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Cameron County inmate dies of COVID-19

An inmate at one of Cameron County’s three jails has died of COVID-19, a report from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards confirmed. COVID-19 reports...

Voting during COVID-19 outbreak; Elections Office training volunteers via online

So far 2020 has proven itself a year filled with unprecedented challenges. The possibility to elect new leaders or to re-elect those who have...

Standing Ready: COVID recovery centers open for patients

HARLINGEN — Last month, the Rio Grande Valley’s high rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations led state officials to build Texas’ largest recovery centers at Casa de...

Ill equipped: Public health hobbled by lack of funding

Like countless public health departments across the nation, Cameron County Public Health was hobbled in its response to the pandemic by chronic underfunding and...

Backpack giveaway: Precinct distributes supplies to local schoolchildren

LA FERIA — They came in droves. Car after car of parents, kids and grandparents all seeking one thing: backpacks. And not just any backpack. These...

Father and daughter contract COVID, father passes away

Juan Carlos “Charlie” Rangel Gutierrez, 61, passed away at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville on July 12. He was one of many critically...

10 more county employees test positive for virus

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. announced on Friday that 10 more Cameron County employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees worked at the...

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...