RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Arguing that Texas is over the worst of COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday lifted his mask mandate and increased the capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.  South Texas...
EDINBURG, Texas - UT-Rio Grande Valley says it will not deny undocumented immigrants a COVID-19 vaccine, after all. The university made the decision after coming in for criticism for turning away elderly residents who could not provide a social security...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Starr County leaders want to know why the state is allocating them a small amount of coronavirus vaccines.  The county has a population of around 70,000. It is only getting about 1,000 vaccines a week....
HARLINGEN, Texas - The healthcare industry in the Rio Grande Valley contributes $13.7 billion to the local economy. It is accountable for 43 percent of the new jobs over the last ten years. This information was provided on a webinar...
Texas finds itself with a public health system riddled with dangerous gaps and vulnerabilities. The COVID-19 pandemic is a tough lesson on what happens when our state does not have effective policies for the efficient delivery and administration of...
EDINBURG, Texas - Dr. Linda Villarreal, president elect of the Texas Medical Association, says she supports Medicaid Expansion. Villarreal, a practicing physician based in Edinburg, Texas, recently spoke on a webinar hosted by the Mexican American Legislative Caucus.  On the subject...
SAN JUAN, Texas - Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas has made Medicaid Expansion one of its top legislative agenda items. Christine Yanas, MHM’s vice president of policy and advocacy, spoke about the issue during a webinar hosted by the...
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...
EDINBURG, Texas - Expanding Medicaid is one of Alonzo Cantu’s top agenda items for the current legislative session. The co-founder of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was asked what his priorities were for the 87th Legislature by David Diaz of Legislative...
LAREDO, Texas - President Biden’s nominee for secretary of health and human services will find a way of expanding Medicaid for South Texas, says U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar.  Former congressman and California attorney general Xavier Becerra is Biden’s nominee to...

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