Local 19-year-old still missing

HARLINGEN — She’s been gone for two weeks now. But Nahomi Rodriguez’s family is not giving up.According to her aunt, Enedina Sanchez, the search...

Sea Turtle Inc. enters busiest time of the year

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — It was a tough month for sea turtles. April was described by Sea Turtle Inc. staff as being a “busy month.”...

Texas A&M to move forward on port project with TSTC

The Texas A&M University System is moving ahead with plans for a workforce training center at the Port of Brownsville in collaboration with Texas...

Governor declares Cameron County disaster area

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Monday afternoon for 16 Texas counties affected by severe weather, including Cameron County. With...

Handcrafted ice cream shop popular throughout the Valley

HARLINGEN — Two gallons of milk, plus a special vanilla called “La Vencedora,” are some of the ingredients mixed by hand to churn ice...

Trump suspends travel between US and Europe for 30 days

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic. Trump made the announcement in an Oval Office address to the nation, blaming the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and saying U.S. clusters were "seeded" by European travelers. Trump said the restrictions won't apply to the United Kingdom and the U.S. would monitor the situation to determine if travel could be reopened earlier. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Brownsville woman shares story after testing positive

Kimberly Dale, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, said she did not have all the symptoms that are connected to coronavirus. She wasn’t coughing and had no fever. She only had a weird rash on her arms and belly and what felt like allergies that she thought were because of the weather constantly changing. “Where I work, I work outside and then I go inside the building, and it’s so cold, so I started getting some allergies and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I never suffer from allergies,’ and my coworkers were also feeling that way,” she said. “But then my throat started to hurt and I said, ‘now I am really going to get sick’ and something told me to just go and get checked because it is better to be safe than sorry.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

Virus measures seen as effective; Officials warn of second wave threat

The message from Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. was clear during his Wednesday COVID-19 press conference: keep wearing that mask, even if the...

Rescue, rehabilitate and release

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Individuals, groups and families are now able to visit this local nonprofit’s residents and patients again. After being closed since late...

Like wildfire: Masks again vital to stemming virus spread

Cameron County is on course to run out of hospital bed capacity for COVID-19 patients if everyone doesn’t start doing their part now to...