Tag: Starr County

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...

State health officials identify local COVID-19 hot spots

Health officials monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases locally identified Hidalgo County and South Padre Island, specifically, as coronavirus hot spots following the large...

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...

While Starr County largely avoids major storm damage, some were not so fortunate

  The end of San Agustin and San Bernardo streets in Rio Grande City had become rivers, their quick currents carrying debris past cars parked...

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...

Judge urges safety measures despite Abbott’s order

After Gov. Greg Abbott gave certain businesses the green light to re-open at a limited capacity, Starr County Judge Eloy Vera urged local businesses...

Woman faces smuggling charge in harboring case

McALLEN — A Rio Grande City woman who is accused of harboring about 30 people as part of a human smuggling operation was granted...

Starr County to begin rapid testing

Rapid testing for the coronavirus will be available in Starr County within the next few days. Dr. Jose Vazquez, the county's health authority and board...

Starr County announce first South Texas COVID-19 drive-thru testing 

RIO GRANDE CITY — Starting Sunday, Starr County will officially be the only location south of San Antonio to have a drive-thru for COVID-19...

Judge orders statements suppressed in murder trial

EDINBURG — Statements made by one of the defendants in a Starr County murder case will not be admissible during the trial, a judge ruled Thursday morning. Visiting...