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

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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...

TU SALUD: Lining up for food in a pandemic

BY LISA MITCHELL-BENNETT It’s an unusually frigid December morning in South Texas. Many hours before the sun rises, the cars are lined up for at...

EDITORIAL: Staying well: Pandemic proved, increased need for health professionals

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a proving ground for the Rio Grande Valley’s young medical school. When the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley...

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,...

EDITORIAL: Rhetoric resonates: Let us learn form D.C. siege, seek more civility in politics

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In 1933, as the Great Depression entered its darkest depths, President Franklin D. Roosevelt used his inauguration speech to calm unemployed and hungry masses,...

Lady Raiders’ strong season earns Avelar-Guerra top coach honor

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Brownsville Rivera coach Mary Elizabeth Avelar-Guerra was a little worried when the 2020 volleyball season first began. She knew the COVID-19 pandemic caused her players...

Pandemic leaves Texas with $1B deficit as virus still surges

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has created a nearly $1 billion deficit in the Texas state budget...

EDITORIAL: Looking up: SpaceX developments hint at better future for Valley

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The selection of the Rio Grande Valley as a site for development and launches of SpaceX rockets has always been celebrated as a boon...

LETTERS: Disorder, disarray

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America is now at the point Rome was when that democracy fell — disorder and disarray. In Rome, some retired presidents (consuls), together with religious...

EDITORIAL: Looking ahead: With tough year behind us, we have reason for optimism

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For many people, 2020 couldn’t end soon enough. Most people will always remember it as a year of challenges, with the global COVID-19 pandemic,...