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VMS All-STAR Boys Basketball: San Perlita’s Johnson earns MVP title

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer SAN PERLITA – The list of accolades San Perlita’s Tige Johnson has acquired over his four years leading the Trojans is...

VMS All-STAR Boys Basketball: Santa Maria’s Briones named top coach

SANTA MARIA — There aren’t many basketball programs in the Rio Grande Valley that can say they’ve reached the Sweet 16, but the Santa...

Texas unemployment jumps 860% in a week   

The number of Texans filing for unemployment relief last week jumped an eye-popping 860% over the previous week, surpassing the number of people who...

Johnson, Castellanos earn all-state honors

By CLAIRE CRUZ, Staff Writer Two small-town players earned big time awards Monday as the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches announced its 2019-2020 UIL all-state...

Gov. Abbott resists calls for statewide shelter-in-place; moves to expand hospital capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott took multiple measures Sunday designed to expand hospital staffing and capacity in Texas, but declined to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order...

Small businesses in Texas can apply for emergency federal loans

By Mitchell Ferman, Texas Tribune Small businesses battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Texas can apply for long-term, low-interest loans from the U.S....

State public health disaster declared

By Dina Arevalo, Staff writer With the state’s top doctor declaring a public health disaster Thursday due to the growing spread of the novel coronavirus...

Cornyn draws rebuke for blaming coronavirus on China

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune U.S. Sen. John Cornyn drew criticism Wednesday for comments he made about the new coronavirus. On a conference call with reporters,...

Cornyn joins Senate majority approving $100 billion economic relief

BY DINA ARÉVALO, STAFF WRITER Sen. John Cornyn joined the vast majority of his fellow senators in voting to approve an economic relief bill estimated to...

Brownsville Catholic Diocese suspends Masses

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville has announced that all Masses in the diocese will be suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus or...