BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Dr. Joseph B. McCormick, the regional dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston’s School of Public Health in Brownsville, is stepping down.  But, as he and his colleagues said at a fiesta held...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - An additional 70 COVID-19 related death cases has taken the total number of coronavirus fatalities in Cameron County to more than a thousand. Cameron County Public Health reported 70 COVID-19 related death cases on Friday. Cameron County...
REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - A team of 250 nurses are screening everyone that crosses into Tamaulipas from Texas at 15 land ports of entry. The medical workers are checking the body temperature of those making the southbound journey, applying antibacterial gel...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County reported 68 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Friday and 57 on Saturday. However, Esmeralda Guajardo, public health administrator for the county is at pains to explain a new record high was not set. Rather, most...
EDINBURG, Texas - On Wednesday, Hidalgo County surpassed 1,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, just two days after Texas surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths. So, one in ten COVID deaths in Texas came from Hidalgo County. Per capita, it should have been ten...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - After surpassing a somber milestone in COVID-19 deaths, cases in Cameron County are finally on the decline.  In a press conference held on Monday, Cameron County Health Authority James W. Castillo III cautiously announced the downward trend,...
I hope everybody had been able to see that steady trend and decline in the daily number of cases in the county. I hope that is from everything doing everything they can to try to avoid catching this virus....
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The coronavirus has not subsided enough in Cameron County to allow in-person teaching in its public schools. This is the view of the county’s health authority, Dr. James Castillo. Castillo was asked by a reporter what it would...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The president-elect of the Texas Medical Association has made a plea to Rio Grande Valley residents - please adhere to social distancing guidelines during Labor Day weekend. Dr. Linda Villarreal, an internist from Edinburg, called on the...
LAREDO, Texas - Operation Lone Star, the popular state-run service that provides free healthcare to the neediest in the community, will not be coming to Laredo or the Rio Grande Valley this summer. Normally the annual summer program, staffed by...

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