Diana Eva Maldonado

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Diana Eva Maldonado is the Digital Editor for the Brownsville Herald, Valley Morning Star and Coastal Current. She can be reached at dmaldonado@valleystar.com or (956) 421-9872 or (956) 982-6618.

Santa Rosa residents support Coach Cipriano

Santa Rosa residents say they are concerned the contract of Warriors athletic director and boys basketball coach Juan Cipriano might not be renewed at...

Virus deaths hold steady

HARLINGEN — Texas recorded 858 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, which roughly matches the total number of new cases for each of...

Classic rock makes a comeback; Local station launched this month for classic rock fans

CAMERON COUNTY— Fans of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Nirvana and other classic bands will get to listen to their favorites in a local...

Willacy County reports two new virus cases, total now 10

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County confirmed its ninth and 10th cases of coronavirus — the fourth and fifth cases within a week. On Monday, the state health...

HCISD to hold ‘virtual’ graduation ceremonies

High school seniors from the Class of 2020 have missed out on prom, school events and to many the most important - their graduation...

Free hamburger plate giveaway slated for Sunday at Food Bank RGV

Six McAllen restaurants, two Valley banks and the Food Bank of the RGV are teaming up to help feed families that have been negatively...

Veranda patient is fourth to die of virus in Cameron County

Cameron County health officials confirm an 82-year-old woman who was a patient at Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Harlingen died at the facility of...

Homeland launches COVID-19 operation

In an effort to suss out fraud during the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced a new operation Wednesday, according to a news...

9 coronavirus cases reported in Rio Hondo; 23 countywide

Cameron County is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19, including nine in Rio Hondo all related to previous patients. The Rio Hondo cases include one...

Harlingen fatalities linked to COVID-19

By Fernando del Valle and Steve Clark, Staff Writers HARLINGEN — Two more residents have died after a health care worker carried the COVID-19 virus...

Willacy County extends shelter in place order

RAYMONDVILLE — Sparsely populated Willacy County is extending emergency orders aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. County Judge Aurelio Guerra is mandating federal...

Virus cases surpass 200 in Cameron County

Cameron County officials there are 21 new reports of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases in the county to 216. The newest patients...

Officials push Census 2020 count

County officials are urging residents to take a moment to fill out the 2020 census. Residents in Cameron County began receiving documents in mid-March...

New punishment hearing ordered in ex-police chief’s tampering case

BY ERIN SHERIDAN, Staff Writer An appeals court reversed a trial court’s judgment in the case filed against former Indian Lake Police Chief John Chambers, who...

City considers expanding operating days for COVID-19 drive-thru testing

During a regular Brownsville City Commission meeting earlier this week, Brownsville Fire Department Chief Jarrett Sheldon, who is overseeing the emergency management operations, said...

County Judge: 2 nursing home patients die of COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said two additional nursing home patients in Harlingen have died of COVID-19. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Trevino...

City issues amended declaration of disaster

By Nubia Reyna, Staff Writer The Brownsville City Commission on Tuesday approved an amended declaration of local disaster for public health emergency which includes new measures...

School districts making changes to meal plan distributions

The San Benito school district says parents will now be able to pick up their children meals without having to bring to child to...

County Judge: Several patients have recovered from virus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. says the good news about coronavirus in the area is that a number of people have recovered from...

Patient experience for new mothers key to Valley Baptist-Brownsville upgrades

While giving birth to a healthy baby is usually the top priority for moms-to-be, both ambiance and comfort often play large roles in a...

City: Brownsville worker being tested for virus as precaution

A City of Brownsville employee who traveled to Europe this month is being tested for COVID-19 as a precaution, according to a news release...

UTRGV receives $38,000,000 gift from Legacy Foundation

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was given what the school calls a transformative and remarkable gift. During a news conference at the UTRGV...

NWS: Cold front to bring ‘feel like’ temperatures in the 20s, 30s

Winter doesn’t officially arrive in the Western Hemisphere until this weekend, but for those who live in the Rio Grande Valley it might feel like it arrived sooner. A cold front will move through South Texas, bringing in a significant change in temperatures. This weekend, temperatures hovered at 90 degrees, with daily records broken in McAllen (93) and Brownsville (90), but on Tuesday they will range between 40-60 degrees. The National Weather Service in Brownsville said mornings will feel even colder Wednesday and Thursday. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Wildfire burning near SpaceX launch site

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk declared Thursday night’s test of the Starhopper a success, as the massive rocket went 60 feet into the air over...

Starhopper hovers over Boca Chica Beach

After months of delays the SpaceX Starhopper hovered untethered over the launch pad Thursday night at Boca Chica Beach. At 10:44 p.m. the hopper's engines...

Rio Hondo lift bridge open to traffic

Nearly two years after it was shutdown for a multi-million dollar overhaul, the yellow lift bridge in Rio Hondo is open once again.Nearly two...

Flash flood emergency warning issued, submerged cars on frontage road

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a flash flood emergency for northwest Cameron County and eastern Hidalgo County and it remains in...

Children critically hurt when car strikes Harlingen home

A number of children were hurt Thursday night when a car slammed into the front yard of a Harlingen home.The accident happened on the...