Valley Morning Star

UTRGV halts vaccine registration due to request overload

The number of vaccine requests has overwhelmed the University of Texas School of Medicine and UT Health RGV, prompting the temporary suspension of registrations...

Abbott pledges ramped-up vaccinations; Hubs meant to streamline mass effort

By Karen Brooks Harpe, The Texas Tribune More than 877,000 Texans have received a COVID-19 vaccine since they first began arriving in Texas nearly four...

Tough year: Tight state revenues pose challenge for county

As with every start of every legislative session Cameron County’s wish list is long, especially after weathering a pandemic for most of a year,...

LUPE to local leaders: Demand president cancel visit

In the aftermath of the violent riot at the Capitol building members of La Union del Pueblo Entero are urging elected leaders to refuse...

City of Harlingen welcomes new fire chief

HARLINGEN — Before 2020 ended, the Harlingen Fire Department welcomed Rafael Balderas as its new fire chief. His job as fire chief began on Dec....

Big invasive shrimp were netted in ship channel in July

HARLINGEN — A voracious, cannibalistic predator that may eventually pose a threat to the $500 million-a-year Texas shrimp industry has turned up in the...

Popular federal PPP loans to business available again

HARLINGEN — The low-interest loans of the federal Paycheck Protection Program are again available to new borrowers and certain existing loanees, Small Business Administration...

Hard times aside, port had banner year in 2020

HARLINGEN — Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19 and related shutdowns and lockdowns, the Port of Harlingen managed significant growth in commodities, grant funding,...

Harlingen church offers curbside services

HARLINGEN — A local church created a new way to offer services during this COVID-19 era. Worshipers are able to receive the communion and request...

Cameron County cities show strong sales tax numbers

HARLINGEN — Sales tax allocations for the first month of the year jumped significantly for Valley cities over the previous month, mirroring a strong...