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BROWNSVILLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged fentanyl, hidden within a 2008 Dodge Caliber.

“These are extremely dangerous drugs and our officers are committed to preventing them from entering our country,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.

Judge Cortez amends door-todoor trick-or-treating orders

EDINBURG – After consulting with local health experts and local mayors, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez on Wednesday signed amended safety orders that prohibits door-todoor Halloween activities, but provides for city-sanctioned drive-by celebrations such as trunk or treat. The amended orders by Judge Cortez also offer guidance, based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, for upcoming holidays such as Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

DHR Health Opens New Location for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation & Secondary Prevention

EDINBURG - DHR Health is proud to announce the opening of a new location for its Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention program. This service plays a crucial role in returning patients to optimal health after a serious cardiac event. The new DHR Health Cardiac Rehabilitation center can be found in the DHR Health Advanced Care Center building located at 2717 Michael Angelo Drive, Suite 101, Edinburg, Texas.


RIP, Bob Gibson

Sometimes I got lucky in life. The times I saw Bob Gibson pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, I count that as luck. I think I saw him pitch about three times in the very early 1970s. The games were really good when it was Gibson going up against the Cubs’ Fergie Jenkins.

The Poor Longhorns Coach gets $6 million a year... And loses

With an annual salary of close to $6 million (call it insane), one would think that 45-yearold Thomas Herman III could figure out a way for his team to beat the University of Oklahoma in last Saturday’s famed Red River Rivalry (its 116 th reboot).

Former Edcouch-Elsa ISD coach to discuss 30-year career

EDINBURG — Great coaches can have long lasting impact on the players they coach and the community they live in. One of the nation’s greatest boys’ basketball coaches of all time grew up and coached in the Rio Grande Valley. The Museum of South Texas History presents “Half a Century on the Court: A Conversation with Basketball Coaching Legend Robert Capello,” a Sunday Speaker Series Online program scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on Facebook Live.


Foundational Living

There is no more important part of building a new home than the foundation. Regardless of the home’s beauty and design, if the foundation is structurally deficient and fails to support the construction, the value of the home could totally collapse and repair problems could easily become extensive.

The ultimate support concerning the structural integrity of the home is not what we easily see – the walls – but what is not easily seen – the foundation.


During the week before the final debate, one of Hunter Biden’s business partners broke ranks and corroborated that Joe Biden is the “Big Guy” raking money off the top, and that the emails in the now infamous laptop belong to Hunter Biden. The President, therefore, invited the business partner to attend the final debate as his guest. The press basically ignored both him and those emails.

What do I think is going to happen?

When I talk to people these days about the state of things, sometimes they’ll ask me what I think will happen after the Nov. 3 election. So, because I can’t think of anything else to use as an op/ed this week, here are my predictions for the rest of this year and next year as well.


WaKe Up SMiLiNg...

What better way to start your day than waking up to an eager, happy dog--ready, willing and able to make you smile? Even before you have a chance to get that first cup of coffee, your new best friend will give you lots of incentive to bound out of bed and seize the day.

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.”



PHARR - Patricio “Pat” A. Gonzalez, 96, entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Amara Hospice.

Pat was born in Pharr, Texas, on March 17, 1924, which always made St. Patrick’s Day a memorable holiday, especially as his mother was half Irish.


MISSION - Lt. Mark Casey, 73, entered eternal rest Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

Born in Weslaco and formerly of McAllen, Mr. Casey had lived in Mission for over 25 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during Vietnam. Mark had a 35-year career in law enforcement and retired from Mission Police Department.


EDINBURG - Armando De La Rosa, 54, died Friday, August 28, 2020, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

He is survived by his wife, Mirna Quintero; six children, Krystal Lee De La Rosa, Bianca De La Rosa, Amanda Garcia, Andrea De La Rosa, Armando De La Rosa, Jr., Cassandra De La Rosa; 12 grandchildren; his parents, Alberto and Consuelo De La Rosa; and seven siblings.

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