4-year-old becomes first COVID-19 case confirmed in Willacy County

RAYMONDVILLE — A 4-year-old has become the first case of coronavirus confirmed in Willacy County. On Thursday, Mayor Gilbert Gonzales said health officials were not...

San Benito postpones May 2 election; Commission sets referendum for Nov. 3

SAN BENITO — City commissioners Tuesday postponed the May 2 election, resetting the referendum boasting four crowded races for Nov. 3’s general election to...

How to apply for an SBA small business loan

Application process - Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center...

State disaster declaration green-lights small-business loans

HARLINGEN — The economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus has suspended operations of many local small businesses, but avenues of help are emerging. The state-of-disaster...

Raymondville issues coronavirus measures

RAYMONDVILLE — City officials have ordered restaurants to close dining areas, shutting down day care centers while closing public parks to try to prevent the...

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...

County may extend mandatory shutdown to daylight hours

The Cameron County Commissioners Court has extended its disaster declaration indefinitely and could expand a mandatory midnight to 5 a.m. public curfew to daytime...

Photo Gallery: Mass held with no worshippers at Basilica

Rev. Jorge Gomez conducts morning Mass with no worshippers present at the Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle on Saturday, March...

‘Adequate Supplies’: Stores say no reason to hoard products

HARLINGEN — City officials and store representatives are assuring the public there is no shortage of food and grocery stores are not going to...

County: Vacationing couple infected with COVID-19

By Diana Eva Maldonado and ALANA HERNANDEZ, Staff Writers Cameron County officials say a couple who vacationed on South Padre Island for the winter have been...