Coastal Current

Testing rush: Omicron spiking record COVID-19 cases

LA FERIA — As the pandemic’s second year grinded to an end here, hundreds waited in lines stretching about a half-mile-long to test for...

Year in review: A look back at some of the Rio Grande Valley’s top...

BY BERENICE GARCIA, DINA ARÉVALO, VALERIE GONZALEZ AND MARK REAGAN | STAFF WRITERS As the world transitioned into year two of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents...

UTRGV expands STEM programs, access

UTRGV is making strides in expanding access to and diversifying the variety of STEM programs available to graduate students. The university recently announced it has...

American Red Cross seeking volunteers

Now that we’ve reached the end of 2021 and are entering a new year, we may be thinking about resolutions or new activities we...

Case uptick: More than 1,300 test positive for COVID-19 in Hidalgo County this week

There were six COVID-related deaths and a total of 1,347 people tested positive for the virus this week in Hidalgo County.  County officials reported 280...

Cold front could bring fire weather conditions

That long awaited cold front expected to arrive in the Rio Grande Valley late Saturday could bring possible fire weather conditions on Sunday, according...

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

By FRAZIER MOORE | AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than...

Abbott to send state resources to Valley for COVID-19 testing

Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that he has requested resources from Texas state agencies to provide additional COVID-19 testing stations with some of those...

Officials fear New Year’s Eve celebrations could become super spreaders

As people get ready to ring in 2022, health officials are warning that large gatherings could become super spreaders of the coronavirus. “If you have...

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies dispensing antiviral medication

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are now dispensing the authorized COVID-19 antiviral medication, the corporation announced in a media release Thursday. The antiviral drugs Paxlovid...