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Valley View student-athletes voice frustrations about firings

PHARR — During an at-times confrontational and tense Valley View ISD school board meeting Monday evening, several student-athletes and parents voiced their frustrations and...

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Learning curve: Mayor rates city’s first vaccine clinic

Brownsville's inaugural COVID-19 vaccine clinic was generally a success even though some things could have gone better. That's according to Mayor Trey Mendez, who noted...

Hawk works on Eagle Scout project to help teachers

Christopher Ringheanu, a senior at Harlingen High School South, spent an entire weekend painting, refurbishing, and reorganizing the teacher lounge at his campus. This renovation was a...

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...
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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...

Mid-week looks like a good bet for some rain

HARLINGEN — Dueling high pressure systems impacting the Rio Grande Valley mean abnormally high temperatures this week with the possibility of three days with...

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...

Harlingen High School Women’s Choir selected to perform at TMEA Conference

By Ashley Berrones, Special to the herald The Harlingen High School Varsity Women’s Choir was invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference. Every year,...

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...

Cornyn, Cruz plan to attend Biden’s inauguration

By Bryan Mena, Texas Tribune Texas Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn will both attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration next week, according to their...

UTRGV sets victory margin mark in win over Dixie State

EDINBURG — The Vaqueros tightened the defensive screws, crushing Dixie State 82-49 in their WAC opener Friday night at UTRGV Fieldhouse. The win, their fourth...

LETTERS: Tobacco still health hazard

Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are a big “magnitude”; there are 38 million American adults still smoking, and 15% of Texas adults are current smokers, plus...

Inmate releases debated at Texas’ biggest jail amid pandemic

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday asked officials to review how more than 1,900 inmates in Texas'...

Texas Capitol to close before planned armed protests of Joe Biden’s inauguration

By Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune The Texas Capitol in Austin will be closed Saturday through Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Texas Department...

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...

Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state...

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots grow to combined $1.39B

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the widest reach of any lotteries in the U.S., Powerball and Mega Millions are...

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with on next budget

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general-purpose spending...

Texas reps vote party lines on resolution asking Pence to remove Trump

By Abby Livingston and Carla Astudillo, Texas Tribune With the backing of Texas Democrats, the U.S. House called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove...