Virus expert: Abbott order ill-advised

Among the countless health experts and government officials decrying Gov. Greg Abbott’s March 2 executive order ending Texas’ statewide mask mandate and allowing 100...

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Eighteen COVID-related deaths reported in RGV

Hidalgo County officials reported 303 positive COVID-19 cases Thursday, in addition to 11 deaths related to the virus. The ages of Thursday’s deaths ranged from...

BISD receives 1,000 COVID vaccines for employees

The Brownsville Independent School District said the district will be holding a first dose vaccination clinic on Saturday for BISD employees. The district says it...

Experts: Virus vaccine can curb spread of variants

BROWNSVILLE — Get vaccinated, experts say. At this point in the progress of the pandemic, it’s crucial that everyone receive the COVID-19 vaccination to stop...

Records show uptick in child border crossings in RGV

A debate over semantics is stewing in Washington, D.C. to describe the immigration changes along the border, including in the Rio Grande Valley, as...
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Virus expert: Abbott order ill-advised

Among the countless health experts and government officials decrying Gov. Greg Abbott’s March 2 executive order ending Texas’ statewide mask mandate and allowing 100...

Governor expresses concern of COVID-positive migrants after mask mandate announcement

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday claimed “hundreds” of migrants positive for COVID-19 were released into Texas communities — a statement colored with political undertones....

Eighteen COVID-related deaths reported in RGV

Hidalgo County officials reported 303 positive COVID-19 cases Thursday, in addition to 11 deaths related to the virus. The ages of Thursday’s deaths ranged from...

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LETTER: Angels on earth

Last week my parents, Jesus and Lily Abete, received their first COVID-19 vaccine offered by BTXCARES.COM at the old Amigoland site. They wanted me to publicly...

LETTER: Renewables are unreliable

Texas is now the biggest wind energy producer in the USA with more than25,000 megawatts of capacity (enough for at least 5 million homes),...

LETTER: Love lost

For the past few years oligarchs on the right and anarchists on the left have turned father against mother, brother against sister, child against...

LETTER: Random thoughts

It was nasty, freezing cold for so many. I pray for our fellow Texans suffering right now. Some in the Panhandle might be better...

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...

Local professor and author hired as narrator in Kevin Costner’s new internet travel venture

WF Strong, a local author and communications professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, was recently selected to be a travel narrator...

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