they were blessed with 53 years of marriage and three daughters. Mac had a deep devotion to God, his family, this Country and Dallas Cowboys football.

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