Tag: Willacy County

Three more Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found three more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the rural area’s total case...

Six more Willacy residents test positive for COVID-19

RAYMONDVILLE — About a week after a COVID-19 outbreak shattered weeks boasting low cases numbers, state health officials are reporting six more Willacy County...

Outbreak at City Hall: Mayor, judge among officials testing positive

RAYMONDVILLE — The area’s COVID-19 outbreak has hit City Hall, infecting some of the city’s top officials. On Wednesday afternoon, officials evacuated City Hall, which...

Willacy County bans trick-or-treating

RAYMONDVILLE — The coronavirus is wiping out Halloween trick-or-treating this year. Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra has issued an order banning door-to-door trick-or-treating while mandating...

Willacy County official warns of ‘uptick’ in state numbers

RAYMONDVILLE — After weeks of low COVID-19 case numbers here, state health officials found 16 Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. The...

COVID-19 shuts down part of sheriff’s office

RAYMONDVILLE — A coronavirus outbreak has led officials to close part of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department and the county tax office. At the Raymondville...

Hidalgo, Cameron counties report six more COVID-19 deaths

Hidalgo County announced four additional COVID-19 related deaths and 164 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday morning. The county’s COVID-19 related death toll climbed to 1,899...

State removes 27 cases from Willacy’s virus count

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have scratched 27 cases of the coronavirus from Willacy County’s total case count after finding a glitch in the...

Two Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found two more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing this rural area’s total case...

One-third of Raymondville students return to classrooms

RAYMONDVILLE — Nearly a third of the Raymondville school district’s students have returned to the classroom amid tight safeguards aimed at protecting them against...

Willacy virus death rate ranks among highest

RAYMONDVILLE — Within four summer days, Lyford Mayor Wally Solis buried his wife and her two cousins after they died of complications stemming from...

Houston man set for court appearance in local smuggling case

A Houston area man is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday in connection with charges he attempted to smuggle more than 30...

Old results show some bogged-down reporting systems

RAYMONDVILLE — A two-month backlog of more than 200 Willacy County COVID-19 cases shows many labs across Texas continue to be bogged down in...

12 Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County stands at the edge of another grim milestone. State health officials have found 12 more Willacy County residents including a baby...

17 Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found 17 more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving the rural county’s total case...

14 more Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found 14 more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing the rural county’s total case...

Willacy virus case count surpasses 600

RAYMONDVILLE — Five months after health officials identified Willacy County’s first case of the coronavirus, the rural county’s total case count has climbed over...

8 Willacy residents test positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found two girls among eight Willacy County residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving this rural...

3 new Willacy COVID-19 cases reported

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found three more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving this rural county’s total case...

Hanna’s winds wreak damage, heavy rains spur little flooding

PORT MANSFIELD — Residents Monday continued to dig out of soggy wreckage after Hurricane Hanna tore into this tiny fishing village late Saturday afternoon,...

Seven more Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found seven more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving the rural county’s total case...

Willacy County closes its South Padre Island section

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra on Friday ordered the closure of the county’s section of South Padre Island to prevent the spread...

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...

More ICE detainees test positive for COVID-19

The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in local detention centers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is on the rise. To date,...

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...

Willacy County confirms three more COVID-19 cases

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials found three more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing this rural county’s total case count...

$14.6 million awarded to dredge Port Mansfield Channel

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Brownsville) announced that the Army Corps awarded $14.6 million in funding for pipeline dredging at the Port Mansfield Channel in...

Four more Willacy County residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILE — State health officials have found four more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, pushing this rural county’s total case...

6 Willacy residents test positive for COVID-19

RAYMONDVILLE — The state health department has found six more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. County officials confirmed late Sunday the...

4 Willacy residents test positive for COVID-19

RAYMONDVILLE — The state health department has found four more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving the county’s total case...