Tag: cameron county

Hard hit: County infection rate exceeds NYC

A Friday press conference held by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. revealed alarming statistics combined with a small measure of good news. Illustrating just...

Sheriff Lucio endorses Republican Chambers over rival Garza

After losing to Democratic challenger Eric Garza in a primary runoff, Cameron County’s incumbent Sheriff Omar Lucio has endorsed the Republican candidate. Lucio is throwing...

Valley’s cotton crop, much of citrus, has been destroyed

HARLINGEN — A growing season that began with searing drought had farmers worrying about adequate irrigation. It’s ending on quite another note. Too much wind and...

10 more virus deaths reported in Cameron County

Ten more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Tuesday night. This raises the total number of cornovirus-related...

County extends emergency orders until Sept. 7

Cameron County officials announced on Monday they are extending emergency management orders through Sept. 7 which enforces a shelter-in-place order, mandatory facial coverings, curfews,...

More county employees test positive for virus

Fourteen more Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr.’s office said in a statement. The new cases are: • 1 from...

Local workforce training on tap; 36,000 without a job in Cameron County

Pat Hobbs, executive director of Cameron County Workforce Solutions, said during a press conference on Friday that 36,000 individuals in the county are without...

‘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...

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...