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County jailer arrested, records indicate

A Cameron County jailer was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito, according to documents detailing the arrest. Magistrate’s warnings...

More chance of rain, thunderstorms this afternoon

The National Weather Service says a A lingering upper level low pressure trough and plenty of moisture in place will provide the Mid and Lower...

Catching up: County working through virus numbers backlog

On its face, the numbers are alarming: 2,328 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 additional deaths in Cameron County between July 27 and July...

Farewell rain, hello heat

In case you're wondering why the rain kept coming in the Rio Grande Valley days after Hurricane Hanna blew through, and whether it was...

Virus patients are sicker; Chronic conditions exacting a heavy price in RGV

Reporting on a Tuesday teleconference with the Brownsville City Commission and Brownsville hospital CEO’s Leslie Bingham and Art Garza, City Commissioner Dr. Rose M.Z....

AEP crews work to restore power; Valley outages keep 30,000 in dark

HARLINGEN — Linemen Tuesday continued to work to restore power to thousands of homes across the Rio Grande Valley after Hurricane Hanna’s winds tore...

Tornado Scare: ‘We heard the noise — like a train. A big, loud train.’

Hurricane Hanna spawned a tornado that left behind damages at two different locations in Brownsville when the storm passed through South Texas over the...

State to set up virus care facility; Recovery area would free hospital space

At a Monday press conference, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said a “step-down” care facility for recovering COVID-19 patients could be operational by...

Water Woes: County deploys pump trucks to flooded areas

Colonias north of Los Fresnos experienced significant flooding over the weekend as Hurricane Hanna’s powerful rain bands hit the South Texas coast. On Monday, just...

Cameron County escapes worst with Hanna

Cameron County dodged a bullet over the weekend with respect to Hurricane Hanna, though residents of Hidalgo County weren’t so lucky. That’s according to Cameron...

Residents prepare for Hanna, receive free sandbags

Thousands of residents throughout Cameron County braved the windy weather on Saturday morning to exit their homes and pick up free sandbags in several...

More county employees test positive for the coronavirus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday announced that an additional 59 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees work in the...

Judge details governor meeting; Abbott says RGV virus fight is top priority

As the Rio Grande Valley reels from its new status as a major COVID-19 hot spot, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said a...

Cameron County, area cities handing out sandbags

Cameron County officials will be handing out sandbags today in preparation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna. The sandbags are available at each county...

16 more virus deaths reported in Cameron County

Sixteen more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday night. The individuals include a 97-year-old woman and...

Dentention officer passes away from COVID-19

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Wednesday that one of its staff members, a detention officer with the department, passed away from complications...

15 new COVID-19 deaths in Cameron County

Fifteen more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, county health officials said Tuesday night. This raises the total number of coronavirus-related deaths...

Congressman unveil legislation to create small business recovery fund

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Lance Gooden on Monday announced introduction of the Small Business Comeback Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a recovery fund to provide businesses...

Victim compensation bill unveiled

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, on Monday unveiled legislation to create a compensation fund for COVID-19 victims modeled on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The...

Worse to come: County death toll higher than reported

The official death count from COVID-19 in Cameron County is about to get a lot higher, according to Dr. James Castillo, public health authority...

Virus forces county jails on lockdown until end of July

Officials with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department have responded to the nearly 400 positive COVID-19 cases among inmates inside the county jails by instituting...

More county employees test positive for the coronavirus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday announced that an additional 38 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees work in the...

High number of inmates test positive for COVID-19; Some are quarantined for safety measures

Nearly 400 inmates inside Cameron County’s four jail facilities have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the latest report from the Texas Commission on...

Cameron County to have temperature check kiosks for its buildings

The Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. and the Office of Emergency Management announced Thursday they have secured contact-free facial temperature check...

Gabby Garcia defeats Helen Delgadillo for 138th District Court

Gabriela "Gabby" Garcia defeated Helen Delgadillo for the 138th State District Court Judge on Tuesday with a difference of more than 2,900 votes, unofficial results show. Garcia...

Draft 10-year highway plan sees $900 million for Lower Valley

HARLINGEN — The 2021 draft proposal for TxDOT highway projects earmarks some $900 million for roadway construction over the next 10 years, Cameron County...

Candidates, campaigners face hot weather on Election Day

The primary runoff elections in Brownsville began at 7 a.m. sharp under the hot Tuesday morning sun. Candidates and their supporters gathered at local...

Order issued delays in person school instruction in Cameron County

Cameron County’s public and private schools will not be allowed to hold in-person classes until after Sept. 8, according to a joint emergency health...

Mulling lockdown: County and state considering drastic action

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevi ñ o Jr. said at a Monday press conference that he’s considering reimplementing a full shelter-in-place lock-down in response to quickly...

Early voting locations

The following is a list of early voting locations for the Democratic and Republican July 14 Primary Runoff Elections: >>Cameron County Courthouse Judicial Complex Main...