Beginning this week, Texans age 50 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated. Expanding vaccine eligibility to those who are ages 50 – 64 continues to ensure those who are at greatest risk of hospitalizations and death from...
EDINBURG, Texas - The chief medical officer for DHR Health says politics does not always sit well with health and science. Dr. Robert Martinez urged residents of the Rio Grande Valley to continue adhere to guidelines issued by the Centers...
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...
PHARR, Texas - At a recent function to launch the Pharr EDC Foundation, Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez mentioned how his city is ahead of the curve. He said he had read a story in a local newspaper about how Gov....
March 4, 2021 The Honorable Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 Dear Governor Abbott: I lost my mother in November. To COVID-19. The night before she passed away, my two sisters and brother visited her. I implored them to...
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...

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