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18 Cameron County employees test positive for COVID-19

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. on Friday reported 18 county employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. The employees work at various county...

Multiple Texas cities and counties adopting mask orders

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Multiple Texas counties and cities are ordering businesses to require customers and workers to wear face...

3 deaths, 123 new virus cases in CameronStaff Report

Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes and 123 new cases of the disease have been confirmed here in two...

Mask order in effect until end of month

An Amended Emergency Management Order mandating that all businesses in Cameron County require customers and employees to wear mask to help prevent the spread...

More virus cases reported at sheriff’s department, BPUB

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday announced that two more of its detention officers have tested positive for COVID-19, as well as a...

Cameron County judge orders mask mandate

Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. on Wednesday signed an order mandating that all businesses in the county require customers and employees to wear...

Bridge restrictions extended until July 21

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that the restrictions at the United States-Mexico border that have been in place...

COVID-19 testing continues throughout the county

Testing for COVID-19 is becoming more widely available in the Rio Grande Valley. Those without primary care doctors have access to a series of...

More city and a county employee test positive for COVID-19

The City of Brownsville announced late Monday that two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees are a Brownsville police officer and...

Virus infections trending younger; Study points to mask effectiveness

Younger people are contracting COVID-19 in much greater numbers in Cameron County, though it’s older residents and those with underlying conditions who are winding...

County jail detention officer test positive for virus

A detention officer at a downtown jail facility operated by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement...

Crossing restrictions hurting border economy

The temporary restriction on non-essential travel at U.S. ports of entry imposed by the Trump administration is exacerbating the negative economic impact from the...

COVID-19 cases rising faster; Survivors asked to donate plasma for treatment

It looks like health experts were right when they said reopening the economy without adequate COVID-19 testing would probably lead to a new surge...

Deadline to register to vote early approaches; June 15 last day to submit application

Cameron County residents ready to cast their votes in the July 14 primary runoff election will have until Monday, June 15 to register. There are...

Cameron County to host tire disposal event

The Cameron County Judge’s Office announced the county will be hosting a “Road to Recycling- Tire Disposal” event that will take place throughout the...

Property appraisal timing questioned; Chief appraiser says plan was in motion before pandemic

Nobody likes getting a letter saying their property has been reappraised upward, sometimes substantially so, especially in the midst of a pandemic and the...

Rising appraisals threaten downtown shops

HARLINGEN — After June Ramirez paid her property taxes and insurance, she was “cash broke.” That was in March, when federal guidelines and state and...

Precinct 4 elderly residents get COVID-19 relief food bags

LA FERIA — The line of cars waiting to get free drive-thru groceries stretched down the road from the Commissioner Precinct 4 Warehouse since...

Precinct 4 elderly residents get COVID-19 relief food bags

LA FERIA — The line of cars waiting to get free drive-thru groceries stretched down the road from the Commissioner Precinct 4 Warehouse since...

Paxton files petition against Cameron County and others

Voters in Cameron County afraid of COVID-19 who wish to vote by mail during the upcoming July runoff elections may not be able to...

Senior Help: Food drive held to assist older citizens impacted by COVID-19

Food distributions continue across the Rio Grande Valley as communities navigate venturing outside under lifted state-wide emergency orders that mean local officials could no...

Commissioner hands out food to senior citizens

County officials organized a food drive targeting Brownsville’s senior citizens Thursday morning in a collaborative response to concern over pandemic-related food insecurity. County Commissioner Pct....

Texas AG asks court to block mail-in voting over virus fears

By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas' Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state's high court to order local election officials to...

EDITORIAL: Flying high: Increased activity suggests big days ahead for SpaceX

While the attention of most people probably has been focused on the coronavirus and resulting COVID-19 pandemic, Space Exploration Technologies has been busy advancing...

County cases ticking up; Reopening proceeds despite virus spread

At a Wednesday press conference, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said he’s worried about a recent bump in the rate of new COVID-19...

COVID-19 Testing sites and dates

State and local officials are launching Cameron County’s biggest COVID-19 testing program offering 18 sites throughout the month. County leaders are working with state health...

Funding disparity: Distribution formula differs according to population

Cameron County and the city of Brownsville are receiving millions of dollars through the Coronavirus Relief Funds provision of the $2 trillion CARES Act...

Give a shift: Program links food workers with nonprofits

A program that started in north Texas to connect laid-off or furloughed restaurant and hospitality workers with paid shifts at nonprofits feeding the hungry...

Interpreters for the deaf help out during COVID-19 pandemic

As Cameron County residents began tuning into press conferences for updates on COVID-19, viewers began to recognize familiar faces interpreting the updates for deaf...