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Hidalgo polling site shut down after poll worker tests positive for COVID-19

A Hidalgo County polling location has been shut down after a poll worker tested positive, the county elections administrator, Yvonne Ramon, announced Friday.  The polling...

Edinburg police investigating 2 deaths

Edinburg police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found inside a residence in the 800 block of Russian Avenue Friday morning. Police...

STHS eases hospital visitation guidelines

South Texas Health Systems made changes to their visiting hours for its acute care facilities, effective Thursday. The visitation changes are an easing of restrictions...

Beto O’Rourke in Hidalgo Co. Friday to help encourage voter turnout

Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will be in Hidalgo County on Friday to help rally the Rio Grande Valley’s vote, according to Cynthia...

Rep. Longoria of Mission vying for Speaker of Texas House

State Rep. Oscar Longoria announced Thursday that he is throwing his name in the ring to be the next Speaker of the Texas House...

Kamala Harris to host private event at UTRGV’s Edinburg campus

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will visit the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg campus Friday afternoon for a private outdoor event,...

Hidalgo Co. records 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Ten COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Tuesday along with 181 cases in Hidalgo County. The death toll is now 1,934 with a total of...

5 more virus deaths recorded in Hidalgo County, 1 in Cameron

Hidalgo County reported five COVID-19 related deaths and 130 new cases of the virus on Monday. The county’s top elected official also acknowledged the current...

4 more cases of West Nile, 3 of Dengue Fever confirmed in Hidalgo Co.

Four new cases of West Nile virus and three new cases of Dengue Fever have sprung up in Hidalgo County, officials stated Monday. The new...

Alamo woman scheduled for arraignment in intox manslaughter case

A 21-year-old Alamo woman is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on an indictment alleging she drove drunk more than a year ago and hit...

McAllen ranked best place to start a home business

McALLEN — The city is the best place in the country to start a home-based business, according to a site that aims to help...

Eight more people die from COVID-19 in RGV

Eight more people throughout the Rio Grande Valley died from COVID-19 related complications, county officials reported Friday. In Hidalgo County, five more people died due to COVID-19, and officials confirmed another 171 new cases. The five individuals who died included a man and a woman, both over 70 years old, from Edinburg, a Weslaco woman over 70 years old, a McAllen man also over 70 and a McAllen woman in her 40s, according to a news release issued by the county. Read more at The Monitor.com.

284 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, 172 hospitalizations in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County reported eight more coronavirus-related deaths and 284 new cases of the virus as hospitalization rates for the county remain fairly static. So far the county has recorded 34,799 positive cases, 1,914 of which have resulted in a person’s death. County hospitals continued to treat 172 COVID-19 patients Thursday, 68 of them in intensive care units. Hospitalizations were at 176 the previous day. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

McAllen Holiday Parade going virtual in 2020

There won’t be any jostling for a good spot at this year’s McAllen Holiday Parade. The city announced Thursday that the 2020 parade will be entirely remote and will be broadcast live through television and streaming services. Despite the changes, city representatives remain confident the parade will live up to its reputation, which has won it epithets as both the “Best Parade in Texas” and “Best Parade in the World.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Starr County extends early voting hours

Starr County citizens will have more time to vote after the county's election office extended the hours of operation for their main polling site. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Weslaco police make arrest in 18-year-old man’s stabbing

Weslaco police say they’ve arrested 21-year-old resident Vincent Cedillo on accusations he stabbed an 18-year-old man Tuesday afternoon. Cedillo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was given a $200,000 bond. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Hidalgo County virus hospitalizations up slightly as 7 more die

Hidalgo County reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths and 172 new cases Wednesday as the local death toll continues to slowly creep toward 2,000. Thus far, 1,906 people in the county have died of COVID-19 and 34,515 have tested positive for the virus. The county reported a slight change in hospitalization rates Wednesday, with the number of individuals with COVID-19 increasing by one to 176 patients and the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units going up from 66 to 74. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

RGC officer accused of pointing rifle at wife, punching her

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office alleges a Rio Grande City police officer pointed a rifle at his wife before forcing her into their car...

Hidalgo, Cameron counties report six more COVID-19 deaths

Hidalgo County announced four additional COVID-19 related deaths and 164 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday morning. The county’s COVID-19 related death toll climbed to 1,899...

Weslaco police investigating stabbing, suspect in custody

The Weslaco Police Department is asking the public to avoid the area of FM 1015 and Mile 9. "We are responding to a stabbing in...

Hidalgo County reports 164 new COVID-19 cases; four more deaths

Hidalgo County announced four additional COVID-19 related deaths and 164 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning. The county’s COVID-19 related death toll climbed to 1,899,...

Mission man charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle

Alton police say a 25-year-old Mission man blamed a roadrunner or a dog for causing him to swerve, resulting in a rollover crash. Authorities arrested...

Two COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron Co.; Starr Co. postpones bar reopenings

Two COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in Cameron County on Monday, along with 109 new cases. The individuals who died include a man from Brownsville in...

HCSO seizes 75 eight-liner machines in Edcouch

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people last Friday on accusations they operated an illegal gambling establishment. Deputies charged 48-year-old Edinburg resident Margarito Rios...

Texas Rangers, Starr Co. sheriff’s office investigating death in county jail

The Starr County Sheriff's office and the Texas Rangers are currently investigating a man’s death at the Starr County jail. The sheriff's office announced on...

Starr County to keep bars closed, suspends Halloween activities

Bars in Starr County are ordered to remain closed and Halloween activities are suspended as part of ongoing precautions to prevent the spread of...

Hidalgo, Cameron counties report 13 COVID-19 deaths

The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department reported eight COVID-19 related deaths and 246 new cases on Thursday, county Judge Richard F. Cortez...

22 more die from virus in RGV

The Rio Grande Valley reported 22 additional deaths related to COVID-19 Wednesday evening, along with more than 200 new cases. Hidalgo County reported 174 new...

Abbott appoints police chief, social worker to state task force

A lawman and a social worker from the Rio Grande Valley have been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve on the Task Force...

UTRGV offers flu vaccine to public amid early voting

In an effort to increase public access to vaccines for the incoming flu season, individuals attending early voting at the University of Texas Rio...