There is no doubt that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting our lives. It is changing our daily routines and has led federal, state, and local officials to take actions that we have not seen in our lifetimes.
AUSTIN, Texas - The Office of the Governor and the Texas Department of State Health Services on Sunday announced they have deployed 628 healthcare professionals via BCFS to hospitals and medical centers in the Rio Grande Valley.
FALFURRIAS, Texas - Brooks County Judge Eric Ramos is urging local residents to go into self-quarantine for 14 days if they have visited the Rio Grande Valley or Nueces County. The Valley and the...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez has thanked Gov. Greg Abbott for responding quickly to his hospital staffing STAR request. However, he says the governor could do more - by giving more...
WESLACO, Texas - It is rare for the four county judges of the Rio Grande Valley to get together in public. But they did so at a news conference last Wednesday to discuss the recent spike in...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar ran through some bleak economic statistics during a recent webinar hosted by Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.Hotel occupancy tax revenues have dropped an incredible 86 percent, he reported.
PALMHURST, Texas - The mayor of Palmhurst says a new plan on how to distribute coronavirus relief funding is good news for smaller communities in Hidalgo County. Ramiro J. Rodriguez, Jr., was one of...
On Wednesday June 3, Governor Abbott filed Executive Order GA-26.  This executive order no longer singles out types of businesses that may operate, and instead generally authorizes all businesses to operate at a 50...
WESLACO, TEXAS - Ken Jones’ second stint as executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council has come to an end. The first stint lasted more than 20 years. The second just...
WESLACO, TEXAS - Manuel Cruz, the new executive director of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, has given his first video interview. In a wide-ranging Zoom conversation, Cruz spoke about his long service...

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