Valley Baptist continues COVID-Safety standards as state reopens

Under the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas has started to strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of...

Texas hospitals sue patients for unpaid medical bills during the coronavirus

By Shannon Najmabadi, Texas Tribune Texas hospitals are suing patients for unpaid medical bills, a practice that has continued even as the coronavirus pandemic sends...

EDITORIAL: Vulnerable: Nursing home outbreaks show safety measures need review

As in many other parts of the country, Rio Grande Valley nursing homes have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The prevalence of...

Abbott reopens water parks, food courts, adult rec sports

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took another step Tuesday in his phased reopening of statewide activities after the coronavirus lockdown. The Republican governor...

Hidalgo Co. exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 tests; reports 516 total cases

Hidalgo County reported Tuesday that it has administered 10,371 COVID-19 tests and confirmed a total of 516 cases locally, including 12 new positives. “There are currently more than 1,800 tests pending,” county Judge Richard F. Cortez wrote in a news release. “As we conduct more testing, we can expect the number of infected people to rise.” The county also reported that 30 people were released from isolation Tuesday, raising the total to 322. A total of 16 individuals remained hospitalized with complications from the virus, three of whom are being treated in intensive care units. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Schools plan for coming academic year

HARLINGEN — Across the country, school districts are planning for one of the most challenging school years in modern history as officials monitor the...

Texas reports 8 more coronavirus deaths, 623 new cases

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials reported 623 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and said there have been another eight deaths linked to the...

UTRGV to hold virtual Spring 2020 commencement on Saturday

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will celebrate more than 3,000 prospective graduates with the first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30,...

Real estate proves resilient

HARLINGEN — Virtual tour houses are not uncommon, but it has now become the norm for real estate agents. As the real estate industry was...

Protesters rally for lifting COVID restrictions on Texas

AUSTIN — As more sectors of the Texas economy reopened from the freeze of the coronavirus pandemic, a few dozen anti-government demonstrators rallied Saturday...