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Assessing UTRGV Football’s Quarterback Room – Who Should Start?

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We’re still a over a year and a half before UTRGV football plays their first meaningful snap of football, but now that the roster is beginning to fill out, let’s take a closer look at the Vaqueros QB signees.

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It’s Official: President Biden Will NOT Attend Charro Days

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For many of us who thought deeply on how exactly Biden would chow down on an espiropapa have had our hopes crushed by the revelation that Biden will, in fact, NOT be attending Charro Days because everyone has better things to do than to hang out in Brownsville all day.

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The Edinburg Harvest Christian Eagles Are State Champions Again

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The Harvest Christian Eagles girls basketball team have just won the TAPPS 1A state championship over Texoma Christian School-Sherman, 78-27, wrapping up a dominant 42-1 record this season. This is their 2nd state championship in a row and they are absolutely the best team in the Valley that you’ve never heard of.

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D1-FBS RGV College Football Players – 2023 Season Recap

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For those of you wondering, yes, the Valley has several players on FBS rosters. Unfortunately, none of our local sports news outlets covered their seasons at all.

Fortunately, your lonely friends at The Bench Wire scoured through all 134 FBS school rosters to bring you this year’s RGV college football player 2023 season recap.

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UTRGV Has Acquired HEB Park, Re-named UTRGV Stadium

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Earlier today, UTRGV announced their acquisition of HEB Park, renaming it UTRGV Stadium. According to their press release, UTRGV Stadium will serve “as the primary home for the upcoming Vaqueros football program.”

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Biden To Visit Brownsville Thursday – Unconfirmed For Charro Days

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The New York Times is reporting that President Joe Biden will be meeting with border patrol agents, law enforcement and city leaders in Brownsville, Texas on Thursday to discuss the urgent need for a border agreement, as congress has failed to pass a bipartisan bill to address the border issue after former President Trump denounced a bipartisan bill passed by the Senate that was subsequently tanked by GOP members of the House.

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Everything You Need To Know About UTRGV Football (Updated February 2024)

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In a world brimming with information at our fingertips, it’s both a travesty and a comedy that, quite expectedly, the UTRGV Football program remains an enigmatic ghost on the internet. The powers that be within UTRGV couldn’t even spruce for some lonely student, and future reddit mod, to create a Wikipedia page for the team.

Of course, your friends at The Bench Wire are here to save the day and help answer all your burning questions about the next thing the Valley will soon enough ignore.

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We Have Some Questions For The Lady Who Drove Her Car Into The McAllen Convention Center Pond

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about a woman who driving her car into the McAllen Convention Center pond over the weekend. All of our local news outlets have covered this groundbreaking story, but, we at the Bench Wire still have some questions for her.

First question: you good?

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MyRGV May Have Quietly Removed Their Paywall

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Following a nearly two-year stint of pivoting to a digital subscription model, MyRGV.com, which serves as the website for The Monitor, The Brownsville Herald, and Valley Morning Star, has seemingly removed their paywall, potentially signaling a return to the “free” ad-supported each respective newspaper had for years.

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2nd Island Causeway Gets Official TxDOT Designation; Won’t Be Finished Until We’re All Dead

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Back in December, the Texas Transportation Commission, the five-member governing board of the Texas Department of Transportation, officially designated the 2nd causeway to the island as “State Highway 104,” which is great, because it took them all of about 8 years to do it.

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