Business

Brownsville chamber hosts webinar with TWC on employment

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce held a webinar on Tuesday where guest speaker Julian Alvarez III, commissioner representing labor for the Texas Workforce Commission,...

Bealls parent company files bankruptcy

HARLINGEN — The parent company of the popular Bealls stores in the Valley has filed for bankruptcy protection. Houston-based Stage Stores Inc., which also owns...

Letter pushes testing funds; Vela: $250B needed for national strategy

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela., D-Brownsville, and two of his congressional colleagues on May 7 sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging prioritization...

Valley council seeks business input for regional survey

HARLINGEN — The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is working to capture the moment with a survey of regional businesses and the challenges...

Valley Regional joins convalescent plasma study for COVID-19 patients

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Valley Regional Medical Center has announced that it is participating in a national study to determine if plasma from convalescent, or recovered, COVID-19 patients...

Working from home? Do you miss your work spouse?

Coworkers often joke they have a "work wife" or "work husband" at the office and then a real spouse at home. A new survey says...

Mass movement: SPI fills up, expert braces for ‘new wave’ of virus

In his first press conference after Cameron County beaches were reopened the last weekend of April, county Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said he was...

Unemployment numbers continue to rise

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Cameron County saw its unemployment rate jump nearly 2 percent in March, according to the latest employment statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission. TWC’s March...

Texas agency won’t cut oil production despite cratering prices

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By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune After overseeing the state's energy sector through one of Texas' largest oil booms in recent years, the Texas Railroad Commission...

State’s April sales tax numbers down 9.3%

HARLINGEN — Texas sales tax revenues drooped downward in April, as the shutdown of retail and service industry outlets and shelter-at-home orders due to...