Local HS coaches discuss UIL cancellation of spring sports

Note: Throughout the next few weeks, we'll hear from student-athletes from different sports whose seasons were cut short due to COVID-19. McALLEN — On March 16,...

BPUB accepting applications for utility assistance

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board announced it is continuing to qualify customers for its expanded project SHARE program that provides utility assistance for residential...

Too close for comfort?

BROWNSVILLE — In the wake of the Sept. 1 explosion that destroyed a SpaceX rocket on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, the Federal...

National Guard helping RGV Food Bank meet demand

PHARR — The Texas Army National Guard is doing its part to alleviate some of the pressure felt by the Food Bank of the...

Hidalgo County cases at 146; 9 cleared

Hidalgo County officials reported that seven more people have tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, for a total of 146 cases. Officials also shared some good news, adding that nine people have since been cleared to leave isolation, including one individual who was cleared Thursday. Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, who called Thursday’s report “encouraging” nonetheless urged residents to continue abiding by social distancing recommendations and the county’s stay-at-home order. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Weslaco woman accused of fatal January shooting indicted for murder

A 41-year-old Weslaco woman who Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said had a history of shooting at people at her residence is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder indictment Wednesday afternoon. On March 12, a Hidalgo County grand jury indicted Emma Linda Gracia for the Jan. 18 shooting of 24-year-old Eduardo Mendoza at her home at 1318 E. 25th St. in rural Weslaco. Deputies arrested Gracia after she called 9-1-1 to report she shot a man during a burglary, according to the probable cause affidavit. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Crossroads talks emphasize RGV issues

The Crossroads festival kicked off this week in Brownsville with several talks about important community topics, such as border issues, federal immigration policies, voter...

Expanding business

HARLINGEN — Like Jose Silva’s restaurant, many area businesses are planning to reopen Monday at half their customer capacity as part of the second...

Edinburg Walk-On’s serves over 900 plates to community

Although the event was supposed to end by 5 p.m., the Walk-On’s staff here continued serving free meals to the community. At that point, they had given out 900 meals Saturday evening. The event, known as the Furlough Kitchen, aimed to provide more than 1,000 meals to furloughed workers. “It was a great success,” Walk-On’s Director of Operations Isaac Garza said. “I feel very honored and privileged to be a part of this event that was sponsored by Walk-On’s.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

DHS: Restricted travel extended 30 days

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Monday a 30-day extension of the currently in place restricted travel advisement for Canada and Mexico. The announcement comes on the day the restriction was set to expire at midnight, 30 days after it was put in place following President Trump’s announcement on March 20 that the U.S.-Mexico southern border would be closed off to “non-essential” travelers. “In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country,” Wolf said in a prepared statement. Read the full story at themonitor.com.