‘Cautious optimism’ in virus fight; Still, county ‘not out of woods,’ officials warn

During a Cameron County press conference on Friday in Brownsville, Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo provided insight in the region’s fight against...

Story to Tell: Teen filmmaker showcases documentary at film fest 

A documentary by local teenager Natalia Moreno-Campos started as a national history project submission and has now been accepted to two of the most influential...

BPUB employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Brownsville Public Utility Board says an additional employee has tested positive for coronavirus. The utility company says the test was confirmed on Tuesday, Aug....

Sonic expanding in the Rio Grande Valley

Sonic is building a new drive-in restaurant in the Valley, the first in nearly 20 years. Franchise group CRUSH Enterprises says it plans to invest...

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals...

Longtime BISD educator Thomas W. Keller passes; served as teacher, principal, administrator

Thomas W. Keller, the longtime Brownsville educator for whom Thomas W. Keller Elementary School is named, and the founding principal of Cromack Elementary School,...

Experts: Be prepared for the rest of hurricane season

The National Weather Service said on Thursday the community still needs to be prepared for the remainder of the hurricane season, which goes through...

Going the Distance: Remote training program overcomes virus challenges

As COVID-19 swept into the Rio Grande Valley this spring, UTRGV’s graduate class of social work students faced a unique dilemma: how do social...

Texas to allow limited visitation in nursing homes with no active virus cases

By Sarah R. Champagne and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes...

TSC police academy graduates 35 cadets at virtual ceremony

It was new. It was different. But the smiles, the sense of accomplishment, the joy of taking the next step toward a lifelong goal...

UT-Austin to offer virus testing free to student; plan to test 5K people weekly

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the...

Vela, Gonzalez request Census Bureau keep Oct. 31 deadline

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) and Vicente Gonzalez, (D-McAllen) urged U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham to continue the U.S. Census count through October 31 as...

NOAA: 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be ‘extremely active’

BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Already smashing records, this year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season is about to get even nastier, forecasters predict. In the...

Texas GOP lawmakers sue governor over virus tracing contract

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Texas GOP lawmakers sued Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday over a $295 million...

TxDOT launches game to combat distracted driving

HARLINGEN — From texting and talking on the phone to eating and drinking, these everyday actions could cause serious distractions for motorists who do...

UTRGV fall financial relief deadline approaching

Some students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will be eligible to receive grant money to help them with expenses this fall,...

Officials clear ‘snag’ to patient transfers; Casa de Amistad ‘temporary COVID-19 field hospital’

HARLINGEN — Officials are clearing up a “snag” holding back hospitals from transferring recovered COVID-19 patients to the state’s second-largest recovery center set up...

News analysis: Judging atomic bomb today needs perspective of history

HARLINGEN — The bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, 75 years ago Thursday by the B-29 Superfortress the Enola Gay. Components of...

Valley Baptist participating in clinical trials that may benefit COVID-19 patients

As health officials and local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen is participating in a clinical...

Tax-free school supplies weekend set for Aug. 7-9

HARLINGEN — The school year may be delayed, but the tax-free weekend to buy scholastic supplies and other items is still on. The annual tax-savings...

BISD agrees upon raises; District also set to buy wifi hotspots

The Brownsville Independent School District made good Tuesday on a pledge to teachers and librarians by funding a full $2,000 raise for the coming...

Private schools in Texas limit enrollment to reopen classrooms

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune While debate about how to safely reopen public schools in Texas raged through the summer, Kim Olstrup was preparing to...

Massive Spectrum outage covers much of country

HARLINGEN — Spectrum internet, television and phone service continued to suffer major outages across the country Tuesday, including much of Texas. Locally, Spectrum’s television, internet...

State reports almost 9,200 new coronavirus cases, 245 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials reported almost 9,200 confirmed new coronavius cases Tuesday as a convention center in the hard-hit Rio Grande...

WATCH SpaceX’s Starship prototype test flight at Boca Chica

If you missed Tuesday evenings SpaceX Starship "hop" test flight from the Boca Chica Beach facility, here is video of the launch provided by...

Church members distribute produce to residents

HARLINGEN – In less than an hour, 240 boxes of food and 48 gallons of milk were handed out. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at...

Cameron County hospitals sending patients to Casa de Amistad

HARLINGEN — Hospitals Tuesday afternoon were preparing to begin transferring recovered COVID-19 patients to Casa de Amistad, which Texas officials have transformed into one...

City reports first employee death associated with the coronavirus

The City of Brownsville reported its first employee death, a 68-year-old man, associated with COVID-19 on Monday. To protect the family's privacy, the city will...

Pestered: City sprays for mosquitos as residents itch for relief

Spraying is underway across Brownsville this week to combat mosquitoes that have troubled the community since the passing of Hurricane Hanna and subsequent storms. That...

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure...