RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Starr County is in the national spotlight due to the coronavirus pandemic. Recent news coverage includes stories by The Associated Press and The New York Times, along with MSNBC...
MCALLEN, Texas - Congressman Vicente Gonzales said the high number of COVID-19 related deaths in the Rio Grande Valley could have been avoided. The death rate in the region is almost twice the statewide...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - According to The New York Times’ tracking numbers, there have now been over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in the Rio Grande Valley. Hidalgo County has seen 682 deaths, or 79 per 100,000...
All of us have lost loved ones. And many of us have had to seek the help of emergency medical personnel at times of need for our loved ones. They are unfettered moments when loved ones will...
EDINBURG, Texas - The Moody Foundation has awarded $250,000 to Hidalgo County to support first responders and frontline workers and to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE).  The foundation, which began in 1942 and is...
MISSION, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says residents in South Texas will play a role in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine. Cuellar said the National Institute of Health wants to ensure the...
WESLACO, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott says he will skip the pared-down Republican National Convention in order to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. The impact of the coronavirus is being felt most...
MCALLEN, Texas - As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the Rio Grande Valley and hospitals brim with new patients, plasma donations from people who have recovered from the virus are desperately needed.  The...
EDINBURG, Texas - A Rio Grande Valley physician has thanked the national media for continuing to shine a light on the coronavirus pandemic in the region. Dr. Ivan Melendez, the Hidalgo County health authority,...
Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley to see in person the impacts of both Hurricane Hanna and the coronavirus.  One of these events alone is challenging for any community,...

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