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...

Officials change how state reports positivity rate after testing backlogs skewed virus data

By Edgar Walters and Shannon Najmabadi Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of...

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...

Texas reports 2,595 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials on Monday reported 2,595 new cases of the coronavirus and 21 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health...

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...

13 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

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

Bloodhounds get clearance to begin football season

It has been an exciting few days for the Brownsville St. Joseph football program. The Bloodhounds spent the weekend celebrating former standout quarterback Kai Money...

Texas reports 1,840 new COVID-19 cases, 47 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Sunday reported 1,840 new cases of the coronavirus and 47 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State...

BISD lays plans for soft reopening; In-person start to happen in phases

Faced with the state witholding funds, the Brownsville Independent School District took the first steps Thursday toward reopening its schools to a limited number...

Border Postmates: Personal shoppers become the new delivery service

HARLINGEN — Whataburger and Chick-fil-A are two of the most popular Texas cravings, but they are also the main requests made by Mexican citizens. However,...

BPUB reports three additional COVID-19 cases

Brownsville Public Utilities Board announced Friday that three additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19 with the positive tests confirmed between Sept. 5 and...

Willacy virus death rate ranks among highest

RAYMONDVILLE — Within four summer days, Lyford Mayor Wally Solis buried his wife and her two cousins after they died of complications stemming from...

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...

20 more Cameron County virus deaths reported

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

Unemployed Texans will no longer receive extra $300 in weekly payments

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Texans receiving unemployment benefits who qualified for an extra $300 in weekly jobless payments issued by the Trump administration will...

CDC offers tips on continuing to take precautions against COVID-19

As the numbers of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19 continue to drop throughout the Rio Grande Valley, local health experts are urging...

Report: Brownsville’s 25% occupancy limitation on restaurants is invalid

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a press release on Wednesday that the limitation the City of Brownsville has placed on restaurant capacity...

Local businessman gives out KN95 masks for first responders

Robert Rivas, owner of Mi Casa Furniture, knew he wanted to do a lot more than just saying thank you to the local first...

Experts say vaccine near; Vela takes part in caucus update with Fauci, Collins

A coronavirus vaccine is coming, just not right away, according to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony...

BISD urges parents to complete commitment forms

The Brownsville Independent School District is urging all parents to complete parent commitment forms stating whether they want their children to continue distance learning...

Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

By JUAN LOZANO, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and REBECCA BOONE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday as they...

Texas governor renews virus disaster declaration

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the state's disaster declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic as the state approaches...

Texas reports 2,057 new cases of COVID-19, 20 more deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 2,057 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, and 20 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services...

Home school: Teachers, students start school year in virtual time

HARLINGEN – Zaida Rodriguez moved quickly about her classroom, speaking excitedly about her third graders returning today, albeit remotely from their homes. “We are getting...

Mask up: Prof launches PPE venture to meet need

A computer science professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville responded to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment early...

Remote instruction: San Benito CISD ventures into new school year

SAN BENITO — From material distributions to staff training and planning, this school district has been gearing up all summer for its first day...

As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns...

Student athletes get COVID-19 tests three times a week

By Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune Athletics officials at Texas universities spent months planning for a fall football season during a pandemic. As conferences deliberated how...