National Guard deployed to get COVID-19 vaccines to older homebound Texans

By Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune Some 1,100 members of the Texas National Guard will administer vaccines to older people in their homes in rural...

McHi Bulldogs shut down Corpus Christi King, advance to 3rd round

The McAllen High Bulldogs got off to a bit of a slow start in their Region IV-5A area round matchup against Corpus Christi King...

McAllen Rowe punches ticket back to round 3 with win over CC Veterans

WESLACO — McAllen Rowe entered its Region IV-5A area round matchup against Corpus Christi Veterans wanting to make a statement. The Warriors’ statement was loud...

Cardiac Cards: Harlingen beats Edinburg as time expires, advances to Sweet 16

EDINBURG — The Edinburg High Bobcats and Harlingen High Cardinals did not disappoint in their highly-anticipated Class 6A regional quarterfinal matchup Thursday at Bert...

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Energy executive: Texas power plants turned off in crisis

By PAUL J. WEBER and DAVID KOENIG | Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The recent blackouts that left 4 million Texas customers without electricity...

McAllen airport awarded $3.2 million in federal COVID-19 relief

The McAllen International Airport was awarded more than $3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for COVID-19 relief. U.S. Rep. Vicente...

Dead fish floating in Brownsville resacas

A Brownsville resident woke up to an unsightly sight Wednesday morning. A resaca behind his home was filled with dead fish and lots of...

Cold Weather

Authorities: Rescued Siberian Husky up for adoption

A Siberian Husky named “Dallas” is getting a second chance at life after it was seized and awarded for adoption due to alleged negligence...

SBA offers disaster-related small business loans

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announced the availability of new federal disaster assistance for small businesses impacted by the winter weather. The low-interest loans...

Agency says some Texas workers eligible for cold disaster benefits

The Texas Workforce Commission announced Wednesday that workers and self-employed individuals who either lost or were unable to perform their jobs due to the...
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COVID News

1,000 doses aimed at 65 and older at convention center

HARLINGEN — Hundreds lined up at the Harlingen Convention Center on Thursday to register for the city’s second COVID-19 community vaccination clinic targeting people...

Cameron County reports 9 more COVID-19 deaths

Nine more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday. Five deaths were reported in Harlingen, two in...

Hidalgo County reports 807 new COVID-19 cases

Hidalgo County faced another spike of positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday as officials report 807 new cases, with eight deaths related to the virus.  Of...

Pharr donates 500k to kickstart new scholarship foundation

PHARR — Pharr city officials kicked-off a new economic development foundation that is intended to help local students pay for school. The Pharr Economic Development...

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near...

Appellate court upholds murder conviction for Pharr man who represented himself at trial

The 13th Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the murder conviction and life sentence of a 53-year-old man who insisted on representing himself at...

Triumph of humanity: Migrants’ heads ‘held high’ as they crossed into US after yearslong wait in Mexico

BROWNSVILLE — Smiles hidden under face masks were hard to see, but undeniably present on the faces of migrants as they stepped on American...

Redeemed Vikings aiming for more success

The expectations for this season were high from the start for the Brownsville Pace Vikings. Pace thought a District 32-5A championship was in store last...

Los Fresnos loses to San Antonio O’Connor in area round

CORPUS CHRISTI — Los Fresnos coach Marco Hinojosa knew his Falcons had no easy task, taking on the San Antonio O’Connor Panthers in the...

La Joya’s historic season ends in area round loss against SA Harlan

CORPUS CHRISTI — La Joya High went down swinging 72-62 in its Class 6A area round playoff matchup against San Antonio Harlan on Wednesday...

LETTER: People need government

You government haters: Did you notice the 12-14 hours the Cameron County Health Department workers toiled to make the COVID-19 vaccinations run smoothly? Did you...

LETTER: Vaccine disparity

Certain school district administrators received COVID-19 vaccinations since they “assisted in community vaccinations.” The rationale was that they were going to be exposed to...

EDITORIAL: Grid loss: Make power loss focus on solutions, not blame

Texas’ energy system, and the policy that drives it, failed spectacularly last week. Millions of people endured power outages in sub-freezing weather, some of...

LETTERS: Texas infrastructure

I returned to my birth state with great lifetime memories and expectations, only to be extremely disappointed on its current status. Brownsville was a booming...

Family approach: Harlingen pharmacist fills prescriptions with personal touch

HARLINGEN — The personal touch. That’s what Andrew Zamorategui offers his patients at Cares RX, which he has owned and operated since 2008. “I really enjoy...

Soup and a sandwich, the classic combo, becomes so much more with a warming hit of spice

JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune A quick look back at all the pandemic cooking I’ve done reveals a penchant for soup and sandwiches. Chiefly because it’s...

SPI CVB welcomes new member to the team

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Throughout Texas and Mexico,Teresa Rodriguez’s career, has been showcasing her marketing and communication skills throughout Texas. Her work focuses on the...

Community help: People donate to place homeless woman in a hotel

HARLINGEN — One viral post exceeded the expectations of two Harlingen women wanting to help. Melinda Cavazos met Jody and her dog Edna about a...

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