Staff Report


Severe weather could impact the Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley could be in for another couple of days of severe thunderstorms beginning late Thursday night into Friday morning. The National Weather...

Man dies in fatal wreck after multi-city chase

A police chase Monday evening from Sullivan City to La Joya ended in a fatality after the driver of the fleeing vehicle lost control...

Hidalgo Co. reports 15 positive cases over weekend

After not releasing an update on cases Saturday, Hidalgo County reported 19 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, county judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Sunday, bringing the total here to 440. “The positive numbers have remained steady,” Cortez said.  “Continue doing what we all know works — practice good hygiene and use face coverings as protection.” The ages of the new cases range from people younger than 20 to people in their 70s — Hidalgo County does not divulge the specific ages of people who test positive for COVID-19 — and come from Edinburg, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Pharr, San Juan and Weslaco.  Read the full story at

Abbott weighs in on fight for relief funds

Gov. Greg Abbott stepped into the fight between the state’s 12 largest counties and their respective municipalities on Friday, ordering the counties to share...

Suspect arrested in death of woman

HARLINGEN — Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a woman found next to Bob Youker Road last Sunday. Police did not immediately...

Cameron Co. confirms another COVID-19 related death

An 86-year-old woman died after testing positive for COVID-19, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced Saturday in a news release. The woman was a resident of Veranda Nursing Home, according to the release. This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 to 33 in Cameron County. Additionally, 12 people — from Brownsville, Harlingen and San Benito — also tested positive for COVID-19; their ages range from a 16-year-old boy to a 61-year-old man.  Read the full story at

Another nursing home resident dies from virus

An 86-year-old resident of a Harlingen nursing home has died from COVID-19 related conditions, Cameron County authorities reported on Saturday. The woman was a resident...

Cameron Co. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

Fifteen people in Cameron County have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced in a news release Friday, bringing the total there to 686.  The majority of the cases come from Brownsville, with the exception of two cases who come from Los Fresnos and San Benito. The people range in age from 22 to 91 years old. Nearly all of the cases are linked to a previous case; only two cases are travel related and one was transmitted through community spread. Read the full story at

IDEA Public Schools to continue serving curbside meals all summer

IDEA Public Schools says it will continue to serve curbside meals at all of their campuses throughout Texas and Louisiana during the summer. As of today,...

Hidalgo Co. reports 5 positive cases; 7 in Cameron Co. 

Five people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Thursday, bringing the total here to 472. “Don’t let this serve as an indication to let your guard down,” Cortez said. “We continue to encourage physical distancing, face coverings and good hygiene — especially as we approach Memorial Day weekend.” The new cases are women who range from their 20s to their 60s who come from Alton, Edinburg, McAllen and Pharr.  Read the full story at