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BPUB employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Public Utility Board says an additional employee has tested positive for coronavirus. The utility company says the test was confirmed on Tuesday, Aug....

WATCH SpaceX’s Starship prototype test flight at Boca Chica

If you missed Tuesday evenings SpaceX Starship "hop" test flight from the Boca Chica Beach facility, here is video of the launch provided by...

Police pull motorist from vehicle after wreck with utility pole

A motorist crashed into a utility pole Monday evening on McDavitt Boulevard, startling nearby residents who said the wreck shook their homes in Brownsville. A...

For some, SNAP help follows Hurricane Hanna

The federal government has approved help for SNAP recipients following Hurricane Hanna—but help will not come automatically for residents in Cameron County. Gov. Greg Abbott...

HHS sends supplies for McAllen convention center hospital

McALLEN — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sent a cache of medical supplies to the McAllen Convention Center earlier this week...

TSC to hold first virtual graduation

Texas Southmost College will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony celebrating graduates of the 2020 Spring Semester at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Originally scheduled for...

Free hand sanitizer giveaway set for Saturday

Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be providing free hand sanitizers to the public Saturday at the Brownsville Sports Park. The company said 20,000 bottles of 375...

BPUB crews work through night, restore service to all customers

Hurricane Hanna brought a few outages along with a tornado to the service territory of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, but BPUB crews worked...

More county employees test positive for the coronavirus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday announced that an additional 59 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees work in the...

Additional BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville Public Utilities Board has announced five additional BPUB employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases were confirmed July 17 -24, and the last...

TSC police academy to hold virtual graduation ceremony

Port of Brownsville Police Chief Carlos Garcia will be the keynote speaker when the Criminal Justice Institute at Texas Southmost College holds graduation ceremonies...

49 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rio Grande Valley

Hidalgo County announced 33 more people died as a result of COVID-19 related complications, raising the total number of deaths there to 433, while...

Recycling Center reopens

The City of Brownsville Recycling Center located at 308 E. Elizabeth St. has reopened to the public. The Recycling Center will be open from 8...

Domino’s now hiring

Domino’s franchise-owned locations are looking to hire about 100 new employees across 24 stores throughout the Greater Harlingen, Brownsville and McAllen areas. The positions...

15 new COVID-19 deaths in Cameron County

Fifteen more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, county health officials said Tuesday night. This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths...

Congressman unveil legislation to create small business recovery fund

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Lance Gooden on Monday announced introduction of the Small Business Comeback Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a recovery fund to provide businesses...

More county employees test positive for the coronavirus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday announced that an additional 38 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees work in the...

Additional BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville Public Utilities Board had announced four additional BPUB employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases were confirmed July 10 to 17, and the...

10 patients at The Rio of Fox Hollow nursing home die from virus

Cameron County recorded 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, raising its death toll to 89. The deceased include eight women ages 63, 65, 82,...

Beach Park at Isla Blanca closed for 2020 season

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact communities, businesses are being faced with difficult decisions. Beach Park at Isla Blanca announced...

Election Day voting locations

The following is a list of polling places for July 14 Democratic Primary Runoff Elections. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7...

Special needs families struggle with unique pandemic concerns

By Denise Cathey, Staff Photographer Translation by Nubia Reyna Two weeks into shelter-in-place, Annette Sankowski’s 5-year-old son Tristan eloped from the family’s house on a busy...

Nursing home resident dies from COVID-19

Cameron County has confirmed that another nursing home resident has died from COVID-19 related causes. The individual was a 74-year-old resident of Spanish Meadows in...

Harmony to offer flexible classroom plan for 2020-2021

Harmony Public Schools will allow families to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for inperson classes for the 2020- 2021...

Valley’s death toll rises by 17; 452 new cases

Hidalgo County confirmed 15 more fatalities due to the coronavirus Tuesday along with 335 new cases of the disease, according to a county news...

Early voting continues in primary runoff election

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff elections continues through the end of the week. As of Sunday afternoon, 6,278 ballots had been cast in...

101 new cases in Cameron County; 80-year-old woman dies

Hidalgo County confirmed 16 deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday, the highest single-day death toll so far in the area. This raises the death toll...

Early voting locations

The following is a list of early voting locations for the Democratic and Republican July 14 Primary Runoff Elections: >>Cameron County Courthouse Judicial Complex Main...

More BPUB employees test positive for COVID-19

Brownsville Public Utilities Board is reporting an additional 18 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. BPUB reports the results of the positive tests were...

Over 40 Cameron County employees test positive for coronavirus

Over 40 Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the county judge’s office is reporting. The employees worked at the following departments: 1 –...