Rio Grande Valley reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths 

Hidalgo County health officials announced 25 more COVID-19-related deaths Friday, and Cameron County reported another 17.  Another 431 Hidalgo County residents also tested positive for...

‘Cautious optimism’ in virus fight; Still, county ‘not out of woods,’ officials warn

During a Cameron County press conference on Friday in Brownsville, Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo provided insight in the region’s fight against...

Starr Co. reports 73 new virus cases

Starr County health officials announced 73 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of cases reported there to 2,478.  No new virus-related deaths were...

Texas to allow limited visitation in nursing homes with no active virus cases

By Sarah R. Champagne and Emma Platoff, Texas Tribune For the first time in nearly five months, visitors will be allowed in Texas nursing homes...

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials warned Thursday that the approaching flu season threatens to further strain hospitals...

New anti-COVID-19 program training workers to sanitize

HARLINGEN — You may not have heard of the local education nonprofit, or know the Texas A&M engineers or the Hollywood actor involved, but...

UT-Austin to offer virus testing free to student; plan to test 5K people weekly

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the...

Their home lost to Hanna, Raymondville family struggles to pick up the pieces

Sandra Salas’ favorite part of her trailer home in Raymondville was the prayer corner she set up in her bedroom. It was adorned with...

Texas GOP lawmakers sue governor over virus tracing contract

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five Texas GOP lawmakers sued Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday over a $295 million...

Officials clear ‘snag’ to patient transfers; Casa de Amistad ‘temporary COVID-19 field hospital’

HARLINGEN — Officials are clearing up a “snag” holding back hospitals from transferring recovered COVID-19 patients to the state’s second-largest recovery center set up...