San Benito extends virus orders

SAN BENITO — City officials are tightening up their enforcement of state and local orders, mandating residents stay home while limiting public and private...

Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday partially rescinded a lower-court order that had largely blocked the enforcement of an abortion...

Flea Market to close this weekend for the first time since 1981

Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez announced Wednesday evening that the 77 Flea Market, also known as La Pulga, will be closing its doors as a...

Texas accuses US’ largest egg producer of price gouging

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' attorney general has accused the nation's largest egg producer of price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic. A lawsuit filed Thursday by...

Chips and salsa will never be taken for granted again post-virus

Sometimes when the chips are down, you don't get chips, much less chips and salsa. The pandemic has forced Rio Grande Valley residents to make...

Big 12 schools intend to open in fall, giving football hope

By CLIFF BRUNT and STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writers All 10 schools in the Big 12 Conference expect their campuses to be open in the...

Mental health hotline is helping Texans navigate the pandemic

By Elvia Limón, Texas Tribune Within the first month of its launch, the state’s new mental health support line received nearly 2,000 calls from Texans...

Brownsville chamber hosts webinar with TWC on employment

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce held a webinar on Tuesday where guest speaker Julian Alvarez III, commissioner representing labor for the Texas Workforce Commission,...

TSC offers COVID-19 disinfection training to local businesses

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, Texas Southmost College, in collaboration with the Alliance Safety Council and Workforce Solutions Cameron, has developed a...

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...

Texans still have problems collecting unemployment benefits

By Clare Proctor, The Texas Tribune Inundated by millions of Texans trying to file claims for unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission has added four external...

BISD student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Independent School District confirmed Tuesday in a statement that a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19, coming after the district decided Monday to...

City hosts press conference on rise of coronavirus cases

The City of Brownsville held a virtual press conference via Facebook on Friday morning where they informed the community about the COVID-19 numbers and...

Some states break virus records as US caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states...

Doctors urge GOP to halt Texas convention as virus surges

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As the Texas GOP presses ahead with plans for a July convention amid a surge...

Community receives more than 1k grocery bags as part of United Against Hunger

Hundreds of cars lined up early Friday morning outside Besteiro Middle School for the free grocery bag distribution "United Against Hunger" by United Way...

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...

Task force supports local hospital through storm, COVID-19

McALLEN — For the past week, a medical task force of dozens of personnel from across the nation have been added to McAllen Medical Center’s...

State adjusts surging total COVID-19 deaths slightly lower

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials have lowered their surging total COVID-19 death count slightly, saying an automation error in a switch in...

SPI extends beach operations orders

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Those headed to the beach are going to need to continue following these rules for the rest of the summer. During...

UTRGV medical school conducting COVID-19 testing

HARLINGEN — The Rio Grande Valley’s medical students are playing a big role in the coronavirus pandemic. “If there was ever a time to be...

Texas students say pandemic-era tuition should be cut

By Raga Justin, Texas Tribune Paying for her tuition at the University of North Texas was already going to be a challenge this fall for...

Reports: Inmate had health issues prior to hospitalization

A series of infirmary requests sent by 77-year-old inmate Cresenciano Oliva at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in the month leading up to his death...

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the...

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk postponed

The Sixth annual 2020 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk scheduled for June 6 has been postponed because of COVID-19. The new date for...

Cameron Co. reports 10 more COVID-19 cases

Cameron County health officials reported 10 additional cases of COVID-19 Sunday afternoon, bringing the total there to 87. One case, travel-related, is of a 43-year-old...

San Benito shops ready to reopen for ‘retail-to-go’

SAN BENITO — Like David Garcia, business owners are gearing up to partially reopen their shops as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to...

H-E-B selling meals from McAllen eateries amid COVID-19 pandemic

H-E-B selling meals from McAllen eateries amid COVID-19 pandemic Like many other restaurateurs, Larry and Jessica Delgado of McAllen were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic....

WBLL renovates park; Port Isabel cancels season

The West Brownsville Little League Park on Cottonwood Drive has been around since the 1960s. “Our park has been not up to par for quite...

Jailed DA Villalobos seeks release; Former prosecutor wants home confinement

Former Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos continues his request to be released from federal custody under the CARES Act due to high...