RGV schools discuss COVID policies, path forward for high school athletics

McALLEN — Despite mostly working out of home offices, school administrators and coaches throughout the Rio Grande Valley have been busier than ever before...

UIL updates COVID-19 guidelines for 2020-21

McALLEN — The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of a majority of Texas high school athletics, updated its COVID-19 guidelines and policies with...

McAllen Memorial’s Gonzalez signs to golf at OLLU

McALLEN — McAllen Memorial senior Raul Gonzalez, one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most talented and consistent high school golfers, signed to continue his...

TGCA, THSCA cancel in-person summer events

McALLEN — Both the Texas Girls Coaches Association and the Texas High School Coaches Association have announced that they intend to cancel their respective...

Battle for Texas 7-on-7 Tournament canceled

McALLEN — “The Battle for Texas,” an annual state-wide 7-on-7 high school football tournament, has been canceled according to the event organizers. The Battle for...

Edinburg Vela ace, QB Sotelo commits to UIW baseball

EDINBURG — Edinburg Vela rising senior AJ Sotelo, a multi-sport star and a veteran leader for the SaberCats on the diamond and the gridiron,...

Softball coaches unveil 2020 East, West Valley All-Star teams

MISSION — Despite an interrupted regular season, canceled postseason and ongoing difficulties affecting high school athletics in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic,...

UIL considers lifting ban on live Friday night football broadcasts

University Interscholastic League executive director Dr. Charles Breithaupt announced he was considering lifting the organization’s ban on live, Friday night high school football broadcasts...

Starr County to also require masks in all businesses

The use of facial masks inside business by employees and customers will be required in Starr County beginning Friday. Starr County Judge Eloy Vera said he signed the order Thursday which will be almost exactly the same as those enacted by Hidalgo and Cameron counties. "Last night, we were working on the order when the governor came on and said it was OK," Vera said. "We were waiting to see what the governor's stand was going to be on it." Read the full story at themonitor.com

McAllen, area districts suspend workouts for athletes

McAllen ISD became the latest in a string of school district throughout the Rio Grande Valley that announced throughout Tuesday that they were either canceling, suspending or further postponing all summer strength and conditioning workouts for all sports in the midst of mounting concerns over the growing spread of COVID-19 throughout the region. “Out of an abundance of caution, our district will be canceling our summer strength and conditioning program along with all athletic and fine arts programs until further notice,” McAllen ISD tweeted in a statement. “However, the District will continue its Virtual Training. McAllen ISD is one of the few districts in the country that provides digital tools and training to all students and staff. This provides real, viable Distance Learning that is second to none.” McAllen ISD joins a lengthy list of districts that includes Brownsville CISD, Edinburg CISD, PSJA ISD and Weslaco ISD, among many others citing both the area’s increasing number active of active coronavirus cases as well as a precautionary measure while districts across the RGV attempt to identify the best path forward. Read the full story at themonitor.com.