Tag: Rio Grande Valley

Pence ordered borders closed after CDC experts refused

By JASON DEAREN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation's top disease control agency...

Harmony Public Schools awarded $27.8M grant for leadership program

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain...

COVID-19 disruptions could mean manufacturing boost to Valley

HARLINGEN — Disruptions in manufacturing supply chains caused by COVID-19 are leading American business executives to re-assess their dependence on foreign companies and that...

Trump called USMCA best trade deal ever; Analysts say it’s not likely to help Texas

By Meena Venkataramanan and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune When the port of Laredo passed Los Angeles to become the busiest trade hub in the country in...

Sonic expanding in the Rio Grande Valley

Sonic is building a new drive-in restaurant in the Valley, the first in nearly 20 years. Franchise group CRUSH Enterprises says it plans to invest...

For some, SNAP help follows Hurricane Hanna

The federal government has approved help for SNAP recipients following Hurricane Hanna—but help will not come automatically for residents in Cameron County. Gov. Greg Abbott...

Young adults in South Texas still make up majority of COVID-19 cases

Of the COVID-19 cases throughout most of Public Health Region 11, the majority of them continue to be among the younger population. Collected data shows...

As Mexico dithers on water releases, impacts loom on U.S. side

HARLINGEN —Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting over. U.S. officials have reiterated their demand that Mexico take immediate action to redress their massive water...

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....

Hard-hit Texas border counties urge residents to stay home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While some big cities in Texas are reporting signs that an alarming surge in cases of the coronavirus may be...

Congressmen seek stay-at-home orders

U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, are calling for Gov. Greg Abbott to issue stay-at-home orders in regions of the state...

Privately funded border wall on the brink of collapse

By Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence,...

Valley part of state push for more virus testing in minority communities

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will push for increased coronavirus testing in minority communities that have been hit hard by cases by expanding walk-up...

Cold front will bring thunderstorms to the Valley

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Rio Grande Valley. The watch will take effect this evening...