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Los Fresnos student chosen Gates Millennium Scholar

Los Fresnos student chosen Gates Millennium Scholar


One of the top students at Los Fresnos High School has won college expenses a 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship, meaning her undergraduate, an…

Guitar students practice in hopes of UIL perfection

Guitar students practice in hopes of UIL perfection


SAN BENITO — Simon Macias wore a persistent smile as he held the guitar, the instrument exuding a gentle strength which sought release through…

Police shoot attacking pit bull

Police shoot attacking pit bull


HARLINGEN — Police said officers were forced to shoot a pit bull after the dog was released on them during a family argument.

Upcoming events

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Knifty Knitters

Start: Wed, May 4, 2016 10:00 am

End: Wed, May 4, 2016 12:00 pm

This Knitting group meets every Wednesday and is open to all ages and different levels from …

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Celebrate Recovery

Start: Thu, May 5, 2016 7:00 pm

End: Thu, May 5, 2016 11:59 pm

Celebrate Recovery is an internationally recognized  Christ-centered recovery program for me…

Friday, May 6, 2016

Texas Longest Yard Sale

Start: Fri, May 6, 2016 12:00 am

End: Fri, May 6, 2016 11:59 pm

The group went approximately 72 miles last year and are looking to go even farther this year…

Noche Mexicana Concert

Start: Fri, May 6, 2016 6:30 pm

End: Fri, May 6, 2016 9:00 pm

Noche Mexicana Concert with Mariachi Sol Azteca and Grupo Folklorico Tizatlan de UTRGV. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Swap Meet

Start: Sat, May 7, 2016 8:00 am

End: Sat, May 7, 2016 1:00 pm

Buy, Sell or Trade. Come join us for a monthly parking lot swap meet. Call 956-443-7500 for …

Children's Book Party

Start: Sat, May 7, 2016 10:00 am

End: Sat, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

Meet local children's book authors. Fun arts and craft activities!


play Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo


Festivities held at Lt. Gutierrez, Jr. Memorial Park in celebration of Cinco de Mayo included music, dancing and vendor booths

play TSTC Commencement Ceremony

TSTC Commencement Ceremony


Texas State Technical College Commencement Ceremony took place yesterday at Yeckel Memorial Auditorium on the grounds of the Marine Military Academy

play St  Paul Lutheran Academy Spring Musical

St Paul Lutheran Academy Spring Musical


Children from St. Paul Lutheran Academy held a dress rehearsal of their Spring Musical “Jonah’s Druthers” yesterday morning before their performance last night

play Save big this Sunday!

Save big this Sunday!


On a budget? Or do you just like to save money? Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition for extreme savings on the products you need.

play Viva Streets Harlingen

Viva Streets Harlingen


Viva Streets Harlingen offered residents a safe, fun, and open environment in which to walk, ride their bicycles, skate, jog and enjoy all the other activities being offered.

play Boys' and Girls' Club 50th Anniversary

Boys' and Girls' Club 50th Anniversary


The Boys' and Girls' Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary of serving youths in the community with a celebration in Harlingen yesterday.  

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  • San Benito looking to hire teens for summer jobs

    San Benito looking to hire teens for summer jobs

    SAN BENITO — This summer, the city will hire several young people to work with the summer beautification program.

  • Police: Man struck, robbed delivering fuel to H-E-B

    Police: Man struck, robbed delivering fuel to H-E-B

    HARLINGEN — Harlingen police are looking for a man who struck and robbed a truck driver who was delivering fuel at an H-E-B store.

  • What is your dream job, and why?

    What is your dream job, and why?

    I have an extensive amount of jobs that constantly cross my mind but there are only two that I would have to consider calling my "dream job". One day I dream of owning a restaurant in San Clemente, California. It is a beach and the environment is soothing and peaceful. I would like to have a restaurant because what else do people love more than food? I would like for my customers to feel at home and have them so relaxed that they forget about the rest of their day, but this is only half of my dream job. The other half is to one day have a child, a child that I would love, guide and teach to be strong, so strong that one day after I am gone and the world has changed they will prevail and make their life worth living over again and again and they will forever leave their mark in time.

  • Two vying for HCISD school trustee

    Two vying for HCISD school trustee

    HARLINGEN — Two candidates are running to fill the seat vacated by long-time school board member Verna Young.

  • 1997 Rio Hondo murder suspects on DA's most wanted list

    1997 Rio Hondo murder suspects on DA's most wanted list

    BROWNSVILLE — The Cameron County District Attorney’s office is seeking the public’s help in collaring the 11 fugitives who are suspects accused of what DA Luis V. Saenz called the most “egregious crimes,” ranging from murder to aggravated assault and the continuous sexual abuse of a child.

