EDINBURG, Texas - The number of asylum seekers with Covid-19 being dropped off in Hidalgo County has increased to such an extent that it has now become a local state of disaster. That is the view of Hidalgo County Judge...
EDINBURG, Texas - Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez’s shelter at home order has gone into effect.  It started just as the county’s COVID-19 death toll reached 400.  Wednesday evening, Judge Cortez reported an additional 33 residents had died due to complications...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Rep. R.D. 'Bobby' Guerra has been appointed to the newly-established Task Force of Border Health Officials by Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The task force was set up by the Legislature earlier this year. Senate Bill...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Valley Baptist Health System says it is now at full capacity with 40 percent of the workload of its hospital consumed by COVID-19 positive or suspected patients.  The health system’s flagship hospital in Harlingen has 141 hospitalized...
Good afternoon. Like Dr. Bailey said, UTRGV is extremely proud to partner with the City of Pharr on the expansion of our School of Nursing.  The School of Nursing seeks to offer programs that facilitate the development of competent and skilled...
MCALLEN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott has warned Texans that another economic lockdown is on the cards, if they do not stick rigidly to his social distancing and facial covering orders.  Abbott took to the airwaves at the Lone Star...
The designation of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg as the first Level 1 trauma facility in the Rio Grande Valley is a historic and momentous occasion.  This designation is a true testament of the leadership of the DHR...
WESLACO, RGV - The biggest obstacle to improving healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley is transportation to the offices of a primary care physician or a community clinic, argues a top public health official. Eduardo 'Eddie' Olivarez is chief administrative...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Top level discussions are underway in Cameron County on the creation of a hospital district to help boost funding for indigent healthcare and ensure the long-term success of the UT-RGV medical school. Manny Vela, president and CEO...
PHARR, RGV - A border nurse says she would like to kick start a conversation through the pages of the Rio Grande Guardian about creating a framework that would allow patients to obtain healthcare on both sides of the...

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