Texas reports 2,800 new coronavirus cases, 64 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported 2,800 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 64 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by...

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...

Old results show some bogged-down reporting systems

RAYMONDVILLE — A two-month backlog of more than 200 Willacy County COVID-19 cases shows many labs across Texas continue to be bogged down in...

Texas health officials report 4,456 new coronavirus cases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials in Texas on Saturday reported 4,456 new coronavirus cases in the state and 177 additional deaths due to...

Behave yourselves: County leaders say Labor Day will make or break reopening

Cameron County parks and beach access will remain closed through the Labor Day weekend, though they will begin reopening the day after. That's according to...

Three additional BPUB Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board announced Friday that three additional employees have tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 29 and Sep. 3. The employees were...

Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

The Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced Friday on a press release that one employee from the Constable Precinct 4 Office,...

15 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Fifteen 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...

10 more virus deaths in Cameron County

Ten more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department said Tuesday. This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths...

Valley to receive $26K in coronavirus grants for public housing

Several Rio Grande Valley housing authorities were awarded a total of $25,542 in another round of federal grants to help recover from the economic...

Officials urge vigilance as Hidalgo Co. virus cases decline

Hidalgo County has seen its number of COVID-19 cases decrease in recent days, but while this is good news it has local officials worried...

20 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

Twenty 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 related...

Texas deaths from illness caused by coronavirus pass 12,500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials on Saturday reported the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has...

UTMOST IMPORTANCE: Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever

Health experts are warning against the possibility of a “twindemic” come flu season this fall. Influenza is a dangerous but preventable virus, and the...

Help for colonia residents: Assistance for those impacted by COVID-19

Cameron County has announced an assistance program for colonia residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the form of reduced...

Still shining: End-of-life facility gets fewer residents due to virus

Sunshine Haven Inc, a nonprofit, licensed special care facility in Olmito that provides free, compassionate end-of-life care to terminally ill patients in a home-like...

UT Health RGV to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to the public

UT Health RGV, the clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, has launched COVID-19 antibody testing as a third component of their pandemic...

Texas reports 2,754 new coronavirus cases, 25 new deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported 2,754 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and another 25 deaths from the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. State health...

Health experts to parents: vaccinate your kids

Cameron County’s percentage of COVID-19-related deaths is more than three times the state average based on population, according to county Health Authority Dr. James...

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...

Symptoms or not, residents regard virus threat differently

Those infected with the novel coronavirus don't often experience the same illnesses. Some are asymptomatic, while others have more severe cases. For those who have...

Pandemic Pregnancies: Expectant mothers learn to accommodate to COVID-19 restrictions

HARLINGEN — First time mothers usually hope to have their husbands at every doctor’s appointment and have a baby shower with every family member. But...

Cameron County threatened with suit; Christian schools bucking emergency order

Plano-based First Liberty Institute, which bills itself as the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to protecting religious rights, is threatening to sue Cameron...

Hanging Tough: Zoo continues on despite COVID-19

Brownsville’s beloved Gladys Porter Zoo has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with minimal staff and far less funding than would be normally available to provide...

School district begins device distribution

HARLINGEN — Alicia Vargas walked out with her new digital device, a smile spreading across the face behind her mask. “I am grateful,” said Alicia,...

Texas surpasses 11,000 coronavirus deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 11,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday and reported more than 4,600 confirmed new cases, while the number of patients...

Texans may get extra $300 in unemployment payments next week

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Unemployed Texans could begin receiving $300 in extra weekly jobless payments as soon as next week, a Texas Workforce Commission...

Harlingen loan program still has funds for local businesses

HARLINGEN — More than 50 local businesses have taken advantage of the HELP for Small Business funds, and more of the zero-interest loans remain...

Flea Market to welcome vendors, public on Aug. 29

The 77 Flea Market in Brownsville will reopen its doors next weekend as positive cases of COVID-19 in the area continue to decrease. The...

New wave of COVID at county jails

Officials at Cameron County’s three jails have re-tested the entire inmate population, leading to the discovery of a new wave of positive cases. The latest...