Brownsville leaders reflect on one year of virus

March marks a year since the first reported cases of COVID-19 in our community. Just a few weeks before, while the cases were soaring...

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Santa Rosa loses to San Antonio Cole in regional final

SAN ANTONIO — The Santa Rosa Warriors saw their season come to an end in the Elite Eight at the hands of San Antonio...

Health officials report lower trend in COVID-19 cases for South Texas

Officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services delivered a hopeful message Friday, reporting a downward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases,...

Final suspect arrested for drive-by that killed child 

The final suspect the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office accuses of participating in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old girl while she watched television is...

Cameron County reports 7 virus deaths

Seven more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Thursday. The individuals included one person in his 40s,...
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RGV Livestock show goes on, without the public

Despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the 83rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show will go on this year, just without the normal fanfare and...

Joining Forces: Daughter helps coordinate vaccine clinics

Twenty-eight-year-old Linda Macias could not prevent her mother, Maria Herlinda Olvera, 46, from dying last July from complications of COVID-19, so she decided she...

Teamwork benefits rural vaccination efforts in Valley’s Delta area

While some states have struggled to fairly allocate vaccine doses to their more rural communities, the concerted teamwork of local officials meant efforts to...

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LETTER: Let’s utilize government

Lost in the outrage over Sen. Ted Cruz’s Mexican vacation flight during the freeze disaster are the words of former Governor and Energy Secretary...

LETTER: Workers praised

I just had to say a loud and grateful thank-you to all the thousands of folks who worked outside in the horribly cold weather...

LETTER: Staged ‘insurrection’

Leading up to the 2020 election, there were numerous Trump boat parades on bays, rivers, and lakes all across America that received no coverage...

LETTER: Windfall profits tax

I have read a number of articles regarding “who will/how to” absorb the tens of billions of dollars in additional electricity costs related to...

Island organizations to host Plastic Free Padre Family Expo

Gulf Guardians and Costa Cleanups, along with other local organizations, will host a free Plastic Free Padre Family Expo, which will be a day...

Ocelot kitten seen on refuge trail camera

Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refugee released a photo of a young ocelot kitten photographed on the property. The kitten is thought to have been one to...

An ode to the glories of cabbage, with recipes for a Polish stew and a spicy stir-fry

JeanMarie Brownson, Chicago Tribune Even this deep into winter, I still crave the flavors coaxed from winter vegetables. Root vegetables, such as turnips and parsnips,...

Teach for America educator profile: Conner Vanden Hoek

Conner Vanden Hoek is a 2020 Teach for America RGV Corps member teaching 12th-grade government and economics at Donna High School. What motivated you to...

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