Tag: cameron county

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...

Brownsville receives ambulances, other resources to assist with COVID-19

With more than 1,000 reported cases of coronavirus in Brownsville, and the numbers increasing rapidly, the City of Brownsville has requested state resources for...

Over 40 Cameron County employees test positive for coronavirus

Over 40 Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the county judge’s office is reporting. The employees worked at the following departments: 1 –...

Cameron County reports another virus death

An 80-year-old woman from Brownsville died at Valley Regional Medical Center from COVID-19 related causes, Cameron County Public Health reported Wednesday night. She was a...

Over 45 county inmates test positive for COVID-19

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 45 inmates at a jail facility in downtown Brownsville have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting staff...

State sends ambulance teams to Cameron County

HARLINGEN — The state’s ambulance strike team is on the road. Now, a second five-ambulance squad is on its way to Cameron County. “Having additional resources...

SPI enacts beach rules; County beach access to remain closed

Yes, you can still go to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, just not through a county-controlled access point, all of which will...

The new normal: Virus spread puts county in crisis mode

At a Tuesday press conference, Cameron County Public Health Authority James Castillo said new studies are showing that 80 percent of coronavirus infections are...

Early voting continues in primary runoff elections

Voter turnout results are in from the first day of early voting in the July 14 primary runoff elections. According to totals compiled by...

More COVID-19 cases reported at sheriff’s department

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office reported an additional 12 positive COVID-19 cases among its staff of law enforcement officers and civilian employees. The new cases...

COVID-19 patients filling county hospital beds; congressmen call for National Guard, field hospitals

HARLINGEN — Cameron County’s hospitals are warning of a growing crisis as COVID-19 patients fill more hospital beds. Meanwhile, U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and...

Voting Underway: Voters cast ballots in primary runoff elections

Early voting for the July 14 primary runoff elections began Monday morning across Cameron County. Various poll locations in Brownsville were open, fully staffed,...

Safe Voting: County following CDC guidelines for runoff election

The Cameron County Department of Elections and Voter Registration is doing everything it can to make voting as safe as possible during the upcoming...

Early voting begins in runoff; Local, state seats on ballot

Early voting begins today for the Democratic and Republican runoff elections. The runoff election had originally been scheduled for May 26, but was pushed back...

Early voting begins in runoff; Local, state seats on ballot

Early voting begins today for the Democratic and Republican runoff elections. The runoff election had originally been scheduled for May 26, but was pushed back...

Do Your Part: Officials plead with residents to continue social distancing, mask wearing

At Friday’s Cameron County press conference, hospital directors and local officials warned residents that the spike in positive coronavirus cases is already overwhelming the...

Additional county employees test positive for COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. announced Friday that 28 county employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees worked at the following departments: >> 3...

Hundreds showing up at coronavirus testing sites

Cameron County officials on Monday reported over 100 new coronavirus cases, bringing the county’s total positives to 1,647. Of that figure 1,002 of those...

County reviewing virus options; Rising cases may prompt more mandates

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said the county’s legal department is reviewing other ways the county might implement and enforce additional mandates to...

Like wildfire: Masks again vital to stemming virus spread

Cameron County is on course to run out of hospital bed capacity for COVID-19 patients if everyone doesn’t start doing their part now to...

Water rocket: SpaceX looking to build offshore spaceports

In a SpaceX animated video from 2017, a group of passengers is shown boarding a sleek, high-speed ferry for a quick ride out to...

Eviction process begins again this month

The Texas Supreme Court ended its temporary moratorium on evictions on May 18. Locally, that meant property owners who don’t have a federally-backed mortgage...