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10 virus deaths, 655 new cases in Hidalgo Co.

Hidalgo County confirmed 10 additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with 655 new cases of the virus. The death toll there is now...

New cases remain high at 729 in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths and 729 new cases Monday morning. The deaths include a man in his 50s from Mercedes, a...

State says healthcare workers will be first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Healthcare workers who are likely to provide direct care to COVID-19 patients and other vulnerable residents will be the first group in the state...

DPS to increase patrols through nationwide initiative for Thanksgiving

As part of a nationwide operation, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will increase patrols during Thanksgiving weekend, the agency announced in a news...

Red Cross urges public follow Thanksgiving safety tips

HARLINGEN — As families continue preparing for a Thanksgiving like never experienced before because of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re advised to keep safe cooking...

Despite COVID-19, volunteers come out for beach cleanup

By DENISE CATHEY | Staff Photographer BROWNSVILLE — For almost an hour, Sabrina Perez has been sifting through the vegetation dotting the sand dunes on...

McAllen police arrest man accused of selling cocaine laced with fentanyl to band members

BY VALERIE GONZALEZ AND MARK REAGAN  McALLEN — Police charged a man for selling cocaine laced with fentanyl to four men who were found unresponsive...

DPS arrests second murder suspect in Nov. 8 Roma killing

The Texas Department of Public Safety arrested Romeo Alberto Ibanez on Thursday on a charge of murder for the Nov. 8 death of 42-year-old...

Eight more deaths, 719 new cases reported in Hidalgo County

Eight more people in Hidalgo County died due to COVID-19 related complications, according to county officials who also reported another 719 confirmed cases of...

Frontline workers to headline McAllen holiday parade

McALLEN — The city is moving forward with their annual illuminated parade, but this year it will be virtual for all but a few...