Steve Clark

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Steve Clark is a staff writer with the Brownsville Herald. He can be reached at sclark@brownsvilleherald.com

SpaceX achieves third test flight at Boca Chica

Shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, SpaceX successfully hopped its SN6 Starship prototype to 500 feet at Boca Chica, 30 days after a 500-foot hop...

Cameron County health officials stress vaccinating kids

Cameron County’s percentage of COVID-19-related deaths is more than three times the state average based on population, according to county Health Authority Dr. James...

Cameron County threatened with suit over school emergency order

BROWNSVILLE — Plano-based First Liberty Institute, which bills itself as the nation’s largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to protecting religious rights, is threatening to...

Rep. Vela invited to participate in DNC montage

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela had a role in the first night of the Democratic National Convention — a small role, but a role nonetheless. Elected...

SpaceX plans for luxury resort

BROWNSVILLE — Judging from an advertisement posted on its job board recently, SpaceX has big plans for Boca Chica Village, the formerly sleepy retiree...

Rocket fans tune in from all over for SpaceX

Tens of thousands of pairs of eyes were fixed to computer screens around the globe the last several weeks, staring at live-stream images of...

SN5 finally hops: SpaceX nails first full-size Starship prototype flight

After aborting planned test flights late Monday and again Tuesday morning, SpaceX on Tuesday evening successfully flew its Starship SN5 prototype and set it...

Farewell rain, hello heat

In case you’re wondering why the rain kept coming in the Rio Grande Valley days after Hurricane Hanna blew through, and whether it was...

SpaceX conducts successful engine test

After weeks of delays, SpaceX at 3:02 p.m. on Thursday conducted a successful static-fire engine test of its SN5 Starship prototype at the company’s...

Cameron County death toll higher than reported

The official death count from COVID-19 in Cameron County is about to get a lot higher, according to Dr. James Castillo, public health authority for the county health department. Speaking at a Monday county press conference, he said keeping an accurate, day-to-day tally has been hampered by the fact that doctors have been preoccupied with trying to save lives, leaving little time for paperwork, while health department staff — who still rely heavily on paper documents and faxes — have been overwhelmed. “I’ve been saying that the number of deaths is going to lag the number of cases by a month or more,” Castillo said. “Our department, Cameron County Public Health, we have families too. We get sick too. We have not grown as the cases have grown. We’ve shrunk even.” Read the full story at themonitor.com