County confirms 3 COVID-19 cases linked to Harlingen nursing facility

The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a Rio Grande Valley nursing facility have been linked to Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Harlingen by Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. Three employees at the facility were confirmed as having contracted coronavirus, Treviño said in his Tuesday afternoon press conference in Brownsville. “All of these individuals are in isolation currently,” the judge said. Read the full story at

$38 million grant going to UTRGV School of Medicine

HARLINGEN — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Tuesday it has received a $38 million gift for the School of Medicine. The...

Year in Review: Changes, accomplishments mark schools in 2019

HARLINGEN — Big changes and grand successes were the hallmark of local school districts, looking back at education through our area in 2019. Local school...

Homeowners reject SpaceX buyout offer

Some homeowners at Boca Chica Village insist they have no intention of accepting a recent offer from SpaceX to purchase their properties. Unlike most of their neighbors, Terry and Bonnie Heaton, originally from Michigan, live year-round in the unincorporated hamlet with about 35 houses near Boca Chica Beach. They’ve lived there 18 years. During the winter when the neighborhood fills up, it’s a real community where everyone helps each other, Terry said. “It’s almost like we’ve got an extended family here, because of the closeness of this neighborhood,” he said. “We’ve got a tight bond.”