Sleeping during the pandemic: Advice on finding rest for the restless

As anxiety caused by the coronavirus continues to build, so have problems of restlessness for some — an often ignored problem that, in turn, can affect functionality throughout the day, a local physician explained. Dr. Adolfo Kaplan, a physician at the McAllen Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley, said the importance of sleep is not addressed enough. Before the pandemic, approximately 30% of the population suffered from insomnia. Cases of chronic insomnia can lead to increased chances of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several types of dementia. Insomnia also leads to obesity. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Outburst delays arraignment for religious vandalism suspect

A woman accused of vandalizing religious sites in Hidalgo County interrupted her arraignment in McAllen with incoherent outbursts Wednesday afternoon. McAllen police arrested Erica Yme Garza, 38, on Monday in connection with the vandalizing of the Temple Emanuel synagogue in McAllen. Lt. Joel Morales of the McAllen Police Department said he believes she’s also connected to two other similar cases involving the Hindu temple in Edinburg, the Shri Nanak Center & Shiv Shakti Temple. San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said the woman is suspected in the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle vandalism case, which was also reported Monday. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

NWS: Severe weather and heavy rainfall possible tonight

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports the Rio Grande Valley could expect scattered strong to severe thunderstorms tonight. The NWS reports large hail, damaging...

NWS: Severe weather could impact the Rio Grande Valley

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports the Rio Grande Valley could experience severe weather and heavy rainfall through Tuesday. Forecasters report isolated to scattered...

NWS reports rain in the forecast for next several days

The National Weather Service in Brownsville reports there's a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms today, with the Upper Rio Grande Valley along the...

Remembering the fallen during COVID-19, Silent March scheduled for Monday

BY LAURA B. MARTINEZ Staff Writer When retired U.S. Army Sgt. Enrique Castillo Jr. heard that this year’s Silent March had been cancelled because of the...

‘United Against Hunger’ distribution event at Southmost Library cancelled for this week

United Way of Southern Cameron County announced they will be cancelling this week's food distribution event that was scheduled to take place at the...

Sixth annual Causeway Run & Fitness Walk cancelled

The 6th annual Summer Causeway Run & Fitness Walk has been cancelled because of COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced today. Officials said while it was a...

Abbott: Bars, child care facilities can reopen

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott this afternoon announced additional reopening of businesses that include bars and wine tasting rooms. Child Care facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs...