Healthiest city again: Harlingen, Los Fresnos win challenge

HARLINGEN — Once again, the Valley is being awarded for being healthy. The City of McAllen, the City of Harlingen, and Los Fresnos were all...

Expert: Blood oxygenation level determines severity of virus patients

If COVID-19 has severely depleted your oxygen level, get to the hospital immediately. The virus has so overloaded local hospitals they can only accept the most severe cases, said Dr. Ameer Hassan, head of the neuroscience department at Valley Baptist Medical Center. “You don’t need to be in the hospital if you have COVID symptoms,” Hassan said. “You only need to be in the hospital if your oxygenation level is low. If you need oxygen, it’s recommended you get admitted.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

The Story of Citrus in the Lower Rio Rrande Valley of Texas

By NORMAN ROZEFF. Special to the Star Part IV: Continued growth 1922 H. Raymond Mills organizes the Valley Packing Co. in Harlingen. It is the first citrus packing shed outside...

Dark skies perfect for viewing Comet NEOWISE

Folks around the country are posting images of Comet NEOWISE on social media that are gorgeous. I sure do miss my personal photographer. I...

Valley Baptist urging recovered COVID-19 patients to take part in plasma programs

As local hospitals continue to manage an ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, area physicians are urging those who have recovered from COVID-19 infection to...

SPI garden program seeking participants

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Gardeners in this coastal area with any level of experience will have an opportunity to perfect their skills and grow...

South Texas ISD teacher wins recognition from state

OLMITO — The best way to understand history is to become a part of it. Elizabeth Carr has spent long hours emphasizing that point to...

Harlingen Happenings

By Mary Torres, Special to the Star The Harlingen Public Library has modified its services to protect community health while continuing to serve as the...

Imagery artwork: San Benito Museum features “Preoccupations” exhibit

SAN BENITO — From food such as tacos and burritos to a variety of text and depictions of people, art enthusiasts will be able...

Taking time to maintain positive mental health key during COVID-19

As health and government officials both locally and throughout the nation continue to address the situation surrounding COVID-19, health experts are reminding the community...