United Against Hunger mass distributions set to continue until the end of the year

Since April 24, every Friday hundreds of cars line up since early hours in the morning to receive a bag of groceries and fresh...

BISD requests additional four-week extension for distance learning

The Brownsville Independent School District said the district will be requesting from the Texas Education Agency an additional four-week extension for distance learning beyond...

Texas tops 15,000 COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Texas surpassed the 15,000 mark Wednesday as the total number of deaths across...

Halloween gets booed this year? COVID-19 could put a damper on the holiday

As the COVID-19 numbers continue to drop throughout the country, and in the Rio Grande Valley, community members are still unsure about whether or...

9 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Nine more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Wednesday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Valley officials anticipate changes to school reopening guidelines

Rio Grande Valley officials expect the state to make an announcement this week modifying procedures for school districts in areas that have been hardest...

Infected inmate alleges county jail negligence

An inmate at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito filed suit against Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio and various officials in the jail division...

Port Isabel postpones start of fall athletics until Oct. 12

The Port Isabel athletic department announced Tuesday that it is postponing the start of fall sports until Oct. 12. Port Isabel athletic director and football...

Analysis: COVID-19’s almost incomprehensible toll in Texas

By Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune As of Thursday, COVID-19 had killed 14,590 Texans. That’s the official number. Experts tell us the actual number is higher. And...

Texas begins relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Monday began relaxing some coronavirus restrictions, including allowing restaurants to let more people inside. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the...

Cameron County reports eight move COVID-19 deaths

Eight more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Monday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Texas bars, distilleries rip Abbott for leaving them out of “unacceptable” reopening plan

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, Texas Tribune As Gov. Greg Abbott outlined his latest reopening plan this week, bar owner Greg Barrineau watched in disbelief. Abbott, who...

Out-of-work Texans struggling to navigate unemployment system

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Kelsey Carolan, Texas Tribune When Christine Brill’s unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission suddenly plummeted this summer, she tried calling...

Balancing higher health risks and spotty internet, reopening UTRGV is a challenge

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Isolated without Wi-Fi in the rural Hidalgo County home he shares with his dad, Ruben Homar Martinez is determined...

Texas health department reports 3,433 new coronavirus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported 3,433 new coronavirus cases and 135 more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused...

Visitors to be allowed at Texas nursing homes with COVID-19 cases

By Shawn Mulcahy, Texas Tribune Texas long-term care facilities — even those with active COVID-19 cases — can allow visitors beginning Sept. 24, Gov. Greg...

Getting better: Virus cases falling, but keep the mask on

Mask wearing, social distancing and other emergency measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 are paying off, as the number of new cases reported...

New Political Action Committee takes aim at Abbott’s COVID-19 response

A new Political Action Committee or PAC aimed at Gov. Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 response features two women taking a stand against what the PAC...

Virus cases falling; Judge urges continued vigilance

At a press conference today, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said the county's falling number of new COVID-19 cases is a good sign,...

Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov....

Sombrero Festival 2021 canceled over virus fears

The Board of Directors of Sombrero Festival announced Thursday night that it voted to cancel next year's event. In a Facebook post, the group said...

Agencies to post Covid data reported by Texas public schools

The Texas Education Agency and Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday on the DSHS website the statewide number of cases of COVID-19 reported by...

Abbott excludes Valley from loosening of coronavirus restrictions

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that most of Texas will be able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting many...

Rio Hondo’s chances for most fall sports end

The Rio Hondo Independent School District board voted Monday to file for a Texas Education Agency waiver allowing four additional weeks of remote learning,...

BISD to bring staff back into schools on Monday

The Brownsville Independent School District said Wednesday it is moving forward with plans to bring teachers and staff back into schools on Monday as...

City: Restaurants, gyms in increase to 50% capacity

The City of Brownsville held a virtual press conference on Wednesday where it was announced restaurants and gyms can go back to 50 percent...

Texas reports 3,400 new COVID-19 cases, 135 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported more than 3,400 confirmed new cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well...

8 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Eight more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Tuesday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19...

Cameron County reports 11 virus deaths

Eleven more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department said Friday night. This brings the total number of coronavirus-related...

Valley receives $8.2M in coronavirus recovery grants

Several cities and counties in the Rio Grande Valley were awarded a total of $8,198,735 in another round of federal grants to help recover...