On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.
The death rate from COVID-19 in deep South Texas is more than twice the state average.
A sleepy Democratic primary runoff against challenger Sara Stapleton-Barrera heated up last week when a mailer, using a nickname for the incumbent, incited numerous political allies to rally behind him.
The community has united to save the 73-year-old cinema and venue, which did not qualify for federal relief funding.
This taco is so beloved that it was part of a thorny trademark dispute.
Robert and Vickie Lyle’s lives revolve around hunting and trapping hogs. Wildlife refuge managers count on them to keep the destructive pigs in check.
Joshua and Myra Guerrero’s food truck embraces new barbecue ideas from across the state.
A trip through sparsely populated corners of South Texas reveals an unusual barbecue specialty.
The Wall Street Journal investigates what happened to the snowballs people froze after a historic 2004 snowfall.
At this Rio Grande Valley taqueria, starting with dessert might be the best way to kick off a meal of creative tacos.
No matter that the federal government formally objects to his project and plans to build its own just two miles away.
For the second time in a week, the pro-Trump group has been told to stand down.
Chad Wolf was in the Rio Grande Valley last week for a border wall photo-op, but over a meal of cordon bleu he heard from businesspeople about economic woes.
All the news from the “Dallas suburb” of Marfa and the “adjacent” regions of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
Crews have built a small section of steel fencing in Hidalgo County. Is it all for show?
Critics say it’s a political gimmick. It’s unclear when, or if, the administration can erect the steel barrier through the Rio Grande Valley.
He was the sort of local icon that lives at the heart of every enduring, tight-knit music scene.
Recorded just before he had two heart surgeries, the singer-songwriter’s new album took him back to his South Texas roots.
Situated on the frontlines of the immigration crisis, the Angry Tias y Abuelas group acts as the eyes and ears of the border.
Activists are concerned that the Trump administration will circumvent congressional prohibitions against building a barrier through the South Texas preserve.
Art and activism intersected at the Rio Grande Valley’s first Encuentro en la Frontera.
McAllen’s new arts and music festival has potential to contribute to creative communities, if it’s thoughtful about how to best serve their needs.
The acting Border Patrol chief steps down as migrant children go without soap or toothpaste and bodies are found along the Rio Grande.
Falcon Lake hit a balmy 116 while the heat index in Brownsville was an eyeball-melting 128 degrees, nine degrees warmer than Death Valley.
With its mixture of American and Mexican heritage, South Texas does Holy Week like nowhere else.
The Edinburg native talks about her hometown, her role models growing up, and how she mentors aspiring actors in the RGV.
From juicy chicken to a hulking brisket sandwich, the joint offers some of the best barbecue in Hidalgo County.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.
With the government questioning the authenticity of their birth certificates, some Texans worry that even providing additional documentation won't be enough.
Stanford Ph.D student Jonathan Leal and producer/filmmaker Charlie Vela teamed for a project exploring this moment in Valley music.
The omnibus bill allocates money toward border wall construction along 33 miles in the Rio Grande Valley.
It took nine years for him to meat his match.
First-time documentarians Charlie Vela and Ronnie Garza capture fifty years of music history in their hometown.
Congressman Filemon Vela had always kept a low profile—until he told Donald Trump to stick his border fence you-know-where.
Birding excursions and events around the state.
Manuel Padilla, the Border Patrol’s new sector chief in the Rio Grande Valley, promises to stem the influx of people and drugs into Texas. That may sound fanciful, but consider this: he did it in Arizona.
Will UTRGV's football program remain undefeated?
Chilaquiles, Anita’s Cafe Type: Breakfast Rating: 4.25 Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best…
The real-life adventures of Leland Snow, the Thomas Edison of agricultural aviation.
With Fernando A. Flores’ short story collection and the forthcoming documentary shining new light on the RGV punk scene, let’s take an audio tour.
If cruising is outlawed, only outlaws will cruise.
The small town in the Rio Grande Valley ranked first in the country on NerdWallet’s list of best cities for women in the workforce.
Farewell, sweet bronc.
All hail these golden spheres of goodness.
Valley residents will still have to drive to Houston or Austin for their affordably-priced Swedish furniture, but the home decor company is investing big in energy in the windy part of the state.
People who paid as much as $3,500 for purebred puppies allegedly found themselves receiving dying animals instead.
After an absurdly divisive process, the UT-RGV mascot debate has ended with an absurdly divisive name.
Residents and alumni hate all the suggestions, Valley cities are passing resolutions to call their neighbors out, and somehow "Bears" is still a viable option.
It's unclear if any troops have used the charity resource, but it's bad optics surrounding the already controversial decision to send the National Guard to the border.
Let's break down the pros and cons to each of them.