Tag: cameron county

Hard hit: County infection rate exceeds NYC

A Friday press conference held by Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. revealed alarming statistics combined with a small measure of good news. Illustrating just...

Sheriff Lucio endorses Republican Chambers over rival Garza

After losing to Democratic challenger Eric Garza in a primary runoff, Cameron County’s incumbent Sheriff Omar Lucio has endorsed the Republican candidate. Lucio is throwing...

Valley’s cotton crop, much of citrus, has been destroyed

HARLINGEN — A growing season that began with searing drought had farmers worrying about adequate irrigation. It’s ending on quite another note. Too much wind and...

10 more virus deaths reported in Cameron County

Ten more Cameron County residents have died from COVID-19 related causes, the county health department reported Tuesday night. This raises the total number of cornovirus-related...

County extends emergency orders until Sept. 7

Cameron County officials announced on Monday they are extending emergency management orders through Sept. 7 which enforces a shelter-in-place order, mandatory facial coverings, curfews,...

More county employees test positive for virus

Fourteen more Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19, County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr.’s office said in a statement. The new cases are: • 1 from...

Local workforce training on tap; 36,000 without a job in Cameron County

Pat Hobbs, executive director of Cameron County Workforce Solutions, said during a press conference on Friday that 36,000 individuals in the county are without...

‘Cautious optimism’ in virus fight; Still, county ‘not out of woods,’ officials warn

During a Cameron County press conference on Friday in Brownsville, Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James Castillo provided insight in the region’s fight against...

County jailer arrested, records indicate

A Cameron County jailer was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito, according to documents detailing the arrest. Magistrate’s warnings...