  • Girl dies in crash near Rio Hondo

    Girl dies in crash near Rio Hondo

    RIO HONDO — A 17-year-old girl was killed when the van she was riding in was hit by another van near Rio Hondo.

Top Businesses

Suntide II Resort Condominiums

Suntide II Resort Condominiums

tel. 956-761-4959

4400 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Suntide II Resort Condominiums on South Padre Island is a  favorite family friendly and couple's hang out on the island. Each unit is well kept for guests ready to enjoy their stay on South Padre! With our private tennis court, and beach volleyball court, amazing heated-pool and Jacuzzi, our beachfront property offers everything you expect for a perfect vacation trip.  Each condo unit has a secure WiFi modem, plus unlimited long-distance phone service and room to room calling capability.   We are located just a short walk or free shuttle away from all the amenities South Padre Island has to offer. For those that prefer to stay in, we have great Texas size barbecues on the beachfront side of the complex, and of course your condo has a fully-equipped kitchen for the chef in the family. So, sit back, relax on your deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and know you are staying at one of the best properties on South Padre Island.

SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

SPI Holistic Massage Clinic

tel. 956-459-8481

5009 Padre Blvd Ste 8 (Polaris) Padre Island Center, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Welcome to our SPI Holistic Massage Clinic, a place where we proudly offer a variety of relaxing and therapeutic massages and body treatments. Our Reiki healing sessions provide an alternative to traditional health care. All of our services are practiced in a peaceful, calming and soothing environment for all to enjoy. A peaceful world begins in a peaceful you. Couples Massage starting at $145. Call for Appointment

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange

tel. 956-423-7342

1733 S 77 Sunshine Strip Ste D, Harlingen, TX 78550

Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange in Harlingen, TX Treasure Hills Gold & Silver Exchange is located in Harlingen, TX, near San Benito and Raymondville. We have been in the gold, silver, platinum jewelry and coin collection industry since 1984. We buy, sell, and exchange jewelry and coins from all over the world. Treasure Hills is ran and operated by Juan “JC” Gonzales. JC is a professional numismatist and collector having over 35 years of experience in the coin and jewelry industry. We deal in limited specialty piece collections including, numismatics, Mexican coins, ship wreck coins, appraisals, coin books and collection supplies

Grimsell's Seed Co.

Grimsell's Seed Co.

tel. 956-423-0370

213 W. Monroe, Harlingen, TX 78550

Grimsell’s Seed Company has been a fixture in downtown Harlingen for generations. In the 1970s E. D. Giffen retired and management of Grimsell’s passed to his son, Donald E. Giffen. Donnie was the face of Grimsell’s for almost 40 years. It was he who acquired the properties on either side of the original building and added in a nursery to supplement the seed business. Today, it is Donnie’s sister, Carol Mayfield, who oversees the business with a very capable team of employees who manage the day-to-day operations. These include Jerry Abbot, George Luna, Martin Villanueva, and Basilio Torres. Basilio has been with Grimsell’s 47 years and George about 30 years. Grimsell’s continues to sell feed and seed the old-fashioned way, offering garden seeds, vegetable seeds, and some flower seeds by the ounce, as well as bird seed, fertilizers, and minerals by the pound, They stock a broad selection of insecticides and fungicides, potting soils and planting mixes blended for the Valley, bedding plants, garden plants, shade trees, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and more. The nursery is well-known for the huge variety of roses they stock each winter (2000 plants) and, in the summer, a huge variety of 500-800 fruit trees, vines and grapes. Over the years Grimsell’s has grown and expanded from their primary building at 213 W. Monroe. The nursery now occupies half a city block (300’x140’). This includes the 1921 Templeton building on the west end of the block and a large garden area on the west end, where the popular Arcadia Theatre once stood. Buried beneath the grass, according to local legend, are seats and other remnants of the theatre, which was destroyed by fire in 1970. Today the inviting area designated at the Arcadia Gardens boasts palms and plants of all types, the tallest flagpole in South Texas (125’) and two recently-acquired military macaws named RK and Dia, in honor of the old theatre.  Grimsell’s other avian residents include a double yellow parrot named Paco, two Eurasian collared doves, and two or three dozen parakeets. An open air structure next to Arcadia Gardens in the remnants of the structure that once housed popular downtown businesses including City News & Drug and the City Barber Shop. And, after losing the roof to a fire in 2006, and the front façade to a windstorm in 2009, the front room of the original building at 213 W. Monroe was reworked into a fenced courtyard, following a design provided by architects with the Texas Main Street Program.  

