RGV hospitalizations steady, but officials on guard as virus cases trend younger

Cases of COVID-19 in hospitals are trending upward again throughout the country and the state, but in the Rio Grande Valley data suggests hospitalizations...

1970 San Juan plane crash remains heavy on heart of Catholic community

“To me now — I’m a man of a lot of faith — I believe that the Virgin Mary saved all the priests. Now...

Seeing red: GOP, Dems gauge Trump support in Rio Grande Valley

With little more than two weeks left before Election Day, the country is in the grip of one of the most contentious presidential elections in modern history. Tension surrounding the presidential election is thicker than Rio Grande Valley humidity, and the Valley is not immune to heated bursts of political passion. Enter a highly combative race for the presidency between the nation’s commander in chief, Donald Trump, and the Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the president’s own infection and recovery from COVID-19, and these become the makings of a historical moment in America’s political spectrum. Such is the case in the Valley, where those moments are accompanied locally by shows of support for both candidates, perhaps more notably for Trump considering the region’s long history of voting blue. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

COVID-19 case activity varies at RGV schools; additional data still sought

Select students in Hidalgo County began returning to campus last month, a decision during the pandemic some fear is a gamble based on an...

Mercedes woman fearful of police after being arrested when seeking help

When 58-year-old Nelda Ortega walked into the Mercedes Police Department on April 16 to file harassment charges, police there would end up arresting her...

A look at the candidates: Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra vs. Ezequiel “Zeik” Jurado

Voters in Hidalgo County on Nov. 3 will either vote to keep incumbent Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra, a Democrat, or choose his Republican rival...

Felon’s designation to Hidalgo County ballot board draws concern

The Hidalgo County Democratic Party appointment of a convicted felon to serve on a committee handling mail-in ballots, though legal, has drawn concerns from members of both parties in the ongoing, contentious election. “I feel it’s an insult to the members of Hidalgo County,” Adrienne Peña-Garza, who sits as the chair of the opposing Republican party, said. Sylvia Handy is serving on the Hidalgo County Signature Verification Board, a committee tasked with verifying and processing mail-in ballots. This year, the county sent out over 18,300 ballots by mail. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

McAllen ranks 3rd best place to live

McALLEN — The city’s vibrant community, low cost of living and proximity to major attractions have earned it the third best place to live...

Brownsville Police Officer arrested on theft charges

The Brownsville Police Department confirmed to The Herald on Thursday that a now former police officer was arrested on theft charges, a class B...

Trevino considering reopening bars in Cameron County

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. is meeting with health officials and others to determine whether bars and other establishments will be opening in...