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Gutierrez Middle School instructor teaches science in practice

HARLINGEN — Making s’mores is easy. Just build a solar powered oven and pop them in. Stumped? Just ask Cesar Gonzalez’s integrated science students at Gutierrez Middle...

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Biden sworn in as nation’s 46th president

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday,...

SPI to issue vaccination vouchers

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Another location has been added to the list of places the public can visit to pick up a vaccination voucher. The...

Low-income Texans struggle to find doctors as state boots Planned Parenthood off Medicaid

By Shannon Najmabadi, Texas Tribune Planned Parenthood employees are scrambling to help find new doctors for thousands of low-income patients after Texas officials and a...
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Vela announces $299K grant for Expanding Frontiers’ NewSpace Entrepreneurs

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, announced that the U.S. Department of Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $299,643 to Expanding Frontiers for their NewSpace...

Teen whom Biden befriended as fellow stutterer has book deal

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Harrington, the teenager whom President-elect Joe Biden befriended as a fellow stutterer — and...

Valley musicians adding local flair to historic inauguration

Inaugural festivities in Washington are being treated to Rio Grande Valley flair as a local high school mariachi band, who in 2020 went viral...

Upheaval at the Capitol for Valley senators

McALLEN — There was a big shakeup in Rio Grande Valley politics at the state Capitol last week. Every two years, the Texas lieutenant governor...

All-STAR Football: Cardinals’ Quilantan displays athleticism in adding football

HARLINGEN — Harlingen High athlete Eric Quilantan has been a standout in several sports throughout his Cardinals career, and he added football to the...

Texas administered 1.7 million vaccines, prepares to receive 333,000 more

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday said his health priorities for this year’s legislative session include expanding telemedicine across the...

All-STAR Football: Cantu leads Bearkats through adversity

RAYMONDVILLE – Raymondville coach Frank Cantu said his motto for the 2020 season was “find a way.” The Bearkats did just that in their unusual...

COMMENTARY: Destination for hope

The year 2020 and the impact of a global health crisis have disrupted lives and communities in nearly every way — emotionally, financially, mentally...

Garth Brooks to perform at Joe Biden inauguration

Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News He’s got friends in high places. Crossover country star Garth Brooks will perform at Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday. The “Friends...

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus?

(AP) - Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I've had the virus? Yes. Regardless of previous infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

US hits 24 million COVID-19 cases

David Matthews New York Daily News The United States surpassed 24 million COVID-19 cases Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 398,307...

Texas reports 10,000 new COVID-19 cases, 46 more deaths

DALLAS (AP) — Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 Monday and 46 more deaths from the disease caused by the novel...

Trump administration extends health care safety net for uninsured Texans

By Jolie McCullough In the final days of President Donald Trump’s tenure, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agreed Friday to extend for...

Three Texas regions battered by coronavirus are out of intensive care beds

By Megan Menchaca and Mandi Cai, Texas Tribune Health officials in Laredo — one of three Texas regions whose intensive care unit beds are full...

Texas lawmakers offered vaccine despite ineligibility

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin's top health authority is offering coronavirus vaccines to Texas lawmakers and their key staffers, regardless of whether they are...