Fernando Del Valle

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Fernando del Valle is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at fdelvalle@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6278.

City-donated oxygen machines a gift of life; Commission ratifies $54,750 in CARES funds

HARLINGEN — For some residents, the city’s offered a gift of life. At local hospitals, the city’s been helping COVID-19 patients recover through its donation...

Outbreak at City Hall: Mayor, judge among officials testing positive

RAYMONDVILLE — The area’s COVID-19 outbreak has hit City Hall, infecting some of the city’s top officials. On Wednesday afternoon, officials evacuated City Hall, which...

Willacy County bans trick-or-treating

RAYMONDVILLE — The coronavirus is wiping out Halloween trick-or-treating this year. Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra has issued an order banning door-to-door trick-or-treating while mandating...

Willacy bans spectators from school activities

RAYMONDVILLE — Willacy County Judge Aurelio Guerra on Friday banned spectators from school activities as a result of an uptick in local COVID-19 cases,...

San Benito EDC to help city pay off $9 million bond issue

SAN BENITO — The city’s Economic Development Corporation is helping to keep the city’s $9 million bond issue from driving up property taxes here. Earlier...

Willacy County official warns of ‘uptick’ in state numbers

RAYMONDVILLE — After weeks of low COVID-19 case numbers here, state health officials found 16 Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. The...

COVID-19 shuts down part of sheriff’s office

RAYMONDVILLE — A coronavirus outbreak has led officials to close part of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department and the county tax office. At the Raymondville...

COVID-19 outbreak reported in Willacy County

RAYMONDVILLE — A coronavirus outbreak has led officials to close part of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department and the county tax office. Meanwhile, Raymondville Mayor...

San Benito offers COVID-19 aid to hard-hit residents

SAN BENITO — The city is setting aside federal money to help residents strained during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief...

Poll watchers drawing new scrutiny

SAN BENITO — The county’s elections officials are more closely checking poll watchers’ backgrounds after school board member Sonia Weaver was removed from a...