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Federal hearing for former sheriff’s commander delayed

The federal supervised release hearing for a former Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office commander has again been rescheduled, records show. “Jose Padilla seeks to continue this...

Valley reports 39 more COVID-19 deaths 

The Rio Grande Valley reported another 39 COVID-19 deaths Thursday.  Twenty-two more people died in Hidalgo County, increasing the death toll there to 765, according...

Hidalgo Co. judge extends shelter order as Valley counts 1,086 new COVID cases

As an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the region, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez extended the shelter-at-home order he issued...

Hidalgo Co. receives $225K grant for first responders

The Moody Foundation awarded Hidalgo County $250,000 to provide personal protective equipment for first responders and front-line workers, county officials announced Monday. The grant was...

Rio Grande Valley virus death toll tops 1,000

The Rio Grande Valley has surpassed a grim milestone after exceeding 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday evening. The Valley’s virus death toll is now at 1,073. This comes after Hidalgo County suffered 45 additional COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday, raising the toll there to 727. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Murder suspects believed to have fled to Mexico

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified two men investigators believe are responsible for shooting and killing a 51-year-old Pharr resident this weekend. "On...

37 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Valley

Thirty-seven more dead, and 1,760 additional cases of COVID-19. This is the Rio Grande Valley’s activity as it relates to the novel coronavirus, and...

Complaint: CBP finds liquid meth in gas tank

Homeland Security Investigation agents say she was promised a 2011 Volkswagon Tiguan and paid $400 to drive to Houston. But Jennifer Marie Garcia never made...

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office identifies man killed in weekend shooting

The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Francisco Javier Guzman-Galindo, of Pharr, died after being shot in a vehicle Saturday. Authorities responded to the area...

Valley still breaking records in virus case activity

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez reported 12 deaths related to COVID-19 and 347 additional cases in a news release Sunday, as the county’s...