With hope growing that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be widely available, the answer to one of life’s most torturous questions – when will the pandemic end? – may soon be clearer.  It will likely be a while longer, however, before...
We are 12 months into this pandemic and Americans seem to be regressing in their efforts and attitudes toward preventing the spread of Covid-19.   It has indeed spread like a “forest fire” as Dr. Michael Osterholm predicted in June....
EDINBURG, Texas - Healthcare is the largest private industry in Hidalgo County, employing 8,000 workers. This piece of information and other key data points were provided by Brian Kelsey, assistant city manager for the City of Edinburg during a webinar...
It is an honor to be here with you and your team, again. It is an honor to work so very closely with such a dedicated group of elected officials and statesmen such as yourself, and just leaders in...
We can breathe a sigh of relief we now have two approved vaccines, with more probably on the way, over a million medical workers vaccinated with the first of two shots, and very few serious reactions. This truly is...
Thank you, judge. I’ll echo the gratitude that’s been expressed by everybody that spoke before me. Just wanted to maybe add a little bit of color. So, I know Dr. Castillo and the judge talked about the protective measures...
EDINBURG, Texas - DHR Health has responded to questions about its policy for administering COVID-19 vaccinations on a mass scale. The health system came in for criticism on KRGV-TV on Monday for allegedly allowing elected officials, municipal and public safety...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - Dr. Ivan Melendez, Hidalgo County’s local health authority, has given his wrap-up on 2020, a year like no other for his profession. At times during the year, Hidalgo County led the nation in deaths and hospitalization rates...
Medicaid expansion is good for Texas businesses and Texas families. I have long been a supporter of expanding Medicaid because I agree with Joe Straus, our former Republican Speaker of the House, that government should be run like a successful...
Good afternoon everyone. Happy to spend the next half hour with you and discuss the vaccine.  It is a very exciting time, first of all. It is really thrilling that we are finally able to begin to see the light...

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