Staff Report


70-year-old Los Fresnos man dies from COVID-19

In Hidalgo County, 12 people have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Friday, bringing the total of known cases to 560. "As we continue an aggressive round of testing with the help of the State, we are seeing more infections," Cortez said. "This disease has not gone away and we need to continue to be diligent about keeping ourselves safe. Despite the temptation to get out, please think about the possible consequences." The ages of the new cases range from people in their 20s to people in their 60s; the individuals come from Donna, Edinburg, Hidalgo, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, San Juan and Weslaco. 

Summer fun in the sun

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Visitors of this seasonal attraction will be able to enjoy its amenities again. The Beach Park at Isla Blanca waterpark, formerly...

Records: Used car salesman charged with theft

McAllen police arrested a 49-year-old used car salesman late last week who they accuse of defrauding Burns Motors out of payment of $154,840 for...

Police: Combes man arrested after struggling with officer

COMBES — An early morning traffic stop over the weekend led to the arrest of Emmanuel Munoz, 33, of Combes, after a struggle with...

Holy Communion returns

Bishop Daniel E. Flores and other priests in the Diocese of Brownsville on Monday performed Mass for the first time since March 19 after...

Suspect arrested in death of woman

HARLINGEN — Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a woman found next to Bob Youker Road last Sunday. Police did not immediately...

Cameron Co. confirms another COVID-19 related death

An 86-year-old woman died after testing positive for COVID-19, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced Saturday in a news release. The woman was a resident of Veranda Nursing Home, according to the release. This brings the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 to 33 in Cameron County. Additionally, 12 people — from Brownsville, Harlingen and San Benito — also tested positive for COVID-19; their ages range from a 16-year-old boy to a 61-year-old man.  Read the full story at

Cameron Co. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

Fifteen people in Cameron County have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. announced in a news release Friday, bringing the total there to 686.  The majority of the cases come from Brownsville, with the exception of two cases who come from Los Fresnos and San Benito. The people range in age from 22 to 91 years old. Nearly all of the cases are linked to a previous case; only two cases are travel related and one was transmitted through community spread. Read the full story at Read the full story at

Firework shows to return to SPI

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this coastal city will be able to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with scenic views and an...

Hidalgo Co. reports 5 positive cases; 7 in Cameron Co. 

Five people in Hidalgo County have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Richard F. Cortez announced in a news release Thursday, bringing the total here to 472. “Don’t let this serve as an indication to let your guard down,” Cortez said. “We continue to encourage physical distancing, face coverings and good hygiene — especially as we approach Memorial Day weekend.” The new cases are women who range from their 20s to their 60s who come from Alton, Edinburg, McAllen and Pharr.  Read the full story at