Tag: Starr County

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...

Border wall contracts awarded; More than $800 million to be spent

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded three contracts to build 65 miles of new border wall through...

CBP: Border Patrol marine unit shot numerous times

U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the Rio Grande in Starr County were shot at this morning, according to a news release. U.S. Customs and Border...

CBP announces contract for 4 more miles of steel bollards in Starr County

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced another contract has been awarded for an additional 4 miles of bollard walls in Starr County, according...