School districts making changes to meal plan distributions

The San Benito school district says parents will now be able to pick up their children meals without having to bring to child to...

Virus expert discusses coronavirus threat

Joseph B. McCormick M.D., an epidemiologist, founder of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Brownsville and one of the world’s top experts on...

5 Harlingen residents among newest coronavirus cases

Cameron County Public Health has received confirmation of six additional cases of COVID-19. These include five individuals from Harlingen, including four males between the...

Valley fashion designer makes face masks for healthcare workers

Laisa Chavez Macias stays busy and inside her home these days with an order of more than 300 face masks to complete. The local fashion designer and entrepreneur decided to use old fabrics to create face masks and donate them to healthcare workers. Macias said she has several friends in the healthcare community who were running out of masks and expressed their concerns to her. Read the full story at themonitor.com

UTRGV to start drive-thru testing for COVID-19

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Friday that they will start drive-thru testing for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 starting Monday...

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...