Order issued delays in person school instruction in Cameron County

Cameron County’s public and private schools will not be allowed to hold in-person classes until after Sept. 8, according to a joint emergency health...

More than 10,000 virus patients remain in Texas hospitals

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas continued to report more than 10,000 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus Monday as the state tries containing the spread...

UIL taking baby steps to move forward with athletics

While many areas across Texas — especially here in the Rio Grande Valley — are fattening the COVID-19 infection rate curve instead of flattening it, the UIL continues to move forward, even at a snail's pace, in its attempts to prepare for a high school year with sports. The governing body of almost all athletic, musical and academic contests for public schools in Texas, recently emailed athletic directors and coaches across the state with its latest plan regarding schools and their athletic programs. “Schools will be allowed to include limited access to locker rooms and drills that include one or more students on offense versus one or more students on defense beginning July 13,” the email read. “Schools should consider their local conditions and plan carefully for allowing these activities. UIL will be posting updated summer activities information related to this in the coming days.” Read more at The Monitor.com.

Health official: Valley hospitals at capacity, divert patients

Four more individuals with the coronavirus died Friday and another 420 were confirmed to have the disease as Rio Grande Valley authorities warn that hospitals are at capacity and the situation is becoming dire. One person in McAllen with COVID-19, a man in his 20s, died Friday, bringing the total in the county to 57. “I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of today’s victim. The loss of one person is one too many,” Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez wrote in a news release. Read more at The Monitor.com.

Fauci: US could reach 100,000 new cases a day

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Cameron County

One day after Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. issued an emergency order that included mandatory facial coverings, implemented a curfew and closed several...

Three more Brownsville city employees test positive for the coronavirus

The City of Brownsville has confirmed three police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. The first employee is a Brownsville police officer and was tested...

H-E-B to limit sale of toilet paper, sanitizers, briskets

H-E-B has been forced once again to place a limit on certain products due to customers panic buying toilet paper, food items and over-the-counter...

Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients

By Sarah R. Champagne, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday morning that he will pause any further phases of reopening Texas and that he...

Abbott recommends Texans stay home as coronavirus cases surge

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune With cases of the coronavirus surging to record levels in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott recommended Tuesday that Texans stay home...