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Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

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By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and MARCOS MARTINEZ CHACON Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to...

County reports ‘drastic’ drop in vaccination rate

HARLINGEN — Cameron County’s “drastic decline” in COVID-19 vaccinations is leading to surplus doses as health officials plan new ways of reaching residents to...

HCISD students help administer COVID-19 vaccines

HARLINGEN – Marleni Lopez breathed a little easier after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine. “I feel pretty good about it,” said Marleni, 17, as she and...

Beto O’Rourke is still campaigning. But for what?

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By Bryan Mena, The Texas Tribune LAREDO — The placid skies and balmy, springtime heat in South Texas made waiting outdoors tolerable on a recent...

Texas Senate lacks votes to pass permitless carry of handguns

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By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless...

New ad campaign to promote coronavirus vaccines in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State health officials are launching a $1.5 million radio and television ad campaign to promote the next phase of vaccinating...

Texas GOP opposition to bill on changing ‘Negro’ place names raises sparks

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Chuck Lindell Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — With attention focused on a Texas House hearing about competing bills — one to remove Confederate monuments from...

Harlingen Farmers Market awarded grant from Capital Farm Credit

HARLINGEN — A new funding opportunity will help expand the activities of the Harlingen Farmers Market. Capital Farm Credit awarded 22 Texas farmers markets, including...

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Cameron County

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Three more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Monday afternoon. This raises the total number of COVID-19 related...

Valley International continues its fight-back for more passengers

HARLINGEN — Valley International Airport continues its recovery from COVID-linked travel declines, posting strong passenger numbers for March although still down 38 percent for...