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Lawsuit claims city of La Feria worker fired after legs amputated

A former City Hall worker is claiming officials “wrongfully terminated” him after a COVID-19 infection led to complications forcing the amputation of his legs, according to a lawsuit.

Three years later, McAllen Wi-Fi initiative still helping students

McALLEN — When the COVID-19 pandemic first shut down schools in the spring of 2020, local leaders found themselves facing a different crisis: how to continue educating students who could no longer go to their classrooms.

Mission makes EDC money transfer, reimburses itself with federal funds

Just a few weeks after questions arose over months’ worth of sales tax revenues that the city of Mission had failed to transfer into the coffers of its economic arm, top officials announced that the Mission Economic Development Corporation has since been made whole.

Vaccines and viruses once again making a grand appearance

HARLINGEN — Get the shot!

Personal bout with coronavirus is career catalyst for TSTC Vocational Nursing graduate

HARLINGEN — Caitlyn Gonzales saw firsthand how important nurses are during the pandemic.

COVID deaths, hospitalizations increase in Texas. What we know about new variant

COVID hospitalizations and deaths are continuing to increase in Texas, and although the numbers still haven’t surpassed previous peaks, Texans are still getting sick and dying from the disease.

Hidalgo County says COVID spike is due to schools opening

A recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County is being attributed to the opening of schools in the region, according to a news release from the county.

Hidalgo County sees uptick in COVID-19 activity as cases rise across Texas

By now you've heard about COVID-19 activity reemerging to some significance throughout the country. The Dallas Morning News, for instance, reported earlier this week that Runge ISD outside San Antonio closed through Tuesday after staff members began testing positive for the virus. And now the Texas Health and Human Services department has found that hospitalizations and cases have increased statewide.

Progreso settles lawsuit over abusing pandemic-era curfews for profit

The city of Progreso and the Texas Civil Rights Project have settled a lawsuit over that municipality abusing pandemic-era curfews for profit.

Harlingen High School South graduates reflect on past four years

HARLINGEN — They faced many unique challenges.