Tag: hidalgo county

Farewell rain, hello heat

In case you're wondering why the rain kept coming in the Rio Grande Valley days after Hurricane Hanna blew through, and whether it was...

Hidalgo Co. officials mum on hotels, governor’s visit

Hidalgo County leaders announced Sunday that hotels would begin taking convalescent patients Friday, but whether those plans are on track remains to be seen. On...

Hard-hit Texas border counties urge residents to stay home

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — While some big cities in Texas are reporting signs that an alarming surge in cases of the coronavirus may be...

Hidalgo County judge tries slowing coronavirus, but Abbott has limited his options

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune As the Rio Grande Valley grapples with an onslaught of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez...

Multiple Texas cities and counties adopting mask orders

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Multiple Texas counties and cities are ordering businesses to require customers and workers to wear face...

Rep. Gonzalez suffers fractures in fall

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, will be working from home for the next few weeks after sustaining an injury Thursday. According to a news release,...

Hidalgo County orders facial coverings

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez extended an emergency order and issued stricter guidelines Tuesday to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including ordering...

Sheriff: Jail taking steps to prevent COVID-19 from taking hold

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has released nearly 400 low-level non-violent inmates and is prohibiting visitors, among other efforts, to keep COVID-19 out of...

$13M awarded to Head Starts at 10 area school districts

The Hidalgo County Head Start Program will have over $13 million in federal funding at its disposal toward helping children in the area in...