Media coverage on questionable contracting at state agencies has deservedly drawn public and legislators’ concern. Absolutely, investigate deeply into what’s going on and make the necessary corrections. But let’s also recognize that contracting done well is an important component of...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Cameron County now has over 100 positive cases of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus, due in part to an outbreak of the disease at two Harlingen nursing homes. According to Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., 11...
EDINBURG, Texas - On the day same day a student and faculty member tested positive for COVID-19, UT-Rio Grande Valley announced it would be opening two drive-thru coronavirus testing sites. The student tested positive for the virus after traveling out...
MCALLEN, RGV - The directors, staff and supporters of El Milagro Clinic recently celebrated the nonprofit’s 23rd anniversary, an event where its founder, Ron Tupper, was named chairman emeritus. The clinic, located on Vermont Avenue in south McAllen, caters for...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The founder of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Brownsville says the economy should not be ‘re-opened’ until there has been a lot more testing for the coronavirus.  World-renowned epidemiologist Dr. Joseph McCormick was asked when...
McALLEN, RGV - Demand by applicants wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is so great in the Rio Grande Valley that a call has gone out for more navigators. On Tuesday, the Obama Administration...
  McALLEN, RGV - On the eve of a big Zika virus summit in McAllen, RGV Equal Voice Network has called on state officials to allow those on Medicaid to get mosquito-repellent for free. Health and Human Services Commission chief Charles...
  We are members of The Rio Grande Valley Coalition for Healthy Children. Our coalition is comprised of a group of pediatric providers who have submitted our concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with each of the three applications...
EDINBURG, RGV - In various interviews with the Guardian over the years about the possibility of a four-year medical school being established in the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Kenneth Shine would always offer a word of caution. He would say that...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Arguing that the border region has unique healthcare needs and concerned about an outbreak of Zika, state Sen. Eddie Lucio passed legislation earlier this year to set up a task force of border health officials. On Tuesday,...

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