Coastal Current

Omicron pushes UTRGV to online instruction

EDINBURG — The spike in COVID-19 cases fueled by the omicron variant of the virus prompted the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to...

RGV COVID hospitalizations up 40% since start of new year

In the few days since the start of the new year, COVID-19 hospitalizations throughout the Rio Grande Valley have increased by more than 40%...

Series of cold fronts to bring rain to the Rio Grande Valley

A series of cold fronts passing through the Rio Grande Valley over the next few days not only bring cooler weather but the possibility...

‘The saddest day’: Valley congressmen, journalists share harrowing Capitol riot experiences

Jan. 6, 2021 was anything but a normal day from the get-go. U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, knew as soon as he arrived at the...

Valley school districts grapple with staff, substitute shortages

Rio Grande Valley educators have faced their fair share of challenges over the past two years, but this semester local school districts find themselves...

Hidalgo County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase by 60% in single day 

Hidalgo County COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 60% in a single day, according to data the county reported Wednesday showing a jump of 56 more...

Three brown pelicans killed at Gayman Bridge

A sudden, late-afternoon drop in the fierce winds associated with Sunday’s cold front spared all but three brown pelicans which were killed at the...

Pandemic didn’t mute major crime in 2021

While the pandemic and its impacts has dominated the news cycle for nearly two years now, major crime and tragedy continue to periodically occur. The...

‘Feels like’ temperatures in the 20s and 30s expected Monday morning

As you head out to work or school on Monday morning, be ready for some “feels like” temperatures in the 20s and 30s. The National...

NWS: Freeze watch possible in some areas

As a cold front approaches the Rio Grande Valley, some areas could be under a freeze watch, according to the National Weather Service in...