Discount Title Loan

Discount Title Loan

1709 S.77 Sunshine Strip unit A-1, Harlingen, TX 78550

Discount Title Loan in Harlingen, TX is a consumer finance company that originates and services car title loans, providing Texas consumers access to secured short-term credit at the most competitive market rates. We also provide title loans for trucks, RV’s, motorcycles and boats. Our mission is to provide safer and more affordable loans. Quickly. Customers get rewarded for paying on time. At Discount Car Title Loan customers can get up to 50% savings on their loan fees when they pay on time. This is not a promotion, it´s how we do business. Customers get to decide how much money to get and how long to pay it back. Core to the Discount Car Title Loan business model is our proprietary Loan Optimizer Software, an underwriting tool that helps customers select their ideal loan size and payment terms. Discount Car Title Loan offers 14 to 30-day balloon car title loans as well as 4 to 6 month amortized car title loans in the $125-$10,000 range without credit checks or bank account requirements. Most customers pay their loans off early. The best loans we make are the ones customers can finish paying off on time and that´s why at Discount Car Title Loan we encourage amortized loans for the majority of our customers. Quit rolling over those interest only loans and get a roadmap out of debt today! Are you ready to save some money? Call (956) 627-0096 and give us a chance to let us earn your business. You've got nothing to lose, and a lot to save! Click to see Important Texas Disclosure Information

Advanced Dental Associates

Advanced Dental Associates

tel. 956-425-7474

2202 S 77 Sunshine Strip Ste B, Harlingen, TX 78550

DOES DIABETES AFFECT ORAL HEALTH?   Special oral health tips for people with diabetes  Take good care of your teeth at home.  • Brush at least twice a day.  Be sure to use an antibacterial toothpaste that contains fluoride. • Make sure to floss at least once a day. • Try using an antibacterial mouthwash (without alcohol) at least once a day.  This can help kill bacteria and control plaque.     And be sure to:  •  Tell your dental professional that you have diabetes. •  Go for regular dental cleanings every 6 months (more often if directed by yourdental professional). •  Tell your dental professional if you notice any symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding and swelling. •  If you need to have dental surgery, ask your dentist to talk to your doctor. You may   Need to change your medicine or take a new one to help prevent infection.     Quick facts about diabetes and oral health  Taking good care of your gums and teeth is key when you have diabetes, helping your protect your teeth and gums for life.  • Uncontrolled blood sugar can affect your gums and teeth.  It can cause and increase in plaque bacteria. •  People with diabetes are 3 to 4 times a likely to get a gum infection. •  Diabetes makes it harder to fight off infections, including gum disease. .• Gum disease can make it harder to control diabetes.    Want to learn more about diabetes and oral health? Talk your dental Professional  



tel. 956-425-7098

1212 Stuart Place Rd., Harlingen, TX 78552

Searching for your dream home can be a time consuming experience. Working with a professional REALTOR will make the process much more efficient. Since most people spend a fair amount of time with their REALTOR, it is important to choose one you feel comfortable with, and one who is responsive to your needs. As a Coldwell Banker Impact Properties associate, I’m dedicated to creating exceptional real estate experiences for my clients and the communities through the passionate delivery of Truly Remarkable Service. As a real estate professional I have obtained additional training to assist my clients with either buying or selling their home. The designation ABR or Accredited Buyers Representative training allows me to help guide home buyers through all issues involved in buying. The designation SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) gives me additional training and assistance to help seniors in either buying or selling their home. As a full time agent I’m committed to helping my clients have the best experience possible whether buying or selling. I can help you with all your real estate needs feel free to call me for a FREE selling review today. Richard Guerrero Coldwell Banker Impact Properties 956-245-1744

Sundance Apartment Homes

Sundance Apartment Homes

tel. 956-412-2880

1402 Vermont, Harlingen, TX 78550

Sundance Apartment Homes offers affordable 1-3 bedroom Apartment Homes in a gated community in Harlingen, TX. Enjoy all the comforts of home and more with access to a fitness center, swimming pool, playgrounds, computer labs, and much more!Each apartment features outdoor storage rooms, a balcony, walk-in closets, energy efficient appliances and so much more.They work hand in hand with the Southwestern Housing Resource Services to promote healthy social participation in a variety of activities. From counseling to job search training, the staff is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with their neighbors. Sundance Apartments offers affordable living at its finest.

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