Valley Baptist continues to promote stroke education on World Stroke Day

As World Stroke Day – observed on Thursday, October 29 – fast approaches, Valley Baptist Health System is encouraging the community to learn more...

‘Howl at the Moon’: Brownsville animal shelter offers adoption special

The Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center has unleashed an adoption special this week. The “Howl at the Moon” pet adoption event started Wednesday and...

Southern Careers Institute hosts free movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and non-perishable food drive on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The Halloween-themed...

Ride to end polio: Rotary ‘Moto’ raises funds in South Texas

By Denise Cathey, Photojournalist As the convoy of motorcyclists approaches the Sunrise Mall, members of the Rotary Club of Brownsville Sunrise Club cheer and wave...

The right stuff: Escamilla Taxidermy closes its doors

It all started with a polar bear. When he was a kid, Rene Escamilla accompanied his father to a bank in downtown Brownsville, where his...

Valley Baptist Abuse Response Team serves as advocate for Valley’s vulnerable

HARLINGEN – For victims of abuse and domestic violence, the road to healing and justice can be a difficult one to travel, but Valley...

Downtown Harlingen creates Virtual Window Display contest

HARLINGEN — From pumpkins and skeletons to an assortment of colorful lights, many of the shops in this historic area of the city have...

Blessed beyond belief: Mother and son to have joint exhibit at Fine Art Museum

Hand-painted chairs, colorful portraits and religious landscapes, are all part of the new exhibit by  local artists Rosie Cantu and Andrew Garcia, who are mother...

Farmer’s Market off to big start — again

HARLINGEN — Dee Ogle had just picked up a bundle of radishes. “We are really looking for more vegetables,” said Ogle, 62, as she browsed...

Historic Ghosts: Association to host ghost-themed tours

Like every year during Halloween season, the Brownsville Historical Association invites the community to participate in their Haunted History and Murder Mystery Mayhem tours...

Valley Baptist highlights importance of mammograms

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Valley Baptist Health System is raising awareness throughout the Rio Grande Valley community about prevention and treatment. In...

Spreading awareness: What you should know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Detecting the cancer early improves the odds of survival and can ultimately prevent more extensive...

Families urged to continue COVID precautions as children return to school

With children throughout the Rio Grande Valley returning to in-person classroom instruction, local healthcare providers are urging the community to continue to utilize best...

Now is the time: Free flu shot vouchers won’t last long

It’s different this year due to the pandemic, but free flu shot vouchers are still available through a partnership between United Way of Southern...

Historic Museum celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Colorful paintings and heart-touching poetry are part of the new exhibit “Our Voices Our Heritage” at the Brownsville Historic Association to celebrate Hispanic Heritage...

New York filmmaker shoots documentary in Brownsville on migration issues

On a sunny day in September, the Carlotta Petrina was transformed into the set for a documentary on migration issues as crew members unloaded...

Driscoll Holiday Cards now on sale

Three Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients from the Rio Grande Valley are among 12 who have been chosen to design holiday cards for the 2020...

Southern Careers Institure to host drive-in movie night

Southern Careers Institute’s Brownsville campus is hosting a free drive-in movie night and canned food drive at 8 p..m., Thursday, Sept. 17 p.m. The movie...

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...

Child vaccinations plummet: Health chief says get the kids immunized now

Cameron County children are way behind on their shots, probably because their parents are wary of going to doctors offices and clinics because of...

Valley Baptist works to educate community on dangers of Sepsis

HARLINGEN & BROWNSVILLE — Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills nearly 270,000 Americans each year, but unlike diseases such as cancer that have...

Vela introduces resolution honoring Tejano legends

U.S. Filemon Vela, (D-Brownsville) introduced a resolution to honor and celebrate the achievements of Tejano music artists. The resolution specifically congratulates the musical contributions...

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...

Community Service: Brothers organize construction of laundry room

Brownsville’s unsheltered residents now have an updated and permanent space to wash laundry thanks to 18-year-old brothers and Eagle Scouts Samuel and Seth Herrera,...

In a Snap: Storms, dramatic skies inspire local photographer

Los Fresnos-based photographer Daniel Sanchez’s photos are striking. The colors, textures, and beauty he finds in the deep South Texas landscape are a source...

Barbacoa’s History: Local chef takes a walk down memory lane

If you’ve lived in the Rio Grande Valley area for years, you may know the drill of waking up every Sunday early in the...

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...

Mental health frontlines; Health workers see rise in patient anxiety

For nearly five months, Rio Grande Valley residents have been working hard to maintain jobs, families, and health while COVID-19 infections and the necessary...

Valley Baptist urging recovered COVID-19 patients to take part in plasma programs

As local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, area physicians are urging those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to...

Health officials warn of pandemic’s mental toll

EDINBURG — As the pandemic prepares to stretch into its fifth month and cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported at record highs, local...