Health officials bracing for flu season; Warn COVID-19 mix could tax hospitals

HARLINGEN — When the pandemic broke out here, Rene Perez began charting jumps in ambulance calls as the coronavirus mixed with the flu season. Last...

Mercedes woman faces down cancer

Erika Galan remembers crying on her way to pick up her two daughters from their father’s house one day this August. She was worried they...

Rosario Guillen pushes to fulfill dance dreams

Pharr native Rosario Guillen may sometimes wake up with a body so sore it’s hard to get out of bed. For him, that’s the...

Tales of Bravery: Breast cancer survivors share experiences

HARLINGEN — Elizabeth Martinez-Gonzalez was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 32. Martinez-Gonzalez, 51, said the moment she was told she had cancer, she...

Police officers share breast cancer awareness

HARLINGEN — The beginning of October brings more than fall leaves and pumpkin patches. It is an opportunity to pay homage to breast cancer...

Families urged to continue COVID precautions as children return to school

With children throughout the Rio Grande Valley returning to in-person classroom instruction, local healthcare providers are urging the community to continue to utilize best...

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope...

Toys for Tots 2020 Christmas Holiday campaign gets underway

Today marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2020 holiday campaign running through Christmas. U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 810 local...

Historic Museum celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Colorful paintings and heart-touching poetry are part of the new exhibit “Our Voices Our Heritage” at the Brownsville Historic Association to celebrate Hispanic Heritage...

Almaguer leaves indelible mark on Valley citrus industry

McALLEN — Jesus Almaguer could taste the Rio Grande Valley in oranges. His oldest granddaughter, Vickie Gomez, said if three oranges were placed in front of him —...