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Judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks

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By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A federal judge in Texas has extended the block on President Joe Biden’s deportation moratorium for two more weeks as...

Treatments take back seat in COVID-19 fight, promising remdesivir research continues

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Sabrina LeBoeuf Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — In the battle against coronavirus, preventative vaccines often occupy the main stage. All the while, however, experts continue...

Texas likely to partner with FEMA for vaccine ‘supersites’

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will likely partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to open two vaccination "supersites" in Dallas and Houston, and...

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline

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DALLAS (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas fell again Sunday after dipping below 10,000 for the first time since...

Immigrants, activists worry Biden won’t end Trump barriers

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By WILL WEISSERT and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — For nearly 17 months, the Trump administration tried to deport the mother and daughter...

Texas GOP Rep. Wright, who battled health issues, dies at 67

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By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who had battled health challenges over the past year...

Weslaco banker appointed to state appraiser board

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Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed another Rio Grande Valley resident to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. On Feb. 1, the governor announced via...

Laredo was one of the nation’s worst COVID-19 hot spots for weeks

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By Marissa Martinez, Texas Tribune After weeks of holding the unwanted designation as one of the country’s worst coronavirus hot spots, according to New York...

Here’s a look at the committees RGV state reps will serve on

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By Thursday afternoon the Rio Grande Valley's eight state legislators learned their committee assignments for the 87th Legislative Session of the Texas House of...

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports. Small World A Polk County game warden was contacted by...
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