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CVS and Walgreens under fire for slow pace of vaccination in nursing homes

By Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News and Lauren Weber | Kaiser Health News The effort to vaccinate some of the country's most vulnerable residents against...

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City taps library tech for super park; $235,000 kiosk to help check out books

HARLINGEN — Soon, a new kind of “red box” will be helping library patrons check out books at the city’s expanding super park. At the...

Mass Injection: More than 2,000 receive COVID-19 vaccine in county clinic

More than 2,000 community members attended a Cameron County COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday at the Brownsville Sports Park where BISD, UT Health, IDEA,...
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Hidalgo County property taxes due at end of January

Hidalgo County residents have until Feb. 1 to pay property taxes, the county’s Tax Assessor-Collector Pablo Villarreal Jr. announced in a release Wednesday. Normally, the...

All-STAR Volleyball: Aguinaga excels in new role, earns defensive award

HARLINGEN — When the Harlingen High Lady Cardinals needed someone to lead the back row, junior Elena Aguinaga stepped up and excelled. She was one...

Texas lawmaker who was in Capitol tests positive for virus

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House member who rejoined more than 100 lawmakers at the state Capitol said...

BISD cancels 2021 Charro Days events

The Brownsville Independent School District said Friday the 2021 BISD’s Charro Days activities have been cancelled. “After speaking with Charro Days Fiesta, local community health...

UTRGV to explore DI football program

In addition to welcoming five new member institutions — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State, Southern Utah and Stephen F. Austin — the Western...

UTRGV selected to finish third in WAC preseason poll

UTRGV REPORT UTRGV outside hitter Samaret Caraballo and junior outside hitter Sarah Cruz have been named Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) selections as voted by...

Fraga leads Lionettes to third round, named coach of the year

LA FERIA – Rebea Fraga has been coaching La Feria volleyball for 32 years, but the 2020 season was an extra special one for...

LETTERS: Lost beach

With the widespread development of Padre Island and the most recent visitor to the area — SpaceX —Boca Chica Beach has lost its luster...

LETTERS: Trees felled

The story in the Dec. 27 paper arrested my attention. It was about Mr. Eugene Fernandez’s efforts to replace two Montezuma cypress trees “pruned”...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

LETTERS: Disorder, disarray

America is now at the point Rome was when that democracy fell — disorder and disarray. In Rome, some retired presidents (consuls), together with religious...

TU SALUD: Lining up for food in a pandemic

BY LISA MITCHELL-BENNETT It’s an unusually frigid December morning in South Texas. Many hours before the sun rises, the cars are lined up for at...

Harlingen Farmers’ Market director enjoys Valley life

HARLINGEN — Before becoming accustomed to palm trees and high temperatures in the summer, Kate McSwain lived in the Seattle area. She moved to the...

Rio Hondo schools director creates resource center

RIO HONDO — Born and raised in Rio Hondo, Dr. Mayte Lozano Chapa knew she wanted to give back to the community where she grew...

Higher education newsmagazine awards UTRGV rehab professor

Capping off 2020 with another merit, Dr. Eluterio Blanco Jr., clinical assistant professor in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Rehabilitation...