Starr County health authority addresses concerns over COVID-19 antibody tests

After a handful of Starr County employees tested positive for antibodies of COVID-19, Starr County Health Authority Dr. Jose Vazquez, tried to assuage concerns...

Science Academy takes on the new normal

HARLINGEN — Challenge equals opportunity equals innovation. In the new “normal” of COVID-19, students of life both young and old, ordinary and extraordinary, have discovered...

Border Patrol agents find more than $460K in drugs

HARLINGEN — Border Patrol agents prevented three drug smuggling attempts on Tuesday, according to a press release by U.S Customs and Border Protection. Harlingen agents...

Texas’ virus deaths hit single-day high on eve of reopening

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' coronavirus death toll hit a single-day high of 50 on Thursday, just as the state...

Alamo man with COVID-19 dies; 10 new cases in Cameron Co.

A 63-year-old Alamo man with underlying medical conditions died Monday after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez said. He is the fifth person that has died in Hidalgo County after testing positive for this strain of coronavirus. All of the deceased have had underlying medical conditions. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

TSTC Surgical Technology program prepares students for life-changing career

The ever-growing medical field is more vital than it has ever been. Health care workers are an essential part of our well-being, and the...

10 more virus cases in Cameron County

Cameron County confirmed 10 more cases of COVID-19 in the county Friday night. The individuals range in age from 33 to 81. This raises the total...

86 cases of COVID-19 now in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County reported seven new positive cases of COVID-19 here Friday night, bringing the total to 86 people. Five of the seven positives were tested at a new University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley drive-thru facility at an undisclosed location. None of the five are affiliated with the university, the county explained in a news release. Read the full story at themonitor.com

Local governing entities weigh efforts to protect employees

EDINBURG — Local government entities are trying to figure out how to best protect their employees from the novel coronavirus as the number of...