Fernando Del Valle

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Fernando del Valle is a Reporter for the Valley Morning Star. He can be reached at fdelvalle@valleystar.com or (956) 430-6278.

COVID-19 shuts down part of sheriff’s office

A coronavirus outbreak has led officials to close part of the Willacy County Sheriff’s Department and the county tax office. At the Raymondville school district, COVID-19 cases led officials to cancel last Friday’s Bearkats football game along with this Friday’s game while requesting about 65 players, trainers and coaches quarantine. Meanwhile, Raymondville Mayor Gilbert Gonzales and Raymondville schools Deputy Superintendent Ben Clinton are under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Harlingen, McAllen facilities to remain equipped for now

HARLINGEN — After two months of operation, the state is shutting down its second-largest COVID-19 recovery center at Casa de Amistad after few patients...

Valley restaurants allowed to increase capacity to 75%

HARLINGEN — A drop in Rio Grande Valley COVID-19 hospitalizations has led state officials to allow businesses such as the region’s retail stores and...

San Benito gets 1st commercial resaca development

SAN BENITO — After years of planning, the city’s first resaca-side commercial development is opening for business. As part of Resaca Village’s first phase, a...

Leaders mull cutting operations at virus centers

HARLINGEN — The state project that turned Casa de Amistad into a temporary COVID-19 recovery center might be cutting its operations amid low patient...

Harlingen plans $1.5M hike, bike trail

HARLINGEN — City officials are planning a $1.5 million project to develop a 1.6-mile stretch of trail winding along the Arroyo Colorado from McKelvey...

Officials warn a Labor Day COVID-19 spike could linger

HARLINGEN — Officials are warning residents to take precautions during the Labor Day weekend to avoid spiking COVID-19 case levels that took months to...

Police: Cams confirm man had pistol

SAN BENITO — A police officer shot at an armed 21-year-old San Benito man four times, striking him twice, city officials said late Friday...

Police say officer shot man after he pointed pistol

SAN BENITO — Nora Lugo says she didn’t see her son with a gun when a police officer fatally shot him. At City Hall, officials...

San Benito to fund $9 million sewer system upgrade

SAN BENITO — A $9 million state-mandated sewer system overhaul won’t drive up property taxes this year, officials said. But some of the Rio Grande...