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...

Rio Grande City taking precautions following positive case

Rio Grande City confirmed employees were sent home after it was discovered one city employee had been in contact with a coworker of the...

Rancho Viejo, River Bend among golf courses reopened to members

Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club and River Bend Resort and Country Club in Brownsville were among the East Valley golf courses to reopen...

Mass movement: SPI fills up, expert braces for ‘new wave’ of virus

In his first press conference after Cameron County beaches were reopened the last weekend of April, county Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said he was...

Unemployment numbers continue to rise

Cameron County saw its unemployment rate jump nearly 2 percent in March, according to the latest employment statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission. TWC’s March...

Texas outlines guidelines to allow socially distant graduations to resume

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune A jam-packed auditorium or gymnasium. Hugs from fellow graduates. Rows of family members and friends whooping and standing to watch their...

70% of Texas prisoners tested have the coronavirus

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune Within the walls of Texas prisons overrun with the new coronavirus, information on its spread is still scarce, and the...

BISD to hold in-person graduation ceremonies

The Brownsville Independent School District will hold in-person outdoor graduation ceremonies — with social distancing — for each of its high schools on or...

Texas hair salons to reopen Friday, gyms to open May 18

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott will allow hair salons in Texas to reopen Friday — and gyms will be allowed to open...

Abbott: Nail salons, barbershops and beauty salons can open Friday

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said effective May 8, this Friday nail salons, barbershops and tanning salons will be allowed to open. He said there should...

Texas tops 2 million unemployment claims during outbreak

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has passed the 2 million mark in unemployment claims filed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said...

State’s April sales tax numbers down 9.3%

HARLINGEN — Texas sales tax revenues drooped downward in April, as the shutdown of retail and service industry outlets and shelter-at-home orders due to...

Report: Cardone lays off 183 in Brownsville

HARLINGEN— Auto parts maker Cardone Industries is laying off 183 workers from its Brownsville facility on Paredes Line Road due to business fall-off from...

Carnival Cruise Line plans to sail again starting in August

By DEE-ANN DURBIN and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press Writers Carnival Cruise Line said Monday that it plans to gradually resume cruising in North America...

With restaurants hurting, gulf shrimpers prepare for consecutive bad years

“Right now, unfortunately, we’re coming off of a bad year. 2019 was just a bad year; there wasn’t hardly any shrimp out there basically due to too much fresh water flowing into the gulf,” said Andrea Hance, a shrimp boat owner and executive director of the Texas Shrimp Association.

COMMENTARY: A primer on the coronavirus

NURA SALHADAR, MY TURN As a recent public health graduate, I have found it surreal to watch a major public health crisis unfold before my very...

Helping Hand: Good Neighbor director shares non-profit journey

When Hugo Zurita started his job as executive director of Good Neighbor Settlement House a few months ago, he did not imagine how vital...

County Clerk, Tax Assessor’s offices to reopen today

The office of the Cameron County Clerk Sylvia Garza-Perez and Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. will re-open their office lobbies to the general public...

In Limbo: Businesses not allowed to open left with uncertainty

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he was going to let his stay-at-home order expire and allow non-essential businesses, such as movie theaters and clothing...

Peregrine padre: Priest takes message of peace door to door

Father Joshua Carlos of Holy Family Church wasn’t going to let a little thing like a pandemic lockdown prevent him from his tending his...

EDITORIAL: Big decisions: Outbreak shows importance of making best possible votes

Public service is always a challenge, and we applaud those who have entered the arena that is both difficult and rewarding. But the challenges...

Doctor: Don’t fear going to ER because of virus

HARLINGEN — Some people appear to have taken the stay-at-home order too literally, refusing to seek help even for critical medical emergencies. “ Across the country...

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...

Port Isabel cancels youth softball season

Citing Little League International’s move to cancel its regional tournaments and the 2020 Little League World Series, Raul Loera Jr., president of the Laguna...

Bishop provides update on church reopenings

Bishop Daniel E. Flores, of the Catholic of Diocese of Brownsville, hopes to announce soon when he will order the reopening of the churches...

Frontline Workers: Brownsville Fire Department leads COVID-19 response

Brownsville’s first responders have led the coronavirus response since shelter in place and other Cameron County mandates brought the city to a halt in...

As daily virus deaths spike, Texas reopens door for business

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas charged toward reopening Friday despite the grim milestone of the state's deadliest single day...

Cameron County reports new death

Cameron County officials said Thursday they have received confirmation of another COVID-19 related death here. The individual was a 92-year-old male resident of the Windsor...

Judge urges safety measures despite Abbott’s order

After Gov. Greg Abbott gave certain businesses the green light to re-open at a limited capacity, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera urged local businesses...

Food distribution scheduled for Friday at Brownsville Event Center

United Against Hunger, a local campaign to provide meals and emergency food for families in need, will hold another mass food distribution at the...