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...
WESLACO, Texas - The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines to more than 2,200 elderly clients who are too frail to leave their homes. The issue was discussed at an LRGVDC board meeting this...
SAN BENITO, Texas - The City of San Benito has moved swiftly to switch from offering the Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to the one offered by Moderna. A clinic set up in conjunction with the Texas Army National...
PORT ISABEL, Texas - A member of the Angry Tias and Abuelas group has welcomed a move by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release some migrants and asylum seekers who may be medically vulnerable to COVID-19. However, Madeleine Sandefur says...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - When a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines exist in Brownsville, they should be given to Mexican visa holders living in Matamoros.  This is the view of public policy advocate Ron Whitlock and Brownsville licensed real estate broker Larry...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., will hold a press conference about the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, March 8, starting at 11 a.m. The news conference will be held at the Cameron County Courthouse, Oscar C. Dancy...
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. BCFS Health and...
PHARR, Texas - Of the 1,170 Rio Grande Valley residents who received their first COVID vaccine shot at Vanguard Academy on Saturday, over 400 were from farmworker families.  La Unión del Pueblo, MHP Salud, and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid made...
It’s been more than 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law, but even with equal protections legally guaranteed, progress for disabled Texans has been mixed. On the one hand, employment for disabled adults in the...

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