Families feel crushing isolation of nursing homes

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune After 70 years of marriage, the coronavirus tore Margie and Werner Stalbaum apart. But Margie, who was positive for COVID-19,...

Voting during COVID-19 outbreak; Elections Office training volunteers via online

So far 2020 has proven itself a year filled with unprecedented challenges. The possibility to elect new leaders or to re-elect those who have...

Standing Ready: COVID recovery centers open for patients

HARLINGEN — Last month, the Rio Grande Valley’s high rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations led state officials to build Texas’ largest recovery centers at Casa de...

Ill equipped: Public health hobbled by lack of funding

Like countless public health departments across the nation, Cameron County Public Health was hobbled in its response to the pandemic by chronic underfunding and...

Texas reports 238 more COVID-19 deaths, for total of 9,840

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death toll in Texas from the coronavirus inched nearer to 10,000 on Saturday, with 238 deaths bringing the total...

Backpack giveaway: Precinct distributes supplies to local schoolchildren

LA FERIA — They came in droves. Car after car of parents, kids and grandparents all seeking one thing: backpacks. And not just any backpack. These...

Father and daughter contract COVID, father passes away

Juan Carlos “Charlie” Rangel Gutierrez, 61, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville on July 12. He was one of many critically...

10 more county employees test positive for virus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. announced on Friday that 10 more Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees worked at the...

17 Willacy residents COVID-19 positive

RAYMONDVILLE — State health officials have found 17 more Willacy County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, driving the rural county’s total case...

Home styles: Families take haircuts into their own hands

https://youtu.be/fVUe8yYHl-A HARLINGEN — With a sheet lying on the floor, clippers and scissors lined up, a tablet for distraction and a stool, Sumer Knight, 30,...